Dear Ones, The winter holidays are coming! Advent! Hanukkah! Yule! Christmas! Kwanzaa! Watch Night! If you were at the service this past Sunday, you probably saw the Advent candles on our centering table. The practice of lighting Advent candles varies, though most light three purple candles, representing hope, love, and peace; and one pink candle […]

Dear Ones, As many of us gather with family and friends to give thanks, I want to say thank you to YOU, the congregation members of UUFB! Thank you for being a beacon of liberal religion here in the Lowcountry. You are needed, and you make a difference. Thank you for working in so many […]

Dear Ones, By now many of you have heard that our Unitarian Universalist congregation in Augusta, Georgia arrived at services last weekend to find that their entrance had been vandalized with hateful, antisemitic, graffiti. Here’s a link to the post on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UUAugusta/photos/a.10154047042934567/10155712848604567/?type=3&theater As I said in an email to my colleague serving […]

Dear Ones, I say it frequently, that I’m grateful for Ancient Sea Island Continuum (ASIC), our pagan affinity group, which is also affiliated with the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS). At least twice a year it’s my pleasure to co-create a service for our congregation that integrates the pagan/wiccan practices of this group. Our […]

Dear Ones, Pay ATTENTION! Our Soul Matters theme for November is “What does it mean to be a people of Attention?” Attention – not Intention. I think of Unitarian Universalists being people who always have good intentions. We generally want to, and try to, do the right thing for ourselves and others. We want to, […]

Dear Ones, As we finish up our month on the theme of “belonging,” I must say that a part of me will always belong to the north. As many of you know, Tom and I spent just a few days in Vermont last week, thanks to last year’s Auction. It was rainy, but the fall […]

Dear Ones, What a wonderful weekend! Our 20th Anniversary Founders Day dinner was amazing! Much gratitude to Julia Peters and her team of cooks, bakers, and sous chefs for the delicious food. It was also wonderful to be treated to musical entertainment from various members. There is so much talent here! And the surprise quilts […]

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 […]