Our special collection for November 18th will be to support our partner church in Bozud, Romania. With the longtime minister of the church, Levante and his lovely wife, Angela visiting us today, please give generously.
Sales start this week for Equal Exchange chocolates. $2 and $5 bags, with a holiday card bonus accompanying the five dollar bag.
No bulk sales of cards this year. Thanks for your support.
Our annual fundraiser for the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) starts on November 11th and runs through December. Gather your loose coins for this valuable organization that fights for human rights around the world. Central Americans will be our featured ‘Guests’ this year.
The committee will have a table at the Craft Fair this year featuring small quilted items, bead craft sets suitable for teens or adults, Christmas themed items, wood and bead crafter tools including chainnose, flatnose and roundnose pliers. We also hope to have a small selection of inmate art. Everything is very reasonably priced and a large percentage of the proceeds will go to UUCJ. The Craft Fair is a great place to get a jump on your Christmas shopping, don’t miss it!
The Healthy Start Coalition leads a cooperative community effort to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of children, childbearing women and their families in Northeast Florida. Lisa Read — special community projects liaison — will further explain the mission of this vital organization.
The goal of the Foundation is to create a longstanding financial source to promote the continued growth of UU philosophies of social justice and equality within our community for future generations. Planned giving is form of stewardship for the future. As we renew our covenant to UUCJ, let us consider the value of contributing to this fund that provides a continued source of funding for our beloved community.
A non-profit youth services organization for LGBTQ young people ages 13-23, JASMYN provides a welcoming and safe place for this vulnerable population. Liz Nolan, volunteer and community engagement specialist will represent this amazing organization to explain its mission and the many ways UUCJ can lend support to this “rainbow community.”
Special Collection July 15th: L’Arche of Jacksonville. Our Arlington neighbor L’Arche Jacksonville provides housing and on going support for people with intellectual disabilities. L’Arche believes that by creating an environment where people with intellectual and physical disabilities can share their gifts, we are affecting a positive change in the world. Mark Cashen, Board Secretary will further explain the valuable mission of L’Arche Jacksonville. Let us show support for our neighbors with disabilities by giving generously to this wonderful organization.
Graciela Cain: Graciela has been an organizer with a Girls Rock Jacksonville for the past 3 years. She not only is an organizer but a singer , rapper and DJ. She is very passionate about helping LGBTQI+ youth in Jacksonville Florida and she believes that we should listen to them more because they truly have all the answers.
The online silent auction will close Saturday June 2nd, 10am. Winning bidders can pay for their items in the social hall Sunday, or payment arrangements can be made upon receipt of statement. We have learned a lot by conducting the event a little differently this year, and will put that info to good use for next year. Congrats and heartfelt thanks to all who participated!