Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

Arlington Community Garden Needs your Help!

School is out which means the JU and UNF students who normally would behelping our grower tend the garden are no longer available. Nichole iscurrently taking care of all the plots by herself and could use help withweeding and harvesting. She will open the garden to the public every otherSaturday from 9-12 and would love to see some volunteers. No RSVP needed,just show up at Tree Hill’s East entrance. (The entrance labeled for busesjust 5 minutes from our church campus).…

Arlington Community Services Update

Thanks for Your Continued Support of Our Arlington Neighbors! We delivered 53 lbs. of groceries on Mary 4 and added 365 pounds to the previous week based on what ACS indicated our members and friends donated in April.  If you keep this pace of donations throughout the year, we will exceed our goal, 3500 lbs., by 4213 pounds. Note from Mary Louise Weber, Arlington Community Services: Thank you for the bountiful donations of food, masks, blankets, and monetary gifts you…

Have You Ever Thought About Being a Worship Associate?

A huge thank you to our wonderful Worship Associates for March:  Penny Reid, Nancy Murrey-Settle, Blanche Williams, and Meg Rohal.  We have a dedicated cohort of WA’s, but could use a few more to add to the list.  This is a great way to serve UUCJ occasionally, and it’s interesting and fun.  We’ll provide you with training, resources—and even a script!  If you’re interested, or just have questions, please contact Penny Reid at reipe19@msn.com.

Membership Chair Needed

Our Membership Committee is in need of a new chair. The Membership Committee is vital to growing our UUCJ community—they serve as a friendly face to new visitors and provide them with information on UUCJ and how to become members. They guide people through the membership process and help them become more involved with UUCJ once they join.  While we are still hosting virtual services and events, Membership is not hosting their monthly Path to Membership Q&A groups—at this time…

Minister Search Committee

The Board would like to organize a search committee for a minister and include a variety of members of the congregation.  If you are interested, please contact Virginia Deroy, UUCJ administrator, or any member of the Board.    

Soul Matters Small Group Training

“The Soul Matters Sharing Circle is a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and children’s religious education resources. We are a web of support and connection. Companions traveling a new journey together each month.” UUCJ has been subscribing to the Soul Matters materials for several years.  These carefully curated materials help to inform and inspire UU’s throughout the US.  This time of social distancing…

Thanks for Continuing to Make Donations During the Coronavirus Crisis

Arlington Community Services is open Monday-Friday, 9-12, to serve the community.  Please drop off donations and mail donations to Arlington Community Services, 1450 Rogero Road, Jacksonville, FL 32211.  UUCJ-ACS Teamsters delivered 63 pounds this week, of which 33 pounds was funded by a cash donation sent to Carlos Fraticelli. Current needs are:  canned peas, corn, soup, meats, tomatoes, gravy, dry milk, instant potatoes, Hamburger Helper, pasta and rice Sides, Jiffy Cornbread Mix, peanut butter, jelly, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and bottled…

HELP WANTED: Zoom Hosts!

Help build community from a distance! We’re looking for Zoom Hosts! These can be monthly, weekly, or even just a one time thing. Have an idea? Ready to lead? Send an email to dre@uucj.org

HELP WANTED: Online Ushers

The current team of Zoom ushers for Sunday services needs additional members.  Ushers admit attendees to the service, monitor for inappropriate activity (of which there has been none so far!), and have the authority to remove a perpetrator if there is any.  You will serve about once a month from 10:45 a.m. until the close of the worship service; no responsibility for coffee hour.  Easy to learn, and training will be provided. Contact Blanche Williams (see Breeze for email or phone).

In Need of Technical Assistance

Long time member, Mary Claire Van Der Horst, has been unable to receive Sunday services or chat on Facebook with us because of an ancient, non-working computer.  I have a new Dell laptop for her and hope someone with good technical skills will volunteer to install it and get her hooked up to her AT&T account.  She lives on the northside on Trout River Drive.  Please call me (Sharon Scholl) at 904-853-6158 or email me at accidentals@comcast.net if you can assist.