Speaker: Rev. Stephen Robinson

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.

Recovering from Religious Trauma

Religion and religious communities should be places that provide connection, meaning, and life giving wholeness. Unfortunately, many have been traumatized by religion and religious communities. The Religious Trauma Institute and Reclamation Collective defines religious trauma as the physical, emotional, or psychological response to religious beliefs, practices, or structures that overwhelm an individual’s ability to cope … Continue reading Recovering from Religious Trauma

Flower Communion

Flower Communion is an annual ritual designed to celebrate the beauty and energy of Spring. You will be invited to bring a flower on that Sunday and return home with a different flower, images of beauty, diversity, and life. You can learn more about flower communion at https://www.uua.org/worship/holidays/flower-ceremony You can join us for a live stream … Continue reading Flower Communion

Custodians of the Good Work

This Sunday serves as a staff appreciation for the great staff at the UUCC. With the appreciation comes the reminder of the responsibility we take seriously, to be custodians of our congregation.  The Oxford Dictionary defines custodian as a person who has responsibility for or looks after something. As you appreciate us, the staff thanks you for … Continue reading Custodians of the Good Work

Sermon on the Amount

This Sunday starts our pledge drive, as we engage the members and friends around their commitment of support. As we plan the programs and activities of the UUCC, we know that we are making a difference in individual lives, in our culture, and in our world around us. March is the time to consider how … Continue reading Sermon on the Amount