Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

PIANISTS, SOLOISTS, SINGING GROUPS–YOUR TALENTS ARE DESIRED

Our music team at UUCJ is one fantastic group of musicians, however it is a small one and getting smaller.  Jeanne Huebner who so beautifully filled many vital roles within the music group, including pianist, has temporarily had to step down. Sharon Scholl has been doing an amazing job as our primary accompanist, however a backup pianist or more are sorely needed to put some flexibility and peace of mind into the program.     What a blessing it is…

Opportunities from Our Outreach Committees

Opportunities from Our Outreach Committees It’s an exciting time at UUCJ as we get ready to return to in-person services. Happily, our outreach has not slowed during “the Zoom months”. If you are looking for ways to be involved, here are just a few of the UUCJ opportunities that you can consider: ICARE We had a great turnout at the Community Problems Assembly this month – 24 of us!  But we are reminded that there is still much work to…

Progress in the UUCJ Garden: Help Needed Nov 21, 2:40-4:00pm

Both the arbor over the bench and the tree in the corner have been trimmed in the garden to the right of the walkway to our church, along with much raking, cleaning up and weeding. A new bulb garden is in the process of being created using existing bulbs, this is a big job…sure could use a few more hands to lighten the load. We will be meeting again this Sunday, November 21st 2:30 – 4pm. Hope to see you…

Garden Beautification at UUCJ: Help Needed Nov 14, 2:40-4:00pm

Progress was made last Sunday in our attempt  to clean up the garden adjacent to the walkway of our church:  most dead plants were removed, many were pruned, weeding and raking took place thanks to the efforts of Hope, Betsy, Lois, Teri, Carlos, Kim and Darlene.   It was fun working together and the results were a thing to behold.   We did not however finish the cleanup phase, much weeding and raking needs to be done –  SURE COULD USE A…

Garden Beautification at UUCJ: Help Needed! November 7

We are sure that many of you have noticed that the garden to the right of the walkway into our church is in desperate need of attention.  What’s the fix?  Phase 1: CLEANUP. Hope and Darlene will spearhead a gathering at the church this Sunday 2:30-4:00pm. We will be trimming, pruning, raking, weeding, cutting down and disposing of dead plants, and sure could use some help.  Any amount of time you have to spare will be most appreciated, and if you have…

Choir? Yes, Choir!

Taking a leap of faith in a continued decline of Covid infections, we choristers invite you to join us for rehearsals beginning on Sunday, October 31 from 1:30 to 2:30 in-person at our church. We prepare for Choir Sunday on December 19 with a program titled “The Spirit of Christmas”, including five anthems and commentary on the familiar elements of the Nativity story. Fully Covid vaccinated music readers and non-readers of all ages are welcome. We have special choir masks for…

ICARE: Interfaith Coalition for Reconciliation and Empowerment

Are you concerned about social justice in Jacksonville? The ICARE leadership team of UUCJ will be kicking off our listening process through our house meetings in September and October. Please join one of our meetings so that you can express your concerns about  social justice in Duval County and become a justice ministry network member.  Our first house meeting  will be September 19 at 2:00 via Zoom.  The house meeting on Saturday morning, October 2 at 10:00 will be held outside at…

Social Justice Opportunities

Social justice is at the core of who we are and what we do. But it has been a challenge over the past year and a half to reach out and help people in our own community that have significant needs. If you are looking for ways you might be able to be involved, here are just a few of the UUCJ opportunities that you can consider: RIVER CITY PRIDE PARADE The parade will be held on Saturday, October 2nd beginning…

Finance Committee Volunteers Needed

The Finance Committee needs volunteers to help manage UUCJ financial resources to fulfill our church mission as we welcome our new full-time minister, Rev. Lee Anne Washington. Our committee oversees financial procedures, recommends policy changes, recommends an annual Mission Budget from pledges and committee requests, and tracks actual income and expenses. You don’t have to be an accountant to join our team, just want to help other volunteers contribute to UUCJ. We try to have enjoyable meetings where everyone has…

Arlington Community Garden Needs your Help on August 14 and 28 from 9-12!

School is out which means the JU and UNF students who normally would be helping our grower tend the garden are no longer available. Nichole could use help with weeding and harvesting. She is hoping for volunteers on Saturday August 14 and Saturday August 28 from 9-12. No RSVP needed, just show up at Tree Hill’s East entrance. (The entrance labeled for buses just 5 minutes from our church campus). If you have questions you may contact Nichole at . Go…