Blog (Page 92)

Blog (Page 92)

Special Collection November 20th: Rethreaded

The special collection will benefit Rethreaded: a Jacksonville non-profit assisting woman to escape the sex trade through advocacy and training.  Kristen Keen, executive director will explain the mission of ReThreaded and sell some of their lovely products.  The holidays are right around the corner!  Make your checks payable to UUCJ with ReThreaded in the memo line.

Uncertainty, Heartbreak, and Hope: Post Election Thoughts

Since Wednesday morning, I have been providing unanticipated and impromptu pastoral care to several people in our community and to complete strangers who came seeking solace, comfort, and hope at our church. I have watched tears fall; I have listened to stories of violence, threats of violence, and…

Clothes Closet

We have donated 368 pounds of clothing to the St. Paul’s Clothing Closet. They are soliciting volunteers to help them on Monday, 8-1 pm to help sort and hang the clothes, and on Tuesday throughout the morning when people come in and make their selections. Any time you can give is welcome!

Church Cat Volunteers

The church cats are being well cared for by a group of dedicated volunteers. These cats have been with us for many years, and we support the cat colony by feeding them twice a day in such a way that raccoons are discouraged and the cats are kept healthy. All are neutered. We want to welcome new volunteers, Elena Rigg and Jennifer Kula. Pictured are Ann Eustace, Alice…

Generosity in Action: Donna Janesky

For November’s Generosity in Action we are recognizing Donna Janesky. Donna contributes her time and talent to the church in so many ways: She chairs the Special Collection Committee, helps head up the Arlington Community Garden, and volunteers regularly at our partner school, Arlington Heights Elementary School. She runs the Ethical Eating Class, is head of the…

Christmas Choir

It’s here!  Our first rehearsal will be November 6 at 12:30 after our church service in the chapel.  We’ll be presenting A Wooly Tale, intergenerational program with a Celtic hymn, traditional carols, and new music you’ll enjoy learning.  Everyone is invited to join – music readers and non-readers alike.  We’ll have practice CD’s or…

Saying Good-Bye to Guilt-Driven Giving

UUCJ and my boys’ school are huge pillars in my community. Both require significant levels of individual time and money to keep them afloat. As a single mom, I’m usually running on empty. So much of my energy is being poured into raising my kids and doing my own healing work that it’s often unfathomable to give even one hour of my time in any week. I’ve quelled my guilt…

Clothes for the Needy

Over 330 pounds! That’s how many clothes we have delivered to St. Paul’s Clothes Closet so far. Keep ’em coming…clean out those closets! Shoes, baby items, personal care items also welcome. Clean out those closets, and deposit in the hamper just inside the social hall.  

Renew your pledge for 2021!