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

We did it – we had a successful auction in a socially responsible way and made our financial target.  Not only did we have one successful auction but we had TWO – the mini and the annual for a total of over $10,400 when all is said and done. This will give the SEJ committee over $2,000 directly from […]

Dear Ones, For many of us this is usually a joyful time of year, as we anticipate seeing loved ones – especially children and grandchildren. In this global pandemic time the season is different this year. Few among us will be traveling or hosting out of town guests as we might have in the past. […]

Dear Ones, As I wrote in this column last week, one of the things that attracted me to this congregation was the existence of the different spiritual affinity groups. It’s been interesting to get to know and work with people from each of the groups over the past few years.  This is the time of […]

Dear Ones, The Healthy Congregation Team and I, along with other members met last Sunday. A few members had concerns and questions regarding the Ancient Sea Island Continuum’s (ASIC) holiday display at USCB. A leading member of ASIC addressed them as well as he could. It was determined that the time to develop the display […]