Sermons and Services
Coming Soon: Sunday, June 20, 2021. "And what do we do with miracles?" (10:00a.m.) a Live Streamed service with Rev. Pat Jobe (Live in Bluffton). The service is viewable on our website and our Facebook page.
George Bernard Shaw was deeply cynical that anything was a miracle. Oral Roberts made millions convincing folks he could work miracles. Is there common ground? Is there something to be gained from miracle stories, positive thinking, confident emotions?
Rev. Pat Jobe is back in the Bluffton pulpit after 15 months away and only showing up via video feed. On June 20, he is live and in person and talking about healing, especially the kind that appears to be miraculous.
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Coming Soon: Sunday, June 13, 2021. "A Skeptic Looks at Healing" (10:00a.m.) a Live Streamed Service with Rev. Dick Hood. Viewable on our website and on our Facebook page.
Can we heal one another? Are there magic healing potions? How should a UU look at this age old religious and social tradition of healing?
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Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10:00a.m. - A Live Streamed Service with Rev. Neal Jones. "Healing Childhood Wounds." Viewable on our website or on our Facebook page.
No one escapes childhood without wounds. As children, we had little say over how we were treated, but as adults, we can decide how much say our past may have in our present. We'll consider some practical things we can do to facilitate our healing of old wounds.
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?"
Sunday, April 25, 2012 at 10:00a.m. - "Do they know what my secret is?" with Rev. Charlie Tyler. Viewable on our website or our Facebook page.
"Stepping into the looking Glass and everything that is beautiful". Lessons on freedom from Lee Horton.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO LEE HORTON'S STORY ON NPR
Sunday, April 18, 2021 - "Is There a Line For That?" a Live Streamed Service with Bill Newby. Viewable at Facebook.com/uulowcountry
Bill Newby, a good friend of UUCL and recently-lapsed-South Carolinian, moved back to Cleveland, Ohio, April 2020, just in time for a year of social distancing.
Now, in the middle of National Poetry Month, he will join us to reflect on the power of poetry to keep us connected.
Bill’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and selections from his two collections, Sea Chests or a Carry-On and Passing Through, can be previewed at www.billnewby.net.
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