A Message from Arlington Community Services

We were blessed to serve 361 folks in August. We thank you for your many donations as are shelves are getting bare. So many people in need of food right in our neighborhood!

Our current needs: Crackers, cereal, canned fruit, tomatoes, dry potatoes, Hamburger Helper, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned pasta, Jiffy Corn Bread Mix, soup, laundry detergent, gravy/broth, snacks. t-shirts, socks, and washcloths are always appreciated by our homeless clients.

Peace,
Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director
Arlington Community Services, Inc.

Jazz for the Sanctuary Concert

Jazz for the Sanctuary Concert will occur on October 13th at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Hope Clayton and Friends will be putting on the concert. This concert will be the kickoff event for the Mission Funding Drive for 2020. This event will be unique because the ticket to attend will be your completed pledge card, and all members of that household can attend.

The idea for the concert and using it as the starting event for this year’s canvass came out of the Jazz Soiree Service Auction Event that Hope and Gary sponsored at their home. Blanche Williams, Stewardship Portfolio Manager, and the UUCJ Board approved the format. The sponsors of the event are the Mission Funding Team via its budget and Carlos Fraticelli, Barbara Robinson, and Meg Rohal. Carlos will be organizing the event for Blanche Williams and Mission Funding Team.

Walk the Labyrinth this Sunday

Walk the Labyrinth this Sunday with Kathleen Renee leading us as we celebrate the Fall Equinox (which is official on the 23rd). We will meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, the 22nd, and hold good intentions for our journey through the last part of 2019. All are welcome.

Speaker Bio: Linda Hart Green

Linda was ordained 40 years ago and practiced ministry within the American Baptist Churches USA. She served pastorates in New Jersey and was on the regional ministry team in Massachusetts. She received her theological education from Princeton Seminary from which she holds the M.Div degree and an advanced certificate in Pastoral Leadership Development. She also was trained in applying family systems theory to congregations. While on the Massachusetts staff, she developed, trained and supervised teams of laity and clergy who helped her work with churches in conflict. She is married to Rev. Harry Green, who is Penny Reid’s big brother and a retired district executive and pastor for the UUA. They retired to Fernandina Beach. Linda has enjoyed attending the Nassau branch of this congregation with her sister-in-law. The Greens are members of New Vision UCC, a progressive Christian congregation in Yulee. Linda coordinates their community outreach ministry.

L’Arche Dance September 12

Thursday, September 12th, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, UUCJ will host the annual L’Arche Dance for adults with disabilities. UUCJ will supply light “healthy” snacks and desserts, such as 1/2 banana, grapes, sliced apples, popcorn, cheese, crackers, pretzels, crystal light, etc. All the participants will have eaten supper before they arrive. Come have fun with the dancers and with the live DJ. If you are able to being snacks and help out with the dance, please contact Janine Leland (j9leland@bellsouth.net or  (904) 992-8198) or Donna Janesky (janesky40@comcast.net or call (904) 612-367).

Carpool for New UU in the Area?

Stetson Cooper is a UU that just moved to Jacksonville for graduate school. He wants to attend our church, but doesn’t have transportation. He posted a request to our Facebook group, asking if anyone (particularly, UNF students) would carpool with him — he’d be willing to chip in for gas! If you can give him a ride, message him on Facebook. You can find his profile here: https://www.facebook.com/stetsoncooper.