Jacksonville Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Our congregation will be participating in the Jacksonville Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Thursday November 21, 6:30 p.m., at Riverside Park United Methodist Church at 819 Park Street. Rev. Roberta will be bringing a chalice to place on a table with symbols of all the participating faiths, and will offer a reading. It would be great if members of UUCJ are in attendance to show our support for interfaith events.

Guest at Your Table

In addition to the organizations found in the “Guests at Your Table” brochures, the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) partners with many others around the world. Support is still given the the Eco-Villages in Haiti, where some of our UU members have worked. See us at the chocolate table in the social hall for more info about this quest for human rights.

Thank You for the Baked Goods!

Thanks to all who donated to the bake sale!

The sale at the craft fair was a huge success thanks to your generous donations of delicious baked goods. It was wonderful to see the array of goodies on display in the social hall. Congregants of all ages enjoyed the event.

Arlington Community Services Update

You are all on a roll! UUCJ Members and Friends donated 110 pounds of groceries this week, bringing the YTD total to 2,602 lbs. You gave 56 lbs. last week. I project that we keep this pace that we will exceed our goal of contributing over 3,000 pounds. The cupboards are still bare at Arlington Community Services. How about another 100 pounds next week? Thanks for helping feed those who are less fortunate.

Please Park in Lower Lots When Able

The UUCJ campus and access to the sanctuary presents challenges to people who are physically challenged, either permanently or temporarily. We would like to ask those of you who are physically abled to please consider parking in the lower parking lot whenever possible, leaving spaces available in the upper parking lot for those who have difficulty negotiating stairs. It’s a small thing for you, but a huge thing for those who have difficulty.  Thank you!

Social Action Film Series at BBUUC

Sustainable film

Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church invites us to:

BBUUC Social Action Film Series
Saturday, November 16, 4:00-6:30 p.m.
BBUUC, 8447 Manresa Ave.


An informative and provocative story about sustainable food in America. The film will be followed by discussion and information on how to promote sustainable food production in your community.

Dinner will be provided. Babysitting will be available, but must be requested when you RSVP. RSVP by phone/text to (928) 970-1379.

Annual Congregational Meeting

The UUCJ annual Congregation Meeting is scheduled for December 15, following the church service. Our bylaws do not allow for agenda items to be added at the actual meeting. If you would like a specific item included for consideration on the agenda, please contact Penny Reid at president@uucj.org or (509) 294-3708, no later than November 14.

Update from Arlington Community Services

Calling on All UUCJ Members with food in their cupboard to continue your efforts to help those in need in the Arlington area by continuing to donate to Arlington Community Services (ACS).  UUCJ members and friends gave 56 pounds this week and 54 last week.   ACS needs the following items:  Hamburger Helper, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin, canned meats, canned pasta, pasta sauce, Jiffy cornbread mix, snacks, mixed vegetables, and canned potatoes.  We, all ACS donors, including UUCJ, helped feed 361 folks this month, according Mary Weber, ACS executive director.

Women of All Ages

UUCJ Women Of All Ages meet Tuesday, November 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the conference room of the Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd.  Please note our meeting are changed from Thursdays to Tuesdays. Join us!