Our Mission Statement

As a welcoming congregation, we work and worship together to become people of open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands. We honor the transformative power of love in our individual lives and broader communities.

April 2024

April 7

"Killing Them With Kindness"

Clint Tawes

"No doubt, we have all heard the old adage admonishing us to 'Kill Them with Kindness.' This always seemed like good advice to me, but I cannot say that I have ever put it to the test. I decided to undertake an experiment. Over the last couple of weeks, I went out of my way to extend overt kindness to the most obnoxious people I encountered. I will share my findings in my sermon on April 7th."


April 14

"Earth Day - Why Bother?"

Randy Blasch

After all these years why do we still celebrate Earth Day? Randy will explore the question "why bother"?

April 21

"Understanding Islam"

John Parcels

Retired Philosophy teacher & UU friend John Parcels will share basic precepts of Islam.

April 28

"Showers and Flowers"

Rev. Jane Page

Rev. Jane will use the analogy of showers and flowers to share reflections on interdependence and our emotional highs and lows.

For information about our in-person service please see our Covid guidelines below. Or, if you prefer to attend online, the service will be offered at this zoom link: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/5915836890 .


Also, this link is available on the UUFS website on both the HOME page and THIS MONTH'S SERVICES page.

More on Being a Teaching Congregation

By Rev. Jane Page

We have had the wonderful opportunity of serving as one of two teaching congregations for

Randy Blasch for two years. During the 2023-2024 program year, Randy was completing his Clinical Pastoral Education requirements at an Atlanta hospital as well as completing his work before his recent retirement from the Department of Labor. Due to these other duties, he was here only on one Sunday a month. (He was at his other site in Brunswick one Sunday as well.) Therefore, our primary focus for this program year was on worship – and Randy led (or occasionally co-led) when he was present. He received feedback from me as his supervisor and from his internship committee, made up of members from both congregations and chaired by Judith Longfield. But of course, a minister does more than leading worship and preaching. Here is a description from the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the activities a teaching congregation should provide to the intern.

The congregation or community-based site is expected to give the intern direct ministerial responsibilities, almost as if they were an assistant minister or chaplain, and engage the intern in a wide range of ministerial duties, including worship, religious education, pastoral care and counseling, programming, institutional management and finance, program development, and community and social action. A good internship site:

·       is dedicated to excellence in ministry 

·       perceives the formation of ministerial interns as part of its mission

·       gives an intern the opportunity to make a significant contribution

·       enables an intern to pursue learning goals in a supportive atmosphere

·       provides opportunities for a variety of professional experiences

·       understands the value of Unitarian Universalism in the larger community 


Although Randy has had monthly opportunities for leading worship and preaching (and has agreed to continue during the summer), we have much work to do to prepare him for other opportunities. Thankfully, Randy will soon be completing his CPE requirements and plans to move to southeast Georgia in May. Now, he will still lead some worship services, but more of his time will be spent in other areas mentioned in the manual – including being involved with both the Brunswick and Statesboro communities. I am sharing this with you now – because I don’t think I did a good job of explaining the unique approach when we began. I am proud that we can help prepare ministers for the future. Although, we don’t have a formal practicum arrangement with Clint Tawes, I think he is also learning a great deal by sharing with our congregations and getting feedback. 

If you have questions about our role as a teaching congregation, or Randy’s role as an intern, please just email me. And thank you for your amazing support.

Potluck with us APRIL 7th after Sunday service!

Bring something yummy to share along with a brief description of your item, and we'll provide plates, silverware, napkins, and water/tea. After Thoughts will take place over lunch. If you can stay and help clean up, please do!

Contact: Abby Thompson (abby4water@gmail.com).


Fridays at 9:00 a.m.

MindBody Center at UUFS

Join us for meditation on Friday mornings. Newcomers and experienced practitioners are welcome. Come join us in person or join us via Zoom.

For the Zoom link or more information send an email to Laura Milner at lamilner@georgiasouthern.edu

MindBody Center Yoga

now has more In-Person Yoga classes.

See Covid precautions below.

Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 am Iyengar Yoga with Inge

Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 am Yoga for the Spine with Lynn Geddes

Wednesday 9:30-10:30 am All Levels Yoga with Fred

Thursday, 9:30-11:00 am Ease into Iyengar Yoga with Inge

For Fred’s and Inge's classes register with this link: 


For Lynn’s classes email her at lynn@yogamefit.com

Covid Precautions: We are still observing some Covid restrictions and limit our classes to 7 participants. To attend you must be vaccinated, be symptom-free, and observe social distancing. Mask wearing is optional.  

Reduced fee for Newcomers to MindBody Center: $30 for 4 classes 

For more information on our yoga classes click this link: www.mindbodycenteryoga.com

For more information on Fascia Fitness Training click this link: https://fasciatrainingacademy.com/6-fascial-fitness-training-principles/

Inge Spencer

Iyengar Certified Instructor

MindBody Center Yoga

912 596-3322 (call or text)


For more information on our classes and instructors go to www.mindbodycenteryoga.com

or call or text Inge at 912-596-3322

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

of Statesboro

We are located at 6762 Cypress Lake Road

Statesboro, Georgia

Please send mail to:


PO Box 2453

Statesboro GA 30459


Email: StatesboroUU@gmail.com



https://uuma.zoom.us/j/5915836890 / Meeting ID: 591 583 6890

Rev. Jane Page, Minister


C: 912.682.3566

President: Abby Thompson

Vice President: Martha Hughes

Secretary: Kathy Smith

Treasurer: Teresa Winn

Immediate Past President: Dee Liston


You may contact board members by emailing StatesboroUU@gmail.com

and please put the board member's name in the subject line.


Shari Barr

Home: 912.764.7300

Cell: 912.687.3899

Email: ShariRB@aol.com



Chair: Barb Hendry

Email: anthrobarb@gmail.com

Members: Adrienne Cohen and

Relinda Walker



Elaine Deaver

Email: elaine@elainedeaver.com

Cell: 912.230.2675

Visit our Website


Mike Montagne



Shari Barr



Abby Thompson



Teresa Winn 



Adrienne Cohen


EMAIL: StatesboroUU@gmail.com

Phone: 912.682.3566