Posts from March 2021
We are sad to report that Greg Hines passed away at his home on March 25, 2021. He died of heart failure and had been dealing with this condition for some time. Greg had been an active member of UUCJ for many years as a member of the Board, Denominational Affairs, CUUPS, Sunday coffee, the O’Leno Spring Retreat, the summer regional conference, SUSSI, and General Assembly. A memorial service will be planned once the church has reopened. Please send condolences…
We will not be holding the class Unitarian Universalism: Then & Now on Easter (April 5). We will resume the following month, on May 2.
Thanks for Continue to Assist Our Neighbors in Arlington! We are on schedule to exceed our goal of 3,500 pounds by almost 3,000 pounds. Please continue your generous ways. UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 67 pounds of groceries to ACS on Monday. Current needs are: saltines, pasta meals, pop-top soup, tomatoes, fruit juice, sardines, tuna in pouches, gravy, Hamburger Helper. We are also in need of small toiletries for the homeless bags. Continue to be safe and blessed!
Next week we are celebrating the birthdays of Florie Adiutori, on Thursday, April 8; and of Eli Wolf, Wende Carter’s son, on Friday, April 9. Please give them a call, shoot them an e-message, or send a card to let them know how special they are.
We have many birthdays to celebrate next week: Jennifer Stagon on Sunday, 3/28; Wende Carter and Flo Marquardt on Tuesday, 3/30; Leisla Sansom on Friday, 4/2; and Carlos Fraticelli on Saturday, 4/3. Please give these folks a call or send a card to send birthday greetings.
The issue of “truth” has become a deeply significant issue in our country during the Trump presidency and its aftermath. I take counsel from Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) in his poem “Advice to Pilgrims.” I share them with you not as being the definitive word on the subject but as containing some helpful suggestions. Most importantly I suggest that you regularly attempt to catch your intuition “clean and stark naked.” Advice to Pilgrims That our senses lie and our minds trick…
Family Promise of Jacksonville is a nonprofit organization with the goal of helping homeless families return to self-sufficiency by obtaining employment and permanent housing. Our speaker will be Beth Mixson, development director for Family Promise. She will give us some valuable insights into the problem of homelessness in Duval County especially as it has been impacted by the pandemic. She will give us further information explaining the many ways that Family Promise assists homeless families.
We are celebrating with these members who have birthdays next week: Jeff Funderburk, on Sunday, 3/21; Roger Wenner, on Monday, 3/22; and Cyd Reider, on Wednesday, 3/24. Please give each of our congregants a call or send a card.
Keep up the Good Work! We delivered 158 pounds of groceries on Monday, putting our YTD total at 1504 lbs. Marion Hines’s cash donation funded one-third of the donation, with Cyd Reider coming in with 55 lbs. on Wednesday morning. Thanks to those who have given cash donations to ACS. Your stimulus check may be arriving this week—several UUCJ members who were able to donate those funds have donated portions of stimulus checks in the past. Current needs: saltines, pasta meals,…
Joyce Milford had right shoulder rotator cuff surgery on March 4, 2021. She started physical therapy this week. Best wishes for a complete recovery. Marsha Collins fell on March 13, 2021, and was treated in the ER; the CT scan was fine. Healing wishes go out to Marsha.