Posts from 2022

Posts from 2022

Coffee Lovers Needed!

Our kitchen is cleaned, organized and labeled, now we need volunteers to sign up for coffee hour. The sign up is for one day at a time so the more people that volunteer the easier the job. (No volunteers mean no coffee that day!). Before the service, you will follow the directions to set up coffee, set out plates and napkins, and possibly empty a dishwasher. After the service, there is a quick cleanup of the coffee pot and dishes.…

Small Group Facilitator Training

Interested in a UUCJ Small Group?  UUCJ has three functioning Small Groups meeting once a month in Arlington, the Beaches and Fernandina.  Soul Matters materials are being used to facilitate discussions.  Deepening relationships within small groups strengthens our congregation. One or two more groups could be formed.  Finding a trained facilitator is the first step. In August Soul Matters Training sessions will be offered to new and experienced facilitators.  If you would like to consider this role contact Penny Reid…

Notice from The New Normal Team

The risk of COVID infection has increased. Persons coming to UUCJ activities should wear a mask. Unimmunized members of the congregation should consider attending remotely until the risk level has decreased.

Security Updates from The Board

Security Updates from The Board Dear Ones,  We want to update you on what we have learned about our security concerns. Members of the board and members of the staff met with Det. Matt Bolan, a member of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office’s Intelligence Division.  He assured us that from all the information that he was able to review, he did not see any indication that we are being targeted by the Gangster Disciples or any other known gang. He also…

Minister’s Message for June

Dear Ones,  This month’s theme is Celebrating Blessings. A blessing has traditionally been thought of as a favor or gift bestowed by G-d that brings happiness and well-being.  So, I’d like to share with you an ancient blessing that empowers the speaker to invoke the blessings of G-d. In the book of Numbers it is said that G-d taught the Israelite priests what to say over the children of Israel on G-d’s behalf so that “they will put my name…

Service Auction: Thanks to All!

Kudos to all involved in the Service auction, Donors, Bidders, Staff and Volunteers!  Financially speaking, we had the best Service Auction since 2017 yielding $17,255…and still counting!  The Donors outdid themselves this year, we had more vacations getaways than I’ve ever seen and several  high yielding theme parties, brunches, lunches, dinners, picnics and a tea too. The Florie Adiutori Service Auction Memorial Fund made over $1000 all by itself, what a tribute to her memory!  The Matching Funds was the…

Garden Help Needed June 4

Our grower, Nichole, will be celebrating her birthday morning on June 4 by working at our garden from 9am to noon. As the JU & UNF student helpers are gone for the summer she could use help from UUCJ. Please come by to wish her a happy birthday & offer a helping hand. No experience necessary. Your visit will brighten her day and help her grow food for the pantry at Arlington Community Services!

Labor of Love Workday

Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at UUCJ to spruce up and make repairs.  We need a team to parse the kitchen cupboards, decide what needs to go, and donate useful items to a thrift store. Grounds work and setting up the Anthony conference room are also planned.  Please contact Steve Settle at if you have any questions.

Help Secure Our Campus

Volunteers are needed for member security.  Spend an hour and a half walking around campus keeping an eye on the parking lot as members meet on Sunday between 9:15 and 12:15. Need 2-4 members. Sign up here.

Message from The President

A lot has happened in the last 2 months.There are many positive changes at UUCJ:  Sunday services have continued to strengthen in variety and quality due to the hard work of the Worship Committee, Music Committee, Worship Associates and so many behind the scenes members who have worked hard to repair, clean and improve the campusThis has been possible under the strong leadership of Rev. Lee Ann. Members have returned for in-person services, new members have joined the church, and…