Pathfinders Class

December 3, 12:30 – 1:30 Upper Gage Hall, Room 4 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,  

Safety Committee

Join the Safety Team! Starting up again this fall, we will have a Safety Team available to help with emergencies on Sundays. We need more volunteers for the Safety Team!  If you have experience with risk mitigation, medical emergencies, disaster preparedness or just want to join the coolest committee at church, please contact Carol Tempel,; David Ruef,; Sheila Scarborough,; or Church Administration, Please include the following contact information:  name, phone, and email.   Also, please describe your interest in serving on the team as Continue reading →

Social Justice Planning Potluck

Monday, October 24 7:00 p.m. Gage Hall Everyone is invited to attend and hear updates about our Social Justice Committee and it’s efforts.  Contact Diane Narkunas at  


 All are welcome to attend Sunday services at the Unitarian Church in Charleston and explore our unique faith community.  Sunday services are held in the Sanctuary on 8 Archdale Street 11:00 a.m. – September to June 10:00 a.m. – Summer (June 26 – September 11) Parking  Queen Street parking garage (93 Queen St) and Majestic Square (corner of Archdale and Market streets) offer nearby parking and are free with a Church bulletin if you leave by 1:00 p.m. Limited parking available behind Gage Hall and at Charleston Day Continue reading →

Greeters & Ushers

Greeters Greeters are charged with making sure each person is greeted and warmly welcomed as they enter the service. They assist visitors in making out nametags, finding information, and in encouraging them to stay for coffee hour. Logistics  Greeters are asked to arrive a half hour before the 11:00 service Ushers Ushers hand out the Order of Service as people enter the church for our service. They also take up the collection during the service, assist with introductions of visitors. Logistics  Ushers are asked to Continue reading →

March 6: Parents Matter

Samaria Vereen, Planned Parenthood This discussion will have some enhancement tips for parents having THE talk with their children.  A CofC grad from the Public Health program, Samaria Vereen has been with Planned Parenthood since September 2015.  She has volunteered with many local organizations mentoring youth and helping them make healthy life decisions regarding nutrition, healthy relationships and preventive health.

March 13: Star Power: Energy for the Next Two Billion People

John Preston, Member This is the story of the other reactor built by the Manhattan Project that was discontinued because it wasn’t useful for making bombs. This type of reactor was rediscovered by a NASA scientist looking for a way to power a moon base but it might be what we need to provide drinking water and enough power to pump out rising seas without polluting our environment.

March 20: Could depression or anxiety be in your body?

Caroline Smythe A functional medicine approach to mental health issues (Dr Smythe will be discussing root causes of mental health issues, from the gut to the adrenals to what is in our environment.  Dr Smythe writes, “I have a keen interest in helping my patients get well.  What I mean is that I help them resolve the physiological imbalances that helped create the mental health symptoms to begin with.  I like to educate, put the tools for healing in the patient’s hands.”

April 3: Making the Case for Contemporary Art in America’s Most Historic City

Mark Sloan  In this presentation, Mark Sloan will discuss some of the challenges of presenting adventurous contemporary art in a city better known for its history and traditions. Mark Sloan has been the Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston since 1994. The Halsey Institute is a multi-disciplinary, non-collecting contemporary arts museum, with an emphasis on promoting the work of emerging, mid-career, and oddly overlooked artists from around the world.

April 10: What Is Interfaith Leadership?

Mary Ellen Giess The voices of religious intolerance seem to be growing louder every day. How can interfaith leadership help bridge these divides?  Learn about the research behind interfaith engagement and how you might use that in your daily life.