Green Sanctuary Meeting

Sunday, June 25th (12:30 Fletcher Room)

All are welcome to attend our quarterly Green Sanctuary group meeting. This is the group that works on the environmental efforts of UUCJ so that we may continue to live out our 7th Principle and keep our “Green Sanctuary” designation.

Need Co-Chair on Building & Grounds Committee

Chris Lippincott is resigning as Building & Grounds chairman after 7 years of service In that position. The co-chair, Rob McKennon, will become the chairperson and will need a co-chair.  This is an opportunity to be of service to our beloved community and be an important part of caring for our building and grounds.  Chris will continue to be a volunteer and help as needed.

Our Gang for June

Our Gang will visit the Cummer on Wednesday June 28. Please meet in the cafe by 10:50. At 11:00 we’ll visit their current exhibit – Ink, Silk & Gold – Islamic Art, followed by lunch in the cafe at noon. Admission is free for members, $6.00 for non-members. Let me know if you’re planning to attend (but feel free to drop by without notification). Call Leisla Sanson Leisla 904-745-7803 if question

Arlington Food Bank Update

We are on pace to donate 1500 pounds of foodstuffs by June 30.  We are currently at 1440 pounds as of June 12 delivery to ACS Food Bank.

If we keep this pace, we can make 3,000 pounds by December 31.  We did little over 2,000 last year and that required a last minute run to BJ’s.  Keep up the good work and thanks for your generosity to those in need.

Special Collection for June

The special collection for June 11 will go to the UUCJ Foundation Endowment Fund. Our Endowment has been created by forward-looking members and friends who have given long-term gifts to provide permanent financial support for UUCJ’s mission. The Foundation gives 4% of the fund’s assets annually to the church and over the years has contributed $500,000 to UUCJ. Every week we give to support our current expenses. This one time we are asking for gifts for our future health and growth. Please make your check payable to UUCEF and write Jacksonville Endowment in the subject line.

New Board Appointments

Many thanks to our previous UUCJ Board President, Samantha Ledyard, for her numerous contributions to the UUCJ Board and to our Church community. Sam is spending precious, quality time with her family, and is continuing her personal search for spiritual growth.

The UUCJ Board, at its June 5 meeting, elected new officers and appointed a new member to the Board. The officers are: Mark Dickens, President, and Laura TaVoularis, Vice President – Congratulations! The newly appointed Board member is Penny Reid from Fernandina Beach – Welcome!

Generosity in Action for June

The Bannister Family
This month we are honoring the Bannisters as for their Generosity in Action! They are always doing their part to build community, and continue to do so much for our church. Juzer leads the covenant groups, and Maria has joined the mission funding team. Almaas has always shown dedication and love in her service to RE. The Bannisters help out with social hour, and have hosted fabulous dinners for our service auctions. They always help out whenever there is a need, and there is no action of service too small or too big for them. We are blessed that this wonderful family is part of our community!