On most Sundays during the church year, we offer Sunday Forums before service in lower Gage Hall.  The Forum provides members and friends of the Unitarian Church in Charleston with thought-provoking talks and discussion sessions, mainly on topics of general interest but also on topics pertinent to the church.  They occur from 10:00-10:50 a.m.   Childcare is available in the Annex.  Please check the Forum schedule or see Sunday’s list of activities for further details.

By attending the Sunday morning programs members and friends of the church make the program worthwhile. It is especially helpful when attendees recommend speakers.  Simon Lewis runs the program and is always open to ideas and/or volunteers to help!  He can be reached at: lewiss@cofc.edu.

Upcoming Forums:

Sunday, May 6 “A Dynamic Community, Five Years in an Officer Prisoners of War Camp in Germany”

Rev. Jacqueline Collins, Minister Emerita

Much is known about the concentration camps, but very little about the Allied POW camps (82 stalags NCO/Troops,  57 oflags officers), except in their fictional versions. A diary of a French officer together with clandestine pictures and a camp newspaper bring to life both their misery and determination to maintain their dignity and honor.                                              

Sunday, May 13 “Implications of the New Tax Legislation”

Steven Clem, Founder of The Clem Collaborative

Tax preparer and planner Steve Clem will take us through the implications of the recently passed tax legislation.

Sunday, May 20 “Sympathy for Pluto”

Kevin Gainey, Member and Astronomy Instructor at Patriots Point 

Kevin Gainey will discuss the discovery and history of Pluto, including its demotion from planet status, and recent discoveries that were made when we visited it for the first time in July 2015.

Sunday, May 27 “Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation and the Race For Life”

Frank Antonucci, Active Volunteer with Sharing Hope SC and Donate Life SC

Frank will share information on organ, eye and tissue donation; the South Carolina Organ and Tissue Donor Registry; and the 13th Annual Race For Life.  Frank received a kidney transplant in 2002 at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. He and his wife, Anna, moved to SC in 2013 to join their two sons who had previously moved here in 2010. He is a resident of Mt. Pleasant and an active volunteer with Sharing Hope SC and Donate Life SC.