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The Unitarian Universalist
Sunday Service at 11:00
Vespers Wednesday at 6:30
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210 Henry Place, 29306
Phone 864-585-9230

Mailing Adress
P.O. Box 1942
Spartanburg, SC 29304-1942
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg

Wednesday, October 22, 6:30, Vespers: Family Friendly (Meaningful and Fun)

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 Social Justice, Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, October 22, 7:15-8:25: Creative Expressions

Narrative and Mythic: What is your UU Story: In this creative class we will be using scrapbooking techniques to create a UU Sacred Text. Using our Sources and Symbols along with our monthly theological themes each participant will complete their own scrapbook UU Sacred Text. This is a multigenerational experience. Children and Youth are invited to participate.

Thursday,  October 23, POLOs Meeting from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Nursery.
A group called POLOs is meeting twice a month at UUCS to give parents and little ones some social time together. Please bring a small breakfast-y snack to share (like fruit, pastry, etc.). Meetings are on second and fourth Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the nursery. See Tracy S. for more information: (pcvhonduras@yahoo.com).

Friday, October 24, Lunch Bunch, 1:15 at Panera at Hillcrest

Saturday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., Coffeehouse with Pat Jobe

Activist/author/singer/songwriter/musician/minister Pat Jobe will headline the October UUCS Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse. The guitar-picking preacher, who once served as summer minister at UUCS, has entertained our congregation many times with his folksy storytelling and sideways sense of humor. As is our custom, the first portion of the evening will be open mic—so all you performers, get your material ready. We ask that you hold your performances to two songs or about five minutes so that everyone who wishes to perform gets their turn in the spotlight. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, which includes pastries and coffee. Performers get in free, as, without you, we wouldn’t have a show! Please also remember to bring non-perishable food items for our TOTAL Ministries food barrel, which helps struggling families in our area.

Sunday, October 26, 9:45-10:45
Video Series: Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement

The Roots of American Transcendentalism: This series explores the religious dimensions of the wide-ranging Transcendentalism Movement, as well as its contributions to American politics and society. It includes reflections on the impact of Transcendentalism on contemporary American culture and world culture. Transcendentalism has had a powerful impact on central aspects of American life. We will also explore ideas that lead to other social changes, such as the development of liberal theologies, the rise of the periodical press and the numerous utopian and religious experiments. Transcendentalism continues to shape a uniquely American way of viewing ourselves and our place in the wider world. Each session will include a thirty-minute video followed by a group discussion.

Sunday, October 26, 10:00 Coffee and Conversation

Sunday, October 26, 11:00 Service and Sermon
What If the World Went Humanist? Rev. Michelle

Sunday, October 29, after the service. Lunch Bunch
Meet by the table in the old lobby and make a decision about your llunch destination. Newcomers and visitors especially welcome.

Sunday, October 26, Boo in the UU, 12:30-2:30 in the Lower Level
$5 per child, Trick or Treat with Us! Games, Candy, Pizza, and more! Wear your costume to church and bring a friend!

Wednesday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Drop Off Auction Items at the Church

Wednesday, October 29, 6:30, Vespers: Creating Ritual

Wednesday, October 29, 7:15-8:15: Dessert and a Documentary—Room 5
Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth and Human Transformation (2011) 56 minutes. Writer and physicist Brian Swimme explores the interconnected mysteries of our world, from the birth of the universe to the human genome.


Saturday. November 8

The 2014 UUCS live auction and general store opens on Saturday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. This year we have a Hawaiian party theme-pineapple, leis, grass skirts, hulas. So pull out your flowered shirts and donate a dinner, a service, theme baskets, or . . . ? And we can always use volunteers to decorate, organize donations, and run the General Store. Let Palma and Mitch Eisner know if you can help; it will be much appreciated. With your help, the 2014 auction will be an evening in paradise.