At UUCJ, our mission is to be an inclusive ministry, encouraging the educational and spiritual growth of its members and the greater community.
Sunday, March 8, 2015 Announcements: March SPLIT THE PLATE
we “split-the-plate,” we donate half of all the non-pledge cash that is
collected during the Sunday offertory. For the month of March, we will
Split the Plate 50/50 with the Joliet Area Community Hospice.
mission of Joliet Area Community Hospice is to provide comprehensive,
holistic, community based support service and care for terminally ill
persons, their caregivers and loved ones without regard to economic
status, to enable the dying person to live peacefully, in comfort, and
with dignity to the last moment of life.
Area Community Hospice is state licensed and Medicare/Medicaid
certified. They serve patients in greater Will, Grundy, and Kendall
counties along with parts of Cook, DuPage and Kankakee counties.
you prefer to make a donation by check, you may do so by indicating
“split-the-plate” on the memo line of your check. In doing so the entire
amount of the check you have written to UUCJ will be given to that
month’s recipient. You are also welcome to indicate a “split-the-plate”
dollar amount on the memo line of the check you have written to UUCJ.
In doing so, the amount you have indicated will be given to that month’s recipient and the rest will be a UUCJ donation.
Upcoming Sunday Worship Presenters - Here are the presenters coming up over the next weeks:
March 8, 2015 Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher
March 15, 2015 Hannah Droogan
March 22, 2015 Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher
March 29, 2015 Paul Brumbaugh & Angela Salvaggione
April 5, 2015 Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher
April 12, 2015 Chuck Teeter
April 19, 2015 Rev. Bill Gupton
Murder Mystery Dinner!! Save the dates! Mark your calendars! Invite your friends and co-workers! It the Annual UUCJ Murder Mystery Dinner! Tickets
are $35 per person and include a delicious four-course meal, beverages
and of course an evening of comedy and killing! When you ask? Friday
April 24th and Saturday April 25th - doors open at 6:30 and the
performance begins at 7:00pm.
Matts for the Homeless - March 13th Friday Night Fun Club (6:00pm)
This month, we will be working on NLOB mats for the homeless! There will be activities for all ages to help with.
We are also excited to welcome some guests
visiting us. University of Saint Francis mentors and mentees, and Mt.
Zion Tabernacle youth and teens will be joining us to help with the
There will be music and pizza for those who come!
UUCJ Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser!
UUCJ choir is meeting up again. We will meet for 3 rehearsals on Mar.
22, 29, and April 5 at 9:00am. If you would like to join, please see
Janet Adams or Angela Salvaggione (our pianist).
Nice job UUCJ! Here are the Split the Plate recipients and the amounts for July 2014 through December, 2014.
July - CAUUC/CMI Contribution - $264.14
August - Chicago Chalice Connection - $263.63
September - MorningStar Mission, Joliet - $210.75
October - Brave New Films - $270.50
November - Operation Care Package - $294.65
December - UUCJ Minister's Discretionary Fund -$296.00
That's a total of $1,599.67!
In addition, we have the 5th Sunday's Fund where we donate one-half of the cash received on those Sundays to our own Reserve Fund. That amount for the same time period is $421.
Awesome job UUCJ!
WiFi is at UUCJ! - We’ve upgraded our equipment here at UUCJ
and now have accesible WiFi for all. If you’re at the church with a
smart phone, laptop or tablet you can access the WiFi. Search for
“UUCJChurch” and then enter the key “34017449020” and you’ll be
Bela Bartok Worship Service - Unitarian
Universalists claim three composers of classical music as members of
our community. We have had worship services based on the lives of the
first two, Arthur Foote and Edvard Grieg. On March 29th, we will
celebrate the life of the third UU composer, Bela Bartok.
Bartok and his music are not particularly
easy to like. His music is often discordant and, ironically, the same
might be said of the man himself! But there is also much about this man
that can be considered endearing.
Angela Salvaggione will organize the
musical portion of the service and Paul Brumbaugh will be the worship
leader. And since Bartok was born on March 25, 1881, the 29th of March
seemed like a good time to have a little birthday celebration for him!
a free, peer-run support group for transgender adults in and around
Joliet. Our mission is to provide a safe and confidential space for
individuals to share their personal experiences and explore questions of
identity, transition, and/or coming out with people on similar paths. We
are inclusive of both female-to-male (FTM) spectrum and male-to-female
(MTF) spectrum individuals, of genderqueer persons, of intersexed folks,
and of those questioning their gender identity. People of color and
people with disabilities are encouraged to attend. The group meets
monthly on 3rd Wednesdays from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Universalist
Unitarian Church in Joliet. For more information, please contact Melvin
Early Bird Deadline for Regional Assembly - Register now for MidAmerica Regional Assembly 2015. The early bird discounted registration deadline is March 16.
This weekend long event, April 17-19 in Naperville, Illinois, will feature two excellent speakers exploring the New in a New Era of Unitarian Universalism. You will benefit from workshops designed to strengthen your congregation, deepen your social justice work, and enrich you on a personal level.
Come and experience the Regional Business Meeting, good food, and time for meeting new friends and old from congregations across our great Region, culminating with the joy of shared worship and musical celebration on Sunday morning. See http://www.midamericauua.org/RA .
We are an Official UU Welcoming Congregation – which means if you are looking for a church [as a Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, or Questioning individual or couple], we are where you can become a true and integral part of a supportive and loving community. You have found a place you can call home, a place to join hands with others for the better good.
Woodstock Folk Festival Presents - International Women’s Day Concert - Sunday, March 8 at 2pm
This concert, the 4th annual themed spring benefit concert, will honor the many amazing women who have paced the way for women in music and have made the world a better place by sharing their songs.
Admission is $10 (suggested donation)
Location: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 W Calhoun St, Woodstock, IL 60098
For reservations/more information, visit woodstockfolkfestival.org, call 815-338-2080, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, March 6 ● 6:30pm Full Moon Ritual — Sanctuary & Covenant Woods
Sunday, March 8 —Rev. Emmy Lou Belcher Daylight Saving Time Has Begun! ● 9:00am Adult Discussion Group — Dickens Room ● 10:30am Worship Service — Sanctuary ● 11:30am—12:30pm Coffee Hour ● 12:00pm Murder Mystery Dinner Rehearsal
Tuesday, March 10 ● 7:00pm RE Planning Meeting
Wednesday, March 11 ● 7:00pm Support Group — Dickens Room ● 7:00pm Murder Mystery Rehearsal — Sanctuary
Thursday, March 12 ● 10:30am Clara Barton Work Day — Sanctuary
Friday, March 13 ● 6:00pm Friday Night Fun Club — Sanctuary
Saturday, March 14 ● 10:00am New Life For Old Bags — Sanctuary