Volunteering is so easy!

You enjoy Sunday social hour? – help keep it going. It takes little time, and “newbies” have someone there to help. Sign up in social hall with Karen Scott or Bowen Barrs. If most members signed up, you’d only have to do it once a year!

Our Gang Outing

Wednesday, Feb 7th @ 10:45
Meet in lobby of the Haskell Building,111 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32202

11:00 artworks tour; 12:00 lunch in the cafe. If you plan to attend, advise coordinator Leisla Sansom by JANUARY 22. Email is sansbiz1789@comcast.net, home phone is 904-745-7803.

Women of All Ages

Women of all Ages will meet January 25, at the Regency Square Library at 5:30 P.M.  Lynn Shad will share her financial expertise with us.  If you have a question you would specifically like answered please Email it to Joyce Milford at thumprm@gmail.com. and she will pass it on to Lynn.  Please come join us.

Action with Sheriff Williams to Recoup $600,000 in Funding for JREC

ICARE was instrumental in recently compelling Sheriff Williams to secure increased funding to the Jacksonville Re-Entry Center (JREC), a program with a proven track record of successfully assisting ex-offenders in returning to their communities. Although we succeeded in increasing funding to JREC to $1.5 million, JSO lost $600,000 of that annual funding. We will be asking Sheriff Williams to commit to recoup the full $1.5 million JREC budget by 2019. We will ask for this commitment on Tuesday, January 23rd, 12:30 pm to 3 pm at Greater Grant Memorial AME (5533 Gilchrist Road). We need as many people as possible to show up to demonstrate to Sheriff Williams that JREC is a priority to this city and it must receive additional funding.

David Roth Concert

Join 50+ of your old and new friends at UUCJ January 13 at 7pm for a concert with David Roth.   He touches hearts, inspires humanity, makes people laugh, and is a great singer and songwriter! You can buy tickets at the door -$20/adults and $10/children.  www.davidrothmusic.com

Justice Sunday

Jan. 14 is Justice Sunday!  On that day ICARE Justice Ministry Network members from UUCJ will be commissioned.  This is the group who will keep you informed of ICARE progress and promote attendance at the Annual Nehemiah Assembly on April 23.  Let’s support their efforts.

Drumming Up Spirit with BEVERLY – the Spirit Awakening Drum

Sunday, Jan 21st, 2:00PM – 3:30 PM in the UUCJ Sanctuary
$15.00 advance or at the door
(children under 12 free with paying adult)

Join us for a Guided Drum Meditation, Sound Wash, Story Concert with ‘Beverly’ – The Spirit Awakening Drum, Native American flute, and other sound instruments. Vibrational drumming is a powerful tool to connect your mind, body and spirit.  Gather with community and UUCJ members for this special new year event with The Pathdrummer –  Thom & Judy Dandridge   www.pathdrummer.com

 

We’re looking for more Caring Coordinators!

Caring Network Neighborhood Coordinator – Job Description

The Caring Network is made up of a group of thirteen Neighborhood  Coordinators who serve as links between members in zip code clusters and church activities.

Purpose

The purpose of a Neighborhood Coordinator is to stay in touch with the concerns of the  members in their Neighborhood Group, such as illness, death in the family and other difficulties; and keeping personal information confidential.

Duties of a Coordinator

  • Arrange visits to members in their home, hospital or care facility
  • Arrange rides to medical appointments, church or unexpected trips
  • Arrange short-term child care in emergencies
  • Arrange for meals in emergencies
  • Make phone calls to members and send cards and notes
  • Coordinators together with the Caring Network Chair keep the minister informed as to the needs of the congregants.
  • Receive names of new church members from the Chair, and update their list of members for each of their zip codes

If you’re interested, contact Janine Leland (Chair, The Caring Network)

Clothes Closet News

We collected 39 pounds of clothing this past Sunday, Dec. 31st. That brings our grand total for 2017 to 2,182 pounds. Let’s shoot for 2,500 pounds in 2018. Thank you for all your donations to the Clothes Closet, where people in need can get free clothing, shoes, and child care items.

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