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A Month of Sundays
The sanctuary is open for quiet meditation for ten minutes before the beginning of worship (10:50-11:00 a.m.)
The Ripple Effect
Sources of Unitarian Universalism, Part 1: Transcending Mystery and Wonder
Higher Ed and Religion: A View from the Chaplain’s Office
Rev. Jason Losciutto
Calling All Brave Souls
Featuring the 28th Saints Alive Gospel Choir
for Wonderful Wednesday Activities
LEARN WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
A FREE RELIGION
FOR ALL THE WORLD
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CALENDAR AND EVENTS
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The Unitarian Universalist
CHURCH OF SPARTANBURG
Sunday Service at 11:00
Vespers Wednesday at 6:30
Rev. Michelle Buhite
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The Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, a liberal, welcoming congregation, transforms lives and our world by developing strong hearts and minds, challenging injustice, promoting sustainability, and celebrating diversity.
210 Henry Place, 29306
P.O. Box 1942
Spartanburg, SC 29304-1942
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
Our LFD Director
Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, a welcoming and affirming congregation that is committed to a love beyond belief!
We hope you will join us as we worship together on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and at Wednesday Vespers at 6:30 p.m. Lifespan Faith Development and other learning opportunities are available before and after church on Sundays and on Wednesdays, afternoon and evening. Our programming is rich and diverse and theologically expansive. We are a congregation that is committed to social justice and making a difference. We aspire to live up to our principles and the affirmation we teach our children: “We are Unitarian Universalists, with open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands. Together we care for the earth and work for friendship and peace in our world.”
Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whomever you love – you are welcome here!
Love Beyond Belief
What Does It Mean to Be a Friend of the Church?
One of the advantages that comes with being a Friend or Member of the church is access to the Members-and-Friends-only section of the website, where you can see the pictorial directory, birthday lists, and joys and concerns, among other items of interest.
FRIENDS ARE DEFINED BY THEIR:
___ ATTENDANCE at 3 Sunday services prior to their decision to become
___ COMMITMENT to active involvement in church life
___ AGREE to be canvassed during our annual pledge campaign
___ DESIRE to be listed in the UUCS directory (optional) and receive the Happenings (optional)
We also would encourage Friends to support our church during the year with their time, talents, and treasures.
If you have checked off the first three of the above criteria, we welcome you and celebrate your desire to be part of our community as a FRIEND.
Rev. Michelle Buhite
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Coming Up at UUCS
Wednesday, September 3, 2:00-3:30 Book Club (see below)
Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 Vespers
Heartbeat (Drums, Percussion, Chanting)
Wednesday, September 3, 7:00 Book Club
Great news! Beginning September 3, we will have two Book Clubs, the “regular” Wednesday night group and a new one meeting from 2:00 to 3:30 on the first Wednesday of each month. In September both groups will read Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Orphan Train is the story of friendship and second chances. This is a time of “upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendships, and the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.” The Orphan Train Movement was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded cities in the United States to foster homes mainly in rural area of the Midwest. The orphan trains operated between 1835 and 1929, relocating about 250,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children. This relocation of children ended in the 1920s with the beginnings of organized foster care in America.
Wednesday, September 3, 7:15 First Wednesday Sing and Celebrate
Do you like to sing? Would you like to gain more confidence? Come and raise your voice on First Wednesdays (7:15 p.m.) as we engage in some group singing, learn a little bit about the foundations of music, and get a sneak-peek at the music for each month’s Sunday worship. Co-led by our fabulous music director Keith, and Rev. Michelle (who has been helping folks to sing since 1987).
Sunday, September 7, 11:00 Water Communion
The water communion is a uniquely Unitarian Universalist rite where we bring a small amount of water from summer travels or from your own kitchen tap to honor our individual journeys and blend those waters together in celebration of the Beloved Community that we seek to create here. Since all of the water on earth is one water, there will be a pitcher of water available so that all may participate, even if you don’t happen to bring a vial from home. All are welcome.