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10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sermon: Rev. Roberta Finkelstein, “Trust”

Music: Sophia Parra, flutist

Social Hour Hosts: Sam & Nate Whitaker


SILENT/ONLINE AUCTION:  This portion of our event is now open...for those who can't be there for the live event, this is a great opportunity to get involved.  Those of you who enjoy this form of auction will find very good value on many interesting items  and lots of fun too,  check it out:
DEADLINE FOR DONATION:  Tuesday March 10th, please observe, our due date for catalog printing is rapidly approaching.  Your precious gift of service deserves to be celebrated,  and seen!

Donate a Service

The subject of much controversy. Some cities ban the use of plastic straws as they don’t decompose. Plastic straws are among the top 10 contributors to plastic marine debris across the globe. Nearly 7.5 million plastic straws were found U.S. Shorelines during a five year cleanup research project. Globally, that is 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws on the world’s shoreline. Check out the green tips table to see alternatives.

Arlington Community Services Update

Mary Louise Weber, Executive Director of Arlington Community Services, is most grateful for your wonderful “Souper Bowl of Caring” contributions in February. We so appreciate you. We fed 229 clients, 20 homeless, and assisted 10 clients with rent. Thank you for helping us share God’s love in Arlington!

Current needs are Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Canned meat, Canned tomatoes, Dry potatoes, Hamburger Helper, Pasta sides, Rice sides, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Pasta sauce, Crackers, Snacks, Laundry detergent, Bar soap, and socks for our homeless folks. We are so very thankful for your generosity!

We had a low week for contributions this week with only 20 pounds, with one donor giving eight cans.  We were saved from this low by Arlington Community Garden that contributed 70 pounds in February.  UUCJ’s weekly donation average is 81 lbs.  While we are on pace to donate more than in 2019, we have to remember the empty shelves at ACS and the increased number of ACS clients.  Thanks for your generosity, and please look at the list above to purchase donations for the coming week.

Caring Candles

Kathleen Renee’s father, David, has been hospitalized this past week and is now suffering from dementia.  Thoughts and prayers of support would be greatly appreciated by David, his wife, Diane, and Kathleen’s family.

Path to Membership March 8

Path to Membership will meet on Sunday, March 8, at 12:15 in the Anthony Room. All are welcome to come for conversation, information, and an opportunity to sign the Membership Book.

Choir Practice for Spring Concert

Calling all singers! Our Spring concert, themed “Choir and Poetry” will be on Sunday April 26th.  Our practices will start 6 weeks out, which equates to Sunday March 15th!  (That’s 2 Sundays from now!)  So, start warming up your voices and get ready for some serious practice!

Weekday Book Club News

We will be meeting in UUCJ’s social hall, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Selections:

  • April 6: Evicted, non-fiction by Micheal Desmond(339.460973 Desmond)

All are welcome.

UUCJ Women of All Ages March 10

UUCJ Women of All Ages meet in the Regency Library conference room on Tuesday, March 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. All women who are members or friends of UUCJ are welcome at any time.

Tom Nielson Concert March 28 at BBUUC

Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church invites us to:

Tom Nielson Concert

Tom Nielson

Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm at BBUUC

Tickets in advance $15
Tickets at door $20
Buy online at

Satire & Social Commentary
“Marvelous wit, endlessly creative, the storyteller’s storyteller.” -GPUU Prescott
“Thoughtful blending of art & activism.” -Dr. Aaron Peeks, Elon University
“This is very good music and very good politics.” -Tom Paxton
“A global sophistication put into extraordinary performance art!” -Kathy Hersh, Miami Friends
“Skewers the greedy & powerful in corporations, the media & government.” -People’s Voice Café Collective, NYC
“One of the savviest songwriters I know.” -World Soul Records

  • 2009 Winner, Kerrville Folk Festival
  • 2007 Winner, South FL Folk Festival
  • 2011& 2015 IMA People’s Choice
  • 2014, 2015, 2018 Winner GLAE
  • 2010 MASC Silver Award
  • 2006 & 09 JPF Awards for song and CD
  • 2015 UN Nelson Mandela Award for
  • Life Time Achievement in Peace & Justice, nomination

For more information contact social_action


Go Teams: A new look at shared ministry here at UUCJ

Sunday, March 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m. “Go Teams: A new look at shared ministry here at UUCJ.”

One of the three immediate goals that came out  of the Leadership Summit in January. An open time to talk, facilitated  by Rev. Marti and other congregational leaders.

Do Your Minding, Not your Mending!

Saturday March 21, 2-4 p.m.  “Do Your Minding, Not your Mending!”

Join Rev. Marti in the parsonage (the living quarters of your two  transition ministers) for a Women’s History Month tea time and  thoughtful conversation about things that matter for female-identified  people. In the spirit of Margaret Fuller, 19th century writer and  activist for social justice.

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sundays in the Channing Room unless noted otherwise.

March 8: God In All Worlds: Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual Writing by Lucinda Vardey. Current topic: Revelation.

Format: Relevant material to be read out loud by participants is provided by the facilitator or presenter at the beginning of each session, followed by a lively discussion. So, no prep or homework required, no need to purchase books, and ALL ARE WELCOME!


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