Seeking the truth in love
Coming together in peace
Our Sunday Morning Services
Come into this place of peace
and let its silence heal your spirit;
Come into this place of memory
and let its history warm your soul;
Come into this place of prophecy and power
and let its vision change your heart.
William F. Schulz
Our Music Program and Our Choir
Our inspiring music is as important to us as our excellent preaching. Our enthusiastic and talented music director works with the minister and the Worship Committee to provide a high-quality musical experience during the worship service. We have an adult choir which performs at least twice a month and outstanding guest musicians and musical programs. The music program has made great strides in the past year and has attracted new members both into the church and into the choir. (Click here for more on our music program.)
In every service we always have a "Childlren's Time," a very spirited and relevant story usually told by minister. Afterwards we sing the children out, as they go to the youth RE activities which follow. At least once a month, the children and young people remain in the sanctuary for an Intergenerational Worship Service. In recent years, integenerational servivces have included: an African Drumming Group, an observance of Martin Luther King Day, a Winter Solstice Singing Ritual, a Thanksgiving service and a Halloween service, and our annual Water Communion.
It is a UU tradition to give our minister at least one Sunday off a month, two when there are five Sundays, and two months vacation in the summer. On Sundays when the minister is away we have programs led by our own congregation members or by guest speakers. Episcopal minister Roy Cole, Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz, Walter Mack (director of the Penn Center school on St. Helena Island), and Spartanburg police chief Tony Fisher have spoken from our pulpit during past years. Our own members have discussed such varied topics as the hospice program, Green Sanctuary, Yoga as spiritual practice, the life of Margaret Fuller, and topics related to personal fulfillment.
• Christmas Eve
• Annual Water Communion
• Winter Solstice Singing Ritual
• Visiting Musicians Series
The Unitarian Universalist
CHURCH OF SPARTANBURG
Sunday Service at 11:00
Vespers Wednesday at 6:35
A Free Religion
210 Henry Place, 29306
P.O. Box 1942
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
Our worship services are as varied and interesting as the wonderful people who participate in and attend them. Presented in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, worship at UUCS will stimulate your mind, challenge your assumptions, comfort and inspire you. Our services are full of music and thoughtful reflections. We value children and youth and invite them to participate fully with the adults in special intergenerational services.
Our minister, Rev. Michelle Buhite, presents sermons three Sundays each month, and guest speakers and congregants provide thoughtful reflections on a variety of topics the remaining Sundays. Although the speakers and content may vary from week to week, the warm feeling of welcome and belonging can be felt every time we gather together. Newcomers quickly become friends in this friendly and inviting atmosphere.
We look forward to your visit! We hope you will find a spiritual home and a place to grow and live out your values at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg!
Rev. Michelle Buhite
UUCS is offering an open Communion following the worship service (12:15) on the second Sunday of odd-numbered months (January/March/May, etc). Although the Communion will have a Christian context, honoring the life and teachings of Jesus, it is open to all who wish to partake. Whether you consider yourself a UU Christian, or are simply curious as to what a Unitarian Universalist Communion might look like-you are welcome at the table.