OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH.
Believing that the culture of domestic violence in our community cannot change without open dialogue Beth will share her personal story. After leaving a violent relationship and living in the shelter with her 2 young daughters Beth has continued a relationship with the organization. She will also share stats about domestic violence and sexual assault within Beaufort County.
Who is Beth Young?
Beth Young, a domestic abuse survivor, has extensive experience working within communities as a political organizer and as a business owner. She has also worked extensively with non-profit organizations and fundraising for various causes including Citizens Opposed to Domestic Violence, Pearls Girls and First Books of Beaufort. She was also a Regional Field Organizer for Obama's Presidential Campaign and has worked as a Paralegal for the Downling Law Firm.
Remember the joys of water experiences both the positive and challenges. Remember also how sacred water is and how sacred is our coming together as a community of faith just as the water we pour together reminds us of the joy and strength of coming together.
On Sunday, October 14th , we will be celebrating our annual Water Ceremony. We encourage everyone to bring a small amount of water from their summer travels, or from a place that is special to them.
During the ceremony, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. The combined water is symbolic of our shared faith coming from many different sources. This special service is a time to gather at the end of the
summer to renew our sense of community and welcome those returning from
Water will be available for those who wish to participate but did not bring water. Please come an experience this meaningful special service. All are welcome!
10/7/2018 Service: "Blessing The Animals With Stories Of A Great Animal Lover" (Rev. Pat Jobe) *Audio File*
Rev. Jobe will bring copies of his book Heart On Wheels, Amazin' Stories From The Life Of Tommy Hicks 1954-2017. He will talk about the humor and tenacity that energized this dear friend of his who passed away last September. He was a great animal lover and felt his connection to them as part of his connection to all of life. Hicks lived with muscular dystrophy for 57 years and spent more than 40 years in a wheelchair. He refused disability income for more than 30 years and coached, taught, ran businesses, and wrote madcap humor to fend off the demons of depression and loss of muscular power.
On Sunday, Oct. 7th , brought back a popular service we have not done in a while – Blessing the Animals. This is one way we actively affirm our first principle of honoring the worth and dignity of all beings in our interconnected web of life. Congregants brought their pets to UUCL that morning. There was also an opportunity for remembering pets who have died, so please feel free to bring a picture of your beloved pet so they too can share in the Blessing.
9/30/2018 Service: "The Awful Opportunities Toward Essential Transformation" (Rev. Charlie Tyler) *Audio File*
As painful as it is, often, real transformation is found in crisis. This message explores the preparation and the opportunities for real change found in traumatic days.
Gloria will examine some of the basic reasons people fear change especially in the context of how we accept and respond to racial and cultural diversity.
We will hold each other in caring thought. The Pastor and board stand with you and send you thoughts for strength, peace and renewal through these difficult times. Be sure to let us know if you have any special needs.
The Jewish New Year draws us to ancient truths and fresh perspectives on social transformation. Rev. Pat Jobe will have with him copies of his new book, Heart On Wheels, Amazin' Stories From The Life of Tommy Hicks 1954-2017. The book is not only a record of powerful friendship and connections, but it is a tribute to what can happen when people set aside differences to care for a medically fragile clown who refused to let muscular dystrophy define him or anybody else. Come laugh and ponder the possibility of leaving better than you came.
Do we know where we’re going?
Does the monarch pupa know what it’s becoming?
Is Consciousness a mere witness to, or an active participant in Transformation?
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life...
"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy. "It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
"One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.
"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
"This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"
The old chief simply replied, "The one you feed."
(possibly a Cherokee parable and going back probably at least to the 1950's in print - but un confirmable)