Speaker Bio for February 24th: Reverend Doctor David P. Calhoun, D. Min.

David was born in Alabama. His father was a United Methodist Minster. He is the youngest of three sons. David made the decision to enter the ministry his senior year of high school.

Mr. Calhoun graduated from the University of Alabama. He then attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1976. David served appointments in the North Alabama Conference before moving to North Carolina. David joined the Western North Carolina Conference and served churches in Stokesdale, Thomasville, Walkertown, Winston Salem, Wilkesboro and Mooresville. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Hood Theological Seminary.

David’s emphases during his ministry were preaching, worship and biblical studies for the local church. He taught Disciple Bible Studies in each of his churches for more than 20 years. David also participated in the United Methodist pulpit exchange and preached in Swindon, UK for a summer.

His son, Joshua is a Lieutenant Commander in the U S Navy and is stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. Joshua and his wife, Amanda are have just had Jonathan David Calhoun, David’s first grandson!

David presently resides in Kernersville, NC. David’s pursuits include sleight of hand, reading, and travel. He is also struggling to learn to play the guitar.

Caring Candles

Dianne Battle had hip replacement surgery on January 30, 2019.  She is receiving physical therapy at home and making good progress.  She is glad to receive cards and phone calls and she has be streaming the Sunday services.  Hopefully she will be able to drive next month and get back to church.  Best wishes Dianne for your continuing recovery.

Anne McKennon has announced that she has 2 publishing contracts for her flute duets:  “Fledgling” (flute and piccolo) and “Hard Place” (2 flutes). Congratulations Anne!

Spaghetti Dinner, This Sunday, February 24th

Please join us for a church family spaghetti dinner that promises to be tasty, social and comforting, this Sunday, February 24th, after service. Regular, vegan and gluten free options will be available at very affordable prices… Adult $5, Children $3, Under 5 free, family group $15. Price includes Spaghetti (with your choice of sauce meat or vegan) Olive Garden Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert and Beverage, wine and beer available for a donation ($3). This event is hosted by UUCJ’s Fund Raising Team, to make the event a little more lucrative we have added a 50/50 raffle, if you are able, please buy a ticket or two, it would be most appreciated! Hope to see you there.

Playing with Ideas

Upcoming Topics:

  • February 24th: Book Review: The Meaning of Human Existence – Jeanette Emerson
  • March 3rd: Current Events – Open Topics/Group Discussion

Playing with Ideas meets every Sunday morning, from 9:30-10:30 in the Anthony Room.

Special Collection February 17th: HerSong

The mission of  Her Song is to interrupt the cycle of human trafficking and lead women to freedom. They do this in three ways: survivor care, victim outreach, and community awareness.   HerSong has established the first residential program in our area that provides a healing home and holistic services for survivors of human trafficking to help them on their journey to recovery.  Please welcome Rachel White, founder and executive director of HerSong Jacksonville.

Speaker Bio: Sharon Scholl, PhD

Sharon Scholl, PhD, is a retired professor of humanities and world cultures from Jacksonville University.  In “real life” she is wife, mom  and recent great-grandma.  Her many music compositions are available on freeprintmusic.com where pieces are regularly downloaded for use in Unitarian Universalist Churches.  Her poetry has been published in several books and smaller chapbooks.  She has served on a variety of church committees, presently the Committee on Ministry.

Spiritual Studies

Spiritual Studies meets weekly in the Channing Room from 9:30 – 10:30.


  • February 17th: Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
  • February 24th: Works of Jacob Bohem

All are welcome. No prep or homework needed! Leisla Sansom