Announcements (Page 2)

Announcements (Page 2)

Caring Candles

Long time UUCJ member, Gene DeLoach, age 104, passed away on December 28, 2020.  After her daughter went to college, Gene started college, completed a masters degree and worked as a speech therapist.  Prior to college, she used her sewing skills to start DeLoach House of Fabrics. Gene’s sister, Esther, died 6 weeks later at 106. A celebration of their lives is planned…

Special Collections

Despite the pandemic,  the response of our wonderful congregation to our special collections has been amazing.  In 2020 UUCJ donated over $10,000 to non-profits that benefit our Jacksonville community.  Considering we did not conduct collections for several months, this is a testament to the generosity of this community.  This includes:  Minister’s Discretionary…

ICARE Nehemiah Assembly

The ICARE (Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment) Justice Ministry Network (JMN) at UUCJ will be commissioned by Rev. Paul during the March 7 service.  One of the JMNs will be inviting you soon to the Nehemiah Action Assembly on April 19.  Plan now to say “yes”!

Arlington Community Services Update

JUST WOW!  Besides the cash donations I do not track, Arlington Community Garden and UUCJ donated 141 lbs. of groceries and other gifts a week.  At this pace, you will exceed our shared goal by 3,744 pounds by the end of the year.  When those stimulus checks come, if you can share some of that cash with ACS and the other charities you support, you could continue to help…

Speaker Bio: Allen Tilley

Allen Tilley is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of North Florida, where he taught for 35 years.  After completing his BA at Vanderbilt University, he served as an officer in the US Navy, seeing duty in Viet Nam. He received his PhD in Medieval and Renaissance English literature from the University of Iowa in 1972. At the University of North Florida he…

Arlington Community Services Update

UUCJ/ACS delivered 62 lbs. ACS on February 16, 2021.  Keep up the generous donations. Mary Louise Weber, ACS Executive Director, indicates that current needs are saltines, pasta meals, Jell-O & Pudding Snack Packs, canned fruit, meat, broth & gravy, pasta & rice sides.  We are also in need of small toiletries for the homeless bags. Be blessed!

UUCJ Birthdays

Belated birthday greetings to Robert Prager, whose birthday was Tues,. Feb. 16, which didn’t make it into last week’s announcement. Next week we celebrate the birthdays of Candy Rue on Thurs., Feb. 25, and Barbara Robinson on Fri., Feb. 26. As always, please let these folks know you care by acknowledging their special day.

Special Collection: Partner Church

How does an accidental UU, who was an accidental Catholic, end up going on pilgrimage to Transylvania  to visit our partner church in Bozod?  Carlos Fratecelli  will answer this question on Sunday.  He will go on to discuss how this pilgrimage was part of his UU journey.  However, the trip will not be the main story.  The story will be about how adopting a Partner Church…