Ongoing Events

We offer meditation every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Upper Annex building.  Please contact Gary Smith if interested in more details. We offer a Sunday lecture series called our Forum each Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  (Starting Sept 17)  


A Very Special Thanksgiving Dinners for Fun! This year we are expanding our Dinners for Fun to include Thanksgiving Dinner in members’ homes rather than Gage Hall. Thanksgiving is the biggest family holiday of the year and our UU-CHS congregation is family to many of us. Several members are opening up their homes this year to members who want to spend this special meal with “family.” Many of the homes involved will be celebrating with their own family and friends but have graciously found room Continue reading →

Eden Keepers

Edenkeepers—Help our Churchyard Grow, November 11 & 18, 9:00 a.m.-noon We want to have the Churchyard looking nice for our Bicentennial celebration on December 5, so we need lots of extra hands. There will be a potluck lunch in Gage Hall after the work party.  Newcomers and oldtimers are welcome.  Please contact Bob Jontos at  843-376-4576 or for more information.  

Books & Coffee

Sunday, November 19, 5:30 p.m. Home of Ellie and Ray Setser, 5 Trail Hollow Dr, Charleston (Shadowmoss) Main Street turned out to be a great selection and thanks to the Goldbergs’ for hosting!  Out next book will be Russia Revisited by our own Joanne Simson.   Note this is not the second Sunday but the 3rd Sunday.   The book for December is The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbart and we will meet on December 10th at Ron and Judy Bruce’s, 1500 Canton Square, Mt Pleasant.   Please send me any recommendations you Continue reading →

Let’s Do Lunch

Tuesday, November 14, 12:00 p.m. Rue De Jean, 39 John St., downtown Charlestown (parking available across the street at the visitors center) Let’s Do Lunch is a monthly luncheon that is open to women and men in our church.  It’s a time for socializing and catching up with our fellow Unitarians and friends. Please let me know if you will join us by Sunday November 12th at the latest so I can confirm our reservation.  Bob Graham 703-915-1694 or by email at    

UU Parenting

Friday, November 10, 6:00—8:00 p.m. Gage Hall All parents and children are invited to attend this monthly meeting.  Gathering the 2nd Friday of each month, the group will share a potluck supper  for the first hour and then have the children go with sitters to either the Annex or upstairs to play games, do crafts or watch a movie during the second hour.  At that time, the parents will have an opportunity to get to know one another and discuss a particular topic.  An example Continue reading →

Backpack Buddies

Meet in lobby at Lowcountry Food Bank. Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m. NEW THIS YEAR!  Ages 9 and up can participate with a parent present. No parent needed after age 16. Wear closed-toe shoes! BackPack Buddies is designed to fight weekend hunger. Thousands of children in our community rely on the free or reduced meals they receive at school. Children at partner schools who experience hunger are enrolled in the program and receive a backpack each Friday containing nutritious food to eat during the weekends.  Continue reading →

Coffeehouse Concert

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. A World Music Café Event Presented by Peter Kfoury with special guest Heather Rice Gage Hall Coffeehouse Presents Lindsay Holler Saturday, November 18, 7:30 pm   The Gage Hall Coffeehouse presents a special performance by Lindsay Holler on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm. Holler is well known around town.  “….her voice moves onto the sidewalk through a cracked upstairs window on dusky afternoons.   It smells you with its tongue, pensively considers, and strikes. In clubs and theatres… it’s the Continue reading →

Membership Classes

Pathfinders: December 10, 12:30 – 1:30, Upstairs in Gage Hall This is a class geared toward those new to our congregation who would like to receive basic information about Unitarian Universalism and the Unitarian Church in Charleston. Bring your questions! Childcare available. Contact Carol Oates, Membership Coordinator,   Pathways to Membership: January 21, 28, 12:15 – 2:30, Charleston Day School Pathways is a 2-session class for people who are ready to explore what it means to be a Member of the Unitarian Church in Continue reading →

Charleston Symphony Orchestra Classes

  Masterworks Series Listener’s Guides  These informal discussions will not be music theory, music history or even “music appreciation”  so much as a practical guide for listeners– emphasizing how things fit together musically, what to listen for and the artistic impact of the music offered at the Masterworks concerts of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. The talks will take place (usually!) on the Sundays before the concerts (usually!!) at 12:30 pm, in the Charleston Day School library just across Archdale Street. The talks are open to Continue reading →

New! Intergenerational Choir

NEW!  Singing for All Ages!  Just Join in! Wednesday, November 15,   6:30 – 7:30 PM Gage Hall  Sunday, November 19,   10:15 – 11:40 AM Sanctuary Do you love to sing? Don’t have a lot of time? Looking for activities to do with families? Susan Conant, our new Interim Music Director, is planning a new Intergenerational Choir for anyone of any age and skill level to join together in song.  Families are encouraged; the songs will be easy and fun to sing. Reading music is not required. Continue reading →