Speaker Bio: Karen Christiansen

Karen’s immediate family includes her husband Ken, two sons and 4 grandchildren. After retiring from 30 years of teaching, Karen attended Meadville Lombard seminary in Chicago. One highlight of that experience was being on the board of the Hyde Park transitional housing project. This was an interfaith effort of neighborhood churches to house homeless families and mentor…

Chocolate Sales for Our Global Partners

UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) campaign continues with chocolate sales ($10 for 50 pieces).  If you would like to be a devoted member supporting our global efforts, you can also send a $40 check to UUCJ, with UUSC on the memo line.  $150 donation will be matched by the Shelter Rock Congregation in NY.  Contact Cyd for sales: or text…

Arlington Community Services Update

We’re on Track to Exceed 4000 pounds. Keep it Up! Thanks to everyone making cash donations directly to ACS UUCJ/ACS Teamsters delivered 46 pounds on Monday. Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director, ACS, indicated that they fed 119 folks and helped six families with rent/JEA this month. Thank you for your donations, support, and prayers during these uncertain times. …

Happy Birthday!

Next week we celebrate the birthdays of Mary Wood on 11/22, Mary Kramek on 11/24, and Jeanne Huebner on 11/25. Please give them a call or send a card to let them know they are special. To get your birthdate added to our database, please email Barbara Robinson at

Chocolate Sales for Our Global Partners

The first $200 batch of chocolate went well, so here’s another opportunity to support our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.  $10 bag  = 50 dark chocolate minis; grown by small farmers of the Equal Exchange. Cyd Reider will deliver it to you in the next few weeks. Contact Cyd at  or text me at (484) 769-3194

Wish the World a Happy New Year

For the final service of this year on December 27 our musicians will have a special program.  We’d like at the very end to feature a screen of as many members of our congregation as possible to have their pictures featured with best wishes from all of us.  If you have a video with you waving, that would be super.  Your cell phone will do the job.  Or if not, just…

UUCJ Birthdays

We celebrate the birthdays next week of Lynn Shad on Tuesday, November 17, and Lynne Paradise on Wednesday, November 18. Pleased give them a call or send a card to let them know we care. If you have had an unacknowledged birthday, we are sorry. Please contact Barbara Robinson at, so we can update our data base with the date of your birth. 

Speaker Bio: Rev. Carmen Emerson

Rev. Carmen Emerson is a Unitarian Universalist minister in full fellowship with the UUA and a member in good standing of the UU Ministers Association and the UU Society of Community Ministers. She was ordained by the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she served as ministerial intern and interim associate minister. She has also served as the settled…

Covenant between Board and Rev. Paul

Dear UUCJ Members and Friends —In October, the UUCJ Board and Rev. Paul participated in a gathering facilitated by Rev. Carmen Emerson to help us develop mutual goals for Rev. Paul’s time with us.  We also used that time in part to craft a covenant between the Board and Rev. Paul that will serve as a guide to how we interact with each other.  To see this…

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