Dear Ones, What have you learned from the pandemic?  The last in person gathering we held at UUFB was on Sunday, March 15, 2020. It was a lay led service, with insightful reflections from the group that read and studied Brené Brown’s book, Braving the Wilderness. The next Sunday Chris and I led worship online […]

Dear Ones, Each week I wrestle and wonder while writing this column. Sometimes I’m wrestling with a question, often I’m wondering if anyone reads it – or if I have anything to say. This week I’m thinking about, and wrestling with, the idea of Lent. For many Christians this week marks the beginning of a […]

We are already over a month into 2021.  The past year has been one for the history books.  One I am sure no one wants to be repeated.  But we move on. The updated pledge total is $122,800.  This is from 40 Member Units and 3 Friends. If you have not sent your Pledge Form […]

Dear Ones, Scams again… Remember a few months ago when at least one of our members were emailed by a person or persons unknown impersonating me – and asking them to purchase a significant amount of gift cards? Over the past few years, several of our Unitarian Universalist colleagues – and their congregations – have […]

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 […]

February Theme: Beloved Community February 7 – A Time to Rest – Worship Team February 14 – Beloved Friends – Rev. Lori February 21 – Martin + Malcolm: Dreams Deferred?  – Rev. Lori February 28 – Drawing the Circle, Wider – Rev. Lori

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

January Theme: Imagination January 3 – Hope and Optimism – Worship Team January 10 – Hope for the Planet – Worship Team January 17 – The Great Hope – Rev. Lori January 24 – Inaugurating Hope – Rev. Lori January 31 – TBA – Rev. Lori