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Rev. Michelle Buhite

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, a liberal, welcoming congregation, transforms lives and our world by developing strong hearts and minds, challenging injustice, promoting sustainability, and celebrating diversity.


We are a people of faith and hope.
Together we covenant:
To strive to become our better selves;
To honor both the critical mind and the
     generous heart;
To prove that diversity need not mean
And to respond to systems of violence
     and oppression
With the power of a love beyond belief.
You Are Welcome Here!

Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, a welcoming and affirming congregation that is committed to a love beyond belief!

We hope you will join us as we worship together on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and at Wednesday Vespers at 6:30 p.m. Lifespan Faith Development opportunities are available before and after church on Sundays and on Wednesdays after Vespers. Our programming is rich and diverse and theologically expansive. We are a congregation that is committed to social justice and making a difference. We aspire to live up to our principles and the affirmation we teach our children: “We are Unitarian Universalists, with open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands. Together we care for the earth and work for friendship and peace in our world.”

Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whomever you love – you are welcome here!

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
210 Henry Place, 29306
Phone 864-585-9230

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P.O. Box 1942
Spartanburg, SC 29304-1942
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Coming Events


Our Director of Lifespan
Faith Development

Stacey Jackson
We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person and celebrate the long-awaited and hard-won right of same-sex couples to marry. This is a great victory for liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people. When any among us are oppressed and denied basic rights, we all suffer. This expansion of basic civil rights to all couples will strengthen families and communities, reinforcing the fabric of our society with justice and equity. We stand on the side of love, celebrating freedom realized, grateful to those who never gave up and helped usher in this new day of equality under the law.

Saturday, January 31, 7:00, Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse, "Dove on a Wire"
Mike and Rebekah Dove have joined together their gifts for melody, harmony, and complex arrangements into their jazz-influenced, indie rock project. As always, the first portion of the evening is open mic. All performers whose material is in good taste are invited to come out and share your talent. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, which includes coffee and treats. Please remember to bring a non-perishable food item for our TOTAL Ministries food barrel, which helps struggling families in our area.

Sunday, February 1: 9:45 Big History
In this series you’ll hear the ever-evolving story-the history of everything—in its monumental entirety from the moment the Universe grew from the size of an atom to the size of a galaxy in a fraction of a second. Big History offers a unique opportunity to view human history in the context of the many histories that surround it. Over the course of 48 thought-provoking lectures, you will traverse the sweeping expanse of cosmic history—13.7 billion years of it—starting with the big bang and traveling through time and space to the present moment.

10:00 Coffee and Conversation, Fair-Trade Coffee and Chocolate

Sunday, February 1: 11:00 The Earth Path: Our Sixth Source, Rev. Michelle
This coming Sunday we will explore our sixth source: “Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” Our sixth source invites us into an embodied faith-a Unitarian Universalism that is deeply connected to the Earth and to our place on the interdependent web. Come ready to experience and connect.