Sunday Services

             We meet for communal celebration at 10:30 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 835 N. Trade St., Tyon, NC

We now meet at 835 N. Trade St., Tryon ; the building is under renovation, but will soon be looking great, with a natural foods store out front! 

Upcoming Services

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POSTPONED UNTIL SEPT. 23…..

September 16, 2018

“Psychology and Religion”

Rev. Ernie Mills

What can psychology teach us about religion? The answer to that question depends on which psychology/psychologist. Freud and Jung had contrasting theories when it came to religion. In this reflection we will focus on Jungian psychology and what it teaches us about religion, specifically the Christian religion.

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Rev. Mills completed a BA in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, a Master of Religious Education from Duke Divinity School, and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He previously served as minister to the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County.

 

October 7, 2018

“UUs and Miracles”

 Rev. Michael Carter

For some (but not all of us) we as UUs shy away from anything that speaks of “miracles.” This is one reason many of us do not read the Bible. It insults our intelligence. Miracles are something that all religions talk about, but for many UUs, we simply cannot– will not– entertain stories that involve miracles. But whether you read the Bible or not, your life and mine has been conditioned by the culture we live because of this book.

 

Thomas Jefferson created a bible for himself where he removed all of the miracle stories of Jesus. We call it “The Jefferson Bible,” yet some may refer to it as “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson.” A Time magazine poll discovered that 70% of Americans today believe miracles are actively occurring in our world. My question is: what is a miracle for you?

Rev. Carter is an ordained interfaith minister who received his BA in Letters from the College of New Rochelle and his Masters 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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October 21, 2018

“How We Learned to Fear the Darkness”

Rev. Ernie Mills

Darkness has always fascinated humans throughout the eons. This fascination has, more than often, spilled over into fear, dread, and even terror. In Western religions, darkness is associated with evil. In this sermon, we will explore the UU attitude toward darkness through several of our readings.

 

Rev. Mills completed a BA in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, a Master of Religious Education from Duke Divinity School, and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He previously served as minister to the Unitarian Universalists of Transylvania County.

 

PREVIOUS SERVICES

Some TBUUF service recordings are available at TBUUF’s Youtube Channel.

Sermon-2018-3-18-Tryon-Transcendence in the Natural World – Rev. Jeffrey G. Jones

Hope.Hype or Practice November 2017 Marc Mullinax

What One Can Learn from World Religions, Prof. Marc Mullinax – October 1, 2017

Feelings – July 16, 2017 – Rev. Michael Carter

Your-Spiritual-Manners-July 2, 2017 – Rev. Michael Carter

The-Activist-and-The-Mystic-June 4, 2017 – Rev. Michael Carter

Dignity (The First Principle) – May 21, 2017 – Rev. Michael Carter

 Are We Rome? – May 7, 2017- Rev. Michael Carter

A Pearl of Great Price April 2, 2017 (Canvass Sunday) – Rev. Michael Carter

Forgiveness What’s in It for You April 16, 2017 – Robin Edgar

 A Church Without Walls 3-19-17 ( New Member Sunday) – Rev. Michael Carter

The Politics of Human Nature – 3/5/17- Rev. Michael Carter

Uncivil War 2/19/17 – Rev. Michael Carter

Holding a Grudge – 2/5/17 – Rev. Michael Carter

Fit For A King – 1/15/17 – Rev. Michael Carter

Breaking the Old, Breaking in the New  – 1/1/17 – Dr. Marc Mullinax