Posts from June 2020

Posts from June 2020

Letter from the President, June 2020

Dear UUCJ Family, I hope you are all staying well during this time of increasing Covid-19 cases in our region. Trying times for us all! Over 60 people from UUCJ attended yesterday’s General Assembly church service from the UUA – I hope you were as inspired as I was. I cannot believe the amount of time, effort and technical expertise that went into creating this dynamic service. And the music was fabulous! There have been a few things happening “behind the scenes” during the…

Caring Candles

Phil Scanlan passed away peacefully in the morning of June 15, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19  restrictions, the family is having a private service. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Phil’s family and his partner, Judy Comley.  Condolence cards may be sent to Phil’s address.  Alice Shinkos  is now being treated at an inpatient program at Brooks Rehabilitation.  She sustained serious injuries in a car accident on June 8, 2020.  Cards sent to her home would be appreciated, but. please no phone calls.  She says she may…

Playing with Ideas June 28

On June 28, UUCJ has substituted the UU General Assembly Sunday Service that will start at 10:00 am and maybe as long as one and a half hours.    Playing With Ideas will start at 9:30 as usual.  Those individuals who wanted to see UUGA Sunday Service can leave the meeting to watch UU GA Sunday Service.  Carlos Fraticelli will hosting the Playing With Ideas Zoom session on his laptop and will mute himself to watch the UUGA Sunday Service…

Thank You from READ USA

READ USA sent the congregation a thank-you letter for UUCJ’s contribution and sponsorship of their 2020 Book Fair at Arlington Heights. You can read the letter by clicking on the link below.

Caring Candles

Phil Scanlan passed away peacefully in the morning of June 15, 2020.  He had recently been in hospice care. Our condolences go out to Phil’s wife, Judy and their family.   Alice Shinkos was admitted to Memorial Hospital on June 8, 2020 for treatment of neck and pelvic injuries sustained in a serious car accident.  She had neck surgery on June 15, 2020; her room is 4074.  Cards sent to her home would be appreciated, but no phone calls.  Alice expects to be transferred to…

Unveiling of UUCJ Foundation Sculpture

Carlos completed the painting of the wall around the UUCJ Foundation Sculpture honoring donors who have given more $10,000.  Mary Carter Peterson had Lois Hoeft’s leaf recently added prior to this virtual unveiling. We want to thank Lois for her generous gift that will continue to fund the UU Church of Jacksonville activities in perpetuity.

Thanks for Continuing to Make Donations During the Corona Crisis

ACS is open Monday-Friday, 9-12, to serve the community.  Please drop off donations and mail cash donations to Arlington Community Services, 1450 Rogero Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211.  UUCJ-ACS Teamsters delivered 46 pounds this week. Current needs are: canned peas, corn, soup, meats, tomatoes, gravy, dry milk, instant potatoes, Hamburger Helper, pasta and rice sides, Jiffy Cornbread Mix, peanut butter, jelly, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and bottled water.

Rev. Marti’s Midweek Message

Listen below to Rev. Marti’s last midweek message. If you have trouble seeing the audio player in your email client, click on the title to view the post in your web browser.

Revs. Roberta & Marti’s Schedule

Revs. Roberta and Marti will be finishing up their time with us as co-ministers on Monday, June 15th. Beginning the 16th, they will be taking their vacation leave and then attending UU professional meetings and the UUA General Assembly (virtually).

Website Redesign

You may have noticed that the website has gotten a bit of a facelift. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you might want to familiarize yourself with the new design: If you are currently hosting a UUCJ group, class, or workshop, do check out the religious education page at and make sure that your event shows up there. If it doesn’t, contact the Communications Director at with all the pertinent info.