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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
Blood Drive Volunteers Needed!
In order to set a date for the Red Cross blood drive, we need more volunteers. The signup sheet is located on the counter to the left of the Fellowship Hall entry door. You will not be contacted until we have a sufficient number of volunteers, at which time several dates will be studied and your availabiltiy will be determined. If you have friends and neighbors who may be interested, please see if they'd like you to add them!
Discussion Group Meetings
The UUFB Discussion Group meets at 0900 on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall. Topics are identified in advance, but the discussion gravitates to subjects with the most interest. All members and guests are welcome to attend.
Our UUFB Choir would like more members! We gather most Sundays at 9:00. All are welcome. Reading music is not a requirement. If you like to sing, you can make a positive contribution. Please speak with Chris Raskind if you are interested.
Donations & pledge payments made easy!
Do you have a smart phone? UUFB now has the ability to take donations using your Paypal account app! Look for the signs posted in the Fellowship Hall and the Sanctuary for complete instructions.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Dinner
Join us at Fellowship Hall on February 22 at 5:00 pm to celebrate Mardi Gras New Orleans style! There will be gumbo plus more Louisiana and southern delicacies. Music and some surprises will also be provided. To get into the Mardi Gras spirit, please dress in bright colors and a mask!
Seats are still available! Tickets are $25 each. If you would like to add your name to the guest list, please email Grace Drake. You may pay at the door on February 22.
Your help is needed!
UUFB held a very special event last October, the 20th anniversary of its founding. There was a weekend of festivities enjoyed by many.
Some of you may remember that I announced that I would be putting together a photo album to commemorate this occasion. I have received a few photos from members and mine are now ready.
However, before I put the album together, I wanted to check with you all to see if you have more photos that you are willing to contribute to the album. If you are, please drop off printed copies in an envelope with my name on it to the fellowship office. In the case of digital photos, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit these by March 1. I am really looking forward to sharing this album of memories with the congregation.
Grace M. Drake
THE CHRISTIAN AFFINITY GROUP
PLANS BOOK DISCUSSIONS FOR 2020
The Christian Affinity Group met on November 3, 2019 and had a lively discussion of books for reinterpreting Christianity. Members suggested a wide variety of excellent books and decided on the following to read and discuss. Discussion leaders are also listed. The meetings will take place in the Religious Education room at 11:30 after the Sunday coffee hour. All meetings are open to UUFB members and friends.
March 8, 2020: “The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers” by Amy Hollingsworth. Discussion Leader: Ben Sellers.
May 17, 2020: “Christ for Unitarian Universalists” by Scotty McLennan. Discussion Leader: Rev. Lori.
For more information contact Barbara James.
To Be Continued…
a column by Rev. Lori G. Hlaban
“Who is Josiah Royce?”
Following last Sunday’s service, where we explored the idea of Beloved Community, I was asked why I hadn’t said more about this American philosopher. The short answer is time. I wanted to talk more about the concepts of community and Beloved Community than about Royce. However, I’m happy to offer a little more information in this column!
Josiah Royce (1855-1916) was a major philosopher of the late 19th – early 20th Century. Born in Grass Valley, California, he entered university at the age of 14 and was one of the first graduates of the University of California in 1875. He then studied philosophy in Germany for a year, and continued his studies at Johns Hopkins University where he earned his doctorate – one of the first granted by that institution.
Royce taught first at the University of California-Berkley, then at Harvard University. Royce was interested in many areas of study, though his major contributions were to the Philosophy of Religion and Moral Philosophy. He debated religious philosophy with his friend, William James (who wrote The Varieties of Religious Experience), and among his students were T.S. Eliot, George Santayana and W.E.B. Dubois. He wrote on the problem of evil, ethics, and the creation of genuine communities.
This interest in community was a reaction to the writings of Emerson, Whitman, and William James, which fostered what he saw as extreme individualism. Royce believed that individuals are inextricably bound with their social context. Significantly, he wrote: “My life means nothing, either theoretically or practically, unless I am a member of a community.” (This makes me think of the South African proverb, “I am because we are.”)
Royce’s influence on American philosophy endures long after his death, primarily because of the influence of his work on Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr., both of whom picked up on his thinking and writing on individuals and community. If you hadn’t heard of Royce before, it’s okay! I hadn’t heard of him before about a month ago, either!
Rev. Lori Hlaban
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UUFB CALENDAR - February 20-26
Buddhist Spiritual Affinity Group Mindfulness and insight meditation.
Every Monday, 7:30-8:30
One Yoga Sanctuary, 73 Sea Island Pkwy. All are welcome.
Chair Yoga Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45
UUFB Sanctuary, 178 Sams Point Road, Lady's Island