Nurture Our Beloved Community – Mission Funding Effort Theme for 2018

The Mission Funding Team brainstormed recently to come up with the theme for the Mission Funding Effort which will fund our operating expenses, an expansion of staff hours, and hopefully make a small down payment on our capital needs.  Nurturing UU Church of Jacksonville takes resources and our old standby buzz phrase for this is Time – Talent  – Treasure.

The time and talent comes from our members as volunteers and UUCJ employees who help the UUCJ Board manage UUCJ’s campus and operations.  We are hoping to expand staff hours for some positions and create new part-time positions to support the activities of our shared ministry.  The Mission Funding Team thinks these additional resources will enhance our welcoming community, leading to more guests and new members and also improving services to existing members.

The treasure, your financial contributions, will help us care for our spiritual home.  Our award winning Church campus needs a renewal.  It will provides a home for our Sunday services and religious education programs for children and adults, supports outreach to the Arlington community and Jacksonville in general, and provides an inviting environment for our small group activities, such as the Journey Programs and various support groups.  The improvement of these ministries and programs will allow us to reach outward and help the Arlington Community and Jacksonville through such efforts as ICARE and special collection efforts.  It also enhances our internal ministry to each other as we progress through our spiritual paths.

 

From Mission Funding Team

Fundraising Meeting

Sunday, 8/20 @12:15pm – Darwin Room

If you are interested in joining the Fundraising Committee, please join us on Sunday, Aug 20th @ 12:15pm in the Darwin Room. We will be discussing our budget and upcoming events for Fundraising for UUCJ. Come join the FUN and be a part of this very important committee.

Special Collection for June – UUCJ Foundation

Our special collection last month brought in a total of $1552 for our Endowment Fund. This gift will keep on giving to the church in years to come. Our Endowment Fund donates 4% of its assets, which are approaching $500,000, back to UUCJ each year to be used as our Board of Trustees directs. Thank you for your generosity.

Special Collection for June

The special collection for June 11 will go to the UUCJ Foundation Endowment Fund. Our Endowment has been created by forward-looking members and friends who have given long-term gifts to provide permanent financial support for UUCJ’s mission. The Foundation gives 4% of the fund’s assets annually to the church and over the years has contributed $500,000 to UUCJ. Every week we give to support our current expenses. This one time we are asking for gifts for our future health and growth. Please make your check payable to UUCEF and write Jacksonville Endowment in the subject line.

Special Collection for January

The Special Collection for January will be for The Women’s Center of Jacksonville.  The Women’s Center of Jacksonville provides a multitude of services to our community.   Their mission is to improve the lives of women through advocacy, support and education.  Today, we will hear from Robin Graber, the Director of the Sexual Assault, Rape Recovery Team.

Please stop by their table in the social hall to today to speak with Robin to find out more about their programs.

Guest at Your Table

GUEST at YOUR TABLE money and boxes can still be dropped off on Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st. We know how busy the season is, and will be happy to take your donations for the global efforts of our UUSC. Thank you to all who have given toward this great organization.

Guest at Your Table

GUEST AT YOUR TABLE campaign ends Sunday, December 18th. Please turn in your coin boxes and envelopes for UUSC. If you forgot, yes, we will still take them next week, but chocolate sales end December 18th. Remember, checks should be made out to UUCJ, with UUSC on the memo line. Thanks for all your support.