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Qualified Charitable Deductions

Are you at least 70 ½? Did you know that you might be eligible to make your charitable contribution to UUCJ tax free, even if you don’t itemize deductions? IRS has a program called “Qualified Charitable Deductions” (QCD) that does just that. The QCD is an option that allows you, starting at age 70½, to instruct your IRAadministrator to direct IRA distributions to a qualified charity. Because your IRA distribution goes directly to UUCJ, you do not report it as…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for the Steady Flow of Generosity!  In October, Nichole King reported that Arlington community Garden donated 20 lbs. and 10 oz. of fresh produce (Sweet potatoes 6 lbs., Onions 2.4 lbs., Mustard Greens 5 lbs., Squash 7 lbs., and Peas 8 oz.)   Note sent by Mary Louise on September 15 that includes the pantry needs. Many thanks for the generous donations of Bibles, masks, and monies to help folks with rent and JEA. We are very busy and appreciate…

Zazen Meditation and Discussion Group

For all interested in Zazen Meditation and discussion, come sit with us in the Anthony Room on Saturdays 1:30pm-3:00pm (12:30pm for any newcomers) and Monday evenings 7:00pm-8:30pm, (6:00 for newcomer orientation.) Reach out to group director Bill Mayhew at  or communications director Bret Crews at . Meetings available over Zoom as well and Bill or Brent will provide link.

Notice of UUCJ-Related Email Scam

Rev. Lee Anne’s email address has been spoofed, and there has been an email scam circulating among the congregation. If you receive an email from Rev. Lee Anne that requests a favor from you (with no other details), DO NOT RESPOND to the email. It is a scam, and they will try to persuade you to buy them gift cards. This is a common scam in which people will pretend to be pastors or bosses and exploit people’s trust and…

Arlington Community Services Update

Kudos from ACS for Your September Effort Note from Mary Louise Weber, Arlington Community Services Executive Director, for our September effort: Your (UUCJ) folks have done another great job this month delivering 560 pounds of food to ACS. Thank you so much! Note sent by Mary Louise on September 15 that includes the pantry needs. Many thanks for the generous donations of Bibles, masks, and monies to help folks with rent and JEA. We are very busy and appreciate you!…

Caring Candles

Jay Huebner fell on September 10, 2021 and was diagnosed with a cracked lumbar vertebra. He is being treated with physical therapy at home. Their son, Jerold is visiting from New York through September 30. Healing energy goes out to Jay for his recovery.

Rev. Pat Ray

Rev. Pat Ray, who has been a member of our sister congregation BBUUC passed away on Saturday, September 25th in Deland, Florida where she had moved to be closer to her father. From the BBUUC website: Reverend Patricia (Pat) Ray is a Registered Nurse with a Masters’ degree in Public Administration, and a graduate certificate in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary. Rev. Pat is an Interfaith minister, Reiki Master, and member of the Christian Universalist Association. As a chaplain for Buckman…

Caring Candles

Florie Adiutori started a new course of chemotherapy on September 22, 2021. Healing energy and support go out to her and Joe. Robert Prager’s friend underwent successful brain surgery last week. Best wishes go out to him for a full recovery.

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we celebrate the birthdays of the following congregants: Tammy Tibbles on Monday, 9/27; Mark Dickens on Wednesday, 9/29; and Linda Leon on Thursday, 9/30. Please contact each of them by mail, phone, electronically, or in person to let them know they are valued. If you have had a birthday which we have failed to honor this year, we apologize. Please email Barbara Robinson at so we can add your birthdate to our data base and make sure…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Continuing to Support Our Neighbors in Arlington Our commitment to Arlington Community Services has been a long-term effort.  Because we do not have the resources or structure to provide direct aid, we assist non-profits who offer immediate assistance to Arlington and Jacksonville communities.  We donate food to Arlington Community Services and collect funds for non-profits via our Sunday Special Collections. ACS Praises and Needs from Mary Louise: Thank you for your abundant donations of food, t-shirts, and monetary…