Blog (Page 2)

Blog (Page 2)

Legislative Advocacy

Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida wishes to remind members of UUCJ that this is the most opportune time to influence public policy and your legislators in advance of the 2021 Legislative Session that begins March 2.  For information on participating in virtual meetings with your legislators contact David Johnson at dj.jj@icloud.com. Sign up for UUJF newsletters and…

Caring Candles

Michael Aiken.  Martha Aiken has advised that Michael is still in Critical Care at Memorial Hospital, and he is off the ventilator. Visitors are not allowed and Martha can only see him at a distance.  However, she has spoken with him via the nurses’ telephone.  She thanks everyone for their well wishes. Eunice Rupel.  Marsha Collins’ aunt, Eunice Rupel, passed away on…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Your Generosity, Have a Happy New Year and Keep up the Good Work! UUCJ/ACS Teamsters and its core donors want to thank everyone who has made donations via direct food contributions, cash donations, or by contributing to our annual Special Collection for supporting our neighbors through the Arlington Community Services.  Our congregation donated 4229 pounds…

New Normal Team Update

The good news is that people are starting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  The bad news is in the details: who goes first? where do I get the vaccine?  what are the side effects?  do I really need this?  The two approved vaccines appear to be safe and effective.  Several good references are:…

Caring Candles

Eugene Duncan, 86, died on December 18, 2020 at his home.  Eleanor and their son, Todd, were with him.  Gene and Eleanor joined UUCJ in April, 2008. Gene was employed for many years with the city of New York before retiring to Jacksonville.  Condolences go out to Eleanor and her family.  Due to the pandemic, a Memorial Service will be planned for a future date. Leisla…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thank you for your wonderful giving spirit this December. We have received abundant food, gift cards, toys, and handmade blankets, scarves, and hats. Your generosity has helped us bless many of our neighbors in need. We will be open Monday-Wednesday for the holiday weeks to come. We are closed on Christmas eve and day and New Year’s eve and day.  Continue…

From the Minister

The last report I received from Virginia, our administrator, put the total of  pledges for the coming year at about $189,000, which leaves us $11,000 below the amount necessary to receive a challenge grant of $41,000 from a generous anonymous donor. If we don’t make this goal by December 31, the finance committee and board will have to significantly reduce the…

COVID-19 Update

I was asked to include a weekly E-Blast update on the COVID-19.  So here is my take.  This week has been a good one.  One COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer was approved last week, another from Moderna will be approved by the time you read this.  Others are being tested.  They reportedly work well with minimal side effects.  Immunizations have started for healthcare workers and…

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