From your Minister:May 26, 2017
Memorial Day Weekend starts tomorrow, and while I hope you will join me at UUCS for our Sunday Service, I understand many of you will take advantage of the holiday weekend to spend time with family or friends. If you are in town, the South Converse Neighborhood Association will be doing a cleanup on Saturday from 8:00 –10:00 a.m., please consider stopping by the South Converse Park to lend a hand, even if you only have ½ hour to help—this is one way we can support the work of the Association to help maintain and improve the quality of our neighborhood.
Looking ahead, remember that on June 4th, we have our Annual Picnic, and this year, it will be on-site…rumor has it you might want a bathing suit! Please check with Jan Jerome if you’d like to offer assistance in setting up. Also, we have several opportunities for assisting with summer worship services or with summer children’s activities. Please contact me or Sybil Argintar if you would like more in-formation.
I wish you safe and enjoyable travels, wherever you are this weekend, and I hope to see you soon.
From Rev. SB:May 25, 2017
I understand it was a lovely Mother’s Day Brunch as well as Religious Education service this past Sunday. I am sorry to have missed both—thanks to all who were part of it, especially Sybil, our RE Committee and but I was delighted to get to be with my daughter and much of my family for her college graduation in Georgia. You might have seen it on the national news—Oprah Winfrey was the commencement speaker, so, as this was two days before the latest revelations of chaos in the Whitehouse, major networks carried the address. Among several good points made by Ms. Winfrey was a charge to my daughter and her peers to find something to “fill yourself up” and from there, be able to overflow and be in service to others. What great advice!
This summer, the worship team wants you to share about what it is that fills you up—what is that you so enjoy, are good at, or that relaxes you and “fills you up?” Please click here to complete a short form about your interest so that we can consider it for use in one of summer worship services about people connecting with their passions. I hope you’ll take this opportunity to share of yourself with the rest of us—this is a lovely way to make a difference in each other’s lives.
It is time to say a fond farewell to one of our long-time members, Terry Christy Patton, who has graced UUCS with many, many gifts over many years, most recently serving last year as a Worship Associate and this year as Chair of the Religious Education Committee. TC was also UUCS’s first Director of Religious Education, hired in the mid-90s and serving for 3 years in that position. After 30 years in Spartanburg, “TC” is moving to Bozeman, Montana, this weekend, where sons Zane and Phillip live. She had originally planned to slowly migrate over the summer, but when one of them found a duplex open next door for her, the moving date got moved up quickly! This photo was taken at last year’s Flower Communion service. Come this year’s service on June 4, we know you will be in Big Sky country, TC, but you will always be a flower in our hearts. Blessings on your journey!
And blessings on the rest of your for your week. I’m not in the pulpit this Sunday, but I look forward to seeing you soon!