Hello Everyone! Today is my “official” return from sabbatical, and I am so glad to be here! We begin our seventh year of ministry together – can you believe it? There’s always a lot happening at the beginning of the program year. I’ll be returning to the pulpit this coming Sunday, September 4th, which is […]

Upcoming Sundays September 4 – Journeys Continuing – Rev. Lori September 11 – All the Ways of Water – Rev. Lori September 18 – Welcoming the Stranger – Rev. Lori September 25 – TBA – Worship Team

Hello Everyone! I’m not *officially* back from sabbatical until September 1st, but I did want to quickly say “hi,” and let everyone know that I’m around and working on getting things ready for the beginning of the program year! I’ve made a few phone calls, and am having some small meetings toward that end as […]

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 […]