Category To Be Continued

To Be Continued: Beloved Community

Dear Ones, It’s February! We are well into the new year now, and it’s still a little astonishing to me. This month has always seemed very long to me. Other than Groundhog Day (which is not much of a holiday) and Valentine’s Day, there aren’t usually many events. Our Soul Matters theme for the month […]

To Be Continued: The Last Ten Feet

Dear Ones, Given that we just enjoyed a lot of beautiful poetry last Sunday, I’m sure you all can handle a little metaphorical language from me this week… It’s been said that the last ten feet of climbing a mountain are the most dangerous. This is because the end is in sight. Along the way […]

To Be Continued: Inauguration

Dear Ones, As I write this, I’m listening to the inauguration events in Washington, D.C., just hours before Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in as the new President and Vice President of the United States. Regardless of political inclination, the inauguration of a President is a solemn occasion. The ceremonies are a […]

To Be Continued: Back at Work

Dear Ones, I’m so glad to be back at work! I didn’t really go anywhere while on vacation and study leave. Travel just wasn’t worth the risk before receiving the COVID vaccine. So Tom and I were here in Beaufort, walking almost daily, and enjoying watching the amaryllis we bought in the auction. When I […]

To Be Continued: Rest

Dear Ones, For many of us this is usually a joyful time of year, as we anticipate seeing loved ones – especially children and grandchildren. In this global pandemic time the season is different this year. Few among us will be traveling or hosting out of town guests as we might have in the past. […]

To Be Continued: Light & Dark

Dear Ones, As I wrote in this column last week, one of the things that attracted me to this congregation was the existence of the different spiritual affinity groups. It’s been interesting to get to know and work with people from each of the groups over the past few years.  This is the time of […]

To Be Continued: Affinity Groups

Dear Ones, The Healthy Congregation Team and I, along with other members met last Sunday. A few members had concerns and questions regarding the Ancient Sea Island Continuum’s (ASIC) holiday display at USCB. A leading member of ASIC addressed them as well as he could. It was determined that the time to develop the display […]

To Be Continued: Thanksgiving

Dear Ones, On this Thanksgiving day, I am grateful.  I’m grateful to be serving this Fellowship.I’m grateful to be with my dear spouse. I’m grateful that our grown children are all relatively well. I’m grateful to have adequate food, and sound shelter. I’m grateful that our country seems to be moving toward a peaceful transfer of power. I’m […]

To Be Continued: Muddling Through

Dear Ones, Name that tune… “Have yourself a merry little Christmas, it may be your last,Next year we may all be living in the past…” If you think this is a contemporary satire with new lyrics to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” you’re … not right. These are actually the original lyrics for the […]

To Be Continued: Writing About Gratitude

Dear Ones, As I’ve noted earlier, our Soul Matters theme for this month is Healing, partnered with a theme of Gratitude. I’m grateful for everyone who attends our regular Sunday worship services, and last week’s service was an interesting blend of worship and practice. Our pulpit guest sent me a sweet note afterward, remarking on […]