Category: Fundraising

Service Auction: Thanks to All!

Kudos to all involved in the Service auction, Donors, Bidders, Staff and Volunteers!  Financially speaking, we had the best Service Auction since 2017 yielding $17,255…and still counting!  The Donors outdid themselves this year, we had more vacations getaways than I’ve ever seen and several  high … read more.

Special Collection: UUCJ Foundation

The UUCJ Foundation is a separate non-profit incorporated in the State of Florida.  The mission of the  Foundation is to advance religious, charitable and educational purposes by the distribution of funds for such purposes.  In addition,  the endowment fund managed by the Foundation seeks to … read more.

Special Collection: St. Johns Riverkeeper

Our Special Collection on Sunday, July 18 will be for the St. Johns Riverkeeper Organization whose vision is a thriving St. Johns River Watershed that sustains healthy ecosystems for future generations. The St. Johns Riverkeeper is  a privately funded, independent and trusted voice for the St. … read more.

Special Collection: READ USA

Our speaker this Sunday will be Terrence Freeman, newly appointed CEO of READ USA. UUCJ has done a special collection to sponsor a  READ USA book fair for the students of Arlington Heights Elementary School for the past 5 years.  The book fairs allow each … read more.

Capital Campaign Update

The capital campaign, Renewing Our Community, is moving ahead with many gifts coming in from the congregation. We are about half-way toward our goal to be able to complete the project of improving and enlarging the social hall, redesigning the kitchen, adding ADA bathrooms, and … read more.

Special Collection: Family Promise

Family Promise of Jacksonville is a nonprofit organization with the goal of helping homeless families return to self-sufficiency by obtaining employment and permanent housing.  Our speaker will be Beth Mixson, development director for Family Promise.  She will give us some valuable insights into the problem … read more.

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 … read more.

Your Opinion Needed

We usually start ordering materials for our ‘Guest At Your Table’ campaign in September. We know there will be no coin boxes, pamphlets, and cards, but do we want to keep the chocolate sales? The Fair Exchange chocolates serve two purposes- money raised for the … read more.