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
September 7 (GAGE Hall)
Pancake Sunday and R.E. Registration -- We clebrate our return to another Church Year with a Pancake Breakfast fro 10 am to 12 pm.
t We will pause mid-morning for a simple “table service” to honor our meal as a worship event. We will also take registrations for our wonderful Religious Education Program and prepare our children for another great year in R.E.
September 14 “How We Tell Our Story” Rev. Danny Reed
In our first service of the program year, we will remind ourselves that like all individuals, all institutions have a story. How do we embrace the past while still moving forward to receive and shape a shared future? Note that due to the last stages of the HVAC installation in the Sanctuary, we plan to meet for worship in the Charleston Day School Gymnasium, and return to Gage Hall for coffee hour.
September 21 “With Malice Toward None?” Rev. Danny Reed
Really? Toward none? It is easy to praise the value of forgiveness. Forgiving others, seeking forgiveness from others, and forgiving ourselves—this is the hard part. Could acknowledging the difficulty of forgiveness make it easier to be forgiving?
September 28 Social Justice Sunday
Members of the Social Justice Committee, one of the congregation’s most visible groups, will join with Rev. Reed in raising up current projects and emphasizing the importance of putting “feet to our faith.”
Forum at 10 am in Gage Hall
September 7: No Forum—Pancake Breakfast
September 14: "The beginning of the First World War: A Reevaluation"
The causes of the First World War have been under debate since the war itself broke out - nevertheless the issue itself is still unresolved. Richard Bodek will outline some of the main hypotheses, explain why this debate, and the answers it has engendered, are still important, and explain where the discussion stands today. Richard Bodek, Cultural Historian, College of Charleston
September 21: "Introducing Radio Ohm"
Members Will Moredock and Faye Steuer are starting a FM radio station! Together with a local group of educators, writers, musicians, and activists (http://mediareformsc.org/) we are launching a noncommercial, nonprofit, community-based radio station right here in Charleston. We call it Ohm Radio. Come learn more about this exciting venture. Will Moredock and Faye Steuer (UUC)
September 28: 2014-2015 Church Year Agenda
John Newell, Chair of the Vestry this year, and Johanna Evenson, Music Director, will discuss what's on the agenda for the 2014-15 church year. John Newell and Johanna Evenson (UUC)