CHURCH OF SPARTANBURG
Sunday Service at 11:00
Vespers Wednesday at 6:35
We meet together on most Wednesday nights (usually not on holidays) for a time of fun, fellowship, and faith development opportunitiesand what better lead-in to those activities than a shared meal? We want everyone to feel welcome at our table(s)!
LIFESPAN FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Potluck at 5:45 Second Wednesday
Brown-Bag Supper other Wednesdays, 5:30 building open
Vespers Wednesday at 6:35
Programs at 7:00
If you are interested in facilitating vespers sometime, please drop a note to Michelle (firstname.lastname@example.org). Note: when Wednesdays fall on or near Earth’s holy days (solstice, equinox, cross-quarter days) we will use that as our focus.
1st Wednesday of the Month: Mystic Traditions
Learn a little bit about a mystic and their tradition-and then experience something from that tradition. Some examples might be learning about Hildegarde of Bingen and then listening to some of the meditation chants she penned; or learning about Rumi and sharing some of his beautiful poetry.
2nd Wednesday of the Month: Family Friendly Vespers
These vespers are definitely family-friendly. We will do hands-on activities (with clay, coloring, movement, etc.) to express the Divine within us.
3rd Wednesday of the Month: Meditation
An introspective time of meditation; sometimes guided, sometimes silent-but always meaningful. Sometimes we just need to take a breather.
4th Wednesday of the Month: Readings from the Common Bowl
We will share poems, quotations, and our own reflections as we seek the Holy in and among us. You may bring in short readings (your own or by other authors) or choose one from the Common Bowl.
5th Wednesday of the Month: Surprise!
Well, there need to be some surprises in our lives! You’ll just have to come and experience for yourself.
Wonderful Wednesday Suppers
2nd Wednesday Potlucks
A potluck supper is scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month. On the night of potluck suppers, bring a dish for EIGHT or be our guest at $5.00 per person, $10.00 max for a family. All other Wednesday suppers are “brown bag” meals: bring a “brown bag” supper for yourself and your family and maybe fruit or a dessert to share.
Every Wednesday night the building is open at 5:30 p.m. so that you and your family can come enjoy conversation with fellow UUers; “Second Wednesday Potluck” meals start at 5:45; everyone helps clean up in time to go to 6:35 p.m. Vespers. Eat, drink, and converse, and join our wonderful Vespers Service, 6:35 to 6:55. Check the church calendar to see what is happening each Wednesday at 7:00 pm.
Book Club: participants choose, read, and discuss books. Book titles are chosen by participants and can be found online on the website.
Humanist Discussion Group: Lively! Group discussions of current events and issues from a Humanist perspective.
Paradigms Regained (parents): Designed to run concurrently with Paradigms Lost for teens, this program helps parents of tweens and teens understand, guide, and support their maturing children. The sessions parallel the teen class to provide meaningful common experiences for families to share.
Paradigms Lost (youth): A variety of fun and challenging activities for group work centers on life issues and skills and tools for coping. This class helps teens recognize toxic voices and sources in their lives and moves them toward using their sacred inner voices, and they learn important life skills through identifying mission, prioritizing goals, evaluating performance, keeping balance, and thinking about their lives in creative ways.
Taoism and the I Ching
Les Buhite is offering a class about Taoism and the I Ching on the third Wednesdays, February through May. This class replaces Rev. Michelle’s “Articulating Your UU Faith” class. The group will meet in the Fellowship Hall, beginning February 20. Of the many Eastern disciplines, perhaps Taoism most resonates with Unitarian Universalism as a practical system that encourages self-awareness, ethical living, and engagement in community. This four-session workshop will explore the basic principles and practices of Taoism through casting and interpreting the I Ching (The Book of Changes).
Social Justice for Everybody: Let’s Get Together! Green Sanctuary, local and global social and ecological justice projects for all ages to work on together.
Drop-In Covenant Group
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
210 Henry Place, 29306
P.O. Box 1942
Spartanburg, SC 29304-1942