Posts by uu-admin

Posts by uu-admin

UUA General Assembly 2021

ELECTION AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2021Elections of people to serve the members and congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association are at the heart of our fifth principle of our faith and our trust in the democratic process. Contested ElectionThis year, there will be a contested election for a position on the UUA Board of Trustees (3-year term). Get answers to your questions (PDF, 2 pages) about voting in the election. Polls open June 1 and close on June 25. Learn more about…

UUCJ Birthdays

Belated birthday greetings to Sharon Scholl, whose birthday was Thursday, 5/13. Next week we celebrate the birthday of Penny Reid, whose birthday is Wed., May 19. Both these women have contributed so much to our congregation over the years. Please let them know how appreciated they are by a phone call, card, or e-message.

Special Collection: READ USA

Our speaker this Sunday will be Terrence Freeman, newly appointed CEO of READ USA. UUCJ has done a special collection to sponsor a  READ USA book fair for the students of Arlington Heights Elementary School for the past 5 years.  The book fairs allow each student to choose three new books for summer reading.  The book fairs will be conducted  in person or virtually this year depending on how the students are attending school.  UUCJ is the only faith-based organization…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Your Continued Support of Our Arlington Neighbors! We delivered 53 lbs. of groceries on Mary 4 and added 365 pounds to the previous week based on what ACS indicated our members and friends donated in April.  If you keep this pace of donations throughout the year, we will exceed our goal, 3500 lbs., by 4213 pounds. Note from Mary Louise Weber, Arlington Community Services: Thank you for the bountiful donations of food, masks, blankets, and monetary gifts you…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we celebrate the birthdays of Robert Keane on Sunday, May 9; and of Betsy Deuerling, on Monday, May 10. Please give them a call, send a card, or send an electronic birthday greeting.

Caring CAndles

Lynne Walling, Stuart Walling’s daughter, has just been diagnosed with metastatic cancer, and is undergoing tests in England, where she teaches at the University of Bristol. Thoughts and prayers are welcome at this difficult time of limited visitation and pandemic. Betsy and Tim Deuerling celebrated their 45th anniversary on May 1, 2021! Tina and Paul Ramey also celebrated their anniversary on May 3, number 12. Congratulations to everyone!

New Website Design

If you’ve taken a look at the website in the past couple of days, you may have noticed it looks a bit different! We’ve updated the design and reorganized the content a bit. We encourage you to take a look and familiarize yourself with the new layout–all of the same information is there, but may be located in a different spot on the site. If you’re a member, take a look at the “Member” section of the navigation menu–you’ll find…

Ministerial Search Team Update

In March, the UUCJ Board established the Ministerial Search Team, composed of Penny Reid, Robert Prager, Tom Larsen, Nancy Murrey-Settle, and Jeff Funderburk. After reviewing the charter, we got down to the business of writing the “Notice of Ministerial Opportunity,” essentially an advertisement for a Contract Minister. At the Board’s direction, we are advertising a 2-year contract with the opportunity to become a called minister at our church. We have met weekly since March 22, and taken work home as…

Capital Campaign Update

The capital campaign, Renewing Our Community, is moving ahead with many gifts coming in from the congregation. We are about half-way toward our goal to be able to complete the project of improving and enlarging the social hall, redesigning the kitchen, adding ADA bathrooms, and a new elevator—as well as creating a deck and gazebo. We’ve sent a capital campaign packet to everyone on UUCJ’s mailing list. If you did not receive the packet, please contact Kathleen McKenzie. She can…

Arlington Community Services Update

We are currently at 2180 lbs. delivered by donors and the Arlington Community Garden to Arlington Community Services. Current needs are: crackers, pop-top pork & beans, tomatoes, fruit juice, small boxes of raisins, tuna in pouches, gravy, Hamburger Helper.