Fundraising (Page 2)

Fundraising (Page 2)

Special Collection READ USA

Once  again because of the generosity of our amazing congregation, UUCJ will be sponsoring a READ USA Book Fair for the children of Arlington Heights Elementary. Despite the difficulties presented by the pandemic, we raised $1500 which was matched by an anonymous donor. This will allow every Arlington Heights student to choose 3 new books which will be mailed to them. Imagine the delight of these children when they get this package! Thank you for supporting this effort this year!

“When Life Gives You a Pandemic, Bring on the Resilience!” a Webinar by Blanche Williams

Learn about stress, scientific reasons that pandemic stress is worse than everyday stress, and methods for coping that will help you maintain and improve your sense of well-being.  Takes place  Monday May 4th 8 -9pm.  Tickets on sale at the UUCJ After Auction Clearance Sale: Need more info or help to defray the cost? Contact Blanche: 

Update from the Finance Committee

As of Tuesday, 13 families have increased their pledges totaling $6,400. And 1 family has made a one-time gift of $2,000. That’s a great response to the Board’s message. Thank you to all who are helping to make UUCJ the church we want.

Message from the Finance Committee

In these challenging times UUCJ has done a great job keeping our church community connected. However, we are facing a serious budget challenge because our pledges are $20,000 less than the budget approved by the Congregation in December. The Board recognized this problem and held a virtual Budget Summit on Saturday, April 4. Many of you participated and heard the budget options presented by the Finance Committee. A poll taken during the meeting asked whether members would be willing to…

Special Collection: READ USA

For the past three years, through  generous donations of our members, UUCJ has held a special collection to provide a book fair for the students at Arlington Heights Elementary School. This year, despite the school shut down due to the pandemic, READ USA will provide a virtual shopping experience facilitated by their teachers so that students may choose 3 free brand new books. The books will be mailed directly to their home along with parent engagement activities. Our special collection…

Hamilton Tickets at Bargain Prices from UUCJ

UUCJ is in possession of a set of two tickets plus a parking pass for Hamilton ($200 for the set) all proceeds go to UUCJ.  The performance is Friday March 20th at the Times Union Center: balcony seats, row KKK. This show is virtually sold out with only random individual seats left, currently selling for almost $200 per ticket. See a great show for a reduced price and support our church:  win, win!   If you interested contact Darlene Larsen at …

Special Collection for February 16: Foster Closet

Since 2009, Foster Closet has devoted its energy to  advocating for Northeast Florida’s foster children. Located at 730 St. Johns Bluff Road, Foster Closet is a vocal advocate for foster parents and relatives as well as non-relative placements and independent living teens.   If you would like to further contribute to the future of a foster child or family in need, Foster Closet  accepts many household items.  Please check the “items needed page” at for an extensive list of items…

Thank You for Your Support!

Our congregation has come through in a generous way for our Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. The 2019 campaign raised $2,205.55 through chocolate sales, coin boxes, and personal donations. It’s heart-warming to know that we have not forgotten our global partners while we go through our period of healing and growth.

Special Collection for January 19: UUCJ Ministers Discretionary Fund

The special collection on Sunday, January 19, will be for the newly formed Ministers Discretionary Fund. Many churches have such a fund, but UUCJ has never formalized one. The UUCJ board and ministers recognized that there are situations in life that are often unexpected and may cause great financial hardship. The fund will be  administered by our ministers and is intended  to provide confidential assistance to those facing emergency financial needs. This Sunday Penny Reid and Reverend Marti will further explain…

You Can Still Donate to the UUSC!

Did you find a stray envelope or coin box for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee? Our campaign is over, but if you place your donation in the offering plate, Judy, our bookkeeper, will get it added to our total. Thanks for your wonderful support!