UUFCF meets at 10:30 am on the
first and third Sundays of the month at
835 N. Trade St., Tyon, NC
March 3, 2019
One of the foundational guiding metaphors of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ministry and leadership in the Civil Rights movement is the idea of a “Beloved Community.” The beloved community is the community called to work together for justice through love. One of the best descriptions is his statement, “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Come join us on March 3rd, as we probe the depths of this compelling vision and seek ways to embody this idea in our own lives and in our community.
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March 17, 2019
“The Prodigal Son”
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 March 17th, and let’s explore what it means to journey toward “home” together.
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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