AHE is requesting volunteers to help out with their field days. There are two days, Wednesday, May 24 and Friday, May 26th.
The LDC has been working for two years to provide a pool of names to the board for nomination into leadership positions at UUCJ.
We have also created a curriculum of learning experiences and workshops to help cultivate and encourage positive leadership skills for our congregation (UUCJ Journey; Stepping Stones; Building Beloved Community, a series of 4 “steps” through which we can learn about ourselves, our church and how to grow an involved and beloved community).
At the end of this year, several of the members will have fulfilled their two year positions and we are looking for people to join the committee to continue this valuable work.
Please let us know if you interested in finding out more about our process and possibly joining our team. We also invite anyone curious about our group to come to a meeting and observe exactly what it is we do! Our next meeting is May 16th @ 6:30pm.
Sun, Feb 29th after service
On Sun, 2/29 immediately following the Sunday Worship service, we will have our annual Sign-up Sunday event. This is your opportunity to check out all the committees and groups that we have available here at UUCJ. This will be a FUN event with lots of fanfare and atmosphere. In this week’s and next week’s Order of Service, you will find a list of the committee’s that will be represented there along with a brief description of what each one does and how they can use your help. Please plan to sign-up and volunteer to help with one or more of these committee’s Remember that UUCJ runs almost solely on volunteer help, and without you, we cannot do all the needed tasks to keep UUCJ a thriving and growing community.
Saturday, December 3rd (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. 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! To find out more go to www.arlingtoncommunitygarden.org.
The “Blood-mobile” will be here from 9am-2pm on Sunday Dec 11th. This is a vitally important cause that can save lives in times of crisis. If you are able, please take the time to donate that day.
NOTE: The Blood mobile will be parking in the same space in front of the playground fence in the upper parking lot, so please park in the lower parking lot that day to help facilitate easy entrance for this large vehicle.
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!
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.
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!
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.
UUCJ will begin collecting clothes and shoes for the needy by joining forces with St. Paul’s Methodist church at 8264 Lone Star Road, where their volunteers staff a separate building on their premises (The Clothing Closet), and those in need can shop for items. People can come every Tuesday from 1-4 pm and make selections, which are free of charge. We will participate by placing a clothes hamper in the social hall, where you can place used items you wish to give away. Donna Janesky will periodically empty the hamper and take the items to St. Paul’s for distribution. So – clean out those closets! And thank you for your participation.