Reflection by a Nurse from the COVID Floor
Jason Sikma, RN has served on the COVID floor of Spartanburg Regional Medical Center throughout the pandemic. A graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School and Loyola School of Nursing, Sikma is a skillful caregiver steeped in the wisdom of the humanities. He will share with us his reflections on the state of the pandemic, and what it means to care for one another in a time of suffering, misinformation, and the dire, urgent need to create beloved community.
Reflections by UUCS Parents
Parenting in the pandemic: how do you nurture each member of your family, keep your job, stay safe, and make the most of a year constrained by protocols and misinformation? UUCS parents Virginia McLean and Leigh & Alan Jenkins will offer their pro tips and insights for navigating a family through a global pandemic. Thank you to every parent who gave so much to sustain us all this year!
Reflections by UUCS Youth
What a year to be a youth - difficult school choices, online overload, isolation from friends, canceled activities, and a superabundance of family time. UUCS youth Max and Sephie will reflect with Mary Underwood on the challenges and blessings of this most difficult year. Thank you to Sephie, Max, and all our youth for leading us!
Reflections by the COVID Committee & Board
All year, our COVID Committee pored over data and wrestled with research to make recommendations to our Board for our physical health, our emotional and mental well-being, and our community's life. Come hear the reflections of Peggy Hamrick, who served on both the COVID Committee and the Board this year. Thank you to both teams for wrestling with one another throughout this most difficult year to keep our Beloved Community safe and well!
Reflections by UUCS Mask Makers
Our UUCS Mask Making Team leapt into action as the pandemic began, researching the best way to make masks and distributing hand-made masks to keep us all safe. Now, the team has made more than 6,000 masks, distributed throughout our congregation, community, and across the country. Come hear their reflections on this incredible act of intensive labor and generous love. Thank you, Mask Makers!
This summer, members of our congregation will offer Reflections on a Year in Pandemic, sharing with us the experiences and insights this year has afforded them.
This Sunday, Stacey Jackson will speak with us about the Journey of our beloved Rippling Bowl across the year.