First Friday Events — Starting the first Friday in November?
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Donations will support UUCS elevator project, connecting Sanctuary Foyer with Wilde Hall.
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For your convenience, look for the updated smile amazon link located at the top right of our website https://uucs.org
or you can bookmark your device:
UUCS unique charity link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0947382
Hello UUCS Family,
As Stewardship Council Chair, I wanted to reach out and alert you to an update that is being changed in the way we collect donations when you choose to shop at Amazon.com.
In past years we have encouraged our Members and Friends to use our Amazon Affiliate link posted at the top of the UUCS website. This link would register your purchases in association with our UUCS affiliate account, and Amazon would donate a portion of your total purchases back to UUCS. Due to some compliance concerns that we have been unable to get further clarification on from their corporate headquarters, Amazon has decided to withdraw our participation in this Affiliate Program.
We have contacted Amazon for clarification on this decision without much luck. Our Board President, Linda Leible has written a letter to Jeff Bezos asking for help in clarifying this decision, but as of yet, we have not received a response.
So, we have decided to move forward and return to our use of the Amazon Smiles program that will still allow you to shop at Amazon and have a portion of your total purchases donated back to UUCS. Although the donation percentage is a bit lower through the Amazon Smiles program compared to the Affiliate option, we feel using the Amazon Smiles program will still be a positive revenue stream that will help provide support to UUCS programs and services.
Thank you for your continued support of UUCS as you shop for items as you normally would through Amazon.com. If we hear of any updates on our status with the Amazon Affiliate program, we’ll let you know.
Moving forward, please continue to use the Amazon link at the top of the UUCS website when you shop at Amazon. Just note that you’ll be directed to the UUCS Amazon Smiles landing page, so your shopping experience may look a bit different.
In generosity and love,
UUCS Stewardship Council Chair
UU Church of Spartanburg
P.O. Box 1942
Spartanburg, SC 29304-1942
(Location: 210 Henry Place, Spartanburg, SC 29306)
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Coming in Spring – A Gift Registry to stock the kitchen in Wilde Hall
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UPDATE – June 2020
Our project to build a commercial-style kitchen in Wilde Hall (Lower Level) was kicked off almost 2 years ago. Our co-General Contractors are Linda Leibel and myself (Fred Stoll). Both the level of effort and the funding required have been significantly greater than initially envisioned, particularly due to a labyrinth of applicable building codes, and existing construction that was out of compliance. Various planning steps have required long periods of waiting. However the project remains alive, and considerable progress has been made. In March, the Board voted to suspend further expenditures on the kitchen in the face of COVID 19 uncertainty. However, a generous gift to the Wilde Hall Fund in April has allowed major work to continue.
Physical progress to date:
- Preparation of wall cutout-for pass-through (Fred Stoll)
- Vapor-sealing of outside walls (Rick Christian and John Tarrant)
- Modifications to sub-floor drain pipe configuration (Sterling Craft Plumbing / Shane Wolcansek and Amanda Wolcansek)
- Installation of 800 sq. ft. of hygienic wall paneling (Fred Stoll, Rick Christian, Bob Mitchell, Mitch Eisner, John Tarrant, Pam Stoll, Joyce Harrison, Fred Greer)
- Decorative, non-slip epoxy floor coating (Roy Haynes and David Hudnall)
- Reconfiguration of HVAC ducting (Fred Stoll)
- Upgrade of electrical service between RE wing and Sanctuary wing (70% complete)
- Initiation of installation of the large exhaust hood for the range/oven (pending approval of modifications by the city of Spartanburg)
Fred Stoll, Chair, Long Range Planning Committee
You shop. Amazon gives 5% to UUCS.
- UUCS receives 5% of your sale when to use the above ‘Buy from amazon.com‘ button.
- Before you make your Amazon purchase, use the yellow ‘amazon.com’ button. Using the button to access Amazon page for your purchase activates Amazon’s percentage of your order calculation that Amazon donates to UUCS, no additional cost to you! The UUCS ‘Buy from amazon.com‘ button is located on the bottom of all UUCS electroic publications, website https://uucs.org, weekly newsletter ‘Happenings’, monthly newsletter ‘UNISON’.
- You can create a ‘shortcut’ to Amazon on your desktop. Looking for easy access to UUCS ‘Buy from amazon.com’ button without going to website?
3 Simple Steps to Create a Shortcut to a Website. The following steps will guide you through the process of creating a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE).
1) Resize your Web browser so you can see the browser and your desktop in the same screen.
2) Left click the icon located to the left side of the address bar. This is where you see the full URL to the website.
3) Continue to hold down the mouse button and drag the icon to your desktop. This creates the shortcut.
After creating the shortcut you can right-click on the icon and select Rename to edit the text description.
The golden ‘Buy from amazon.com’ button appears on all of UUCs electronic publications for any time use, if you have an Amazon account or not.