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Speaker Bio: Basma Alawee

Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, Basma came to the U.S. with her husband as a refugee in 2010, leaving behind her career as an engineer with the Ministry of Oil within the Government of Iraq. As a refugee and activist, her stories and activism have been featured in the media. Most recently, she was nominated to be one of the Athena40 women in the world who are leading…

Want to work for UUCJ?

UUCJ is looking for a part-time, temporary employee to serve as a “tech person” responsible for providing the technical support for all of our “virtual church” activities.  Please follow the link below to see the job posting for details about the position.  We are posting the position just to our church community at this time — our…

The New Normal Team

The New Normal Team (previously known as the Virtual Church Team) was established by the Board to explore ways to enhance and improve virtual services and other virtual programs for UUCJ, to improve communication with the congregation using established channels and other social media and print, to identify and  develop virtual programs to meet members’ areas of interest,…

Arlington Community Services Update

Considering the circumstances, we are stepping up to the plate and trying to increase our donations.  Please continue your generosity over the coming weeks, because the need is great.  If contributing food is inconvenient, you can donate by sending a check to Arlington Community Services. The message below is from Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director of ACS:…

Caring Candles

Long time UUCJ member, Daria Brown, passed away on June 22, 2020 at the age of 72.  A private graveside service was held on July 1, 2020.  A celebration of Daria’s life will be planned for a later date.  Condolences go out to Daria’s family and her partner, Carl Moody. Alice Shinkos was discharged from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital on June 27, 2020.  She is slowly…

Rev. Marti’s Good Leaving

Rev. Marti’s last official day with UUCJ was June 30, and she did the best she could to “unfriend” UUCJ folks, as per her commitment to a good leaving.If for some reason she failed to do so with you, please go ahead and unfriend her. All her best wishes and love!

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for continuing your contributions to ACS during these difficult times. Arlington Community Services reported that they fed 115 folks and helped 7 families with rent/JEA this month.  ACS thank all donors for their abundant support and prayers during these uncertain times.  ACS will be closed Friday, July 3rd, in observance of the 4th of July. Continue to…

Caring Candles

Phil Scanlan passed away peacefully in the morning of June 15, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19  restrictions, the family is having a private service. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Phil’s family and his partner, Judy Comley.  Condolence cards may be sent to Phil’s address.  Alice Shinkos  is now being treated at an inpatient program at Brooks Rehabilitation.  She sustained…

Playing with Ideas June 28

On June 28, UUCJ has substituted the UU General Assembly Sunday Service that will start at 10:00 am and maybe as long as one and a half hours.    Playing With Ideas will start at 9:30 as usual.  Those individuals who wanted to see UUGA Sunday Service can leave the meeting to watch UU GA Sunday Service.  Carlos Fraticelli will hosting the Playing With…

We're looking for a part-time, temporary employee to provide technical support for our virtual church activities.