With Gratitude Comes Happiness- a note from Janet Taylor, TJ Membership Coordinator

With Gratitude Comes Happiness

Our society has placed much focus on attainment as a means for happiness. With this guiding philosophy, the outcome unfortunately is no matter what we have, we want more. There will never be satisfaction with what is.

A more positive mental state is gratitude. With gratitude, we know what we have is enough […]

By |January 5th, 2018|TJ Community|0 Comments

TJ Community- from Janet Taylor, Membership Coordinator

When Life Gives You Scraps, Make Quilts         

By now, you have noticed our beautiful quilt hanging in the sanctuary. Loving, creative hands and hearts worked for a year piecing together intentions for coming and staying in our community.

To give you a little foundation-a quilt is made of three parts: a top, a batting (lining) and […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|TJ Community|0 Comments

H.U.G. (HELP US GROW) Reading Program- TJ Volunteers!


Our members have stepped up to tutor in the H.U.G. (Help Us Grow) reading program.  The program which started the week of Sept. 20 found 18 different TJ members teaching 18 second and third graders at 4 different public elementary schools. The three people in charge of the overall program are thrilled with […]

By |October 10th, 2017|TJ Community|0 Comments

TJ Community- New Member Spotlight


Pam Gersh describes herself as a public relations principle, writer and political activist. She has a rich, professional background as director of Public Affairs for the local VA Medical Center, director of PR with the National Center for Family Literacy and freelanced with many companies in Louisville and Kentucky while she was raising her son. […]

By |October 10th, 2017|TJ Community|0 Comments

TJ Welcomes New Members!

The TJ family is growing all the time. Here are a few of the people who have joined us as members during the last year.

Dorinda  and Chris Rife:   
Dorinda and Chris Rife have two adult children Alexis and Erica. Dorinda is a career educator working with students who are visually impaired or deaf/blind. She […]

By |March 19th, 2017|TJ Community|0 Comments

Rides to the Polls

From the times of the abolitionists to the Civil Rights Movement members of the Unitarian Church have been numbered among the leadership. During this election, Thomas Jefferson Church received a request for drivers to take voters to the polls. A good dozen responded including one seventy seven year old R.N. who drove directly from her […]

By |November 14th, 2016|TJ Community, Social Action|0 Comments

Spotlight on our Greeters!

Since, Feb. 1, 2016, we have been honored to have 18 visitors join TJ. Many of these new members have young children. We welcome them all and are thrilled to see growth and vitality in our community. How has this happened when we have many in the population who have designated themselves as the “NONES” […]

By |October 26th, 2016|TJ Community|0 Comments

TJ Community


“We believe that faith is a journey we take together”. Religious education takes a lifetime. It happens both within and beyond a congregation’s walls. We support one another as individuals, families and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. We strive to guide one another-all ages among us-in religious questioning, personal change, and […]

By |October 8th, 2016|TJ Community|0 Comments

Sonny and Lark Oliver

My name is Clare Gordon Oliver I have five children ranging from 45 years of age to 10 years old. I have always been curious about life, the Earth, and all the things upon it. I have a keen interest in the lives of other people, and how they see the world. Sharing my life with […]

By |August 8th, 2016|TJ Community|1 Comment

“Should We Be Proud?”

By |July 12th, 2016|TJ Community|0 Comments