Special Collections Committee: 2019 Non-Profits

The Special Collections Committee is currently determining the non-profits for the 2019 calendar year.  We are seeking input from the congregation of possible agencies that may benefit from our donations.  The guidelines for selection include-  recipient must qualifies as a legitimate non-profit; reflects diversity; uses most of its income in its mission not administration and has an active board.  While the needs are great and the calendar is limited, the committee will carefully consider any suggestions.  Please email Meg Rohal (rohal@comcast.net).

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.


  • December 9th: M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled
  • December 16th: Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

All are welcome. No prep or homework needed! Leisla Sansom

Greening of The Sanctuary

Join us for the Annual Greening of the Sanctuary on Saturday, December 1st at 1:00pm, as we ring in the season. We’ll make wreathes and other decorations, as we eat sweets and listen to festive music. Bring clippings: pine, magnolia, holly, or evergreen bushes.

Weekday Book Club Upcoming Selections

Monday, December 3rd: Lisa Wingate, Before We Were Yours (fiction) — Rill Foss fights to keep her younger siblings together after being placed in a Tennessee orphanage.
Monday, January 7th: Jhumpa Lahi, The Namesake (fiction) — A story of family members who exchange their tradition-bound life in Calcutta for America – explores themes of the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and the tangled ties between generations.

UUCJ Foundation Meeting December 9

The UUCJ Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 9th at UUCJ after the Sunday service. The Foundation meeting will immediately follow the church Annual Meeting. All members in good standing of UUCJ are also members of the Foundation and will be entitled to vote.

There are three open positions on the Foundation Board to be filled by election. The following are nominees for the UUCJ Foundation Board: Barbara Robinson, one year term as Foundation President; Mark Dickens, three year term as Board Member; and Meg Rohal, three year term as Board Member. Current Board Member, Melody Shacter, will continue for one more year. Current Board Member, Carlos Fraticelli, will continue for two more years and will serve as Secretary/Treasurer. Mary Carter, current Foundation President, will leave the Board and take a much deserved break after a number of years of service. We thank her for her long dedication to stewardship of the UUCJ Endowment Fund, which is vital to the long term health and success of UUCJ.

Women of All Ages: No Meetings in December

UUCJ Women of All Ages hold no regular meetings in December. On Jan. 10, 2019, at 5:30 pm we meet at the Regency Library, resuming the usual schedule of the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. All UUCJ women are invited.

Green Sanctuary Meeting December 2

Green Sanctuary Meeting this Sunday, December 2nd, 12:30 in the Fletcher Room.

Any member or guest interested in UUCJ’s efforts to “green” the Sanctuary is encouraged to attend. Brief updates will be given and future plans discussed. All are welcomed!

Caring Candles

Elizabeth Anthony’s grandmother, Lenora Anthony, passed away on November 12, 2018. Condolences go out to Elizabeth and her family.

Week 4: Guest at Your Table

The response to our UUSC campaign has been great so far. Remember that you can turn in a check anytime, but keep putting coins into your boxes until our Dec. 23rd service. You will be supporting human rights projects around the world, from Burma to Serbia to Haiti.