Rev Linda Jordan

10-16-16 11:00 AM - 10-16-16 12:00 PM
All Souls Waccamaw
All Souls Waccamaw UU Church, South Carolina 707, Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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  • 10-21-18 11:00 AM - 10-21-18 12:00 PM

    CALEB’S DRAGONFLY DREAMS

    Caleb’s Dragonfly Dreams is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that provides positive events and activities to abandoned, abused and neglected children that reside in shelters and group homes.

    Changing the lives of children who are currently living in three residential facilities in Horry & Georgetown Counties of South Carolina. We visited our first group home (Horry County Shelter Home) in 2008 and our goal is to branch out into other counties in South Carolina and one day touch every group home in the United States.

    Caleb’s Dragonfly Dreams provides lots of activities to these wonderful children, too many to list but some examples are tie dye shirts, trips to the water park in the summer, jewelry making, pizza & movie night, Birthday presents, and when we have the budget an awesome winter trip to go snow tubing in North Carolina and hiking to water falls.

    These activities are just a mere stepping stone to get to know the children and form a bond that last long after they are displaced from the group home.

    The residential facilities (we aren’t aloud to say orphanages anymore) have limited funding by the government. The funding barely covers clothing, food, and staffing. So extra activities are out of the question. We try to bridge the gap and make certain that these children have the opportunity to just be a normal kid.

    We understand that these activities cannot take away the hurt these children have endured, but we feel that exposure to new experiences can positively affect a child’s self- esteem and development. By just going to a football game and cheering them on from the sidelines or just giving a little girl a balloon for her birthday you can help shape a life.

    I have been asked many times to measure the success of our program, how can you measure a child’s a smile?

  • 10-21-18 12:30 PM - 10-21-18 1:30 PM

    If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about All Souls Waccamaw Unitarian Universalist Church, please join us.

     

  • 10-28-18 11:00 AM - 10-28-18 12:00 PM

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    Celebrating Samhain
    Worship, Holidays & Ceremonies

    Samhain, meaning "summer's end," is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year. For many practitioners, Samhain also is the beginning of the spiritual new year. Samhain is pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win or /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/ SOW-in

    In the Pagan or Earth-based calendar, divided into quarters by the solstices and equinoxes, great importance is placed on "cross-quarter" days: the days that fall halfway between each solstice and equinox (or between the equinox and solstice.)

    Samhain falls halfway between the Autumn Equinox (Mabon) and the Winter Solstice (Yule). In the northern hemisphere, many Pagans celebrate Samhain from sundown on October 31 through November 1. Others hold Samhain celebrations on the nearest weekend or on the Full or New Moon closest to this time. Some Pagans observe Samhain a bit later, or near November 6, to coincide more closely with the astronomical midpoint between Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice. Most Pagans in the southern hemisphere time their Samhain observances to coincide with the middle of their Autumn in late April and early May, rather than at the traditional European time of the holiday.

    With the growth and spread of Christianity as the dominant religion throughout Europe, Samhain time took on Christian names and guises. All Saints' Day (or All Hallows) on November 1 commemorated Christian saints and martyrs. All Souls Day on November 2 was a remembrance for all souls of the dead. With the coming of Christian Spaniards to Mexico, the indigenous customs of honoring the dead at this time of year mixed with Roman Catholicism and gave birth to Día de los Muertos. Samhain shares the ancient spiritual practice of remembering and paying respects to the Dead with these related religious holidays of Christianity.