Author Archives: uubeaufort

To Be Continued: Stewardship

Dear Ones, Autumn is the beginning of the program year for our Fellowship. We hold an ingathering service that features a water communion early in September. While it was online, we did do that two weeks ago. Soon after ingathering, we begin our annual Stewardship campaign, and hold an annual service auction. The UUFB Board […]

To Be Continued: Fall

Dear Ones, I can tell the season is really changing.  The temperature is coming down. Our air conditioner is running less. When I wake up in the morning it’s still dark. I haven’t yet noticed the sun setting earlier, but I know that will come. I’m grateful for it all. Next week is the Fall […]

To Be Continued: Water Service!

Dear Ones, For those of you who were attending this past Sunday’s service and experienced the sudden drop in my feed, we think we figured out the issue. Apparently Microsoft picked that time to perform updates. Fortunately, I was able to finish the service using another device.  This coming Sunday will be our annual water […]

To Be Continued: Equinox

Dear Ones, As we move into September the days are noticeably growing shorter. Later this month we will mark the autumn equinox, the midpoint between the longest and shortest days of the year.  Equinoxes – autumn and spring – always make me think of balance, of getting things just right somehow. They remind me that, […]

Upcoming Sundays – September 2021

September Theme: Gratitude September 5 – Union Made – Rev. Lori September 12 – Down to the River – Rev. Lori September 19 – Grateful Spirit – Rev. Lori September 26 – TBA – Worship Team  

To Be Continued: When to Call the Minister

Dear Ones, Back in 1957 Universalist minister Peter Lee Scott wrote a column that’s been reproduced, adapted, and rewritten thousands of times. It’s title was “When to Call the Minister,” and I’m reproducing it here (with a little updating). When to Call the Minister?  When you haven’t met me yet, but would like to.When you […]

Returning to Zoom Worship Services

Dear Friends, We know that gathering again for in person worship has been a source of great joy to many of us. And, as you may know, Beaufort County currently has an all-time high level of COVID-19 infection. Yes, higher than previous peaks. The re-opening task force has carefully reviewed the data: •    As of […]

To Be Continued: New Program Year

Dear Ones, I’m glad to be back from study leave, and full of ideas for this coming program year! The new program year always makes me feel the excitement I always felt for a new school year – with all the anticipation of new things to learn and do. As I related in my last […]

Get On Board!

Welcome back to another President’s column.  At the July meeting we approved Policy and Procedures for a Committee on Shared Ministry.  One more step towards setting up this much needed committee.  Some good news, we finally have internet access in the Sanctuary!  Hopefully this will be helpful in future worship services. One of the goals […]

To Be Continued: Peace and Justice

Dear Ones, It was so good to see so many of you – and a good number of visitors – show up to hear former Beaufort mayor Billy Keyserling in our pulpit this past Sunday.  It was gratifying also to hear Billy refer to us as people on the side of peace.  I’ve been thinking […]