Memorial Service for Catherine Pierce, Mother of UUCJ Member Rosa Loeb

Catherine Pierce, the beloved mother of UUCJ member, Rosa Loeb, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018. A Memorial Service to commemorate her life will be held at UUCJ (7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211) on February 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary. There will be a reception afterwards in the Social Hall, provided by UUCJ members and friends. If you are able to help with food donations and/or the set-up/clean-up for the reception, please contact Janine Leland at or 992-8198.

Women of All Ages

The Thursday, Jan. 24, meeting location has been changed to the Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Room E. All UUCJ women are invited to join us at 5:30 pm to enjoy friendships and community.

Speaker Bio: Linda Hart Green

Linda was ordained 40 years ago and practiced ministry within the American Baptist Churches USA. She served pastorates in New Jersey and was on the regional ministry team in Massachusetts. She received her theological education from Princeton Seminary from which she holds the M.Div degree and an advanced certificate in Pastoral Leadership Development. She also was trained in applying family systems theory to congregations. While on the Massachusetts staff, she developed, trained and supervised teams of laity and clergy who helped her work with churches in conflict. She is married to Rev. Harry Green who is Penny Reid’s big brother and a retired District Executive and pastor for the UUA. They retired to Fernandina Beach. Linda has enjoyed attending the Nassau branch of this congregation with her sister-in-law. The Greens are members of New Vision UCC, a progressive Christian congregation in Yulee. Linda coordinates their community outreach ministry.

Weekday Book Club Selections

February 4th: Gabrielle Zevin – THE STORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY (fiction) – Bookstore owner suffers theft but receives a gift that changes his life.

March 4th: ALIAS GRACE by MARGARET ATWOOD (fiction) – Based on the life of Grace Marks, serving a life sentence in the 1840s.

BOTH are available in the library in print and digital editions. We meet at at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Boulevard from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!

David Roth coming January 20th

from Cape Cod, MA…wind river/stockfisch recording artist

David Roth

“We Have a Dream” ~ sermon-in-song

This morning David will honor the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., with song and story about dignity and respect for all. His music has found its way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, NASA’s Space Shuttle “Atlantis”, the 50th Anniversary Peter, Paul, & Mary retrospective “Discovered”, the Kingston Trio’s “Born at the Right Time” and countless venues in this and other countries (and now other WORLDS) for three decades. Poignant to improbable, holistic to hilarious (and a frequent presence at UU gatherings nationwide), David comes to us from his home on Cape Cod. Join us for a morning to remember …

Caring Candles

A Memorial Service and Reception are being planned for Catherine Pierce, mother of Rosa Loeb, for Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  More information to follow.

UUCJ Dance: We need volunteers!

By popular demand, the Congregational Life Committee (CLC) would like to host a dance this quarter. To make the party happen, we need your help. We are looking for folks with enthusiasm and creativity to lead the following teams. Please let me know before January 15 if you can do so. Each leader will enlist a few others to serve on their team. We all need to pitch in to create community! We need leaders for: Food team, drinks team, decorations team, set-up team, technical team, straightening up team. Email Mark Stewart at if you are interested or have questions. Date is contingent on finding sufficient help. Once we have leaders, we will discuss the theme and date.

Speaker Bio: Donna Janesky

Donna Janesky is a 48 year member of UUCJ who spent over 50 years working as a nurse in acute care, Hospice, and Long Term Care. After her “official” retirement, she was a consultant assisting companies achieve quality assurance awards from the American Health Care Association. She is interested in healthy eating, and teaches the Healthy Eating classes here at UUCJ.

Caring Candles

Rosa Loeb’s mother, Catherine Pierce, passed away on Saturday, December 29th. Condolences go out to Rosa, Chris, and their family.

Healthy Eating Class This Sunday

Healthy Eating Class at 12:30 in Fletcher January 6th. You made those New Year’s resolutions, so come and find out how to keep them. Lisa will be making a delicious recipe and discussing anti-inflammatory foods. Tasting encouraged!


February 2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • LDC Meeting
  • HIV Testing
  • HIV Testing
  • COM Meeting
  • HIV Testing
  • HIV Testing
  • HIV Testing