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Rev. Lori G. Hlaban, Minister
Chris Raskind, Director of Music
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort
178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island
October Theme: Belonging
This Sunday – Founder's Day Service: Where Is Love? – Rev. Lori & Rev. Nan
October 20 – Music, Music, Music! – The Brass Roots Trio
October 27 – Sacred Lights – Rev. Lori
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“20 years: Building memories through love.”
Founders Day 20th Anniversary:
It’s time to celebrate!
This weekend is what we’ve been waiting for. It’s time to celebrate the founding of our fellowship 20 years ago. I hope you have signed up for the Saturday night dinner. We are going to have a great gathering according to our 60 “yes” responses! Plans are in place for a wonderful evening.
If you were unable to sign up for the dinner, we hope you will at least be able to attend the special celebratory service and social hour on Sunday. Sunday looks to be a day of joy, fellowship and some surprises.
One last piece of business for this weekend. We want this celebration to be included in the history of our congregation. We are looking for volunteers to
take photos for our records. At least two are needed; one for Saturday and one for Sunday. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair Yoga Returns!
Cost: Donation to our Fellowship
Where: in the Sanctuary
Date: Tuesday, October 15th
Chair Yoga provides our fellowship and the larger community with an accessible, safe and enjoyable way to move, breathe, laugh and feel good!
Poses are done in a chair or standing with support available, no floor work and no special props or clothing needed.
If you have questions about this weekly class contact Kathy Folsom.
2019 UUFB Auction: November 16, 2019
“50s Fun, Funds and Fellowship”
You are invited to participate in the annual UUFB Auction in one or more of many ways 1) as an attendee 2) as a donor 3) as a bidder 4) as an underwriter 5) as a solicitor of gifts and donations 6) food provider / donator 7) as a catalyst to bring your friends 7) and as a volunteer of your time.
We will be having a Silent Auction with “bits and bytes” and drinks followed by the Live Auction with our favorite auctioneer Tony Barbagallo who always fosters a lively and fun filled night.
Key to the success of this event are DONATIONS. So please if you have donated in the past please consider doing so again or submitting your new idea for a donation, or asking your friends or business you frequent to consider a donation.
You can submit your donation in one of two ways.
1. Electronic Submission – use the Button below labeled “Submit Donation” and complete the form.
2. Use the paper “50s Fun, Funds, and Fellowship” 2019 UUFB Auction Donation Submission Form” in the Fellowship Hall on the credenza below the mirror.
Completed paper donation forms should be left in the gray file tray labeled “Auction Donations” located on the counter in the Fellowship Hall lobby, or given to Virginia Eads.
If you have questions please call or email Virginia Eads.
SAVE THE DATE:
SUNDAY, October 27th
Get to know about UUFB and Unitarian Universalism
OUR CONNECTIONS CLASS
All are Welcome!
The Brass Roots Trio is Coming!
On Oct. 20th, instead of the usual hymns and sermon, the Brass Roots Trio will offer a concert! This opportunity came about via a connection one of our members has with the Fripp Friends of Music. We’re grateful to Warren Slesinger, and to Ron Manion of Fripp Friends of Music, for making this special morning possible! Please mark your calendars & join us for this special occasion! Enjoy!
The New Season of Music on Malphrus at UUCL
Begins in September and continues throughout the year.....
Next up: Josh Joffen - Saturday, 10/26/2019
Singer, award-winning songwriter and guitarist Josh Joffen has delighted audiences everywhere he plays, from Illinois to Texas and California to New York. Schooled in the Greenwich Village Folk Scene of the ‘80s, Josh has shared stages at clubs and coffeehouses, house concerts and festivals with a host of stars in the American Acoustic galaxy.
A two-time winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival songwriter competition and winner of the Great American Song contest, Josh’s songs are funny, heart-moving, rousing, and reflective (but, he grins, not all at the same time). “What do I sing about? About good times and hard times, love lost and found, histories and mysteries, the everyday and the world-changing things we encounter,” he says. “I sing about the human experience.”
Josh Joffen weaves melody around rich lyrical poetry, binds it together with expressive guitar, adds smooth soothing vocals, and serves it all up to us with a warm smile. Josh doesn’t just sing. He reaches out and embraces his audience, pulling them into his magical world. It doesn’t get much better than this.–Arlene Boumel, South Florida Folk Festival and Boumel House Concerts, Coral Springs, FL
Learn more about the series at the UUCL website
Soul Matters Small Groups!
Are you interested in going deeper with the Soul Matters themes? Want to talk with a few others about what those themes lead you to ponder and wonder? Craving a place where personal joys and sorrows are shared? Soul Matters Small Group Ministry may be for you.
Our first small group met during the last program year, and had deep, thoughtful, interesting conversations using the Soul Matters small group materials.
If you’re interested, please contact Rev. Lori asap! Have some questions? Ask!
