Posts from 2021

Posts from 2021

Arlington Community Services Update

Shout Out to UUCJ ACS Donors!  GREAT! KEEP IT UP! UUCJ Donors have donated 1,991 pounds to ACS as of the end of March.  We are averaging 153 pounds a week.  If we keep this up, you will easily double our goal of 3500 pounds. Current needs are: crackers, pop-top pork & beans, tomatoes, fruit juice, small boxes of raisins, tuna in pouches, gravy, Hamburger Helper

Caring Candles

We are sad to report that Greg Hines passed away at his home on March 25, 2021.  He died of heart failure and had been dealing with this condition for some time. Greg had been an active member of UUCJ for many years as a member of the Board, Denominational Affairs, CUUPS, Sunday coffee, the O’Leno Spring Retreat,  the summer regional conference, SUSSI, and  General…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Continue to Assist Our Neighbors in Arlington! We are on schedule to exceed our goal of 3,500 pounds by almost 3,000 pounds. Please continue your generous ways.  UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 67 pounds of groceries to ACS on Monday. Current needs are: saltines, pasta meals, pop-top soup, tomatoes, fruit juice, sardines, tuna in pouches, gravy, Hamburger Helper. …

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we are celebrating the birthdays of Florie Adiutori, on Thursday, April 8; and of Eli Wolf, Wende Carter’s son, on Friday, April 9. Please give them a call, shoot them an e-message, or send a card to let them know how special they are.

UUCJ Birthdays

We have many birthdays to celebrate next week: Jennifer Stagon on Sunday, 3/28; Wende Carter and Flo Marquardt on Tuesday, 3/30; Leisla Sansom on Friday, 4/2; and Carlos Fraticelli on Saturday, 4/3. Please give these folks a call or send a card to send birthday greetings.

From the Minister

The issue of “truth” has become a deeply significant issue in our country during the Trump presidency and its aftermath.  I take counsel from Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) in his poem “Advice to Pilgrims.”  I share them with you not as being the definitive word on the subject but as containing some helpful suggestions.  Most importantly I suggest that you…

Special Collection: Family Promise

Family Promise of Jacksonville is a nonprofit organization with the goal of helping homeless families return to self-sufficiency by obtaining employment and permanent housing.  Our speaker will be Beth Mixson, development director for Family Promise.  She will give us some valuable insights into the problem of homelessness in Duval County especially as it has been…

UUCJ Birthdays

We are celebrating with these members who have birthdays next week: Jeff Funderburk, on Sunday, 3/21; Roger Wenner, on Monday, 3/22; and Cyd Reider, on Wednesday, 3/24. Please give each of our congregants a call or send a card.