Stephen Robinson is originally from Carrollton, Georgia and has lived in Columbia, SC since 2004. He is the Clinical Pastoral Education Program Manager for Prisma Health Midlands and Chaplaincy Manager for Prisma Health Hospice and Community. Stephen has been an ACPE Certified Educator since 2008, and an ordained minister since 1994. He earned a B.A. in English from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA and his M. Div. from the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. He is an ordained minister and a chaplain endorsed by the Humanist Society of the American Humanist Association.
Our relationships in our history and in our culture can often create the experiences of racism, judgment, devaluing, and isolation. We have to outgrow our history and heal in order to transform ourselves and our way of connecting to others.
As we continue our focus on the first UU principle, we will look at the power of language and communication. We must be aware of how the words we choose can either support or undermine our value of our first principle.
This Sunday begins our month long focus on the first UU principle, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We will continue our celebration of Pride weekend in Columbia as we celebrate our willingness and commitment to create a space where everyone can be … read more.
The second UU principle and purpose invites us to justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. We can often get self-protective and, individualistic, and politically divided. Leaving room for compassion in our lives not only creates a healthier culture, but can also help us live … read more.
UUs have been celebrating Water Communions since 1980. It has been a longstanding tradition at UUCC. This Communion is also known as a Water Ceremony or In-gathering and is the way we begin the new church year. We ask that you bring in a small … read more.
The 4th of the seven UU principles says we have a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We will celebrate some of the UU’s in our nation’s history who modeled for us how to live into our freedom and take up the responsibility … read more.
This service will focus on effective leadership for the UUCC as well as ways that members can prepare and get involved in leading. We will install our new Board and leaders and bless their good work in the year ahead.
June 9 will be an observation of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot and the Christian holiday of Pentecost. In both religions, the holiday commemorates an empowerment of the people, and a celebration of harvest.
We will look at the story in the Christian Scriptures often called the “Temptations of Jesus.” This story provides a glimpse of the struggle that Jesus faced to conform to options available to him in the Jewish religion of his culture, and how he ultimately … read more.