I am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.
Welcome to our growing and journeying Unitarian Universalist community. We invite you to our service, especially those of you who are searching for a spiritual home. Many of us were once, too, seeking for something larger than ourselves to which we could belong: a sense of rootedness to hold us as we create meaning together. We do that well here—though not perfectly. In this congregation, we strive not for perfection but for authenticity and connection.
Whether it’s your first time in worship with us or your hundredth time, we hope that you’ll find here questions that stretch you, people to befriend you, and liberal religious values that challenge you to join us in loving boldly, living justly, and welcoming radically.
The call to our Snowbirds…
It’s a rite of passage that is right for the Myrtle Beach area and its proponents of tourism.
Each year, shortly after Christmas – sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a bit later — people from places north and west such as New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Quebec winterize and close up their houses, and head south to the Grand Strand, a trip that has become as expected as brushing your teeth.
Tourism, the backbone of the economy during the summer, and increasingly into the shoulder season – anything beyond June through August – welcomes the snowbirds, folks who choose to avoid the ice and snow of the north in favor of a more welcoming climate. People who discover the Myrtle Beach area one season, are increasingly calling the area home for three to five months each year.
Restaurants that used to close for a month or two in the winter, now close for just a week or two – – enough time to do the major repairs to be ready for the main season that starts in April and runs through August. Condos and houses that often were unused in the winter, now are full for three or four months at a time, albeit at a rate for a month that is equal to the weekly rate during the high season.
While the local businesses are seeing a gain, so too are the snowbirds, who make friends and see the area not so much as a vacation place, but as a second home.
While for many golf is their lure, they find plenty to keep themselves occupied such as the Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens. One thing the snowbirds agree on, come January, it’s good to be home. Go ahead, spread your wings, and head south to join us for a journey you will never forget.