Recent ICARE Posts

  • ICARE Report for January 2021

    As 2020 ends, I want to reflect on ICARE initiatives that positively affected the lives of Jacksonville residents this past year. 


    Hundreds of Duval County youths, and thousands statewide, have received Civil Citations instead of being arrested for common youthful offenses. Civil Citations require the youths ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE December 2020

    22 BBUUC members and friends attended the Community Problems Assembly and the BBUUC Justice Ministry Caucus on November 9 (on Zoom). The 300+ assembled ICARE Network Members heard updates on the three issues that gained the most traction in House Meetings in all of the ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE November 2020

    ICARE Report for November, 2020

    Six ICARE Team Leaders – Molly Brady, Karen Christiansen, Ken Christiansen, Carole Hawkins, Cindi Jorgensen and Claudia Marshall – led seven ICARE House meetings with 56 BBUUC member and friends in attendance. 35 individuals joined BBUUC’s Justice ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE Report October 2020

    ICARE House Meetings are underway with 61 BBUUC members and friends signed up or already having attended a total of seven House Meetings as I write these paragraphs. We have opened a new House Meeting on Oct. 11 to accommodate additional signups and will open ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE Justice Ministry Report: August 2020


    You may have already received a call from one of BBUUC’s six ICARE* Justice Ministry Team Leaders inviting you to attend a House Meeting on Zoom during September and/or October. House Meetings are the way ICARE learns ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE Justice Ministry Report: July 2020

    ICARE* Justice Ministry Report

    By Ken Christiansen

    Two years ago ICARE and its 10 sister Church Based Community Organizations in Florida achieved the passage of a state law requiring police officers to issue Civil Citations rather than arresting youths for a list of twelve common youthful offenses. ... read more. Read more →

  • BBUUC ICARE Justice Ministry Rpt 6-20

    TO: BBUUC members and friends

    FROM: Ken Christiansen, BBUUC ICARE Justice Ministry Coordinator

    The police murder of George Floyd nearly two weeks ago has refocused our nation’s collective attention on the reality of racism in our society. BBUUC members have reacted in many ways ranging from joining ... read more. Read more →

  • What About Our Mental Health

    The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our collective mental health.  Fear, uncertainty, loneliness, and isolation have created or exacerbated mental health problems throughout the country .  According to a survey by the American Psychiatric Association, more than a third of Americans said the ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE 2020

    The ICARE Nehemiah Assembly is coming soon!

    When: Monday, March 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. A bus will leave the BBUUC parking lot at 5:30 PM and return about 9 PM. Or you can drive directly.

    Where: Abyssinia Baptist Church, 10325 Interstate Center Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32218. ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE Research Kickoff


    Eight BBUUC members and friends including Molly Brady, Ken Christiansen, Cindi Jorgensen, Claudia Marshall, Deborah McGovern, Suzanna Siebert, Karl Thomas and Jake Yow attended the ICARE Research Kickoff Tuesday evening, November 19. Research committees explore each of the issues adopted at a Community Problems Assembly ... read more. Read more →