Reverend to return to speak at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday

Published 8:00 am Friday, October 5, 2018

The Rev. Michael Carter, who recently delivered the keynote address about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Thermal Belt Friendship Council MLK Jr. Celebration in January, will return to speak about the Unitarian Universalist of miracles at the Thermal Belt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday.  

Rev. Michael Carter

The service, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 10:30 a.m. at 835 N. Trade St., Tryon. Coffee and refreshments will be available afterwards.

An ordained interfaith minister, Carter received his bachelor’s degree in letters from the College of New Rochelle and his master’s degree in divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 2000. He is the former consulting minister to TBUUF, and currently serves as minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley.

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“Some of us (but not all of us) shy away from anything that speaks of miracles, which is one reason many do not read the Bible,” Carter said about his planned presentation on Sunday. “Miracles are something that all religions talk about, but many simply cannot — will not — entertain stories that involve miracles.”

This is despite the fact that a Time magazine poll discovered that 70 percent of Americans today believe miracles are actively occurring in the world, Carter said. 

TBUUF currently holds services at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month, at 835 N. Trade St., Tryon. Those interested in learning more may visit or may call 828-513-0570.

– Submitted by Robin Edgar