Upcoming Worship Services

A Vision for Our City: Stan Williams

February 5, 2023
Guest Speaker – Stan Williams

Stan Williams cares for our church facility because he cares for us. And he does this throughout our city. By bike, by bus, and on foot, Stan is the lifeguard of Spartanburg, helping people get connected to caring communities to keep them safe and help them heal. Come hear this outstanding leader who strides the streets of our city every day.

A Vision for Our City: Dr. Russell Booker

February 12, 2023
Guest Speaker – Dr. Russell Booker

Dr. Russell Booker, Executive Director of the Spartanburg Academic Movement, is a major leader for transformative education, economic mobility, and racial equity in Spartanburg. He has stood up for generations of us when we did not even know it. Come hear the gentle voice of this powerful leader for us all.

A Vision for Our City: Rev. Dr. Sheila Elliott Hodge

February 19, 2023
Guest Speaker – Rev. Dr. Sheila Elliott Hodge

UU the Vote Recognition 
Choir Anthem

Rev. Dr. Sheila Elliott Hodge, pastor of Silver Hill Memorial United Methodist Church, is a scholar of international justice movements and a pastoral leader recognized across our state. She co-chairs the Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance and champions building community so every person can thrive in our city. Come hear this prophet who stands in our midst.

Justice in South Carolina

February 26, 2023
Guest Speaker – Rev. Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, SCUUJA Executive Director

Rev. Woodliff-Stanley leads SCUUJA, our statewide network of UU congregations for justice in our state. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister who is affiliated as a Community Minister at the Unitarian Church in Charleston, he moved to South Carolina from Denver, Colorado in 2021 after his wife, Ruth Woodliff-Stanley, was elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina (one of two Episcopal dioceses in the state). He was the founder of a statewide association of nonprofit organizations in Mississippi, and he served for eight years in social justice ministry in Colorado before becoming Executive Director of the ACLU of Colorado for nearly eight more years. He is committed to a model of social justice centering the voices of people experiencing injustice and rooted in Unitarian Universalist values.

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