No regular meetings for December. Meetings at 6 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of January and February will be at the Regency Square Library conference room rather than at the church. Contact Paige Slade at 223-8418 or Joyce Milford at 249-2403.
The 1st Annual Mavis Greene award goes to Mary Blajian and Gene Cronk for being the first to turn in their UUSC membership. See Cyd for your chocolate prize! If a $40 membership is beyond your budget, please take home a coin box and collect what you can for our global efforts by Dec. 18th. If using a check, write it to UUCJ, with UUSC on the memo line.
The GUEST AT YOUR TABLE campaign will kickoff on Sunday, November 20th. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has been advancing human rights around the world since WWII.
Coin boxes are back; free trade chocolates and holiday cards will be sold; and a special guest speaker, Rebecca Burns will visit us on Dec. 11th, to describe her participation in the UUSC Haitian projects. Contact Cyd Reider (904-329-3264) for more info.
Please join us November 20th to give thanks and share fellowship. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite dish to contribute to the potluck dinner. We will eat after service, in the Social Hall. Feel free to invite guests, family and friends. Please contact Jennifer Tucker if you are able to help with set-up, serving, and/or cleanup ([email protected], 301-653-4444).
The special collection will benefit Rethreaded: a Jacksonville non-profit assisting woman to escape the sex trade through advocacy and training. Kristen Keen, executive director will explain the mission of ReThreaded and sell some of their lovely products. The holidays are right around the corner! Make your checks payable to UUCJ with ReThreaded in the memo line.
THU, 11/17 – 99th Annual OneJax Interfaith Gratitude Service, 6pm
Held at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church (4001 Hendricks Ave, 32207). All are welcome!
We have donated 368 pounds of clothing to the St. Paul’s Clothing Closet. They are soliciting volunteers to help them on Monday, 8-1 pm to help sort and hang the clothes, and on Tuesday throughout the morning when people come in and make their selections. Any time you can give is welcome!
The church cats are being well cared for by a group of dedicated volunteers. These cats have been with us for many years, and we support the cat colony by feeding them twice a day in such a way that raccoons are discouraged and the cats are kept healthy. All are neutered. We want to welcome new volunteers, Elena Rigg and Jennifer Kula. Pictured are Ann Eustace, Alice Ricker, Elena Rigg, Stuart Walling, Donna Janesky,and Nancy Ratnour. Missing are Martha Aiken, Barbara Whitehead, Briana Feinberg, and Jennifer Kula.
If you wish to participate we can always use additional volunteers and we can always use cat food. Take advantage of those BOGO’s and bring the extra bag to church. And say thanks to the volunteers who respect the inter-dependent web, of which we are a part.
Healthy Eating Class: November 13th, 12:30 Fletcher room. Come and learn what we put IN, ON, and AROUND our bodies that may be making us sick.
For November’s Generosity in Action we are recognizing Donna Janesky. Donna contributes her time and talent to the church in so many ways: She chairs the Special Collection Committee, helps head up the Arlington Community Garden, and volunteers regularly at our partner school, Arlington Heights Elementary School. She runs the Ethical Eating Class, is head of the Partner Church Committee for our sister church in Bozod, and she leads the “unoffical” feral/stray cat feeding efforts out of her love of animals. Whew! If that wasn’t enough, we regularly see her at other volunteer efforts whenever help is needed at the church. We truly appreciate all of the effort that Donna makes puts into the betterment of our church community!