Posts from September 2019

Posts from September 2019

Speaker Bio for September 29: Michael Franklin

Michael was born and raised as a Baptist in a small steel mill town in northeast Ohio. At the age of twelve he was ordained as a youth minister at his local church. After graduation from high school Michael served in the U.S. Navy and thus began the journey that brings him here now! Professionally, Michael is a Certified Surgical Technologist with about 30 years of experience. Michael has worked as a Surgical Technology Instructor and Program Manager at various…

Membership Committee Ushers and Greeters September 29

The Membership Committee will hold its quarterly informational meeting on Sunday, September 29th at 12:30 p.m. in The Fletcher Room. Please join us! Refreshments will be provided. Thank you for being part of this committee, which greets visitors and welcomes members every week!

A Message from Arlington Community Services

We were blessed to serve 361 folks in August. We thank you for your many donations as are shelves are getting bare. So many people are in need of food right in our neighborhood! Our current needs: crackers, cereal, canned fruit, tomatoes, dry potatoes, Hamburger Helper, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned pasta, Jiffy Corn Bread Mix, soup, laundry detergent, gravy/broth, snacks. t-shirts, socks, and washcloths are always appreciated by our homeless clients. Peace, Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director Arlington…

Jazz for the Sanctuary Concert

Jazz for the Sanctuary Concert will occur on October 13th at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Hope Clayton and Friends will be putting on the concert. This concert will be the kickoff event for the Mission Funding Drive for 2020. This event will be unique because the ticket to attend will be your completed pledge card, and all members of that household can attend. The idea for the concert and using it as the starting event for this year’s canvass…

Walk the Labyrinth this Sunday

Walk the Labyrinth this Sunday with Kathleen Renee leading us as we celebrate the Fall Equinox (which is official on the 23rd). We will meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, the 22nd, and hold good intentions for our journey through the last part of 2019. All are welcome.

Caring Candles

Mary Claire Van der Horst celebrated her 89th birthday on Monday, September 16th. Congratulations, Mary Claire! She wants to be remembered by her UUCJ friends and misses being able to see her friends at Sunday services. Frequent guests, Ken and Nancy Chandler, are neighbors of Lois Hoeft. Ken was admitted to Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 14th. His condition has improved, but he remains hospitalized. Healing thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

ICARE House Meetings

The Interfaith Coalition for Action, Rehabilitation and Empowerment (ICARE) is a group of congregations in Jacksonville who address problems of injustice in Jacksonville. Their successful actions have resulted in systemic changes, such as the use of restorative justice for youth guilty of misdemeanors. Every fall we want to hear about injustices that affect you and your extended community. At UUCJ each person on the  ICARE team hosts a house meeting to listen to your stories and answer questions. Plan now to attend…

This Sunday’s Special Collection: L’Arche of Jacksonville

Located in our Arlington Neighborhood, L’Arche creates an environment where people with intellectual and physical disabilities can share their gifts.  Paul Poirrier, Director of Development will further explain the mission of L’Arche and how our generous contributions can enhance their programs. Checks can be written to UUCJ with L’Arche in the memo line.

Arlington Community Garden Food Pantry Delivery

UUCJ ACS (Arlington Community Services) Coordinating Group thanks Arlington Community Garden for continuing their efforts to provide fresh produce to the Arlington community. They delivered 41 pounds of Okra and spices to ACS during August 2019!

The Food Pantry Needs You!

The Arlington Community Services Food Pantry is experiencing a food shortage at this time, and, unfortunately, there were no food contributions at UUCJ in the last two weeks. UUCJ has supported Arlington Community Services Food Pantry and their other services for many years, and they need our help! Carlos Fraticelli drops off UUCJ’s donation every Tuesday, and he is looking forward to needing assistance to load his Toyota Prius this week because of all of your donations!  Canned and nonperishable…