These are stressful times! Though we cannot meet in person, we can be together and be present for each other. To make it easier for us to stay connected while we maintain social distance, Rev. Marti and Rev. Roberta will be hosting drop-in pastoral conversations on Thursday evenings at 7 pm during the current public health crisis. The first one will be 3/19 @ 7 pm. You can join the conversation at this link: https://zoom.us/j/550218412. If you are new to Zoom just email either minister and we’ll talk you through it. Rev. Marti: email@example.com Rev. Roberta: firstname.lastname@example.org
UUCJ members and friends contributed donations 66 pounds the week of March 8. There were no contributions at UUCJ because there were no services. Our donor of last resort donated 64 pounds for this week. There is concern that since we are not having Sunday Services ACS will not receive donations when there is a great need . (The shelves were empty earlier this week.) If you are near Arlington Community Services, please drop contributions directly and just tell them you are a UUCJ donor. Here is their address:
1450 Rogero Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Note from Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director of ACS: We are in need of food. We are open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-noon. We can accept donations during these hours. Thank you for continuing to support us during this uncertain time and helping us share God’s love. Current needs are: pasta sauce, canned pasta, mac and cheese, cereal, dry milk, fruit, jelly, pork and beans, crackers, and bar soap. Thank you for your generosity!
Meeting for Women of all Ages on March 24th at 6 p.m. located at the Regency Library, has been canceled. Announcements will be made as situation changes. Please stay tuned. Thank you.
In order to comply with the Florida State and CDC recommendations regarding social distancing and safety precautions related to the coronavirus pandemic, our ministers and board have made the decision to close the UUCJ campus, effective immediately, except for essential staff activities (checking the mail, writing checks, etc.). Staff will be working from home as much as possible, and have been hard at work developing alternative ways of doing their regular work activities. We will be informing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office of this decision, so they are aware that there will be limited personnel on campus.
In addition, please know that O’Leno is cancelled, as the Florida State Parks is closing to all overnight activities for at least the next two months.
If you have food items for the Arlington Pantry, we ask that you take your items directly to the pantry, which we assume is better able to handle donations at this time (and no doubt needs them). This eliminates the need for people to come to the campus to collect and deliver your donations.
We are committed to the health and well-being of everyone in the congregation, and hope that you are managing well in this uncertain time. Please reach out to your ministers (Marti Keller, email@example.com, and Roberta Finkelstein, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need assistance, or want to participate in their virtual “office hours.”