Need Help with Cookie Social

The Christmas Eve service typically concludes with our cookie social in the Social Hall.  If that is to happen this year we must find people who know the kitchen routine to prepare the tables, make coffee, tea, etc. and clear the space afterward.  If you are able to do this most welcome and important service, please contact Sharon Scholl via or call her at 904-853-6158.  We do need to offer cheese, crackers, and fruit for our members who must not indulge in sugar, so non-bakers are welcome to bring these alternates.

Cat Colony

We have a small cat colony that lives on the grounds at UUCJ (three cats). A group of UU’s feeds them twice a day on a regular schedule, and we are looking for an additional person to join our group. If you like cats and live fairly close by — even if you can only do this once a week — please let Donna Janesky know.

The Food Pantry Needs You!

The Arlington Community Services Food Pantry is experiencing a food shortage at this time, and, unfortunately, there were no food contributions at UUCJ in the last two weeks. UUCJ has supported Arlington Community Services Food Pantry and their other services for many years, and they need our help!
Carlos Fraticelli drops off UUCJ’s donation every Tuesday, and he is looking forward to needing assistance to load his Toyota Prius this week because of all of your donations!  Canned and nonperishable goods are welcomed: Carlos notes that it is very convenient (and cheap) to buy twelve cans of anything at Aldi. Thank you for your continuing generosity!

Call for Volunteers

Would you like to make an impact on the future of our church?

Plant the seeds of faith. Share your time, care, and love with our young UUs.

Join the young students of the Religious Exploration program for fun, worship, and community.

Get philosophical with the teens.

Engage with the elementary school children.

Play with the toddlers and babies.

Come worship with our young UU!

We are in need of your involvement for an hour and a half Commit to help once a month or every other month.

The RE program needs many more adults to connect and nurture our young people.

Please contact the RE Team chair, Helene Kamps-Stewart at 904-571-2716.

READ USA Book Fair

READ USA Book Fair at Arlington Heights Elementary will be on Tuesday May 21.  Anyone who would like to volunteer for the book fair may go to to sign up.  Just click on the link for volunteer.  You will find a list of all the schools being served.  Click on Arlington Heights and choose a shift.  You may also volunteer for any of the other schools throughout the week.  Thanks again for your generous support.  If you need further assistance contact Meg Rohal.

Calling All Singers

The UUCJ choir is preparing a program to joyously celebrate Earth Day in April.
If you enjoy singing, please come join us. Rehearsals are on Sundays, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Opportunities Await on The Fundraising Team

We are a very small group this year and are in need of a few more members. Our meetings are held the first Sunday of the month, after service. Maybe your time is limited: consider becoming a “Friend of the Fund Raising Team” and help out at your convenience. The objective of our team is to: “Raise funds for the general use of UUCJ in a way that is fun and engaging for the entire congregation.” Fund Raising is fulfilling and creative… computer, cooking, crafting, and marketing are just a few of the skills needed for our team members. This is a great opportunity to use the talents you have gathered along life’s path to enrich our community and also, yourselves. If you are interested please contact Darlene Larsen:

UUCJ Dance: We need volunteers!

By popular demand, the Congregational Life Committee (CLC) would like to host a dance this quarter. To make the party happen, we need your help. We are looking for folks with enthusiasm and creativity to lead the following teams. Please let me know before January 15 if you can do so. Each leader will enlist a few others to serve on their team. We all need to pitch in to create community! We need leaders for: Food team, drinks team, decorations team, set-up team, technical team, straightening up team. Email Mark Stewart at if you are interested or have questions. Date is contingent on finding sufficient help. Once we have leaders, we will discuss the theme and date.

Clothes Closet Outreach

Unfortunately, I will no longer be able to carry on this outreach program in 2019 due to health reasons. I have been doing it for the past two years, and it has been very successful, with over a ton of donations in 2017, and close to that this year. So- if you are interested in taking it over or perhaps sharing the duties with others, let me know. Duties consist of picking up the donations from church in the hamper in the social hall, weighing them, and taking them to St. Paul’s Methodist church on Lone Star Road on Monday morning (between 9:00-9:45). On Tuesdays, the Clothes Closet is open for those in need to get clothing/shoes/baby items, etc. at no charge. It is my hope that this program will continue. Contact Donna Janesky if you are interested.