President’s Blog


Celebrating Keith Plumley

UUCS President

October 23, 2020

After more than 10 years leading our music program and more than 300 Sunday services, our beloved Keith Plumley has decided it is time to step down from his role as Music Director at UUCS. Keith has organized and built up our choir, guided us all in singing week after week, and provided exceptional music through his own gifts and through a host of congregational and guest musicians for more than a decade. Irreplaceable, gentle, and the consummate gentleman, Keith will be sorely missed.

We will celebrate Keith’s ministry with us during the Thanksgiving service on Sunday, November 22. Keith has asked not to receive too much spotlight—but we will honor his faithful service.

When asked, Keith said the one gift he would like to receive from the church would be a scrapbook of memories, that he can return to read over the coming years. Please send photos, stories, and notes for Keith to Linda Leible via e-mail (president@uucs.org). Handwritten notes can be written, photographed, and a jpeg e-mailed to be printed.

Please send by Friday, November 6.

Thank you for celebrating all Keith means to us!


From Your President – October 2020

UUCS President

October 1, 2020

Welcome to October!

If you need a Flu Shot, you can sign up for one on October 6th. Dr. Mel and Nurse Betty have set this up for the congregation. https://uucs.org/flu-vaccine-clinics/ 

Once a quarter, we will gather as a congregation to do the work of consciousness through workshops and dialogues on becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppression, multicultural congregation. From this commitment to consciousness, four teams will work on four projects in the areas of Immigration, Voting, Ecology, and Being a Neighbor. The first one will be Sunday, October 4th from 12:15-1:45 pm. Please check the Happenings for the Zoom link to join in the discussion.

After more than 10 years and 300 services, Keith Plumley has decided it is time to step down as Director of Music. His last day will be October 30. Over the years he has created a wonderful music experience for us all. Keep an eye out for information on how we will celebrate Keith’s retirement at UUCS.

Fred Stoll has been working non-stop on the kitchen in Wilde Hall.  Appliance’s will be delivered this week and we hope to have the work finished up by the end of the month. The cabinets will be finished up a little later.

The deadline to register online to vote in the election is Sunday, October 4, 2020, or in person, Friday, Oct. 2nd.
October 5th is the start date for In-Person Absentee Voting. Everyone may vote early in this year’s general election at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in the lower level from 8:30-5:00.

As we move into October, wear your masks everywhere, keep your family and friends safe, and practice social distancing. Don’t hesitate to call on any board member if you need anything. At some point, we will be able to come back together. I want to see every one of you there.

Stay Safe,

Linda Leible


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