Generosity in Action for July 2017

For July, our Generosity in Action nominee is Sunnie Baber! Sunnie is the chair of the Membership Committee, working hard to put together introductory materials for new members and making them feel welcome. She leads our songs during Sunday services, manages our social media, and has served on the Mission Funding Team. Sunnie also gives many hours to the church youth — she is an RE and nursery volunteer and an exemplary OWL teacher. She hosts the renowned Taco and Beer party every year for the Service Auction, and is, in Phillip’s own words, the church’s “minister wrangler”. Make sure to thank Sunnie for all of the tireless hours she puts into our beloved community!

News from Our Partner Church

It’s been confirmed! Marta Zsemberovszsky has notified us that Levente Fazes and his wife, Angela, will be visiting us this fall from October 13th — 23rd. We will be meeting to plan events and activities for them to enjoy during their stay with us. This is a great opportunity to return the wonderful hospitality shown to UU’s when we visited them in Bozod, Romania. More to come!

 

Green Sanctuary Meeting

Sunday, June 25th (12:30 Fletcher Room)

All are welcome to attend our quarterly Green Sanctuary group meeting. This is the group that works on the environmental efforts of UUCJ so that we may continue to live out our 7th Principle and keep our “Green Sanctuary” designation.

Need Co-Chair on Building & Grounds Committee

Chris Lippincott is resigning as Building & Grounds chairman after 7 years of service In that position. The co-chair, Rob McKennon, will become the chairperson and will need a co-chair.  This is an opportunity to be of service to our beloved community and be an important part of caring for our building and grounds.  Chris will continue to be a volunteer and help as needed.

Our Gang for June

Our Gang will visit the Cummer on Wednesday June 28. Please meet in the cafe by 10:50. At 11:00 we’ll visit their current exhibit – Ink, Silk & Gold – Islamic Art, followed by lunch in the cafe at noon. Admission is free for members, $6.00 for non-members. Let me know if you’re planning to attend (but feel free to drop by without notification). Call Leisla Sanson Leisla 904-745-7803 if question

Arlington Food Bank Update

We are on pace to donate 1500 pounds of foodstuffs by June 30.  We are currently at 1440 pounds as of June 12 delivery to ACS Food Bank.

If we keep this pace, we can make 3,000 pounds by December 31.  We did little over 2,000 last year and that required a last minute run to BJ’s.  Keep up the good work and thanks for your generosity to those in need.

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.