Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets again Sunday, Sept. 8

Published 7:06 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the Tryon Youth Center on Rt. 176 N on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be consulting minister Sally Beth Shore. Her topic will be “New Beginnings.”

Plato said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

“We have a new beginning today. Of course, the phrase “new beginning”  is a little bit redundant, no? How can you have an old beginning? But in our case, it fits. When the Thermal Belt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship was chartered a couple of  decades ago, that was its beginning;  now I think you are having a new one, as I have been hired as part of revitalizing this congregation.  So let’s talk about that… why is it vital – why is it important to you that this Fellowship exists? As we start our church year together, let us contemplate what our work and our hopes and our fears are when we begin something new, whether it be a religious community, a relationship, a project, a job,” said Shore.

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Shore is a native of North Carolina, and currently resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Her career has included volunteering with the US Peace Corps, working as an environmental geologist, non-profit director and college environmental science instructor. She holds an MS in environmental science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shore earned her Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in May of 2012, and was ordained by the UU Congregation of Asheville on March 22, 2013. She lives in Asheville with her husband and three teenage children.

Come early to participate in fellowship and refreshments. For information, call 828-894 5776 or  visit www.uutryonnc.org.

– article submitted by Dan Dworkin