Posts from September 2021

Posts from September 2021

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we celebrate the birthdays of the following congregants: Tammy Tibbles on Monday, 9/27; Mark Dickens on Wednesday, 9/29; and Linda Leon on Thursday, 9/30. Please contact each of them by mail, phone, electronically, or in person to let them know they are valued. If you have had a birthday which we have failed to honor this year, we apologize. Please email Barbara Robinson at so we can add your birthdate to our data base and make sure…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Continuing to Support Our Neighbors in Arlington Our commitment to Arlington Community Services has been a long-term effort.  Because we do not have the resources or structure to provide direct aid, we assist non-profits who offer immediate assistance to Arlington and Jacksonville communities.  We donate food to Arlington Community Services and collect funds for non-profits via our Sunday Special Collections. ACS Praises and Needs from Mary Louise: Thank you for your abundant donations of food, t-shirts, and monetary…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week, we have two birthdays to celebrate: David Johnson, on Thursday, 9/23; and Samantha Whitaker, on Friday, 9/24. Please reach out to each of them to let them know we care.

Caring Candles

David Johnson writes that he is continuing to recover at home from tongue reconstruction surgery and will forgo any radiation treatment based on his doctor’s revised recommendation.

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for exceeding our 2021 goal by 1,584 pounds!   Keep this up, and we will exceed the goal by 3,500 pounds.  Thanks to the donors are dropping off their donations since we cannot collect them at Sunday services as we did in the past.  I also want to thank those who donated cash directly to ACS instead of shopping for groceries.   ACS Praises and Needs from Mary Louise: Thank you for your abundant donations of food, t-shirts, and monetary donations…

Minister’s Message for September 2021

Embracing Possibility Dear Ones,  The theme for this month is “embracing possibility.” While congregations have personalities and ministers have personalities; with each new combination of congregation and minister is a new opportunity for them to share a ministry that is uniquely their own. As we begin our journey together, possibilities previously unimagined will emerge.  Our challenge is to embrace them and each other. One of my favorite authors, Richard Bach, issued this caution in his book, Illusions, The Adventures of…

Message From The President

Hello everyone, The bad news is that we did not get to resume in person services in September.  The good news is that Rev. Lee Anne will deliver her first sermon at UUCJ on Srpt 12th.  We look forward to the start of a bright future. New COVID19 cases are half the number of a few weeks ago. We may be at a safer level soon.  In the meantime, members should get the COVID19 vaccine to protect themselves and also…

ICARE: Interfaith Coalition for Reconciliation and Empowerment

Are you concerned about social justice in Jacksonville? The ICARE leadership team of UUCJ will be kicking off our listening process through our house meetings in September and October. Please join one of our meetings so that you can express your concerns about  social justice in Duval County and become a justice ministry network member.  Our first house meeting  will be September 19 at 2:00 via Zoom.  The house meeting on Saturday morning, October 2 at 10:00 will be held outside at…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we celebrate the birthdays of Mary Claire van der Horst and Katie Dalbey, both on Thursday, Sept. 16. Please reach out to them with your good wishes.

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Coming Through in Dog Days of August! You amazing folks donated 747 pounds of food, and the garden donated 103 pounds in August!  Thank you so much. Peace, Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director ACS Praises and Needs from Mary Louise: Thank you for your abundant donations of food, t-shirts, and monetary donations in August.  We fed 193 clients, 28 homeless, and helped 13 families financially. We are grateful for your support so we can serve our neighbors in…