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 yielding theme parties, brunches, lunches, dinners, picnics and a tea … Continue reading Service Auction: Thanks to All!

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 ensure support, enhancement and the continuation of the religious and … Continue reading Special Collection: UUCJ Foundation

UUCJ Last Chance Auction – One Week Only, Ends Sunday June 6, 10pm

Many, many thanks to the Donors, Bidders and Volunteers who wholeheartedly supported our UUCJ Spirit of Life Service Auction; because of you this totally online event was a smashing success!  The Fundraising Team has felt great joy in working with you, the members, on this Service Auction Journey and look forward to future, and even … Continue reading UUCJ Last Chance Auction – One Week Only, Ends Sunday June 6, 10pm

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 student to choose three new books for summer reading.  The … Continue reading Special Collection: READ USA

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 a new elevator—as well as creating a deck and gazebo. … Continue reading Capital Campaign Update

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 of homelessness in Duval County especially as it has been … Continue reading Special Collection: Family Promise

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 Fund- $2804; Foster … Continue reading Special Collections

Special Collection: Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition

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. Our speaker will be Lisa Read- Community Projects Liaison.  Lisa will inform us of the work of this life saving organization as well as the many positive changes … Continue reading Special Collection: Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition

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 UUSC and money for small farmers. Cyd Reider is willing to … Continue reading Your Opinion Needed