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.
UUCJ/ACS delivered 62 lbs. ACS on February 16, 2021. Keep up the generous donations.
Mary Louise Weber, ACS Executive Director, indicates that current needs are saltines, pasta meals, Jell-O & Pudding Snack Packs, canned fruit, meat, broth & gravy, pasta & rice sides. We are also in need of small toiletries for the homeless bags. Be blessed!
Belated birthday greetings to Robert Prager, whose birthday was Tues,. Feb. 16, which didn’t make it into last week’s announcement. Next week we celebrate the birthdays of Candy Rue on Thurs., Feb. 25, and Barbara Robinson on Fri., Feb. 26. As always, please let these folks know you care by acknowledging their special day.
Mike Aiken came home from his rehabilitation care center on February 15, 2021. Congratulations on your continuing recovery.
Tammy Tibbles’ mother, Carol Jean Mobley Tibbles, passed away in the morning of February 11, 2021 in Jacksonville. A party celebrating Carol’s life will be planned at a later date due to the pandemic. Condolences go out to Tammy and Aaron and their family.
How does an accidental UU, who was an accidental Catholic, end up going on pilgrimage to Transylvania to visit our partner church in Bozod? Carlos Fratecelli will answer this question on Sunday. He will go on to discuss how this pilgrimage was part of his UU journey. However, the trip will not be the main story. The story will be about how adopting a Partner Church became a small group ministry for some UUCJ members. As with all small group ministries, they want to share their mission and come to their congregations for financial support.
One of our Partner Church effort’s high points was having Rev. Levente Fazakas and his wife Angela visit UUCJ in November 2018. The fundraising efforts in the past included the Hungarian Dinners sponsored by Donna Janesky and Marta Zsemberovszky. Marta moved to Bozod and facilitated our partner church efforts. Because we cannot do fundraisers at UUCJ or pull off a Hungarian Dinner, we are making a direct fundraising appeal. We want to raise $2,000 for Bozod Unitarian Church to support their efforts to repair their Church. We have a head start on that goal. One donor will be making a challenge gift of $500. We urge everyone who went on a pilgrimage to Bozod to remember and honor that congregation with a special gift. We have responded to past appeals to foster the relationship with Bozod Unitarian Church by supporting their ministry. Let us continue our generosity. To make a contribution please go to the giving page at www.uucj/give. There will be a drop down menu for special collections. Donations by check can be mailed to the church. Please make the check out to UUCJ with Partner Church on the memo line.