Sermons and Services
Coming Soon: Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 10:00a.m.- A Live Streamed service with Cheryl Kanuck and Lynne Nordenberg. "Healing the Earth by Living our Values." Also viewable on our Facebook page. (Viewable in two parts)
By putting our values into practice, every day in every way, we have it within our power to make a difference. We can address the climate challenges we face; we can dismantle racism; we can alleviate hunger. We can make the world a better place. Together.
Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 10:00a.m. "The Path to Happiness Might Pass Through Brokenness" a Live Streamed Service with Rev. Charlie Tyler. Viewable on our website and our Facebook page.
Finding meaning in loss...great or small...opens the door to happiness. Getting ready for loss is the hard step.
Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10:00a.m. - "Hooked on a Feeling" a Live Streamed Service with Rev. Travis Smith. Also viewable on our Facebook page.
Can happiness be found or is it an elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
A Little About Travis:
Travis is Executive Director/Pastoral Counselor at Blue Ridge Hope. Travis Smith, MDiv. founded Blue Ridge Hope in 2014. Four years later BRH officially became a non-profit. Travis is a grief counselor who served with Hospices in western North Carolina and in Charlotte, NC for 10 years. After his time with Hospice, Travis served as Director of an adult day health facility.
His experience in helping individuals cope with death and loss is second to none. Travis has overseen many grief groups as well as grief camps for children. Travis prides himself on his ability to work with people of all religious and faith backgrounds. His approach to coaching is client driven.
Travis earned his bachelors degree in religious studies as well as his Master's of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC. He is married to Allyson and together they have 4 children.
Travis is passionate about removing barriers to access quality health services, promoting holistic integrated care for the community, and driving the vision and mission of Blue Ridge Hope is to connect individuals with resources that will help them be successful in attaining their emotional goals, reconciling personal loss and developing health and wholeness to those who so desperately need it.
Sunday, May 9, 2021 - "Happiness... A Practical Guide" A live streamed service with Rev. Dick Hood - starting at 10:00a.m. This service is also viewable on our Facebook page.
My friend and fellow UU, Dr. Robert Pawlicki, is a clinical psychologist. He has written a great deal about the subject of happiness. I'll share a few his suggestions on how to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 10:00a.m. - "Climate Change Activism: A Function of Fear or Love?" a Live Streamed Service with Rev. Neal Jones. (In 2 Parts)
April 22nd was Earth Day, a day when we remind ourselves of the dire consequences of climate change. We UUs are dedicated to social activism. As we go about this vital work, not only for the preservation of our planet but for any cause of social justice, let us ask ourselves, "Are we motivated primarily by fear or by love?"
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