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.

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.

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.

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.

Folk Concert at Buckman Bridge: Tom Neilson January 5th

Our friends at Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church extend to us an invitation to a folk concert:

Tom Neilson: Folk Music, Satire, Social Commentary

Saturday, January 5th at 7:00pm
Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church
8447 Manresa Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32244

Tickets: $15
Tickets are on sale in advance throughout December following Sunday services, or through the website at

Find out more about Tom at



Caring Candles

Barbara Parkinson is now home after being released from Mayo about a week and a half ago. She is very glad to be home with her family after being discharged over a month earlier than originally planned.