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Vespers Wednesday at 6:30
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210 Henry Place, 29306
Phone 864-585-9230

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2:00-3:30, Mind, Heart, Body and Spirit exercises and reflections.
Your Whole Self Crafts Day

We want to recognize mind, body, and spirit in these new programs. Our new crafts program will be a wonderful example of spirit and mind. We'll have a good time being together and creating something pretty. This month’s craft will be led by Palma Eisner. Learn how to turn tuna fish and/or dog food cans into “chair” pin cushions. Please bring in empty washed cans: Note: When opening the can DO NOT open the lid all the way, leave a part (about an inch) so that the lid will stand on its own. The lid will become the “back” of the chair. We will have supplies, such as fabric, thread, trims, scissors, and needles but if you have your own please bring them with you.

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30. Vespers: Family Friendly (Meaningful and Fun)

Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 Social Justice—Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, September 24, 7:15 Creative Expressions (all ages)—Hatcher House
Many of us remember making art as small children. Carving out that piece of floor or kitchen table or classroom and losing ourselves as we became engrossed in the task at hand. Immersed in a sea of paints, crayons, construction paper, brown paper bags and Popsicle sticks, all our senses were engaged. There are many routes to self-expression. Creativity can be explored through a variety of artistic disciplines. Commonly identified methods include drama, dance, music, creative writing and the visual arts, including photography. All of these activities engage the participant/artist in a process that uses a holistic health framework to access physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. 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, September 25, 9:30-11:00:
POLOs Meeting
Calling Parents of Little Ones! 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. The meetings this month will be September 11 and September 25. See Tracy S. for more information: (pcvhonduras@yahoo.com).

Friday September 26, 1:15: Lunch Bunch, Cribb’s Kitchen

Saturday, September 27, 7:00 p.m., Coffeehouse with Irena Schulz

In a show she dubs “Whatsername,” singer-songwriter Irena Schulz will headline the first 2014-15 UUCS Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse, set for Saturday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. Schulz, a musician who performs music therapy and entertainment at nursing home facilities and other venues around the upstate, sings and plays acoustic guitar, and keyboard. As is our custom, the first portion of the evening will be open mic, so all you poets, singers, storytellers, or otherwise artistically-inclined performers, get your material ready and come on out. We are game for about anything, as long as your material is in good taste. (Open mic performers are asked to please keep acts to five minutes or two songs.) Admission for spectators is a suggested $5 donation, which includes coffee and pastries. Performers get in free. We still also ask for donations of non-perishable food items for our TOTAL Ministries food barrel, which helps struggling families in our area. See you at the Coffeehouse!

Sunday, September 28, 9:45-10:45: Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement, Room 5

This series will explore the religious dimensions of the wide-ranging Transcendentalist Movement, as well as its contributions to American politics and society. It will include reflections on the powerful impact of Transcendentalism on contemporary American culture and world culture, and the effect it has had 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, September 28, 11:00, Rev. Michelle
Calling All Brave Souls. Featuring the 28th Saints Alive Gospel Choir
The 28th Saints Alive Gospel Choir hails from Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, SC, directed by Jamez Dudley. This service will blend music and reflection.

Wednesday, September 31, 6:30. Vespers: Creating Ritual

Wednesday, September 31, 7:15 Dessert and Documentary


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.