Clothes for the Needy

UUCJ will begin collecting clothes and shoes for the needy by joining forces with St. Paul’s Methodist church at 8264 Lone Star Road, where their volunteers staff a separate building on their premises (The Clothing Closet), and those in need can shop for items. People can come every Tuesday from 1-4 pm and make selections, which are free of charge. We will participate by placing a clothes hamper in the social hall, where you can place used items you wish to give away. Donna Janesky will periodically empty the hamper and take the items to St. Paul’s for distribution. So – clean out those closets! And thank you for your participation.

Healthy Eating Class: Oct 23, 12:30 Fletcher Rm

Lisa Franzino, Certified Vegan Chef, will present “Setting up your Kitchen for Healthier Eating”. This will cover many areas- pantry items, utensils, cooking paraphernalia, spices and condiments, and much more. In addition, she will be making a yummy dessert for all to sample. All are welcome – omnivores, vegetarians, vegans – we all want to eat healthier. Bon Appetite!

Women Over 50 Group: Fall 2016 Update

UUCJ’s Women Over 50 group will meet on Oct. 13 & Oct. 27 in the Anthony Room. The Nov. 10 meeting will be in the Regency Square Public Library conference room rather than at the church.  No regular meetings in December.

Town Hall Meeting Follow-Up

The comments at the Town Hall meeting on Sept. 25 were valuable input as we continue plans to Preserve, Revitalize and Expand our campus.
These are the accesses that were mentioned in the Town Hall meeting:

  • To see drawings of the proposed plans go to: uucj.org/campus-renewal.
  • To view the 50th Anniversary service go to uucj.org, click on “live link to our 10:45am Sunday service”, click on bars in upper right hand corner, click on videos.
  • To comment on any of the plans send an email to [email protected]

Arlington Community Food Bank needs Food

The Arlington Community Services (ACS) food bank is always in need of more food to distribute to Arlington residents in need. We challenge our members to each bring a can a week to the church. The donations are collected in a bin and on shelves located outside the Sanctuary doors on Sunday mornings, so you can easily leave your donations as you enter the service. The list of needed items is as follows:

  • canned meats
  • dry beans
  • green peas
  • cookies
  • cold cereal
  • dry milk packets
  • pork and beans
  • snacks/crackers
  • soup
  • jelly
  • plain rice
  • toothpaste