Monday, September 28, 2015 The Rev. Sally Beth Shore
October's UUCS theme is courage. One way to approach it is to see it as an opportunity to consider memories of things we've done in the past that were intimidating to us, but, for whatever reason, we did them anyway. I once swam across the Colorado River in a canyon, twice, not because I wasn't afraid, but because I really didn't have any choice - the alternative would have been to wait for a rescue (which might not be coming) and at the very least, to spend the night down there.
President's Blog Wednesday, July 22, 2015 We are excited and pleased to know that Sally Beth Shore, our new minister, will be here soon. She will be with us twenty hours a week from September through December. She will work with the Board, staff, and a couple of committees, as well as be here on most Wednesday evenings and preach six times. She already had commitments for the fall when we found each other. Karen Mitchell, President Read more Current News
Staying Connected Beginning July 29, a fifth Wednesday, we will offer a new group, "Staying Connected." We will meet from 2:00 to 3:30 to learn about the new ways to connect electronically with UUCS. Katherine W. will lead this group. Beginning in August, Staying Connected will meet on the 2nd Wednesday. The Writing Group will continue to meet on the 2nd Wednesday.
Unitarian Universalist CHURCH OF SPARTANBURG MAIL: P.O. Box 1942, Spartanburg, SC 29304 LOCATION: 210 Henry Place, Spartanburg, SC 29306 CONTACT: 864-585-9230 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mission 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.
Welcome from the Rev. Sally Beth Shore Hello, and Welcome to the Website of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg. It’s a great honor to serve here as Contract Minister for the 2015-16 year. If you are visiting this page for the first time, please know that I’m just one step ahead of you, having started work here on September 1. I hope you will have a chance to come visit and experience the energy, passion, and commitment that are so apparent here. It’s my impression that the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg is a community striving to put love before belief, while celebrating the good news of Unitarian Universalism: that revelation is not sealed, that human beings working together can make this world a better place, and that we are all on this planet together.
October Sermon Topics
11:00 Service The sanctuary is open for quiet meditation for ten minutes before the beginning of worship (10:50-11:00 a.m.)
October 11th Rev. Sally Beth Shore How’d you get the Courage?
October 18 Rev. Kirk Neely Cultivating the Spirit: The Garden as Sacred Space
October 25 Rev. Ron Robinson Parliament of World Religions
This Week at UUCS For events beyond this week and for full descriptions of events, see our calendar.
Friday, October 9, Lunch Bunch at 1:15 at Panera Bread (east side)
Sunday, October 11, 9:45 Spiral Source On the 2nd Sunday of the month, the UUCS CUUPS group, Spiral Source, meets. This is an open group that offers opportunities to learn about UU Paganism. All are welcome. It is facilitated by Gail S.and Frank S.
Sunday, October 11, 11:00 Service, How'd You Get the Courage, Rev. Sally Beth Shore
Sunday, October 11, Lunch Bunch at Mellow Mushroom after the service News and Blogs We are Moving and We are Cleaning Up! When we are done our children and youth will be together in the main building. Our staff will be in Hatcher House. Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., please join us for inside and outside jobs, small and big jobs. Please bring tools that might help you do some work. We want to thank the donors whose generous gifts have made this remodeling possible. Hatcher House looks so different, is so different. Thank You! Now the rest of us can help out too. Mark your calendar, October 16th and 17th. See you there. Karen Mitchell, September 10, 2015
October 30, 7:00, Samhain Celebration, CUUPS
October 31, 7:00, Coffeehouse with John Akers, Classical Guitarist
Coming November 1: Boo in the UU Yes, it is that time of the year and this year LFD wants to make it a church-wide event. Be looking to hear a lot from us in LFD as we plan this big festival this month. We hope to have a chili cook-off, music in the fellowship hall, and fun activities and candy for children. Plan to participate. Do you make a fantastic chili? Sign up for the competition. We will also need folks to bring bread and additional sides to go with the chili. Do you sing or play an instrument? We need musicians to entertain in the fellowship hall. Would your group or committee like to adopt a room of fun activities for the children? Contact Stacey at email@example.com . (Stacey J., September 27, 2015)
Unitarian Universalist CHURCH OF SPARTANBURG A Welcoming Congregation and a Green Sanctuary MAIL: P.O. Box 1942, Spartanburg, SC 29304 LOCATION: 210 Henry Place, Spartanburg, SC 29306 CONTACT: 864-585-9230 firstname.lastname@example.org