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From Your President – November 2019

UUCS President

November 1, 2019

November will be another busy month at UUCS. First we start off with our Upstate Pride Table and walk on Saturday morning November 2 at Barnett Park. This will be the 11th Upstate Pride Parade and UUCS has been at every one. Thanks to Stacey Jackson and Mary Underwood for Chairing this year’s event. I hope to see many of you there at the march.

Later that day on Pride March Saturday, Janice and Robert’s Tuck Supper will be hosting their Sharing Supper at their and Peggy Hamrick’s will host her dinner a week later on, November 9. The Sharing Suppers will resume in January 2020. Our busy November continues with a New UU Class on Sunday, November 3 after our Sunday Service. Membership Co-Chairs Deb Williams and Karen Mitchell will lead this class and those who wish to become UUCS Members will sign our membership book as is required for our membership later in the month during Sunday Services.

Our largest fundraiser of the year is our 26th Annual Auction which this year will be held on Saturday, November 16th beginning at 5:30 PM. Your Auction donations are critical to the Auction’s success as well as your willingness to come back Auction Night and bid on other Member’s donations. Thanks again to Palma and Mitchell Eisner for once again agreeing to Chair our Auction. This is there eleventh year that they have agreed to do this. Thank You–Thank You–Thank Your Both!

Don’t forget to come back to Sunday Service the next day, November 17th. After the Service we will have an update on Wilde Hall from Fred Stoll, Linda Leible and Rob Gettings. This meeting will be very helpful for your Board in getting a Congregational pulse of what you see as important for our Congregation.

Not done yet though, my wife Ruth Stanton and I will again host a Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on Thursday, November 28th from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. One last point Save the Date for Saturday, December 14. UUCS will be hosting a Spartanburg premier screening of American Heretics in the Fellowship Hall from 7:00-9:00 PM. Discussion will follow after the movie.

What a busy month coming up. See you at the UU!

Love and Peace.

Rick Hahnenberg
President, UUCS Board of Trustees

From Your President – October 2019

UUCS President

October 1, 2019

As we head into Fall we have already completed 25% of our church year which began in July as we move into October. Our Board of Trustees and Committee Chair had a joint Retreat to discuss the upcoming year which was held the first weekend in September. Communications and Membership were two topics that were discussed and further work will be done in these areas in months to come.

We had three Sharing Supper last month, and all seemed quite successful. I would like to thank our Dinner Hosts Joyce Harrison, Mary & Don Miles, and Ruth Stanton & her Spouse for agreeing to do that for us. The next Sharing Suppers will be in November. Interested in hosting a Sharing Supper at your home, please let Diane Dixon or Jan Jerome know.

October is the time that you should start thinking about what you will be donating at our 26th Annual Auction. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we really are fortunately that Palma & Mitch Eisner have again agreed to Chair this important event. Save the date for Saturday Night, November 16th starting as early as 5:30 PM. Probably one of our most popular items every year at the UUCS Auction are meals in Members homes. These are signup items and popular dinners sell out quickly.

Our Wilde Hall Committee continues to face construction delays and regulatory problems but Fred Stoll, Linda Leible and Rob Gettings are determined that they will persists until the Wilde Hall Kitchen and the Elevator plans are complete. We will be having a Congregational Discussion to give you a update on Sunday, November 17th following the Worship Service in the Sanctuary. We are looking for input from our Congregation on how you feel about the Wilde Hall and how we should proceed.

We have also recently upgraded at Henry Place ( main building) our internet speed and have added a more powerful camera that should give us sharper picture quality thanks to Andrew Cooke and AC Media Solutions LLC a company which he is a partner.

Lastly, Boo in the UU is back again this year. Hope you can be there on Sunday, October 27th. Have a great October!

Peace & Love,

Rick Hahnenberg
President, UUCS Board of Trustees

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