Posts from September 2020

Posts from September 2020

New on the UUCJ Campus: Climate Change Staff Gauge

The Adaptation Task Force commissioned and recently installed a Climate Change Staff Gauge near the boardwalk at the edge of the pond. A staff gauge is a ruler used to measure the level of a body of water, and ours is marked to show the expected water level rise in the pond over coming decades. It also includes reference levels corresponding to affected parts of the campus. This staff gauge will be a tangible reminder of the steady water level…

UUCJ Birthdays

We have 2 UUCJ birthdays to celebrate next week: Henry Rogers on 10/6 and Eleanor Duncan on 10/9. Please give them a call or send a card to let them know we care. If you have a birthday next week and your name is not listed, we apologize that our information is incomplete. To get your birthdate recorded in our data base, please contact Barbara Robinson via email (bjr2447@gmail.com) or phone (904-874-2603). Our spoken affirmation starts: “Love is the doctrine…

Caring Candles

Florie Aduitori’s sister, Sheila Barth, passed away during the night of September 28, 2020 in New York.The pandemic is requiring a 2 week quarantine on travel to New York.  They may not be able to travel for a service. Our deepest condolences go out to Florie and Joe and their family. Byron Berg continues to work on his physical therapy program and getting stronger.Carol Vogel was hospitalized Friday, September 25, 2020. We are glad to hear that she was discharged to…

How to Contact Rev. Paul

Rev. Paul is officially our minister October 1! If you’d like to contact him, you can email him at minister@uucj.org. You can look forward to meeting him during this Sunday’s service.

Arlington Community Service Update

Thanks again—we exceeded our contributions for 2019 with donations of 3037. Now let’s make 4,000 plus pounds! UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 45 pounds of groceries Monday.  Thanks also to members who are making direct cash donations to ACS. Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director of ACS, reported that they fed 112 folks and helped 19 with rent/JEA as of the middle of the month.     Current needs are: canned peas, mixed beans, pork & beans, mixed veggies, tomatoes, potatoes, Hamburger Helper, instant…

UUCJ Reopening Preparations

The last in-person service at UUCJ was in March.  So, when will the next one be?   The New Normal Team, meeting every 2 weeks since June, has been planning for that safe reopening.  There are a wide range of guidelines.  We have recommended a phased reopening for indoor gathering, starting when the COVID-19 test positivity rate in our area is less than 5% for a two-week period.  The Duval rate has been below 5% since 9/6 and the Clay rate has been below 5% since…

Speaker Bio: Eric Bannan

Eric Bannan  is a husband, father, songwriter, storyteller, US Coast Guard rescue flight crew veteran, back country adventure racer and cancer survivor with a masters in computer science. He has been called to share his art to inspire, heal, motivate for positive change and build community. Based in Pittsboro, NC Eric travels the Southeast  bringing the power of storytelling to faith communities, festivals and front porches.

UUCJ Birthdays

We have 4 birthdays to celebrate next week: Tammy Tibbles on 9/27, Mark Dickens on 9/29, Linda Leon on 9/30, and Darlene Larsen on 10/3. Please give them a call or send them a card to let them know we care. If you have a birthday next week and your name is not listed, we apologize that our information is incomplete. Please call (904 -874-2603) or email (bjr2447@gmail.com) Barbara Robinson and she will see that our data base is updated.…

Caring Candles

Former UUCJ member Flo Nell Ozell, 96, passed away on August 24, 2020 in Tallahassee.  Flo Nell and her husband, Alan moved to Tallahassee in 2008 to be near their daughter Camille’s family. Alan predeceased Flo Nell in 2013.  Sincere condolences go out to Flo Nell’s family.

We Are on The Way to 4,000 pounds Plus!

UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 38 pounds of groceries today.  Combining this delivery with Cyd Reider’s delivery of 28 pounds brings the total to 66 lbs. If we keep this pace, we will donate over 4,000 pounds of groceries, which is 1,000 pounds more than in 2019.   Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director of ACS, reported that they fed 112 folks and helped 19 with rent/JEA as of the middle of the month. Current needs are: canned peas, mixed beans, pork & beans, mixed…