Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

ICARE: Interfaith Coalition for Reconciliation and Empowerment

Are you concerned about social justice in Jacksonville? The ICARE leadership team of UUCJ will be kicking off our listening process through our house meetings in September and October. Please join one of our meetings so that you can express your concerns about  social justice in Duval County and become a justice ministry network member.  Our first house meeting  will be September 19 at 2:00 via Zoom.  The house meeting on Saturday morning, October 2 at 10:00 will be held outside at…

Social Justice Opportunities

Social justice is at the core of who we are and what we do. But it has been a challenge over the past year and a half to reach out and help people in our own community that have significant needs. If you are looking for ways you might be able to be involved, here are just a few of the UUCJ opportunities that you can consider: RIVER CITY PRIDE PARADE The parade will be held on Saturday, October 2nd beginning…

Finance Committee Volunteers Needed

The Finance Committee needs volunteers to help manage UUCJ financial resources to fulfill our church mission as we welcome our new full-time minister, Rev. Lee Anne Washington. Our committee oversees financial procedures, recommends policy changes, recommends an annual Mission Budget from pledges and committee requests, and tracks actual income and expenses. You don’t have to be an accountant to join our team, just want to help other volunteers contribute to UUCJ. We try to have enjoyable meetings where everyone has…

Arlington Community Garden Needs your Help on August 14 and 28 from 9-12!

School is out which means the JU and UNF students who normally would be helping our grower tend the garden are no longer available. Nichole could use help with weeding and harvesting. She is hoping for volunteers on Saturday August 14 and Saturday August 28 from 9-12. No RSVP needed, just show up at Tree Hill’s East entrance. (The entrance labeled for buses just 5 minutes from our church campus). If you have questions you may contact Nichole at . Go…

Small Group Opportunities

Yes, we have a few (book clubs, Spiritual Studies, Playing with Ideas, area meetings) but there is an expressed need for a lot more person to person options.  Problem #1: We have no Adult Religious Education Committee to organize such groups, connect us with each other, shepherd these processes so they have the materials and leadership they need.  So Sharon Scholl is trying to solicit two or three more UU folks to join her so we can get something going.…

Arlington Community Garden Needs your Help!

School is out which means the JU and UNF students who normally would be helping our grower tend the garden are no longer available. Nichole is currently taking care of all the plots by herself and could use help with weeding and harvesting. She will open the garden to the public every other Saturday from 9-12 and would love to see some volunteers. No RSVP needed, just show up at Tree Hill’s East entrance. (The entrance labeled for buses just…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Your Continued Support of Our Arlington Neighbors! We delivered 53 lbs. of groceries on Mary 4 and added 365 pounds to the previous week based on what ACS indicated our members and friends donated in April.  If you keep this pace of donations throughout the year, we will exceed our goal, 3500 lbs., by 4213 pounds. Note from Mary Louise Weber, Arlington Community Services: Thank you for the bountiful donations of food, masks, blankets, and monetary gifts you…

Have You Ever Thought About Being a Worship Associate?

A huge thank you to our wonderful Worship Associates for March:  Penny Reid, Nancy Murrey-Settle, Blanche Williams, and Meg Rohal.  We have a dedicated cohort of WA’s, but could use a few more to add to the list.  This is a great way to serve UUCJ occasionally, and it’s interesting and fun.  We’ll provide you with training, resources—and even a script!  If you’re interested, or just have questions, please contact Penny Reid at .

Membership Chair Needed

Our Membership Committee is in need of a new chair. The Membership Committee is vital to growing our UUCJ community—they serve as a friendly face to new visitors and provide them with information on UUCJ and how to become members. They guide people through the membership process and help them become more involved with UUCJ once they join.  While we are still hosting virtual services and events, Membership is not hosting their monthly Path to Membership Q&A groups—at this time…

Minister Search Committee

The Board would like to organize a search committee for a minister and include a variety of members of the congregation.  If you are interested, please contact Virginia Deroy, UUCJ administrator, or any member of the Board.