12/9/18 Service - Bring a Friend to Church Sunday: "Gifts: Wished for; Received; Given" Rev. Jim Morrison *Audio File*
Join us for our Bring a Friend to Church Sunday Service.
Giving is a blessing. Everything we are carries the potential to do good. We want our gifts to “do good”, for ourselves, for those we care about and for our world. Perhaps there is a source that could direct our giving so that in the end our gifts helped shape hope, joy, peace, and love within our world.
12/2/18 Service: "The Oil, The Monkey and The Gifts of the Universe" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Audio File*
There Are Real Benefits to Cultivating the Awareness and Practice of Gratitude in Your Life. This is Good News not Fake News. Come, listen and learn with us.
"It is good to remember. It is awful to remember. Remembering makes us who we are and tells us what we value."
What a strange and almost other worldly hour it was a hundred years ago at the 11th hour. The "War To End All Wars," did nothing of the sort and the dream of world peace is tattered and torn in today's world. But there is hope as we remember the best we have known and look forward with hope that the human race will break compassionate, whole, healing, well and right. Rev. Jobe will also bring us a little humor as he remembers the magic he and others attach to 11/11.
Who in our lives has nudged us, if just a bit, to be better people?
On November 4th UUCL favorite Rev. Dick Hood returned from a summer in Maine.
We will celebrate a service combining the Hispanic "Day of the Dead" tradition and the Christian tradition of All Souls Day. It will be a time of remembering, honoring, and, (yes) celebrating. Please come to church with a picture or beloved object of someone deceased that you can share with everyone, along with a brief description why that person was so special. While we mourn our losses, we celebrate the gifts left to each of us. Sadness and happiness both have a place in our remembrance.
10/28/18 Service "Get lit. Stay lit. Get woke. Stay woke. Enlightenment and the journey to one's true self" Rev. Charlie Tyler *Audio File*
Among the many journeys toward Enlightenment is the fabulous path to discovering our true self. Culture and expectations spend decades covering us up. Enlightenment can lead to the wonderful archaeology revealing who you and I really are.
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.