Recent ICARE Posts

  • ICARE Journey Report, April 2021

    Twenty five BBUUC members and friends attended the ICARE Rally on Zoom on Monday, March 22. The agenda included Breakout Rooms where we each spent 10 minutes getting to know three or four Network Members from other ICARE congregations. We heard speakers talk about all ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE Rally 2021

    ICARE Rally
    March 22
    7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    How to Participate in the 2021 Rally


    Go HERE to join us on Zoom
    (Use a computer, smart phone or tablet to join.)
    Please enter a few minutes early to register.
    After registering, you will be ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE March 2021

    ICARE Report, March, 2021

    ICARE Research Committees, all three of which include BBUUC representatives, are actively researching the following issues: 

    Implementation of Adult Civil Citations for a list of common offenses as permitted in a Florida law ICARE helped pass two years ago. For instance, ... read more. Read more →

  • ICARE Report for February 2021

    Twenty-two BBUUC members and friends attended the ICARE Justice Ministry Network Meeting on Monday, January 25. We heard updates on the issues ICARE is currently researching. We planned for the Nehemiah Action Assembly on April 19. And, because we are not gathering live on Sunday ... read more. Read more →

  • 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 →