Guest at Your Table

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.

UUCJ Fundraising Committee Goes Crafty!

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!

Special Collection for September 16th: UUCJ Foundation

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.

Special Collection August 12: JASMYN

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 for July: L’Arche of Jacksonville

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.

Special Collection for June: Girls Rock Jacksonville

Girls Rock Jacksonville’s mission is to cultivate self-empowerment and positive identity development in girls, trans, and gender non-conforming youth through music experimentation, DIY media and peer collaboration. GRJ takes place during July 23-27. We are currently closed for camp registration but do encourage you to join us on July 28 at 1904 music hall for our 7th annual Girls Rock Showcase. We are a grassroots organization and we 100% volunteer run and organized. We appreciate UUCJ for being our home for the last 3 years.

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.