ASIC Prison Ministry Meal and Documentary
Ancient Sea Island Continuum (ASIC) is rescheduling the date of the Samhain Meal at Allendale Correctional Institution (ACI) to Saturday, November 9th. On a positive note, this date allows more people to participate in this significant outreach for UUFB. Anyone wishing to safely experience the highly restricted environment of a Level II South Carolina prison can request a background check application from Stephen Burton. Your presence at this dinner will add so much to the inmates' curiosity and understanding of how we as Unitarian Universalists put our faith and values into action.
Unfortunately, one of the frequent evangelical conversion events within the prison and state administration removed our original facility reservation for the Samhain Meal. A highly rated documentary recently shown on SC-ETV, 'Faith in the Big House', dissects a very similar event to that which which bumped our Samhain Meal off the schedule. Those who make the journey to ACI will recognize that the inmates in the movie are very similar to those who attend ASIC's prison classes. The documentary is extremely objective and tightly delivered in under an hour. As an example of the film's credibility, here is a short review:
Wednesday evening, October 16th, from 6PM-7PM, ASIC will present this film, 'Faith in the Big House', for free in the Fellowship Hall followed by a short discussion period. Whether you are visiting a prison for the first time, or are curious about how faith impacts the lives of prisoners serving long sentences, this film will provide the context, insight, and content that creates meaningful consideration and discussion. Please join us for the special documentary presentation of 'Faith in the Big House' on October 16th, and the ASIC Samhain Meal on November 9th!
Habitat for Humanity Faith Build Project Update
UUFB is partnered with other Beaufort area faith groups on the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity Faith Build House, located at 2523 Mossy Oaks Road. The house’s exterior is now in place, so the remaining volunteer work is ground-level and mostly indoors. The nature of the work will continue to change as the build progresses towards its targeted completion date in October.
In order to participate, volunteers from any participating faith group, sign up directly on the LowCountry Habitat for Humanity site
, in any combination, up to a limit of ten. Those who have completed the 1-hour orientation can sign up for any Tuesday through Saturday they wish. We at UUFB have identified all Thursdays from 8 to noon as our common workday. Working together will be a great opportunity to act on our values, to build relationship among our own members and friends, and with others in a no-proselytizing interfaith experience.
Those who are interested, and have not yet completed a 1-hour orientation program may attend one on the second Saturday of any month, at the Habitat office (616 Parris Island Gateway). Please call Lee McSavaney 843-522-3500 at the Habitat office to attend.
Any questions? Contact Tom Hlaban.
Celebrating Citizenship In Beaufort
October 26, 2019
Beaufort Waterfront Park Pavilion
We are recognizing the history and incredible positive impact of the people in our community who have come from other countries and earned their U. S. citizenship. We will be celebrating over 1,800 Beaufort County Naturalized Americans and their contributions.
Hard work and passion to become proud Americans are the foundation and inspiration for this first event.
Join us to lift-up the importance of Naturalized Citizens and provide information and education to those seeking citizenship.
For more details please contact Kathy Folsom
Religious Education A La Carte
Welcome to UUFB’s best kept secret—Religious Education A La Carte. The secret? What Happens In the Classroom during Sunday Service. A La Carte? Because the menu has many options. The children, the lessons, the teachers change frequently. All ages are welcome at UUFB. The infants and toddlers gather in the nursery in the sanctuary building. When you hear that cheerful chatter, remember these babes are our future. Occasionally adults are needed in the nursery, so let us know if you love the little ones.
Over in the Fellowship Hall Building, in our one classroom, the 5-12 year old children gather for Religious Education (RE) with two adults, a teacher and an assistant. After the congregation sings us out of the Service, the children gather for their own lesson with a Chalice Lighting, Opening Words and Get the Wiggles Out. This Fall the Lessons are focused on Visions, new beginnings, expectations, past and present UU Leaders contributions to our program as well as spiritual leaders in our world. In future months the Soul Matters program topics will include Belonging and Attention to Self and Others. Two adults are present in the classroom each week. Again, assistants are welcome!
Our children are inquisitive, expressive, questioning and caring. With the range of ages, they are supportive of one another, being helpful and sensitive. Their interests range from soccer to art to dance to science. The children and the teachers are learning from one another.
There is an opening for You the leaders and role models of UUFB to share your story. Whether you have an interest, a career or mission to share with our children you are welcome. You are the best resources available to the RE program. Each class lasts about 40 minutes, so your lesson will have time for presentation, questions and discussion. Games are another activity the children love, so bring your favorites to share. Your personal experience stimulates the children’s curiosity about the world around them. Join the A La Carte Menu for RE.
Call Deena Culp to offer your assistance or presentation to the children. Deena’s contact information is in the online directory, or leave a message at the office with Rev. Lori. Religious Education classes meet nine months a year. Ten volunteers are needed to rotate the schedule as teacher or assistant, this is a commitment to once a month. Thanks to the many volunteers that have worked with UUFB Religious Education program over the past 20 years. If you have taken time off from RE, maybe it’s now time to revisit us.
To Be Continued…
a column by Rev. Lori G. Hlaban