Announcements

Announcements

Qualified Charitable Deductions

Are you at least 70 ½? Did you know that you might be eligible to make your charitable contribution to UUCJ tax free, even if you don’t itemize deductions? IRS has a program called “Qualified Charitable Deductions” (QCD) that does just that. The QCD is an option that allows you, starting at age 70½, to instruct your IRAadministrator to direct IRA distributions to a qualified charity. Because your IRA distribution goes directly to UUCJ, you do not report it as…

Zazen Meditation and Discussion Group

For all interested in Zazen Meditation and discussion, come sit with us in the Anthony Room on Saturdays 1:30pm-3:00pm (12:30pm for any newcomers) and Monday evenings 7:00pm-8:30pm, (6:00 for newcomer orientation.) Reach out to group director Bill Mayhew at  or communications director Bret Crews at . Meetings available over Zoom as well and Bill or Brent will provide link.

Notice of UUCJ-Related Email Scam

Rev. Lee Anne’s email address has been spoofed, and there has been an email scam circulating among the congregation. If you receive an email from Rev. Lee Anne that requests a favor from you (with no other details), DO NOT RESPOND to the email. It is a scam, and they will try to persuade you to buy them gift cards. This is a common scam in which people will pretend to be pastors or bosses and exploit people’s trust and…

Rev. Pat Ray

Rev. Pat Ray, who has been a member of our sister congregation BBUUC passed away on Saturday, September 25th in Deland, Florida where she had moved to be closer to her father. From the BBUUC website: Reverend Patricia (Pat) Ray is a Registered Nurse with a Masters’ degree in Public Administration, and a graduate certificate in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary. Rev. Pat is an Interfaith minister, Reiki Master, and member of the Christian Universalist Association. As a chaplain for Buckman…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we celebrate the birthdays of the following congregants: Tammy Tibbles on Monday, 9/27; Mark Dickens on Wednesday, 9/29; and Linda Leon on Thursday, 9/30. Please contact each of them by mail, phone, electronically, or in person to let them know they are valued. If you have had a birthday which we have failed to honor this year, we apologize. Please email Barbara Robinson at so we can add your birthdate to our data base and make sure…

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week, we have two birthdays to celebrate: David Johnson, on Thursday, 9/23; and Samantha Whitaker, on Friday, 9/24. Please reach out to each of them to let them know we care.

UUCJ Birthdays

Next week we celebrate the birthdays of Mary Claire van der Horst and Katie Dalbey, both on Thursday, Sept. 16. Please reach out to them with your good wishes.

UUCJ Birthdays

We have two birthdays next week to remember: on Sunday, 9/5, Marcia Funderburk; and on Thursday, 9/9, Karen Kempf. Please reach out to each of them to help them celebrate. Another very special birthday is coming up the following week: Mary Claire Van Der Horst will turn 91 on Thursday, 9/16. Mary Claire doesn’t do anything online and she has trouble hearing over the phone, so please send her an old-fashioned birthday card in the mail. Let her know she…

Congratulations to Brian Paradise

Brian Paradise, a longtime Sierra Club of Northeast Florida Group Sierra outings leader and activist, is the recipient of the national Sierra Club’s top award for volunteer service, the William E. Colby Serra Club award. From the Sierra Sentry newsletter: The award reflects the effectiveness of his quiet demeanor, his extensive knowledge of our area and its issues, his unfailing politeness, and his leadership in a wide range of conservation and environmental protection initiatives. They range from successfully opposing an…

Soto Zen Group

For all interested in zazen meditation and discussion, come sit with us in the Anthony Room on Saturdays 1:30pm-3:00pm (12:30pm for any newcomers) and Monday evenings 7:00pm-8:30pm. (6:30 p.m. for any newcomers.) Reach out to group director Bill Mayhew at  or communications director Bret Crews at . Meetings available over Zoom as well. They will be having meditation this Labor Day Monday.