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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
November’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!
100th Interfaith Gratitude Service
Thursday, November 16, 2017
6 – 7pm at The Temple
8727 San Jose Blvd. • Jacksonville, FL 32217
Free and open to the public
Canned goods will be collected for Feed a Needy Neighbor
RSVPs appreciated: 904.620.1529 or online at https://tinyurl.com/100gratitude
See the concert table in the Social Hall for advance tickets to the Reggie Harris/Greg Greenway concert, Deeper Than the Skin, Friday, Dec. 8, 7:00 pm, at UUCJ. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids (17 and under) in advance. At the door, tickets go up to $20 for adults, so don’t delay. This presentation was given at the UUA’s General Assembly in June for a national (even international) audience and is currently touring around the U.S., so we are very lucky to have it here.
Also mark your calendars for our next concert to be given by David Roth on Sat., Jan. 13, also at UUCJ.
The next book discussion will be on Mark Sullivans novel, Beneath a Scarlet Sky. The group will meet at 1:00 pm on Mon., Dec. 4, at Books-a-Million near Regency. The novel is inspired by a true story of an Italian teenager who saved many Jews at the end of WWII by leading them over the Alps to Switzerland.
Nov. 14 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 720 Arlington Rd. N, at 7 PM
ICARE gets results! Be a part of justice in Jacksonville! All Justice Ministry Network members are expected to be there. Anyone interested in the efforts of ICARE is invited. All JMNs will be voting on a new problem to be addressed this year.
Contact Lois Hoeft Lbhjax2@comcast.net or 904-477-8320 for more information.