UUCJ Journey Workshop

Dec 2, Saturday, 9:30 am ~ 2:30 pm
UUCJ Social Hall

For Committee Chairs and Members, and Everyone else!

Our last workshop of the series, Stepping Stone 5, addresses best practices for making the most out of meetings.  Whether it’s 4 meeting tune-ups, facilitation skills, group development, decision-making, or gaining a systemic view of individual and group process, this workshop offers tools and insight into effective ways to achieve our mission and grow in community. Karen Kempf and Jennifer Tucker are workshop guides. Join us for this enlightening and community building time together.

Childcare is provided if requested by Nov. 17. Light lunch will be served!  Please register onlineuucj.org/grow – or contact Lois Hoeft at [email protected].

Bequest Club Update

In preparation for the UUCJ  Foundation annual meeting, we updated and are checking our Bequest Club list. This list contains the names of the generous dedicated members who have included gifts to UUCJ in their estate plan.

Previous donor’s gifts are an important part of the Church’s financial well-being.

Please check the list over and let us know if any names are missing.

Also if you are interested in finding out about ways to include UUCJ or UUCJ Endowment in your estate plan just give one of the Foundation Board members a call.

Thanks, Lynn Shad

Click to download the list: UUChurch of JAX Foundation (pdf)

Deeper than The Skin

Barbara Robinson is unable to stay for the service this Sunday, but will be selling concert tickets outside the Chapel before the service. $15 for adults, $10 for children in advance, cash or check made out to UUCJ.

Choir Rehearsal and Potluck

Members of the choir are invited to go to the Social Hall during the last hymn this coming Sunday.  Partake of the potluck offerings, enjoy socializing, and return to the chapel by 12:45 and we can still have some useful time for a rehearsal.

Guest at Your Table

As we begin our six-week campaign for Guest At Your Table, please help Jennifer with our bookkeeping and make all checks to UUCJ. Add UUSC to the memo line. Do this for any donations to the envelopes, chocolates, or greeting cards. Thanks!

Caring Candles

Buck Plaster suffered a mild stroke on November 11, 2017 and was admitted to Mayo hospital.  He expects to be transferred this week to Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital on University Boulevard.  Buck and Sallie are very grateful for all the good wishes expressed in the many cards and calls they have received.

Terri Brown Neal has been hospitalized several times recently at Memorial Hospital.  She had more tests this week and was hoping to be discharged on November 14, 2017.    She said that she wants to thank everyone for their loving concern.

Mission Funding Update

The Mission & Funding Team reports that 151 Financial Commitments have been completed bringing our 2018 total to $238,501.20.

We are optimistic that the 20 or so outstanding Financial Commitments will be made very soon and this can be done by filling out a Financial Commitment Form or contacting Jennifer Riley at the church (904-725-8133).

We are grateful for our church community and the pledges we have received that further the success of the many missions of our church.

Memorial for Carolyn Maddox

There will be a small intimate Memorial Service for Carolyn Maddox on Friday, Nov 17th at 3pm here at the church. There will be no reception following.

Guest at Your Table coming November 19th

Imagine you are a young woman with children, fleeing violence in Central America. You are locked up in a family detention center, but with the help of UUSC and its Refugee partner organization in Texas, you receive legal assistance. When we start “Guest at Your Table” on Nov. 19th, you can read all about it.

Generosity in Action: November 2017

Nancy RatnourNovember’s Geneoristy in Action honoree is Nancy Ratnour. Nancy has been part of the fundraising committee. As a talented artist, she has headed up the annual craft fair, contributing her own hand-crafted jewelry to help raise money for the church.

She also has been a part of the group that feeds the church cats on a regular basis. She is a big cat lover and advocate.

Nancy has had cancer for some time, and has received many treatments (including proton therapy which she is currently undergoing). However, she never complains, and she continues to grace us with her smiles, attend church functions and contribute her talents to our church community.

Next time you see Nancy, be sure to thank her for all she does!