Sermons and Services
Sunday August 2, 2020 at 10:00a.m. - A Live Streamed Service with Rev. Charlie Tyler - "The Sixth Principle: The Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all - To Live as if it's Possible."
It's an outrageous goal. But everything rests on trying. Let's not give up.
Sunday July 26, 2020 at 10:00a.m. - A Live Streamed Service with Rabbi Robert Haas - "What if the Freed Israelites had to live next door to the Egyptians."
Life would be much easier if we all lived on an island with just the people who think like us. Life would be much easier if I never had to see people I didn’t like. Life would be much easier if I never had to see someone who wronged me, and wouldn’t life be so much easier if I never had walk past someone who I wronged.
We are dealing with uncharted waters in so many aspects of our lives right now. There is assurance in knowing that transformation and change often sit on the other side.
Following the service on July 19th, we will have a virtual discussion group with Dafina Ward. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not already on our Discussion Group list and would like to participate.
You can view the video of the service below.
A Brief Bio of Dafina Ward:
Dafina is an expert in program and organizational development, with a focus on community health initiatives. She currently serves as Director of Community Investments for the Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC). For nearly a year she served as Interim Executive Director of SAC during a period of unprecedented organizational growth and expansion. In her role as Director of Community Investment for SAC, she oversees grantmaking and other resource investment initiatives for community-based organizations.
A grant writer, speaker and trainer, she utilizes her legal training and negotiation skills to build collaborations through problem solving and strategic engagement to build impactful and sustainable programs. She also offers trainings and seminars regionally and nationally on inclusion, culturally responsive communication, and building intersectional health and wellness programs.
As a grantwriter she has secured more than $10,000,000 in funding for community-based programs. Her work focuses on areas of health and wellness that greatly impact marginalized communities. She works to end siloed approaches to transformation, through thoughtful partnerships and meaningful relationships.
Dafina also has five years of experience as a remote manager, and coaches managers in areas of "trauma informed" supervision and remote organization process development. She has shared her strategies with dozens of organizational leaders during COVID-19 pandemic through webinars hosted by Emory University and the Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV/AIDS.
Dafina is also a writer and a 2017 Ford Foundation/Op-Ed Project Public Voices Fellow. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, The Lily and Role Reboot.
Dafina received her BA in Mass Media Arts from Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA) and her Juris Doctor from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law (Philadelphia, PA). She and her husband, Ahmad, reside in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with their two brilliant girls.
Sunday July 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. - A Special Video Message from Rev. Jane Page: "Living Our Principles in this time of Great Crisis" (The Fifth Principle).
Join us, Sunday July 12th at 10:00a.m. on our Facebook Page for a series of special videos including Opening and Closing words from Rev. Charlie Tyler. An Intergenerational message from Ann Harrison. A musical Prelude and Postlude from John Sheppard and a special Video Message from Rev. Jane Page.
Rev. Jane Page explores the fifth principle, "The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large," especially in the crisis we face related to COVID 19. Is our democracy also in crisis?
Video 4: Closing words with Rev. Charlie Tyler. Postlude with John Sheppard.
Video 3: "Living Our Principles in this time of Great Crisis" (The Fifth Principle)
Rev. Jane Page
Video 2: Intergenerational Message with Ann Harrison
Video 1: Prelude with John Sheppard. Opening words with Rev. Charlie Tyler.
Sunday July 5, 2020 - A Live Streamed Service with Rev. Charlie Tyler: "The Fifth principle and the Frightening Dare of Democracy"
‘Democracy means not “I am as good as you are,” but “You are as good as I am.”’ My connection with the sacred is only as precious as my willingness to acknowledge the same connection in others.” Theodore Parker
Sunday June 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. - A Live Streamed Service with Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky "Intuitive Wisdom and the Love of Justice"
Our patterns have been challenged, our thinking has been questioned and there is almost no place to escape reality. In 3000 BCE Sefer Yetzera, The Book of Creation, it is written ‘if your mind runs return to the place,’ and Caribbean poet Derek Wolcott writes in Love after Love we must 'feast on our life'.
How does this relate to justice & Tikkun Olam - healing the world? Join us for the fun of being an adventurer, a curious pilgrim in 2020.
Due to Technical Difficulties - Rabbi TZiPi Radonsky's Sunday June 28th Service is broken into two videos.
"Intuitive Wisdom and the Love of Justice" Part I
"Intuitive Wisdom and the Love of Justice" Part II
Sunday June 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. - A Live Streamed Service with Cheryl Kanuck "The Freedom to Pursue Your Truth"
Our fourth principle is a distinguishing character of our faith, and possibly it's strongest attraction. We encourage and support each other in the free pursuit of truth and meaning; each of us is called to be a theologian, and to define what is true for us, with no creed binding us to one way of seeing the world. This Sunday we'll talk about about this precious aspect of being UU and what it means in today's world.
Never doubt the power of a vision. Rev. Jobe returns to us, maybe in person, but probably via video for a vision check. He's not an eye doctor, but he believes deeply in the power of how we see things. He will give us his vision for moving forward as a congregation and as us about ours.
This service was a series of six videos that can be viewed below
Video 1: Lighting the Chalice and Prelude
Video 2: Opening Words with Rev. Pat Jobe and Rev. Travis Smith
Video 3: Inter-Generational message from Ann Harrison
Video 4: Sermon with Rev. Pat Jobe (and Rev. Travis Smith)
Video 5: Interlude
Video 6: Postlude and Extinguishing the Chalice
Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. - A Live Streamed Service with Rev. Charlie Tyler. "Our Fourth Principle: A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning"
“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn..." Thoreau
(With thanks to Paige Getty. UUC Columbia, Maryland)
This Live Streamed service was streamed on our Facebook page - at Facebook.com/uulowcountry
Sunday May 31, 2020 at 10:00a.m. - A Live Streamed Service with Rev. Charlie Tyler "The Power of Acceptance Is In the Posture We Take With the People In Our Lives"
I am a firm believer in the power of language. How we communicate with our physical presence and how we communicate verbally with others begins to open the door to the message of Acceptance. Thinking 'spherically" allows us to open doors to our own souls, and allow others, perhaps for the first time, to open their own. Acceptance leads to trust, and trust can be transforming.
This service was Live Streamed on our Facebook page (Facebook.com/uulowcountry). The service can also be viewed below.
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