UUFCF meets at 10:30 am on the
first and third Sundays of the month at
835 N. Trade St., Tyon, NC
April 7, 2019
At current location: 835 N. Trade Street
“The Prodigal Son”
(Rescheduled from March 17)
To me, one of the most beloved teachings of Jesus is his parable of the Prodigal Son. In this parable, love and forgiveness abound, even as a disgruntled older son refuses to participate. Some of the details of the story are shocking such as the idea that a Jewish son would be so desperate as to resort to feeding swine in order to survive. But even more shocking is the magnanimous love of a Middle Eastern patriarch for a son who, by any reasonable metric, would be considered disqualified and unworthy. But perhaps the timeless nature on the parable of the Prodigal Son has more to do with our own identification with the prodigal. The experience of loneliness, exile, and hunger are common to many of us at one time or another. Perhaps, like the Prodigal, we’re just trying to find our way home to a table where we are welcome and cherished. What secrets might this parable impart to us modern day prodigals as we seek to find our place in a community where we are cherished? Where our needs are met? Where we are blessed with meaningful work? Where we are able to grow closer to our full potential as blessed human beings? Join us on April 7th, and let’s explore what it means to journey toward “home” together.
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April 21, 2019
At NEW LOCATION: Sunnydale, 328 S. Trade St., Tryon (between IGA and Dollar Store)
“A Kaleidoscope of Faiths: A Conversation about Easter and Passover”
The majority of the world’s Christians observe Easter on April 21. The Jewish holiday of Passover begins on Friday, April 19 and continues through April 27. These two faith traditions have had a significant impact on Western culture and history. But what might they mean for us today? Bypassing the conundrum of a resurrected body, the Rev. Dr. F. Forrester Church, who served the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City as senior minister and minister of public theology, approaches Easter by delving into the question that Jesus’ death poses to each of us: “Are we living in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for?” In other words, are we living lives committed to our most cherished principles of dignity and respect, compassion and kindness for all? This Easter will present an opportunity for us to explore and recommit ourselves to our most cherished values.
Some UUFCFC service recordings are available at TBUUF’s Youtube Channel.
Sermon-2018-3-18-Tryon-Transcendence in the Natural World – Rev. Jeffrey G. Jones
What One Can Learn from World Religions, Prof. Marc Mullinax – October 1, 2017
Are We Rome? – May 7, 2017- Rev. Michael Carter
A Church Without Walls 3-19-17 ( New Member Sunday) – Rev. Michael Carter
The Politics of Human Nature – 3/5/17- Rev. Michael Carter
Uncivil War – 2/19/17 – Rev. Michael Carter
Holding a Grudge – 2/5/17 – Rev. Michael Carter
Fit For A King – 1/15/17 – Rev. Michael Carter
Breaking the Old, Breaking in the New – 1/1/17 – Dr. Marc Mullinax