The special collection on Sunday, January 19, will be for the newly formed Ministers Discretionary Fund. Many churches have such a fund, but UUCJ has never formalized one. The UUCJ board and ministers recognized that there are situations in life that are often unexpected and may cause great financial hardship. The fund will be administered by our ministers and is intended to provide confidential assistance to those facing emergency financial needs. This Sunday Penny Reid and Reverend Marti will further explain the processes established by the board and the pressing need for such a fund at UUCJ. Let us generously provide funding to establish this fund for the future through this month’s special collection.