About Social Justice

Sometimes it seems we’re better at demonstrating our convictions than we are at articulating what we hold true. Often we opt to act toward the good and save the talking about the good for later. Given the theological diversity of our congregation, our social views are also varied. Our efforts often address the plight of disenfranchised persons in our community, including children those living in poverty our gay and lesbian friends and neighbors while not a person, the health of our planet The form of Continue reading →

Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM)

CAJM STARTS A NEW YEAR! It’s hard to believe, but with children going back to school, it feels like summer is winding down. As fall approaches, a new social justice cycle is beginning with the Charleston Area Justice Ministry. The tragic events of this summer have reminded us that there is much work yet to be done to bring justice to our community. Many of you know that the cycle begins with a listening process at House Meetings within each congregation—small groups get together to Continue reading →

Coffeehouse Concert Series

Since 2003, the church coffeehouse concerts have raised approximately $40,000 to support the Charleston schools. The focus has been on academic enrichment activities, including after school programs.  Currently, funds support enhancement of math and science programs at Mitchell Elementary School. Profits from all Gage Hall Coffeehouses support academic enrichment activities in Charleston area elementary schools. Gage Hall is located at 4 Archdale Street. Suggested donation of $15 for Adults; $5 for Students. Coffee,  sodas, home baked desserts. Parking across the street and behind Gage Hall. Continue reading →

Community Outreach Giving

Since the fall of 2007, the UCC has collected over $45,000 to support organizations in the Charleston Tri-county area that improve the quality of life for underserved populations. The organizations include: The Alston Wilkes Society, Habitat for Humanity, Women Build, The Clemente Course, Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina, Lowcountry Food Bank – BackPack Buddies, Our lady of Mercy Family Literacy Program, Carolina Youth Development Center, South Carolina Strong, Begin with Books and Darkness to Light.  Donations are collected at Sunday services year round.  There Continue reading →

Community Outreach Volunteering

Many members and friends of the Unitarian Church in Charleston have indicated that they are volunteering or would like to volunteer in community organizations.  This group can help you learn additional information about community volunteer opportunities or help supply additional volunteers where you already serve. Click here to view volunteer opportunities, both internal and external.  

Green Sanctuary

A Green Sanctuary is a Congregation that… –  Has received official recognition for completing the Green Sanctuary Program. –  Lives out its commitment to the Earth by creating sustainable lifestyles for its members as individuals and as a faith community. –  Is committed towards creating a religious community that has a fundamental, bottom-line commitment to living in harmony with the Earth. The green sanctuary has completed projects include Gage Hall insulation, a solar digester in the courtyard for compost, recycling rollcarts, a bike rack behind Continue reading →

Welcoming Congregation Church

Our congregation is a Welcoming Congregation for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This congregation became an UUA Welcoming Congregation in 2007 after a multi-year period of study and reflection by congregation members. Our Welcoming Congregation activities are well integrated with our Church Life.  All Church Members watch to ensure that we continue to welcome our LGBTQQI brothers and sisters in the church, and concentrate on supporting community activities through strong community organizations like Alliance for Full Acceptance (AFFA) and SC Equality (South Carolina Equality Coalition Continue reading →