Category To Be Continued

To Be Continued: The Holidays are Here

Dear Ones, Here we go, hurtling headfirst into the holiday season! Hannukah began this past Sunday evening for our Jewish members, friends, and neighbors. We’re in the middle of our Annual Auction, online again this year. The Winter Solstice – or Yule – will be upon us soon (Dec. 21, 2021). Then Christmas Eve, Christmas, […]

To Be Continued: Giving Thanks

Dear Ones, As our COVID numbers are relatively low at the moment, it seems that this year more of us will be either welcoming others into our homes – or traveling to be with others for the holidays. This week, as many of us gather with family and friends to give thanks, I want to […]

To Be Continued: Sacred Spaces

Dear Ones, Last Sunday’s opening hymn, “Where is Our Holy Church?,” reminded me of a discussion I had recently with some clergy colleagues here in Beaufort. I’ve told you about our Heretics group, and our monthly meetings. Those meetings are important for all of us, and our conversation on any given day could be serious […]

To Be Continued: Away This Week

Dear Ones, Various things this week… I’m away this week for the Southeast UU Ministers Association retreat, up at The Mountain. The last time I was up at The Mountain was March, 2020, right before we closed because of the pandemic. There have been two other retreats since then, one all virtual and one multi-platform. This […]

To Be Continued: “Heresy”

Dear Ones, Some of you may know that I meet regularly with a group of liberal clergy here in Beaufort. I’m not sure when the group began, it existed when I arrived, and I know Rev. Kevin Tarsa also participated in the group. We’re called “the heretics.” I remember leading a “new to UU” class at another […]

To Be Continued: Samhain

Dear Ones, This morning I read an article about the hottest Halloween decoration trend: giant skeletons. Apparently 12-foot tall skeletons are very popular, and have been since last year. This year these skeletons have been joined by another version called the “Inferno,” which has a pumpkin head and fake sinew on its limbs. Spooky! Each […]

To Be Continued: Worship Team News

Dear Ones, You can see at the top of the newsletter that this coming Sunday is another “going visiting” event for worship! One of the gifts of the pandemic has been the opportunity to observe how other congregations “do worship” – and to hear from other ministers. UU Metro Atlanta North is served by my […]

To Be Continued: Fall News

Dear Ones, Fall is truly here – and it feels so good! There are so many things going on this fall! Please be sure to read the whole Headline News, so you don’t miss anything! If you’re a member or pledging friend, you should have received your pledge packet by now. After attending one of […]

To Be Continued: Walk For Water

Dear Ones, Each Sunday those members and friends of UUFB who attend worship are invited to affirm our mission statement by speaking the words aloud. Here is that statement: “Our mission is to create a joyful sanctuary for spiritual and intellectual growth, embracing all souls in a nurturing community from which we go forth as […]

To Be Continued: Autumn

Dear Ones, As we move into autumn it kind of feels like I’m being bombarded with ads featuring “pumpkin spice” everything. Pumpkin spice coffee. Pumpkin spice candies. Pumpkin spice scented candles. Pumpkin spice scented soaps and lotions. Pumpkin spice is everywhere! I have a confession. I don’t like pumpkin. The obsession with pumpkin spice drives […]