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.

Weekday Bookclub 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: Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace – Based on the life of Grace Marks, serving a life sentence in the 1840s.

We meet at at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Boulevard from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Buckman Bridge Fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad

BBUUC’s Rainbow Ministry (LGBTQIA+) is having a fundraiser for Rainbow  Railroad, an organization that helps transgender people, who are persecuted badly in other countries, find their way to better living  situations. (https://www.rainbowrailroad.com/)

When: Feb 3rd (Super Bowl Sunday) at 4 pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $10
What: Event includes presentation of Rainbow Railroad, big game on  65” flat screen, raffle tickets, football pool, and other games
Food: hot wings, red beans and rice, hot dogs and more (feel free to  bring your own dish)
Where: Pinecrest subdivision – Normandy Blvd across from Herlong Airport.
Note: Adults only.

Please RSVP to ezjax3@gmail.com

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 j9leland@bellsouth.net 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 … www.davidrothmusic.com