Sunday, December 8 9:45 What’s the Buzz? Join Cassie H. in Room 5 of the main building for our newly formed Young Adult (20/30ish) discussion group. Childcare is available as early as 9:30 and COFFEE will be ready in the fellowship hall! You can make it . . . set that alarm. 10:00 Coffee and Conversation, Fellowship Hall 10:00 and after the service. Fair-Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate sales.
11:00 Hope for the Holidays, Rev. Michelle.
After the service. Lunch Bunch at Mellow Mushroom.
Sunday, December 8, after the service, Room 5
Path to Membership Class You are invited to attend the next Path to Membership class at UUCS. It's scheduled for Sunday, December 8th, right after services in Room 5. Lunch will be provided (as well as child care, if necessary).
At this class, several church leaders (including Rev. Michelle) will be present on a variety of subjects, such as Unitarian Universalism and UUCS history, meaningful membership, stewardship, ways to deepen your connection at UUCS, UUCS mission statement and behavioral covenant . . . everything you need to make an informed decision about whether or not you'd like to sign our membership book and become an official member.
Please let me know if you plan to attend so I can make sure we have enough lunch. Also, please let me know if you will need childcare. I hope you can make it! Please RSVP to email@example.com
I am looking forward to a wonderful afternoon. Thank you, Palma Eisner
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30, Vespers, Principles and Parables
Wednesday, December 11, Humanist Meeting in Fellowship Hall, 6:30 Social Time, 7:00 Discussion
This month’s topic will be centered around issues raised in the recent book by Michael Werner, Regaining Balance, the Evolution of the UUA. In the September/October 2013 issue of the Humanist Magazine the issue was very well described in the opening sentence: “Humanism within the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has been on the decline for years. Indeed, the UUA has been on the decline itself after having been instrumental in the development of modern-day humanism. What happened?” (This book is available at $4.99 from Amazon. Don’t forget to use the UUCS-Amazon conection.) To help us discuss this important issue, our UUCS minister, Rev. Michelle Buhite, will be guest speaker. Rev. Buhite is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary, is an ordained UU minister, and has been settled minister at UUCS for more than a year. Come and join us to meet and learn what’s happening within the UUA concerning Humanism. This is your chance to voice your opinion concerning this important relationship between the church and its Humanists.
Saturday, December 14, Holiday Dinner, 6:30
Saturday, December 14th, will be the annual Holiday Dinner. This year we will have Keith and Friends to entertain and delight us!! Dinner will begin at 6:30 this year. There will be a sign-up sheet for letting us know how many plan to attend so we can have enough turkey, ham, tofu turkey, and vegan and vegetarian choices for you. Please see Jan or Linda to sign up for what side dish to bring. We ask that each family bring at least one food dish (two if you have a large family). If you cannot bring a dish please see Linda. All are welcome! This year’s sign-up will be a bit different. You will be asked to bring certain dishes so there will be enough food to go around. This worked very well the last year so we are going to do it again. This allowed a great variety of foods and gave people a choice of what kind of food they would like to bring. We also ask that each dish you bring will serve at least 10-12 people, so that we make sure to have enough for everyone. If you have any questions about the dinner, please address them to Linda or Jan. We look forward to seeing everyone this year at the Holiday Dinner.
Sunday, December 15 9:45 December 15: Living the Questions:ALL are invited to join Doug A. in Room 5 of the main building to explore lessons in progressive Christianity. 10:00 Coffee and Conversation, Fellowship Hall
11:00 What Gift Shall I Bring? Rev Michelle
And featuring Pride of Greenville Men’s Chorus The Pride of Greenville Men’s Chorus will be our musical guests for the service on Sunday, December 15th. They will offer several selections of holiday-themed music during the service, which begins at 11:00 a.m.
The group has the distinction of being the only LGBT chorus in South Carolina. Jim Davis, an accountant as well as a fine musician, is the artistic director of the group.
After the service. Lunch Bunch at Bangkok Thai
Wednesday, December 18, NO Third Wednesday Supper
6:30 Vespers (Family Friendly)
7:00 Spiritual Book Club
Thursday, December 19, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Are You a “POLO”? Calling Parents of Little Ones! A new group (POLOs) is meeting once a month at UUCS to facilitate social time out for parents. Childcare is provided. Please bring a small breakfast-y snack to share (like fruit, pastry, etc). Meetings are on third Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. See Tracy Stapleton for more information.
Sunday, December 22, NO Adult LFD Class
11:00 Where is the Light? Rev Michelle
NO Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, December 24, Christmas Eve Service, 7:00 p.m. This year the ever-popular “Impromptu Nativity” will return! This is a joyous family service. Plan to come and to participate! Children and Youth Needed for Christmas Eve
Parents, Youth, and Children, are you planning to attend the Christmas Eve service this year? We are looking for children and youth who would like to participate in the service. It will require two rehearsals to prepare. They will be held from 1:00 to 2:24 on Sunday, December 8, and December 15. Meet Laura H. in the fellowship hall those two Sundays and she will take it from there. Come join in the festivities! Contact dlfd@uucs if you have any questions.
Wednesday, December 25, NO Wonderful Wednesday. Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 28, 7:00, Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse With Christmas behind us and a new year just ahead on the horizon, we’d like our youth to lead the way in our last UUCS Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse of 2013! Inviting all talent 30 and under, come show us your stuff on Saturday, December 28, at 7:00 p.m. All acts are welcome as long as your material is family friendly and in good taste. Comics, poets, musicians of all stripes, storytellers, etc., come on down!
The first portion of the evening will be open mic for all performers. Then we’ll sit back and enjoy as the young whipper-snappers take it away. If you are a young performer who would like to share your talent with us, please get in touch with coffeehouse organizer Janice B.
Admission is still a whopping $3.00 suggested donation, free for performers. We take donations of non-perishable food items for our TOTAL (Telling Others They Are Loved) Ministries food barrel and donations of baked goods to sweeten our coffeehouse experience are always welcome too. See you at the Coffeehouse!
Looking ahead to January, former UUCS DRE Kathleen Anderson, who is quite the entertainer, is set to rock the house in our one-time-only adults-only coffeehouse. Sunday, December 29. 11:00, Kurious about Kwanzaa? Patricia H. Join us on Sunday, December 29 to celebrate day four of Kwanzaa, the seven day festival honoring family, community, and the cultural traditions that bind African Americans to the Motherland, Africa. Patricia will share some facts, fun, festive music, and a little taste of Kwanzaa!
HERI KWANZAA! (HAPPY KWANZAA!)