Special Collection November 20th: Rethreaded

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.

Clothes Closet

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!

Healthy Eating Class

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.

Generosity in Action: Donna Janesky

Donna JaneskyFor 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!

Christmas Choir

It’s here!  Our first rehearsal will be November 6 at 12:30 after our church service in the chapel.  We’ll be presenting A Wooly Tale, intergenerational program with a Celtic hymn, traditional carols, and new music you’ll enjoy learning.  Everyone is invited to join – music readers and non-readers alike.  We’ll have practice CD’s or MP3’s so you can learn at home also.  Six rehearsals and our program is the church service on December 18.  For information and encouragement, contact Sharon Scholl at 904-853-6158.

Clothes for the Needy

Over 330 pounds! That’s how many clothes we have delivered to St. Paul’s Clothes Closet so far. Keep ’em coming…clean out those closets! Shoes, baby items, personal care items also welcome.

Clean out those closets, and deposit in the hamper just inside the social hall.  

Garden Work Day

Saturday, Nov 5th (10am – 1pm)

Meet at UUCJ’s garden (growing food for pantries) located at Tree Hill Nature Center (7152 Lone Star Road 32211-East Entrance) to help us prep the beds for the winter growing season. We will be weeding and adding soil. Contact Leslie Gould, our church ground keeper,  with any questions. Tools provided. Bathrooms on site. Wear work clothes and bring gloves if you have them. The more help we have, the more food we can grow!

Mission Funding Progress

What a great start! We have 108 pledges of $186,537.04 toward our budget goal of $265,000. Don’t delay, turn in your commitment forms today!   Fill out your declaration packet here.

Little Free Library Book Donations

Books for young readers and other donations are needed for UUCJ’s Little Free Library. It is on the UUCJ driveway and also on the walk short-cut to the Avalon Hill Apartments just east of the UUCJ Campus. 


Books for young readers, paperback dictionaries, beginner’s cookbooks, books about sports, science, nature and others are all needed. Appropriate DVD’s would also be welcome. These materials may be bought to the social hall on Sundays or left in the church office during the week.