Our building is available for a variety of events, including funerals, memorial services, weddings, and other large functions. Rental of the church is available to church members and the general public. Details about our facilities and contact information below.
Our church is located at 8447 Manresa Avenue on a 2¾ acre wooded lot at the corner of Collins Road and Manresa in Jacksonville, Florida, immediately south of the naval air station, near the I-295 US 17 (Roosevelt Boulevard) exits. Adjacent to the building are parking spaces for 64 cars, including 3 handicapped spaces. At one end of the church, surrounded by residential housing, is a fenced-in area available for children to safely play. The church is level with the parking lot. The building is handicapped accessible throughout the building, but the pulpit and stage requires walking up three stairs (there is a banister on each side). Areas that may be used for UU-sponsored events and/or rented to outside groups and individuals for events consistent with our UU principals are discussed below.
The sanctuary is our largest space, and can be used for funerals, memorial services, weddings, and other large functions. The sanctuary is about 2,700 square feet, with a stage area of about 300 square feet. Its approximate capacity is 160 people (chairs only), or 96 at tables, depending on the configuration. Chairs may be moved or reconfigured and tables set up in the sanctuary for an additional cost stated below.
A/V capabilities in the sanctuary:
There is a single podium microphone available for use when the sanctuary is rented. Additional microphones are available for rental. There is a large screen that can be lowered to display DVD movies and other A/V materials. Material on laptop PCs can be connected via a VGA cable for display on this large screen. The audio system can also play CDs and the output of a computer, phone or tablet using a standard headphone output. Only trained BBUUC personnel may operate the sound system.
We have three classrooms available for rent. Two of the rooms are furnished with sofas and arm chairs, and the third room has a table and chairs. Each classroom is approximately 400 square feet, giving each a capacity of about 20 persons. We also have a nursery, which includes a portable crib and a changing table.
The kitchen can be opened to serve functions held in the sanctuary. The kitchen is intended for warming food only. There is no cooktop in the warming kitchen and no adequate ventilation or fire suppression for cooking inside. Food may be kept warm in chafing dishes over gel fuel provided the fuel is never left unattended and is extinguished promptly. Approval in advance must be obtained if planning to use gel fuel.
The kitchen contains 2 ovens, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, a Bunn coffee brewer with air pots, as well as coffee cups and flatware for approximately 100 people. Renters must supply all consumable supplies including but not limited to coffee, tea, condiments, plates, napkins, etc.
To reserve any use of building or grounds space and facilities, please contact the church secretary at 904-276-3739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following documents include building use policies, pricing schedule, and rental agreement: