Events Archive

Gene   Brown
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
World Peace

Gene Brown. Let's think for a moment. What happens when we drop a pebble into the water for Joys and Concerns? What happens when you skip a stone across a calm lake? Regardless of the size of the stone, ripples will be created. It doesn’t matter if it is a small grain of sand or a monstrous boulder ripples will form. The more stones that are cast, the more ripples will form.

Rev. Linda   Bunyard
Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 7:00am
Singing the Journey

Rev. Linda Bunyard. Interim Minister at UU Spartanburg, will guide us on a musical journey exploring the UUA's contemporary hymnal, "Singing the Journey".

Rabbi Rob   Cabelli
Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 7:00am
Tyrannies and Subversions: Are We As Advanced As We Think We Are?

Rabbi Rob Cabelli.  An age-old story, read critically, reveals a radical, subversive, and universal message about the nexus of gender and politics, as well as tyrannized minorities.  Yet for centuries the impulse has been to read the scroll of Esther as an ethnocentric, fairy tale of freedom and to either approve or disapprove of it on that basis alone.  Regardless of how objectively modern or post-modern we might imagine ourselves to be, we receive texts through culturally conditioned eyes and ears.  We must challenge ourselves to open up to the subversive in our most sacred and venerable texts, or else humanity and its religions will remain their own worst enemies.  

Service   Cancelled
Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 6:00am

Sunday Service is cancelled.  Stay safe and enjoy the beauty of the snow.

Gary   Carden
Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:00pm
Mother Jones performed by Lara Chew

Premiere of Gary Carden’s Monologue “Mother Jones”, performed by Lara Chew.  This will be a first for our Fellowship.  We will be premiering a performance starring two of our most talented members, Gary Carden and Lara Chew.  We have presented many of Gary’s plays in the past but he has never trusted us with a premiere.  I am sure this trust is inspired by Lara’s ability to assume the persona and to speak in the voice of Mother Jones.  Mother Jones was once considered to be “the most dangerous woman in America”.  In the late 19th century, to the chagrin of governments and “Robber Barons”, she rallied coal miners, dock workers, endangered citizens, mill workers, and disabused members of societies, to protest against unfair wages, under age workers, poor working conditions, unhealthy living sites, poor government protection and unwarranted control of civil liberties. We benefit today from Mother Jones’ motivating outcries.


Tickets: $15 Available: 828/524-3161, 828/524-6777 and at the door. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the UUFF Scholarship Fund.

Gary   Carden
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 3:00pm
Madison: A Gary Carden Monologue


Once again it is our pleasure to announce the performance of a Gary Carden Monologue.  On Friday, April 26, 2013, at 7:00 PM, Gary, assisted by Pam Meister, Curator of the Mountain Heritage Center at WCU. will present "Madison" on the UUFF Stage.  This is the life story of  Dr. Robert Lee Madison who in the 1880's promoted the idea of a school that would train teachers for the mountain schools.  His idea progressed from the very small Cullowhee Academy to the Western Carolina University that we know today.
There are not many families in this Western Region of North Carolina who have not been impacted in some way by the presence of Western Carolina University.  Either they had family members who attended the University or were taught by a teacher who graduated from WCU. 
This presentation will honor two important men in our intellectual life.  Gary Carden, who is a member of our Fellowship, in 2012 received the highest honor the Governor and the State of North Carolina can bestow inthe Literary Arts.   This monologue was written to honor Dr. Robert Lee Madison, whose guidance and persistence made possible a university education for the Appalachian Mountain population.  
Tickets available at the Franklin Chamber of Commerce  828/524-3161 - 828/524-6777- 828/369-8658
Virginia Wilson, Event Co-ordinator
Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 6:00am

Sheila Franks, Board Member of CareNet will speak.

Elena   Carlson
Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 7:00am
R.E.A.C.H.'s Latino Outreach

Elena Carlson, a part-time employee with R.E.A.C.H. in Macon County will share the ever-expanding Latino Outreach programs including a community garden, sewing projects, Latino Women Support Group in seeking personal & educational needs/goals. Join us as we celebrate Mother's Day. 

Rev. Michael   Carter
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 7:00am
The Pebble In My Shoe

Rev. Michael Carter.  There is a wonderful line from "The Godfather Part 3" that I absolutely love. Al Pacino plays the role of Mafia Don, Michael Corleone, who is the head of the Corleone Crime Family in New York. After much bloodshed (both his father and brother Sonny are now Dead) he longs to become a "legit businessman," but no matter what he does he cannot escape the life of organized crime. In one seen, Pacino's character says, "Everytime I try to get out they keep pulling back in."

This has been my experiece with the teachings of Jesus. His teachings and life have been the pebble in my shoe. I invite you to explore what it can mean to be a Unitarian Universalist Christian and a follower of the teachings of Jesus.


Frank   Casper
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 7:00am
Faith in Film

Frank Casper takes us to the movies, where we find some surprising spiritual insights in likely and unlikely places. Lights down. Roll the film.

Service Leader: Mary Teslow