Upcoming Sundays – Sabbatical Speakers May 1 – Stephen Burton – Beltane May 8 – Rev. Tandi Rogers – An Evangelical Christian and a Unitarian Universalist on a Plane May 15 – Clint Tawes, UU Seminarian May 22 – Shirene Hansotia, ACLU May 29 – Social & Environmental Justice Committee June 5 – Worship Team June 12 – Jim […]

Dear Ones, I am on sabbatical now through the end of August. Email sent to me will be archived, though I do not guarantee I’ll read it. As I’ve shared in the sabbatical brochure, this weekend we will hold a memorial service for our son who died in December. That will be on Saturday, April 2 […]

Dear Ones, This coming Sunday will be my last in the UUFB pulpit before going on sabbatical. While on sabbatical I will not be keeping office hours, attending services or meetings, making pastoral calls or visits, or writing this column. A sabbatical is a time for a complete break from ministerial duties. So, who do […]

The board has met twice since my last column, and we have heard from the Worship Team about their plans for services during Rev. Lori’s upcoming Sabbatical.  They have things well in hand, and I am confident things will go smoothly while she is gone. On the subject of the Worship Team, they would like […]

Dear Ones, Some days it seems the COVID saga will just go on, and on, and on… Your Reopening Task Force met last week to update how we’re working together to be safe. As you know, we recently returned to in person worship services. The Task Force has the following recommendations: On Sundays it is […]

Dear Ones, This past Sunday we were thrilled to be in person AND on Zoom, simultaneously! The Technology Task Force worked – and continues to work – very hard to make this happen. They are: Nick (our Administrator), Jeanine, JW, Jinny, and Carole. Thank You! Much of the conversation before and after the service involved Ukraine, […]

Dear Ones, Remember where we all were two years ago? March of 2020 began relatively mildly. People were just beginning to hear about a new virus called COVID-19, a novel coronavirus. Beaufort had seen only a few cases so far, but was just beginning to report deaths from COVID-19, when UUFB suspended all in-person worship […]

March – Journeys of the Spirit March 6 – Remember the Ladies – Rev. Lori March 13 – To Serve and Study – Rev. Lori March 20 – Spring Flower Service – Worship Team March 27 – The Way of the Spirit – Rev. Lori

Dear Ones, We are almost two years into this global pandemic, and I’m thinking today of how many changes we’ve been through in a relatively short period of time. The big change for UUFB, of course, was moving worship and other group meetings to Zoom. That’s been true for most UU congregations – as well […]

Dear Ones, February has always seemed like the longest month to me. We’re past the major winter holidays and spring holidays still seem a long way away. The weather is mostly mild, though there are some chilly days and cold nights here in South Carolina. In this congregation most of our major events happen in […]