Minister’s Blog

Ways to Support Immigrants

Scott J. Neely

June 21, 2018


The struggle for justice and compassion at the US/Mexican border is centuries-old and immediately urgent. The following organizations support immigrants in our region and at the border. You can assist them by:

  1. learning about their work
  2. speaking out about the issues they address
  3. volunteering in their programs
  4. giving to support their efforts
  • PASOs
    Connecting members of the Hispanic community with health care and other resources
  • KIND
    Kids In Need of Defense
    Providing legal services and advocacy for children at the border, for whom there is no provision of legal service in our justice system
  • SC United with Immigrants
    Supporting immigrants and their families in South Carolina to advance their full participation in the civic, cultural, economic, and political life of their communities
  • El Refugio
    Providing hospitality and visitation support for immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center, the largest private detention center in the US, in Lumpkin, GA

Let us do what we are able to make this country more livable for every person—


Summer Solstice Celebration

Scott J. Neely

June 14, 2018

OBERON, King of Fairies, to Puck:
“How now, mad spirit!
What night-rule now about this haunted grove?” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, III.ii.9-10)

On the evening of Thursday, June 21, we will gather on the green lawn of UUCS to celebrate the Summer Solstice. This is Midsummer Night, a night of magic and freedom.

At 6:30 pm, a drum circle will form for all who would like to participate. Everyone is welcome. If you have a drum, bring it.

At 7:00 pm, drummers, and wise women will lead us in a circle dance. We will share a brief meditation on the Sun at its height. And then we will drum into the night.

Come for joy. If rain joins us, we will circle inside the Sanctuary. No matter the weather, we will celebrate.

“Shall we their fond pageant see?
Lord, what fools these mortals be!” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, III.ii.120-121)

And if you know fairies, encourage them to come with their wings—