Dear Ones, It is so good to be able to maintain our connections during this time. While Zoom worship and committee meetings seemed foreign to many of us a few weeks ago, many have taken the leap of faith to stay connected via technology. In addition to leading worship with Chris from our homes, and […]

Dear Ones, Remember, we have suspended in-person worship and other meetings for the time being.  It was wonderful to see so many of you at our virtual worship service on Zoom last Sunday! We will continue Zoom worship for the foreseeable future, though at some point Chris and I will be Zooming in with you from […]

Dear Ones, At UUFB, we have suspended in-person worship and other meetings for the time being.  South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has ordered all schools closed, and urges organizations to cancel any events expecting more than 100 people. Our Beaufort County Library system has closed until further notice. We may soon see more closings: of […]

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 […]

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 […]

  March Theme: Wisdom March 1 – Proverbs & Parables – Rev. Lori  March 8 – Liberating Cinderella – Rev. Lori March 15 – Lessons from the Wilderness – Worship Team March 22 – Wisdom from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe – Rev. Lori March 29 – Wisdom of/for Women – Rev. Lori

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]