Generosity in Action

Generosity in Action

Generosity in Action Nominees

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in donating their time and talent to our beloved community? Nominate them for Generosity in Action! Send your nomination to Tina Ramey () along with a description of all the great things they’ve done for UUCJ.

Generosity in Action for September: Meg Rohal

This month we are honoring Meg Rohal for Generosity in Action! Last Spring, Meg spearheaded the campaign to host a book fair at Arlington Heights Elementary through our special collections recipient, READ USA. Through her efforts, we donated $5,000 to READ USA, sponsoring the book fair and giving three new books to each Arlington Heights student. Meg’s dedication to this effort made a real-world difference to the community and to the lives of our neighborhood children. Thank you, Meg —…

Generosity in Action for August

Our Generosity in Action honorees this month are Jake Mehrman and Bowen Barrs! Bowen is the Hospitality co-chair. He and Jake do the shopping every Sunday morning and then come in and help the coffee host — and they have happily filled in when we had no host! Jake and Bowen installed our lovely new coffee brewing and water filtration systems, and Jake got the power back to the kitchen the morning of the Spaghetti dinner fundraiser. They routinely (and without fanfare…

July’s Generosity in Action: Darlene Larsen

July’s Generosity in Action honoree is Darlene Larsen. Darlene did an amazing job this year on our Service Auction, spending countless hours spearheading our annual fundraiser: advertising, collecting auction items, creating the auction catalog, arranging food and drinks, keeping our volunteers on task, and organizing a silent auction that featured our first-ever online auction. Juggling all those tasks is no easy feat, and Darlene accomplished it with grace and aplomb. Thank you, Darlene, for all your dedication in making this…

Call for Generosity in Action Nominees

Do you know a church member that goes above and beyond their offering of time and talent to the church? Then nominate them for Generosity in Action so that their efforts are recognized by our community! Just email your nomination to   — along with a description of what they’ve contributed to UUCJ — and we’ll put them in the running for honorees next quarter.  

Generosity in Action: March 2018

The Generosity in Action honoree for March is Jennifer Tucker! She has been a hard-working leader within our church community: It is her third year as the O’Leno director or registrar, she was co-chair of the LDC, and she has led Special Events for three years. She is on the Committee on Ministry, and has spearheaded our partnership with Arlington Heights Elementary. We are grateful for all she’s done!

Generosity in Action December 2017: Karen Smith-Scott

Our Generosity in Action honoree this month is Karen Smith-Scott. Karen organizes our Social Hour, is on the Keepers of the Church Committee, the Green Sanctuary Committee, and is a worship associate. She offers wonderful auction items (including a lovely tea party), and has spearheaded the Pride Parade. Thank you Karen, for all the fantastic work you do! Check out her article on the website for more:

Generosity in Action: November 2017

This month our Generosity in Action honoree is Nancy Ratnour. She has been part of the fundraising committee, and has headed up the annual craft fair, contributing her own hand-crafted jewelry. As a big cat lover and advocate, she has also been part of the group that feeds our campus cats. Let’s give a big thanks to Nancy for all she does! Learn more about Nancy on our news page:

Generosity in Action for November 2017

The Generosity in Action honoree for this month is Michael Plummer. A long-time member of our UUCJ family, Michael has been the invisible hand behind the development of the 2003, 2008, 2013, and the 2017 Triennial Members Surveys. He also handled a mini survey this year designed to determine congregational priorities. The survey results help our Board and the COM determine current conditions and align future plans and programs with congregants’ hopes and desires. Mike’s unselfish sharing of his expertise…

Generosity in Action for July 2017

For July, our Generosity in Action honoree is Sunnie Baber! Among the many things she does, Sunnie is the chair of the Membership Committee, is an RE and nursery volunteer, coordinates OWL, leads our songs during service, and manages our social media. Thank you, Sunnie! (And check out the website for more Sunnie fabulousness.)