Church Events

No Espresso Coffeehouse, Saturday – April 27

Please look for more information on the May Espresso Coffeehouse coming soon.

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

 

Posted on: April 23, 2019

Spartanburg Earth Day Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Spartanburg Earth Day Festival is proudly sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg which provides leadership, volunteers, and festival facilities.

Click for – Spartanburg Earth Day Festival donations and booth payments

“Countdown to Earth Day” Speaker Series

This year we will have several fun and engaging speakers in the weeks leading up to the May 4 Spartanburg Earth Day Festival.  All presentations will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Barrett Room of the Spartanburg County Library main branch at 151 S. Church St. The lineup:

April 16:El Camino – A Pilgrimage across Spain” by Simon Cairns.  Simon is a licensed acupuncturist from Dublin, Ireland currently practicing in Duncan SC. He teaches weekly qi gong classes in the Spartanburg area.  Simon offers a travelogue of the 500-mile walk he and his daughter took on the El Camino de Santiago trail from the Austrian Alps through Spain.

April 23:Nature in Your Backyard” by Dr. Jon Storm. Jon is Associate Professor of Biology at the University of South Carolina Upstate.  He is the lead author of the free interactive eBook field guide, Field Guide to the Southern Piedmont which you can download at https://www.uscupstate.edu/fieldguide and the free Southern Piedmont Wildlife Coloring Book. His presentation at last year’s festival was very popular and can be viewed at hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOm8huaun4w&t=1370s.

April 30: Keynote Speaker Bob Inglis – “A Free Enterprise Solution for Climate Change.”  Bob, a one-time climate skeptic, served in the U.S. House of Representatives 1993-1998, 2005-2010, as a Republican representing the Greenville-Spartanburg area.  He is now Executive Director of republicEn.org, which works to enact legislation to address the threat of climate change.  For his work on climate change, Inglis was given the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

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May Humanist Meeting

UUCS 7:00 May 8, 2019 (conversation at 6:30)

Shawn Trapp, Upstate Coalition of Reason coordinator, is our speaker at the Humanist meeting on Wednesday evening, May 8, in the Fellowship Hall at UUCS, 210 Henry Place, Spartanburg. Regular attendees may remember him from his presentation last Nov. on Robert Ingersoll.

Shawn organized the recent Carolinas Secular Leadership Conference in Greenville which Irena Schulz and Robbie Allen attended, and he will discuss the outcomes of that gathering as well as provide an overview of the secular movement locally and nationally.

Come at 6:30 p.m. to socialize informally with your fellow Humanists. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. See you there!

Click here for more information on UUCS Humanist.

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YOGA!

We are offering the opportunity to have a yoga group here at UUCS! We’ll meet from 3:45-4:30 on Wednesday, May 8th (after the crafts group) and also have a session at Earth Day Festival, on the green, May 4th. All are welcome. Our teacher is Megan Murph, who says, “I believe in a yoga that is safe and relaxing but is also confidence boosting and challenging for the mind, body, and spirit. ” She is certified, and experienced in teaching people of all ages and agilities. This is sitting (chair) yoga, great for all, and especially welcoming to those who are less agile. Learn more about Megan Murph at https://www.yogaalliance.org/TeacherPublicProfile?tid=136418.

Posted on: April 18, 2019

A Neighbor to Our Neighbors

This Saturday, March 23: Show our UUCS love for our South Converse Neighborhood by joining the neighborhood cleanup this Saturday morning. Meet at 8:00 am at the small park at the bottom of the hill on S. Converse Street. Bring gloves; trash bags are provided. This lasts ’til 10:00 am, but come even if you need to slip out early! Let’s build our relationships with our neighbors, and build our neighborhood.

With gratitude for a beautiful Spring,

Scott

Posted on: March 21, 2019