Rev. Scott Neely - UUCS Minister
Extending love to those we find difficult.
Loving those we hold most dear.
“My religion is kindness.” (The Dalai Lama)
This month, we enter the New Year with a sustained reflection on metta, or lovingkindness, meditation. To begin, we will consider the strange and wonderful practice of offering love to ourselves.
This service was live-streamed and is available on UUCS YouTube channel.
Christmas Eve Service
- Livestream only due to inclement weather
- Service begins at 6:30 pm
- Please bring a candle to view the service
- Christmas Eve Offering will support the Minister’s Discretionary Fund: https://uucs.org/minister-discretionary-fund/
We will light candles, sing “Silent Night”, and celebrate all that is good on this most magical of nights.
5:45pm drum circle
Weather permitting, we will hold a hybrid service on the Solstice. Gather in-person on the back lawn, wearing masks and socially distanced, or join us on-line. We will celebrate the turning of the year, through the longest night in all its beauty and meaning.
Preparation for Solstice
We move through this darkness, sharing light.
Celebration of Hanukkah
When we are spent, a flame that will not go out.
Celebration of Teddy Bear Sunday
Consciousness Dialogue after Service
The smallest gifts can transform lives—the life of the recipient, and much more the life of the giver. Drop off a new teddy bear or stuffed animal at Hatcher House during the week prior to the service, or come to the Social Justice drop-off on Sunday afternoon. Our gifts will be given to children in crisis, distributed through the Children’s Advocacy Center and City of Spartanburg Public Safety.
Celebration of Keith Plumley
What we can create, when we care for one another.
The hardest teaching: for the transformation of the world.