Category To Be Continued

To Be Continued: Hygeine and Virus Safety

Dear Ones, “Wash, wash, wherever you are, Wanderers, worshippers, lovers of cleaning, Rinsing the germs off is easy to do, Wash, yet again, wash…” (sung to the tune of Come, Come, Whoever You Are, lyric modification by Julia Hamilton) If you were in attendance at last Sunday’s service, you practiced this little song! If you […]

To Be Continued: End of February

Dear Ones, I know it seems like the month of February has lasted about a year. At least, it always seems so to me. Back in Wisconsin, it always seemed like the heaviest snows and grayest days were reserved for this month. Here in South Carolina, we’re having a lot of rain, and the days […]

To Be Continued: Josiah Royce

Dear Ones, “Who is Josiah Royce?” Following last Sunday’s service, where we explored the idea of Beloved Community, I was asked why I hadn’t said more about this American philosopher. The short answer is time. I wanted to talk more about the concepts of community and Beloved Community than about Royce. However, I’m happy to […]

To Be Continued: Valentine’s Day

Dear Ones, ‘Tis the day before Valentine’s Day, and the florists are super busy. So are retail card shops, and some restaurants are already turning away requests for reservations. (And parents are no doubt purchasing boxes of character-themed cards for their children to exchange at school.) There’s a lot of money to be made on […]

To Be Continued: Worship Resources

Dear Ones, We began receiving thematic resources for worship, religious education, and small group ministry from Soul Matters Sharing Circle in the fall of 2016. Someone asked me if this means we get “canned” sermons or services – in others words, sermons or services wholly constructed by some person or committee unconnected to UUFB. The […]

To Be Continued: African American History Month

Dear Ones, As we finish out the month of January, I want to again thank all the great volunteers who do good work throughout the year for UUFB. If I start naming names, I’m sure to inadvertently forget someone. In truth, everyone does something that contributes to this joyful sanctuary, if only by offering their […]

To Be Continued: Getting Involved!

Dear Ones, New Year – new intentions, and I hope some of you have an intention to get more involved or try something new here. You may have noticed a few more people getting involved in our worship services lately! I’m thrilled to have newer faces – and newer voices – before the congregation, lighting […]

To Be Continued: Media Manipulation and Knee-Jerk Reactions

Dear Ones, Several years ago, a major news network broadcast what they claimed was footage of a violent protest rally in Madison, Wisconsin. The dead giveaway that it was fake was that there were palm trees visible in the background. Recognizing fake news – and fake photos – is getting harder, but we can do […]

To Be Continued: New Year and Election Courtesy

Dear Ones, I hope you’ve all had good, meaningful time with friends and loved ones over the holidays! Here we are in the early days of 2020, and the world is as confusing as ever. As we move into this new year, we know there will be a lot – A LOT – of political […]

To Be Continued: After Christmas

Dear Ones, ‘Tis the day after Christmas. Time to take stock of the year past, and look forward to the New Year. Many of us may still be hosting – or visiting – friends and family from afar. Some of us may be getting ready to take a break, a post-holiday vacation, to recharge our […]