Posts from February 2021
Our Membership Committee is in need of a new chair. The Membership Committee is vital to growing our UUCJ community—they serve as a friendly face to new visitors and provide them with information on UUCJ and how to become members. They guide people through the membership process and help them become more involved with UUCJ once they join. While we are still hosting virtual services and events, Membership is not hosting their monthly Path to Membership Q&A groups—at this time…
Allen Tilley is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of North Florida, where he taught for 35 years. After completing his BA at Vanderbilt University, he served as an officer in the US Navy, seeing duty in Viet Nam. He received his PhD in Medieval and Renaissance English literature from the University of Iowa in 1972. At the University of North Florida he chaired the English department for nine years and was awarded the University Outstanding Teaching Award and was…
Our final tally for 2020 was $1,040, achieved through chocolate sales and membership donations. When a crisis occurs, as in Texas this past month, UUSC works through their established partners to provide extra support. ‘The Corizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas’ and ‘Living Hope Wheelchair Assoc.’ in Houston both received assistance.
Thanks for Continuing Contributions—List of Needs Below UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 70 lbs. of contribution on Monday. I know others are donating directly and we will see the actual number of donations when ACS sends us our monthly total. In December, Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director at ACS, indicated that the current needs are: canned fruit, jelly, peanut butter, pudding cups, tuna/salmon in pouches or pop tops, toothpaste, detergent, masks, and clean white T-shirts (L, XL) for the homeless.
Congratulations to Nancy Murrey-Settle and Steven Settle on the birth of their first grandchild, a daughter, Neely Scott. She was born on February 13, 2021 at 8 lb and 11 oz and 21”. Her parents are Ashley (Steven’s oldest daughter) and Jeff of Oakland, California.
The Board would like to organize a search committee for a minister and include a variety of members of the congregation. If you are interested, please contact Virginia Deroy, UUCJ administrator, or any member of the Board.
The UUCJ Board has been busy this year. In January, we have met on two occasions to plan for 2021. The first session was to discuss the UUCJ governance structure and the roles and responsibilities of each board member. We have organized an excellent group dedicated to working closely with the congregation. The second session was to discuss goals and objectives for 2021. To get some idea about the previous and current desires of the congregation, we studied the comprehensive strategic plan…
UUCJ/ACS delivered 62 lbs. ACS on February 16, 2021. Keep up the generous donations. Mary Louise Weber, ACS Executive Director, indicates that current needs are saltines, pasta meals, Jell-O & Pudding Snack Packs, canned fruit, meat, broth & gravy, pasta & rice sides. We are also in need of small toiletries for the homeless bags. Be blessed!
Belated birthday greetings to Robert Prager, whose birthday was Tues,. Feb. 16, which didn’t make it into last week’s announcement. Next week we celebrate the birthdays of Candy Rue on Thurs., Feb. 25, and Barbara Robinson on Fri., Feb. 26. As always, please let these folks know you care by acknowledging their special day.
Mike Aiken came home from his rehabilitation care center on February 15, 2021. Congratulations on your continuing recovery. Tammy Tibbles’ mother, Carol Jean Mobley Tibbles, passed away in the morning of February 11, 2021 in Jacksonville. A party celebrating Carol’s life will be planned at a later date due to the pandemic. Condolences go out to Tammy and Aaron and their family.