Service on Sunday 11 am in Sanctuary
Dress is casual, unless you want to dress up--that's okay too. The typical service includes a sermon, songs relevant to the sermon, a period of silent reflection and an opportunity for people to express the joys and concerns in their lives. After the service, which lasts about an hour, all are invited next door to Gage Hall for coffee and conversation. There are religious education classes for the youth, and childcare is provided for the young ones.
The sermon you hear on any given Sunday is but a snapshot of our complex church community, just one thread in a tapestry woven from our diverse backgrounds and beliefs. (Sermons are available for download on the Sermons page.) You may also pick up reprints of previous sermons at the information table just inside Gage Hall at coffee hour. There you will find other information about Unitarian Universalism and a friendly person or two who will try to answer any questions you might have.
People with mobility issues and visitors, please park in the Church's parking lot behind Gage Hall or at The Charleston Day School lot across the street. All others, please park in the Queen Street and Forever 21 parking garages. Parking is free if you present the current Sunday bulletin. We have a ramp for wheelchair access into the sanctuary and FM listening devices are available from our ushers. Large print copies of the bulletin are also available.
Childcare is provided in the Annex during Services.
SUNDAY CHURCH SCHEDULE - 11 am
Sunday, November 2 “Touch the Humblest Spot with Grace,” Rev. Danny Reed
We honor All Saint’s Day by celebrating the legacy of our churchyard and remembering those departed beloved who touched our lives and the life of our church.
Sunday, November 9 “Faith is Not a Four-Letter Word,” Rev. Danny Reed
A cheeky title for a serious topic. While we tend to value action over belief, does this mean the concept of faith has no place in liberal religion?
Sunday, November 16 “On a Mall Bench,” Mason Olds
Three high school girls approached an old man sitting on a mall bench and asked if he would discuss a certain subject with them. He agreed to their request. What do you think the subject was? Do you agree with what he said?
Sunday, November 23 “Harvest Sunday,” Rev. Danny Reed
A service of gratitude and a celebration of Thanksgiving, complete with cider and corn bread prepared by the church children and youth. Come and let us give thanks together. Remember to bring hardy vegetables or canned goods to fill our cornucopia and later donate to local outreach agencies.
Sunday, November 30 “Imagination, Impulse, and Incentive,” Rev. Danny Reed
An innocuous comment made during a retail exchange opened the door to bigger ideas. What does a price check have to do with human nature? What is the cost of free will?
Forum at 10 am in Gage Hall
November 2 “Making Solar Work for South Carolina”
In 2014, the South Carolina Legislature passed a landmark solar energy bill that will set the stage for increased investment in clean energy resources across the state. From homeowners and businesses to churches and schools, this legislation is expected to create a variety of investment and financing options aimed at increasing solar energy capacity for South Carolina.
Hamilton Davis, SC Coastal Conservation League
November 9 “The Origins of Universalism”
While it is popularly believed that the idea of religious universalism developed in Europe, it is actually an idea that is at least 3,000 years old, and described in ancient India’s philosophical texts known as the Upanishads. This talk will discuss both theistic and atheistic varieties of this oldest universalist belief, and some of the modern understandings of the term (including Christian and Unitarian Universalism).
June McDaniel, Religious Studies Department, College of Charleston
November 16 “Which Side Do You Root for in Ukraine?”
After a summer in Bulgaria, just around the corner from Ukraine, the presenter would like to share some reflections on what the Ukrainian crisis reveals about Russian-Western relations as well as general anxieties about the current world order.
Irina Gigova, Department of History, College of Charleston
November 23 “Carrying the Torch for the Unitarian Church in Charleston”
A look at how and why we seem to always be hitting the reset button on our life’s priorities and how carrying the right torch in the right direction ----Steve Simon
November 30 “Roe vs. Wade Revisited”
Much about the Supreme Court decision is left largely unexplained as well as the decision adding to a major national problem in the nation Jerry Prazak