Sunday, November 21, 2021 Lyndon Harris
10:30AM at Whimsical World Gallery, 116 Jones St, Landrum, SC
Face masks are encouraged
A Thanksgiving Remembrance: It’s not about Puritans; it’s about Gratitude
Just as global voices have challenged our traditional understanding of Columbus Day, so also have these voices probed the depths of traditional Thanksgiving mythology and found it lacking. Should we give up Thanksgiving? I’ll make the case that we should not, but that we should enlarge our practice and focus on its fundamental meaning: being grateful. We’ll use the UU Seventh Principle as our guide: ―Respect (and love) for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:30 AM
Whimsical World Gallery, 116 Jones St., Landrum, SC
Intersections of Science and Spirituality: How Do We Connect the Dots?
The rate of our discoveries and new insights about the universe and the natural order is breathtaking: new particles discovered in the Particle Accelerator in CERN, surprising new understandings of black holes, and continued accessibility by scientists into the human genome. This breakneck pace of discovery is matched, however, by what appears to be our hasty collision with various doomsday scenarios: war, rising water levels, fires, scarcity of water, etc. But these two poles of our reality are best held in balance through our spirituality. Come join us for an exciting continuing conversation about the intersection of science and spirituality, and why that matters in our daily lives.
Lyndon Harris, a native of Gaffney, SC, is featured at an exhibit at the Cherokee Country history and arts museum until 9/11. He will be speaking on Thursday, September 2, at 7:00PM at the museum on 301 College Drive, Gaffney, SC
Here is a video interview which Gaffney did for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Local Minister to Speak at 20th Anniversary Observance of 9/11 in NYC
In 2001, Lyndon Harris was serving as priest in charge of St. Paul’s Chapel, an Episcopal chapel directly across the street from the World Trade Center. Lyndon was there when the terrorists attacked and the Twin Towers collapsed. For the next eight months, he served first responders and emergency personnel by setting up a relief mission, providing a safe haven from the devastation at Ground Zero. He and a team of volunteers worked tirelessly to provide over a half million meals, chiropractic care, grief counseling, religious services and even concerts for the 9/11 workers. For the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Lyndon will return to Saint Paul’s, to be a part of the Calling of Names Ceremony, and to offer a reflection for the volunteers.
Harris now serves as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Carolina Foothills, a congregation with members from several towns along I-74 and I-26. This Sunday, September 5 at 10:30, he will share stories and lessons from his harrowing experience and its aftermath. The event will take place at the Whimsical World Gallery on 116 Jones Street in Landrum, SC.
In the twenty years since the World Trade Center disaster, Harris has dedicated his time and energy to a mission of Forgiveness, and inspired the creation of “Gardens of Forgiveness” in several countries. There’s even a local one in Zirconia, where Harris and his wife Maria now call home. He continues to serve as speaker, coach, and workshop leader to churches and organizations around the globe.
More information about Lyndon Harris and his work can be found at www.LyndonHarris.com. The UU Church of the Carolina Foothills (www.uufcf.org) meets the first and third Sundays of each month at the Whimsical World Gallery at 116 Jones Street in Landrum.