Recent ICARE Posts

  • ICARE January 2023

    ICARE Update:

    City on Track with Flood Assessment 

    Last year ICARE joined a cadre of city council members and local experts, calling for Jacksonville to take meaningful steps to better understand flooding and how it impacts the people who live here. 

    Now, the city has completed the first ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE December 2022

    ICARE Report:

    There’s a new sheriff in town

    The day before he was elected Jacksonville’s next sheriff T.K. Waters met with over 200 ICARE network members citywide at our Community Problems Assembly. There, he listened to testimonies about violent crime, people arrested over minor offenses, and how ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE December 2022

    There’s a New Sheriff in Town

    The day before he was elected Jacksonville’s next sheriff T.K. Waters met with over 200 ICARE network members citywide at our Community Problems Assembly. There, he listened to testimonies about violent crime, people arrested over minor offenses, and ... read more. Read more →

  • Put Your Faith Into Action: Sign Up for an ICARE House Meeting

    “Deeds not Creeds” is the motto we often use to express our UU beliefs.  It is always time to work for justice, but now it is the time for your ICARE team to help lead BBUUC in our most comprehensive work for SOCIAL JUSTICE.   

    Every year ICARE asks congregations ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE 2022 Celebration Dinner

    Celebrate Success!

    BBUUC took home top awards at the ICARE Celebration dinner last month. One award for bringing 100% of our average worship attendance to the Nehemiah Assembly and another for investing over $5,000 in the social justice ministry. 

    Thanks to ... read more. Read more →

  • Making Great Things Happen! At ICARE’s 2022 Nehemiah Assembly

     

    BBUUC stood shoulder to shoulder with 37 other Jacksonville congregations at ICARE’s Nehemiah Assembly Monday, March 28. Church members joined this year’s virtual event on Zoom and at a church zoom viewings. 

    For the first time in recent history, no public ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE JUSTICE ISSUES 2022

    People Power – Bring It!

    Officials tackle social justice when there’s community will behind it. You are a part of that power. Based on our Listening and Research, this year we’ll ask city leaders for Action on:

    Adult Civil Citations Group Violence Intervention (monitoring) Resilience to Climate Change Mental Health ... read more. Read more →

  • 2022 ICARE Nehemiah Assembly

    March 28
    6:15 PM – 9:30 PM
    BBUUC Sanctuary

    Due to Covid-19 concerns the 2022 ICARE Nehemiah Assembly will be virtual this year. It will be broadcast via Zoom. You are invited to gather at BBUUC to view the virtual Assembly in the ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE March 2022

    ICARE’s Justice Moment:

    A Weak Hurricane Could Drown Jacksonville

    When Irma — as a tropical storm — flooded Jacksonville in 2017, even the governor was surprised. But a subsequent Tampa Bay Times investigation showed Jacksonville leaders knew a Category 2 or 3 storm could cause a ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE February 2022

    ICARE’s Justice Moment:

    People shouldn’t have to go to jail for being ill

    A woman told us the story of how her ex-husband died in police custody while having a mental health crisis. His mother had called 911, and the responding ... read more. Read more →