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Special Collection: UUCJ Foundation

The UUCJ Foundation is a separate non-profit incorporated in the State of Florida.  The mission of the  Foundation is to advance religious, charitable and educational purposes by the distribution of funds for such purposes.  In addition,  the endowment fund managed by the Foundation seeks to ensure support, enhancement and the continuation of the religious and charitable activities of UUCJ. Our speaker, long time UUCJ member Lynn Shad, will tell us the story of the Foundation. Your contribution to our special collection will…

New Normal Team Update

In the spring and early summer, the congregation looked forward to in-person services with our new minister, Rev. Lee Anne Washington. But the number of COVID-19 cases Northeast Florida has been extremely high over the last several weeks, and recommendations have changed. The New Normal Team reviewed current COVID-19 statistics. Current number of infections are very high: over 100 new cases per day per 100,000 residents. The test positivity rate has been over 25%. Guidelines from the State of Florida,…

Caring Candles

Florie Adiutori would like to thank everyone for all the prayers and positive vibes being sent to her. It’s going to be a slow one day at a time and she appreciates all the love. Joe and Florie offer sincere condolences to Sallie Pickard and Buck Plaster on the passing of their daughter Ehren. I believe they would like a tree planted in her honor at the summer camp that Ehren attended for many years. UUCJ member Richard Conner passed…

Minister’s Email Address

Beginning this Sunday, August 15, the email address can be used to contact our incoming minister, Rev. Lee Anne Washington (and will no longer forward to our outgoing minister, Rev. Paul Johnson).

Caring Candles

Florie Adiutori is home from her recent hospitalization at Mayo. Cards with healing thoughts would be appreciated. Carlos Fraticelli, Barbara Robinson and Susanne Mckelvey are the proud great-grandparents of Grayson Carter McGovern, born at 6:18 pm on August 7, 2021. Mother, Savannah Adams, father, Ryan McGovern and Grayson are all doing well. Congratulations to Savannah and Ryan.

Speaker Bio: Peggie Weeks

Peggie Weeks has lived in Fernandina Beach with husband Steve Crounse since 2011. She has worked as a process engineer, community college professor, and program officer with the National Science Foundation. She currently serves as an evaluator with the NSF funded DeafTEC Resource Center, whose mission is to increase the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing (deaf/hh) individuals in highly skilled STEM technician jobs where they are currently underrepresented and underutilized. She also serves as a mentor to community colleges that…

Arlington Community Garden Needs your Help on August 14 and 28 from 9-12!

School is out which means the JU and UNF students who normally would be helping our grower tend the garden are no longer available. Nichole could use help with weeding and harvesting. She is hoping for volunteers on Saturday August 14 and Saturday August 28 from 9-12. No RSVP needed, just show up at Tree Hill’s East entrance. (The entrance labeled for buses just 5 minutes from our church campus). If you have questions you may contact Nichole at . Go…

UUCJ Birthdays

The birthday fairy will be out of town for the next week, so here are the birthdays for the next 2 weeks: Bert (Bud) Emerson and Lois Hoeft on 8/15, Sallie Pickard on 8/17, Mike Plummer on 8/18, Kim Larsen on 8/20, Blanche Williams on 8/27, and Mariana Van Hyning on 8/28. Please reach out to each of these friends to help them celebrate.

Speaker Bio: Eric Bannan

Eric is a songwriter, storyteller, husband, father, Coast Guard rescue flight crew veteran, back country adventure racer and cancer survivor with a masters in computer science.  He has been called to share his art to inspire, heal, motivate for positive change, and build community.

UUCJ Birthdays

We have several birthdays to celebrate next week: on Sunday, 8/8, Roy Fuller; on Tuesday, 8/10; and on Wednesday, 8/11, Cara Gwalthney. Please reach out to let them know you care.