Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

30 Days of Love

Our mission is “By serving compassionately and connecting authentically we change the world.” Combine  that with “Love is the doctrine of this church” and you may be inspired to participate in the UUA’s “30 Days of Love.” This program, which runs from January 17-February 14, has individual learning paths as well as live Zoom events.  Check it out…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we will celebrate the birthdays of Sarah Robinson on 1/17, Ames Guyton on 1/20, and Deborah Kessler and Melanie Mickey on 1/23. Please give these friends a call or send a card to share the love.

New Normal Team Update

The incidence of COVID-19 infections in our area, as in the rest of the nation, has been increasing over the last several weeks to a level that is the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.  The percentage of positive tests, cases per 100,000 population, hospitalizations, death rates, and other measures of disease activity are all rising.  The…

Arlington Community Services Update

Happy New Year and Our Goal is 3500 for 2021! Mary Louis Weber, Director of ACS, indicated that we contributed 497 pounds from UUCJ and 17 from the Arlington Community Garden in December.  I updated the total for 2020 to 4461, which is 1261 pounds over our goal.  A special thanks to Arlington Community Garden—and its sponsors that include Green Sanctuary—for the fresh…

Caring Candles

Michael Aiken.  As of Martha’s January 2 update, Michael is a bit better. He has been able to get up and sit in a chair.  Since he tested positive on January 1, he is still not allowed any visitors. Cards and notes would be welcome.  He is at Memorial Hospital, 3625 University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216, Room 3027. Rose Ann Beason.  Rose Ann fractured her right hip due…

Message from the Minister

As we embark on a new year I want to share with you an ancient reading from the Sanscrit  poet Kalidasa which is found in our hymnbook (#419). I have memorized it and often say it to myself during my morning walk. Look to this day!For it is life, the very life of life.In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence:The bliss of…

Arlington Community Services Update

Happy New Year and Our Goal is 3500 for 2021! UUCJ/ACS Teamsters previously thanked you on donated 4,229 pounds.  Mary Louis Weber, Director of ACS, indicated that we contributed 497 from UUCJ and 17 from the Arlington Community Garden in December.  The updated total for 2020 is 4,461, which is 1261 pounds over our goal.  A special thanks to Arlington Community Garden and…