Help Needed

Are you looking for a way to help your fellow UUCJ members while maintaining proper physical distance? We are looking for folks who can get on the phone and provide coaching in the following areas:

  • Help somebody sign into Breeze, update their own contact information, and access the online directory. This will allow more of our members to stay in touch by phone
  • Help somebody download and use Zoom for the first time. This will allow more of our members to attend worship, small groups, and pastoral conversations.
  • Help somebody learn more about their home computers so they can use them successfully with Zoom and other platforms.

If you can help, please email Rev. Roberta (transitionminister@uucj.org) and she will put you in touch with somebody who will appreciate your help!

Soul Matters Zoom Sessions

What does it mean to be a people of trust? Sure, the current pandemic has caused a lot of changes to our personal lives and our life together in faith. But we can still work together on transition themes and issues. This week Rev. Roberta will lead two Zoom sessions of the Soul Matters workshop on trust that she led in person just a few weeks ago. Those who participated found the sessions challenging and affirming. You will get the most out of the workshop if you take a look at the spiritual exercises in advance and try one of them out for a few days. You can find them here: https://uucj.org/grow/adults/trust-exercises/. The session will be either Thursday April 2nd @ 7 pm (https://zoom.us/j/180107121) or Friday April 3rd @ 10 am (https://zoom.us/j/575168190).

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for continuing to make donations even during the social distancing of due to Coronavirus. Sara May donated 10 pounds which was added to other contributions. This brought the March 26 total to 87 pounds. This is higher than our average weekly gifts! Marian Hines (via cash donation), Barbara, and Carlos donated 56 lbs. of groceries this morning.  Others have indicated that they planned to make donations, but did not share the weight of their contributions.

Please continue to make donations because the need is great and increasing.  Please take the appropriate precautions when shopping, making deliveries, and when returning home.

More Sermons from Rev. Marti

Rev. Marti is sharing sermons in both text and audio form as an  additional online UU resource. This week’s is a look at an American  Unitarian Prophetess– Margaret Fuller–thought by many to be the most  brilliant conversationalist and lecturer and original feminist of the  19th century. This in celebration of the end of Women’s History Month 2020. You can find the sermon here: https://revmartikeller.com/sermons/american-prophetess-2020/

UUCJ Admin Staff is Still Here for You

The UUCJ campus and office are now closed to the public, as you all know, but Virginia (our Church Administrator) and Judy (our bookkeeper) are both working hard to make sure that our bills get paid on time, that your pledges and donations (thank youuuuu!) are processed as swiftly as possible, and that continued administrative duties are taken care of. Virginia continues to monitor and respond to all church emails and voicemails, either remotely from home or during occasional visits to our campus (when she picks up the physical mail.) Please know that your staff is ever present and devoted as always to doing its job.

UUCJ Plaque

When you next visit UUCJ, please look for the newly installed plaque celebrating our historic church.  It is on the wall adjacent to the Admin Office door.

Caring Candles

Recently, Larissa Hinman, a former member of this church, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, requiring surgery, chemotherapy, and possible radiation. The Hinman’s have two girls, Sophia and Saabella,  ages 11 and 8. The coronavirus is making her recovery especially difficult, and she will not be able to work for some time. A close friend of the family created a GoFundMe page for those who may wish to provide some support for Larissa and her family. Here is the link, where your contribution to their  comfort and solace will be greatly appreciated: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hinman-family-assistance

What Can You Do to Stay Healthy?

You may be tempted to polish off that container of ice cream as you sit home isolated and bored. But don’t do it! Maintaining a healthy microbiome impacts the immune system by 75%. Eating the wrong foods (sugar, processed food, junk)  can shift a healthy immune system within three days. Eat fermented foods to increase the number of good bacteria in your gut. This will increase your serum IGA levels which fight infection. Optimize your Vitamin D- take 2,000-3,000IU daily if needed. And if you are vegan, take B12 sublingual 500-1,000mcg 2-3x/week. Here is a web site from Forks over Knives with a list of foods you should have when quarantined:


https://www.forksoverknives.com/emergency-covid-19-grocery-list-plant-based/


Eat well, exercise, sleep, engage your brain, and stay connected. Hope to see you soon.

UUCJ Directory Photos

Please visit the UUCJ Breeze directory at uucj.breezechms.com. You will be surprised that many profiles now have a picture associated with them!  UUCJ Staff allowed Carlos to update these profile pictures from the many photos he has taken over the years.

Carlos attempted to use the most current photos he had of you.  Sometimes he had good closeups to work with, and other times he took the picture from the third row at service auction.  While he tried to be careful, he may have made you look a few years younger and you may have a different haircut or hair color.  Please review the pictures to ensure that you are presented as you would like to be on UUCJ Directory.

If you do not like the photo, please upload a better image of yourself. You can do this by clicking in the profile picture and hit the upload button. You can also update your profile information as well (such as your address, email, and phone number). If you don’t have a login for the Breeze directory, or need help editing your information, email tina@uucj.org.