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O’Leno Annual Retreat

O’Leno is April 30th – May 2nd. We will be doing things slightly differently this year. In order to social distance while sleeping , we will have less cabin space available. We will  also have Fully Vaccinated Cabins available. So sign up first if you want to be included!  This year O’Leno  events will be scaled back slightly as we won’t have…

Caring Candles

Phillip Michael Rowen passed away suddenly on April 10, 2021 at his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  He was 62.  He was the oldest child of the late UUCJ members Cathie and Phil Rowen.  Condolences go out to Juliann and her family.

UUCJ Birthdays

We have only one birthday next week, but it is a special one (as they all are). Help Mindy Hawkins celebrate on Monday, April 19, by sending a card, giving her a call, or contacting her electronically.

Special Collection: Scenic Jacksonville

Scenic Jacksonville, Inc. is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the scenic character of Jacksonville, FL.  The goal of this organization is  to advocate for design excellence, enhanced street scapes as well as preserving Jacksonville’s historic and natural assets recognizing that  good design…

Special Collection: Scenic Jacksonville

Scenic Jacksonville, Inc. is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the scenic character of Jacksonville, FL.  The goal of this organization is  to advocate for design excellence, enhanced street scapes as well as preserving Jacksonville’s historic and natural assets recognizing that  good design…

From the Minister

Last Sunday I ended my sermon encouraging participation in our upcoming capital campaign with a quote from the late Rev. Dr. John B. Wolf, for 35 years senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa. At the virtual coffee hour after the service I agreed to share it again in the newsletter. So here it is. I share a more complete rendition I have found of the quote…

Arlington Community Services Update

Keep the Donations Coming!  In an era of COVID and divisiveness, it feels good to do good. We’ve gone over 2,000 pounds and are working toward exceeding last year’s goal by a lot. Thanks to all donors including those who are making cash donations that we do not track. Current needs are: crackers, pop-top pork & beans, tomatoes, fruit juice, small boxes of raisins,…

Arlington Community Services Update

Shout Out to UUCJ ACS Donors!  GREAT! KEEP IT UP! UUCJ Donors have donated 1,991 pounds to ACS as of the end of March.  We are averaging 153 pounds a week.  If we keep this up, you will easily double our goal of 3500 pounds. Current needs are: crackers, pop-top pork & beans, tomatoes, fruit juice, small boxes of raisins, tuna in pouches, gravy, Hamburger Helper

Caring Candles

We are sad to report that Greg Hines passed away at his home on March 25, 2021.  He died of heart failure and had been dealing with this condition for some time. Greg had been an active member of UUCJ for many years as a member of the Board, Denominational Affairs, CUUPS, Sunday coffee, the O’Leno Spring Retreat,  the summer regional conference, SUSSI, and  General…