Guest at Your Table

When you donate to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, you are supporting an organization that has received four stars from Charity Navigator for the last seven years. Please bring your coin boxes on December 22, 24, or 29. Checks can be placed in the offering plate anytime this month or given to Cyd Ryder at the UUSC/chocolate table in the Social Hall after the service. Many thanks for your support.

A Path to Reason for America by Phil Scanlan

A Path to Reason for AmericaPhil Scanlan, UUCJ member in Fernandina Beach, will be on the UUCJ campus on December 8 where he will have copies of his new book A Path to Reason for America for sale for $10 — and Phil will donate all proceeds from sales back to UUCJ.  This will be an opportunity to talk with Phil about his book, his reasons for writing it, and his passion for improving the lives of all Americans.  (And get him to autograph your copy!)

Description of the book: The first half of the book explains how to fix Washington and resolve our multiple crises using a quality approach. The second half of the book provides examples of how to apply this quality approach to reduce twenty-three US crises while balancing the budget. With each crisis analysis is a personal story to show how individuals are affected by each of these crises. The underlying root cause of the loss of hope in the American dream is identified along with how to restore hope in the American dream.

Guest at Your Table Update

Our campaign is running well for 2019. The $2,015 we collected last year for global human rights may be hard to beat, but we’ll continue filling those coin boxes, buying chocolates, and writing checks for UUSC until the end of December. Many thanks for your support!

Thank You for Contributing!

Thanks for contributing $832 to the Special Collection for Bozod Unitarian Church on Sunday. A contribution of $100 was turned into the office, bringing the total to $932. Sometimes additional donations will trickle in after the collection. We are confident that we will exceed the $1,000 goal. If you would like to put us over the top or even increase the total we are sending to Bozod, feel free to contribute online or bring check to UUCJ next Sunday. Please annotate the memo line of the check: “Special Collection Bozod.”  Thanks again for being generous partners to the Bozod Unitarian Church.

Guest at Your Table

Coin boxes keep getting filled up until you bring them back during the Christmas holidays, but your donation checks will be accepted any time up until the New Year. Please remember to write checks to UUCJ, with “UUSC” on the memo line. Consider this your small way to help with the immigrant crisis on our southern border. The UUSC supports RAICES, an important group that provides legal assistance to refugee children and their families.

Special Collection for November 17: Partner Church

UUCJ has had a long time relationship with the Unitarian church of Bozud, Romania. Several of our members have visited. Last year the minister and his wife spent a wonderful week here in Jacksonville. As part of this special relationship, we conduct an annual special collection. Carlos Fraticelli, chairperson of the Partner church committee (who has been to Bozud) will further explain the value of our contribution to this congregation in Romania.

Guest at Your Table

In addition to the organizations found in the “Guests at Your Table” brochures, the UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) partners with many others around the world. Support is still given the the Eco-Villages in Haiti, where some of our UU members have worked. See us at the chocolate table in the social hall for more info about this quest for human rights.

Thank You for the Baked Goods!

Thanks to all who donated to the bake sale!

The sale at the craft fair was a huge success thanks to your generous donations of delicious baked goods. It was wonderful to see the array of goodies on display in the social hall. Congregants of all ages enjoyed the event.

Baked Goods Needed for Craft Fair

UUCJ will be holding a Bake Sale at the Craft Fair this Sunday November 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and is in need of your baking skills:  cookies, muffins, breads, rolls, cakes, brownies, bars, pies (whatever is your specialty) are greatly appreciated!  Maybe baking is not your forte or time is short, purchased items will fill the bill.  Bakers, this is a good opportunity to brush up on your skills for the upcoming holidays while helping your church community  All proceeds raised by the Fund Raising Team including the Bake Sale, Spaghetti Dinner, Service Auction, etc. directly support you and the groups you belong to within UUCJ.   We continue to be impressed by your generosity and talents; thank you so much for your consideration!

Guest at Your Table

Guest at Your Table begins this Sunday. Information about our annual campaign to raise money for our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee will be given out, along with coin boxes and envelopes. Chocolate sales will start on November 17. Start looking for that loose change; it all helps!