Special Collections: Arlington Community Services

Our Special Collections today is Arlington Community Services, a non-profit, tax-exempt service.  Founded in 1989, the church and community supported food pantry has been providing help for Arlington families for more than 27 years.  Please welcome Debra Woods,  Executive Director for the Arlington Community Services.  Make checks out to UUCJ with “Arlington Community Services” in the memo line and use the envelope provided for this purpose.

Hallelujah Chorus Singalong 

To help celebrate the holiday season, Immediately following the morning service on Dec. 17, there will be a gathering  around the piano
 to lift our voices in a read-through of the Halleluljah Chorus.   Please join in if you have ever – or ever wanted to – sing this magnificent choral work.

~ Jeanne Huebner, music coordinator

Thanks to our Choir

You all sang like the Christmas angels.  The many rehearsals and sometimes tough-to-learn music resulted in an excellent program that did us all proud.

Concert with David Roth

SUUSI favorite, David Roth, will be in concert at UUCJ Saturday, January 13 at 7pm. Linda Plummer will sell tickets each Sunday. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 17 and under. You can buy tickets at the door for $20 for adults the night of the concert. If you won’t be at church, mail a check made out to UUCJ to Linda Plummer, 12866 Huntley Manor Dr, Jacksonville 32224.

www.davidrothmusic.com

Poignant to improbable, holistic to hilarious, join us for a night to remember!

Guest at Your Table

Please keep dropping coins in your UUSC boxes. Bring them back to church on the 24th or 31st. Checks and envelopes can be put into the collection plate the next three weeks.

Greeting card sales will end this week; chocolates will be available until we sell out. Many thanks!

Closing Strong on 3,000 Pounds – Don’t forget special collection for Arlington Community Services!

While we still want to reach 3,000 pounds hopefully this Sunday, the focus of this collection is to raise cash for Arlington Community Services (ACS).  ACS does more than manage a food pantry for its neediest residents .  They have recreational activities as well as academic and social counseling.  While they have limited funding, they also assist their clients with overdue bills when resources are available.  We are trying to fund this basket of services with the Special Collection so we are looking for as much cash as you can part with.  When locals come to UUCJ for help, we refer them to Arlington Community Services.  Before starting special collections program, we use to budget $1,000 in our the UUCJ annual budget.  We now have special collection in lieu of the budget item.  Yes, also bring the food if you can.