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– Our Annual Fund Campaign for the fiscal year July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. We need to raise $225,000 or more to meet our fundraising goal. So far 69 Pledges have pledged approximately $184,000 toward our financial goal. Last year we had 112 Pledging Units so many of you still need to make your Pledge. We are hoping that our Pledging Units will increase to 120 during this Pledge Drive. We will need everyone’s help to achieve these goals.

Several methods are available for you to access to make your pledge.

  • Pledge Cards, pens and giving guides are located in the Sanctuary Foyer.
  • Before after Sunday Service, speak to one of our Pledge Stewards, Linda Leible or Rick Hahnenberg. They can answer questions you may have about our operations. This is a great way to get to know more about our church finances.
  • Are you comfortable with technology? Then just click on the link below and make your Pledge online. It really is simple and easy to Pledge. You and our Annual Fund Steward will both receive confirmation. Click this link to pledge online:

UUCS 2019-2020 Annual Pledge Online Form

Please help as much as you can afford. Financial contributions toward the 2019-2020 annual pledge you make in February will not start until July 1, 2019.

Questions? Email annualfund@uucs.org 


Espresso Coffeehouse, Saturday – February 23

UUCS members Fred and Pam Stoll return as the Featured musical act for the February 23 UUCS Espresso Yourself Coffeehouse. Along with some of their musical friends, they will bring an eclectic range of musical styles to the coffeehouse, drawing from classical, jazz, rock, old-time, folk, and Latin genres.

 

Fred and Pam Stoll
Fred & Pam Stoll

Pam and Fred appear frequently in Sunday services as part of the House Band and other musical configurations. They play for contra dancing and other events in the region and for five years have been organizers and musicians for the monthly Spartanburg Contra Dance.

Both lifelong UUs, the Stolls met in 2001 through music and contra dancing. Pam has been playing violin since age nine; she has played in community orchestras in the U.S. and France and played professionally with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the early ‘90s, she started contra dancing and fell in love with the community and dance. She helped form the Stringdancer trio which played extensively for contra dances and produced the 2001 CD album titled Stringdancer. Pam also plays the recorder, percussion, and bass.

Fred began studying classical violin as a youth, while also teaching himself guitar by listening to rock music. As a young adult, he played jazz before discovering the world of traditional fiddle music. He has played extensively for contra dances and square dances while living in Florida, Virginia, and Ohio, and has won several fiddle contests including the 2015 South Carolina State Old Time Fiddle Championship. In addition to fiddle, Fred plays mandolin, guitar, bass, and harmonica. Fred has appeared on several studio record albums of folk and dance music, and Pam and Fred appear together on a 2012 CD album with their Ohio band Pigtown Alley.

Please join us at Coffeehouse from 7:00 to 9:00 PM on Saturday, February 23. Sign up for open mic to sing a song, tell a story, demonstrate a craft, perform a skit, or read a poem during the first hour. We welcome all forms of creative expression that are in good taste. Please limit your act to about five minutes or two songs.

The suggested donation is $5, performers get in free. We encourage donations of non-perishable food items for our TOTAL Ministries Food barrel, and if you can bring a treat to go along with coffee, even better.

For questions, contact Cindy Freeman, coffeehouse@uucs.org. 

 



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