Posts by uu-admin

Posts by uu-admin

New Normal Team Update

The New Normal Team has made recommendations that: All members should be vaccinated. Vaccinated individuals can safely attend small groups. In-person services should resume when the number of new cases in the Jacksonville metropolitan area is less than 10/100,000 per day and the percent of positive tests is less than 5% for two weeks. On 10/14/21 the number of new cases was 14.7 per 100,000 (down from 115/100,000 on 8/1/21), and the test positivity was 5.1%. All persons attending UUCJ…

Qualified Charitable Deductions

Are you at least 70 ½? Did you know that you might be eligible to make your charitable contribution to UUCJ tax free, even if you don’t itemize deductions? IRS has a program called “Qualified Charitable Deductions” (QCD) that does just that. The QCD is an option that allows you, starting at age 70½, to instruct your IRAadministrator to direct IRA distributions to a qualified charity. Because your IRA distribution goes directly to UUCJ, you do not report it as…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for the Steady Flow of Generosity!  In October, Nichole King reported that Arlington community Garden donated 20 lbs. and 10 oz. of fresh produce (Sweet potatoes 6 lbs., Onions 2.4 lbs., Mustard Greens 5 lbs., Squash 7 lbs., and Peas 8 oz.)   Note sent by Mary Louise on September 15 that includes the pantry needs. Many thanks for the generous donations of Bibles, masks, and monies to help folks with rent and JEA. We are very busy and appreciate…

Seeking Board Nominations

The Board Nominating Sub-committee of the Leadership Development Council is accepting UUCJ member nominations for the four Board positions beginning in January 2022. You may nominate yourself, or nominate another member for a director position.  Guidelines are:  Be a member of UUCJ for at least one year Completed UU history, Articulation Your Faith, Journey, or other UU workshops Serving as a UUCJ chair or committee member Leadership experience in business, a nonprofit, the military, etc.  Attended UU Leadership Experience and/or…

New Normal Team Update

The number of COVID -19 cases has continued to decrease from a high in early August of over 120 news cases per 100,000 and over 25% of tests being positive to 21 new cases per day and 6% of tests positive today. The New Normal Team has recommended the following: Resume in-person services when the COVID-19 new case rate is below 10/100,000 and the test positivity rate is less than 5% for 2 weeks. Complete AV repairs and improvements to…

Zazen Meditation and Discussion Group

For all interested in Zazen Meditation and discussion, come sit with us in the Anthony Room on Saturdays 1:30pm-3:00pm (12:30pm for any newcomers) and Monday evenings 7:00pm-8:30pm, (6:00 for newcomer orientation.) Reach out to group director Bill Mayhew at  or communications director Bret Crews at . Meetings available over Zoom as well and Bill or Brent will provide link.

Notice of UUCJ-Related Email Scam

Rev. Lee Anne’s email address has been spoofed, and there has been an email scam circulating among the congregation. If you receive an email from Rev. Lee Anne that requests a favor from you (with no other details), DO NOT RESPOND to the email. It is a scam, and they will try to persuade you to buy them gift cards. This is a common scam in which people will pretend to be pastors or bosses and exploit people’s trust and…

Arlington Community Services Update

Kudos from ACS for Your September Effort Note from Mary Louise Weber, Arlington Community Services Executive Director, for our September effort: Your (UUCJ) folks have done another great job this month delivering 560 pounds of food to ACS. Thank you so much! Note sent by Mary Louise on September 15 that includes the pantry needs. Many thanks for the generous donations of Bibles, masks, and monies to help folks with rent and JEA. We are very busy and appreciate you!…

Caring Candles

Jay Huebner fell on September 10, 2021 and was diagnosed with a cracked lumbar vertebra. He is being treated with physical therapy at home. Their son, Jerold is visiting from New York through September 30. Healing energy goes out to Jay for his recovery.

Rev. Pat Ray

Rev. Pat Ray, who has been a member of our sister congregation BBUUC passed away on Saturday, September 25th in Deland, Florida where she had moved to be closer to her father. From the BBUUC website: Reverend Patricia (Pat) Ray is a Registered Nurse with a Masters’ degree in Public Administration, and a graduate certificate in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary. Rev. Pat is an Interfaith minister, Reiki Master, and member of the Christian Universalist Association. As a chaplain for Buckman…