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Humanist Meeting – December 11th – Christmas Celebration

Humanist Humor – clips of Lieghann Lord’s 2019 Humanist Arts Award Acceptance Speech and other video clips

Our December meeting is scheduled for Wednesday evening, December 11, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall at UUCS. As usual come at 6:30 p.m. to socialize and 7:00 p.m. for the meeting.

This will be our Christmas celebration with champagne and hors-d’oevres. Some video clips of humanist humor will be shown including a clip of Lieghann Lord’s acceptance speech when she received the 2019 Humanist Arts Award at the AHA Annual Conference in 2019. Leighann has traveled the world as a stand-up comedian and is a humanist in every sense of the word. She graduated magna cum laude from Baruch College, CCNY and has written several books including “Real Women Do It Standing Up”.

Leighann’s acceptance speech is funny and enlightening and well worth listening to. Please come and enjoy the evening.

See you there!

Click here for more information on UUCS Humanist.


OWL (Our Whole Lives) Human Sexuality Program in the Spring at UUCS

UUCS now has seven trained facilitators in the OWL program. We are planning to offer this in the spring, with a required parent orientation in January, and classes then running from February through May, 2020. The program, OWL (Our Whole Lives), is a human sexuality program developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. It focuses upon human sexuality in a secular setting that also teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. Youth are taught by trained facilitators, and are closely united in covenant to establish an atmosphere of deep understanding and trust. For this reason, a commitment to attendance is a requirement of the program.

We currently have four of our own youth interested in participating, and we want to open this up to the church community at-large. If you know a family who might be interested outside of church, or if any of you have grandchildren who might like to participate, please consider this opportunity. We will begin publicizing the program within the Spartanburg community, with registration limited to 15 students per class. There will be two classes offered concurrently, one for Grades 7 – 9 and one for Grades 10 – 12.

In order for youth to participate in the program, parents will be required to attend a parent orientation and sign permission slips at a meeting to take place at UUCS in January. The program will then running on the following Sunday afternoons: February 2, 9, 16; March 1, 8, 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 10, 17, 24.

Lunch will be provided each of the Sundays, and there will be a small registration fee per family to cover meals and materials needed for the program, to be determined.

More information about the programs can be found here: 

If you are interested or have additional questions, please contact Sybil at

Sybil H. Argintar,
Director of Religious Education
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
P.O. Box 1942
Spartanburg, SC 29304

“The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young but to stir up their own.”
(William Ellery Channing)

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