Welcome to uufc.org, the online home of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clemson (UUFC).
If you're searching for a progressive spiritual community that celebrates a tolerant and thoughtful search for spiritual meaning, we hope you will find a home with us.
At UUFC you will discover a diverse and lively community of seekers and skeptics that will welcome you just as you are. We are an open, welcoming and caring community.
Whatever your age, gender, social background, orientation, or ethnic origin, you are welcome here.
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Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.
Clemson Community Care
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Online Zoom/Google Gatherings
Thursday, July 9
Sunday, July 12
Storytime at 10:00am
Social Time Chat at 11:30am
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Meet Christina Branum-Martin!
The Board of Trustees is pleased to
announce that we have a contract with
our new interim minister, Christina
Barnum-Martin, who will be starting
her work at UUFC on September 1st.
Christine is a seventh generation UU who
describes herself as a humanist naturalist.
She has a rich history as a member,
volunteer, at the local, district and national
level, a director of religious education and chaplain. She is a graduate of the University of Houston and 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector before attending Meadville-Lombard (A UU seminary) and receiving her M.Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University this year. She lives in Decatur, Georgia with her husband of 25 years and their two daughters, ages 20 and 7. She has considerable experience in pastoral care, religious education, leading worship, and denominational engagement as well as experience in leadership development and financial management from her career in nonprofits.
Although she won’t begin until September 1st, Christina will be attending virtual board meetings over the summer and will also be present at the June 28th congregational meeting to speak briefly and answer questions. Although the technology of voting on business matters requires that we limit participation in the congregational meeting to members, we will record the meeting and make it available for viewing by friends as well.
As we prepare to give Terre a warm sendoff, we have a transition period to prepare for the next stage of our congregational life. It is appropriate in a month when the Soul Matters theme is Thresholds (suggested in 2019 to the UUA by Terre!), it is appropriate to reflect on crossing thresholds.
The words of John O’Donohue:
A threshold is not a simple boundary; it is a frontier that divides two different territories, rhythms, and atmospheres. Indeed, it is a lovely testimony to the fullness and integrity of an experience of a stage of life that it intensifies toward the end into a real frontier that cannot be crossed without the heart being passionately engaged and woken up. At this threshold, a great complexity of emotion comes alive: confusion, fear, excitement, sadness, hope.