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Small bouquets, formal bouquets, potted plants: they’ve all made our Sunday services more inviting.

We’ve all appreciated the flowers that have adorned out chalice table on Sunday mornings. Many have come from the home gardens and plants; others have been gifts from special events. Thank you, generous donors!

Our UUCS Aesthetics Committee would like to offer UUCS members and friends the opportunity to provide flowers for a particular Sunday. Blooms from your garden, inexpensive bouquets from grocery stores, or more formal florist arrangements are all welcome.

You can sign up for a particular Sunday through Sign Up Genius and can add details there if you want to offer the flowers to honor a person or occasion or in memory of someone. Those gifts will be acknowledged in the Order of Service for that particular Sunday. In addition, you can indicate if you’d like to be notified of any upcoming vacant Sundays for flowers. Our signup includes dates from Sept. 6th – June 30th.

Link to Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B4AACAF2CA1FB6-sunday

Sign Up Genius will send you a reminder 3 days ahead of time for your Sunday.

  • Delivery of Flowers: Flowers need to arrive at the church at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Both doors to the sanctuary foyer will be open. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and place your flowers on the Chalice Table if you feel comfortable coming in. You are also welcome to place the flowers on the table at the back of the sanctuary, then announce their arrival. The taping of the service is limited to a minimal number of people to provide ultimate protection for everyone serving that Sunday, so you won’t be able to stay in the sanctuary for the taping of the service.
  • Plans for your flowers following the service: Notify the worship associate as to your plans for the flowers once the service has ended. Let them know if you’d like to pick them up at 11:00 and which door you prefer. They’ll be left just outside that door. Please label your flowers with your name.

Jean Snipes will be coordinating our flower calendar and may be contacted with further questions at flowers@uucs.org.

Small bouquets, formal bouquets, potted plants: they’ve all made our Sunday services more inviting.

We’ve all appreciated the flowers that have adorned out chalice table on Sunday mornings. Many have come from the home gardens and plants; others have been gifts from special events. Thank you, generous donors!

Our UUCS Aesthetics Committee would like to offer UUCS members and friends the opportunity to provide flowers for a particular Sunday. Blooms from your garden, inexpensive bouquets from grocery stores, or more formal florist arrangements are all welcome.

You can sign up for a particular Sunday through Sign Up Genius and can add details there if you want to offer the flowers to honor a person or occasion or in memory of someone. Those gifts will be acknowledged in the Order of Service for that particular Sunday. In addition, you can indicate if you’d like to be notified of any upcoming vacant Sundays for flowers. Our signup includes dates from Sept. 6th – June 30th.

Link to Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B4AACAF2CA1FB6-sunday

Sign Up Genius will send you a reminder 3 days ahead of time for your Sunday.

  • Delivery of Flowers: Flowers need to arrive at the church at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Both doors to the sanctuary foyer will be open. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and place your flowers on the Chalice Table if you feel comfortable coming in. You are also welcome to place the flowers on the table at the back of the sanctuary, then announce their arrival. The taping of the service is limited to a minimal number of people to provide ultimate protection for everyone serving that Sunday, so you won’t be able to stay in the sanctuary for the taping of the service.
  • Plans for your flowers following the service: Notify the worship associate as to your plans for the flowers once the service has ended. Let them know if you’d like to pick them up at 11:00 and which door you prefer. They’ll be left just outside that door. Please label your flowers with your name.

Jean Snipes will be coordinating our flower calendar and may be contacted with further questions at flowers@uucs.org

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.

June 2020 Wilde Hall kitchen update
White Hall Kitchen Helpers

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

  • IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: The recipient of a mask must boil it for 5 minutes, then dry it, before putting it against their face. Masks should be washed after each use. Take care in removing the mask after using it, being sure to wash hands carefully after removing the mask and putting it in the wash.

We want to get to know you better, and we hope you feel the same! Learn, have fun, help, while you share your interests, talents & abilities:

Join us most Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm for a variety of activities, mostly in RE Wing, Room 4. Drop-ins welcome!

1st Wednesday, Reading and book club
2nd Wednesday, Crafts & Conversation
3rd Wednesday, Cognitive Dissonance Group (discussion of relevant books or topics)
4th Wednesday, Movie or film on a variety of social justice topics

(check the church calendar, as occasionally there are changes due to holidays, etc.)

  • Do you like being part of a small group for learning and discussion? Contact – covenantgroups@uucs.org
  • Do you like learning and participating in a larger group on topics that range from scientific to current political or environmental issues? Drop-in on the Humanists meetings, second Wednesday of every month, 6:30 for casual conversation, 7:00 for the program.
  • Do you like to entertain/host meals or events at church or in your home? Cook or help in the kitchen? If you’d like to help with cooking, a coffee hour or special events, contact Hospitality – hospitality@uucs.org
  • Do you have handyman/ painting/ maintenance skills that you would be willing to use in church buildings? Contact Buildings and Grounds – buildings@uucs.org
  • Might like to be involved teaching children and youth: Religious Education – recomm@uucs.org
  • Dramatic or musical talents: drop into our monthly Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse or contact our music director at music@uucs.org about joining the choir.
  • Artistic or interior decorating talents, such as decorating for events Aesthetics – aesthetics@uucs.org
  • Computer, sound system, office or other technical skills contact the Communication Team – publicity@uucs.org
  • Passion for Social Justice, environmental/ green actions, contact socialjustice@uucs.org
  • Would like to be on congregational health team – contact chp@uucs.org
  • Gardening or knowledgeable about plants? Would you enjoy taking a turn at summer watering? Contact socialjustice@uucs.org
  • Need a little help finding what’s right for you? Email Membership – membership@uucs.org – and Deb Williams, Karen Mitchell, or Abby Fowler can help you.

Remember to look at the UUCS calendar and upcoming events and join us in sharing our interests. talents, treasure, and time.

Leadership Directory lists committee chairpersons. You are welcome to email and inquire about how you can be involved. More on committees/teams and their responsibilities: UUCS Committees and Responsibilities.