Dear Ones, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling like a child waiting for Christmas for the last couple months! And it’s nearly here! I’m talking about our 20th Anniversary Founders’ Weekend, of course. Rev. Nan and I have been communicating about the worship service, some special guests will be here, some special […]

Dear Ones, Autumn days. Crisp, cool mornings. School buses bearing children to and from classes. Bringing out the sweaters, jeans, and wool socks. Hot apple cider & pumpkin spice. Piling quilts onto beds. Well… Maybe not. So far autumn in the Lowcountry just means the days are getting shorter. Sweaters are for when the air […]

Dear Ones, UUFB Needs You! Every fellowship thrives with the involvement of many members (and friends). This is especially true for UUFB. We currently have a shortage of members involved in a few key areas. Our Welcoming Congregation Committee needs a few more hands to share the work – and a chair. Our Fabulous Worship […]

Dear Ones, I continue to be amazed at how much happens here in the fall! The water ceremony, the Founders’ events, the auction – and that’s just the special events! Many lay people work hard to present quality worship services when I’m not in the pulpit, offer religious education to children who show up, prepare […]

Dear Ones, After last Sunday’s Water Ceremony, I was asked if I could publish the meditation created by everyone’s writings on water, which was read as we poured our waters into the common bowl. Someone else suggested it could be my column this week. I am delighted to offer those words here! Thank you, everyone […]

Dear Ones, As I write this Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas, and is just about to reach the southeast coast of Florida. A mandatory evacuation order has been in place for the coastal counties of South Carolina for almost 24 hours. Nursing homes are being evacuated. My UU Coastal Clergy group has cancelled this […]

Dear Ones, With this coming Monday, summer is “over.” Labor Day is the traditional end to summer, though children now return to school well before the beginning of September in most places. The beginning of September still brings a sense of expectation to my soul. As a child, I reveled in new crayons, new pencils, […]

September Theme: Expectation September 1 – Work and Life – Rev. Lori September 8 – The Sea Will Hold You – Rev. Lori September 15 – Hearts Full Of Love – Rev. Lori September 22 – TBA – Worship Team September 29 – Anticipation… – Rev. Lori

Dear Ones, I want to thank everyone who was present at the service this past Sunday (Aug. 11th) for their wonderful discussions of questions about our UUFB covenant, and their comments afterward! One comment I wanted to highlight was that some of it boils down to “don’t gossip.” It seems simplistic, and yet, that’s exactly […]

Dear Ones, As our summer moves toward its end, I want to highlight a couple things coming up in September. The theme for September is “Expectation,” and I’m brimming with anticipation already. On September 8th we will celebrate our annual Water Service. If you have water to share from summer adventures, great! If you have […]