April 17: Shakespeare

Kay Smith, Professor of English, College of Charleston Four Presents for Shakespeare’s Birthday. A discussion of four “Shakespeare” films that are among the best of the many versions of Shakespeare’s plays on film: “Much Ado About Nothing” (dir. Joss Whedon, 2012) “Richard III” (dir. Richard Lonzcraine, 1995) “Macbeth” (1978) “Shakespeare Behind Bars” (2005, a powerful documentary of men in a Kentucky state prison working on their performance of “The Tempest.” )

April 24: Two Service

Priscilla Shumway, Member An update on the church moving towards offering two services in September.

May 8: Addressing Food Systems in an Urban Setting

Carmen Ketron A look at how MUSC works through its landscaping, Urban Farm, and arboriculture to create a living classroom where students, faculty, staff, and the community come together to explore the connection between food and health.)

May 15: Indian Art

Mary Beth Heston Then and Now. Dr Mary Beth Heston, Professor of Art History and former Director of Asian Studies at the College of Charleston will attempt to give an overview of Indian art in 20 minutes, critically considering what the adjective “indian” might mean in relation to art from the Indian sub-continent.  

May 22: 3rd-Generation Holocaust-Survivor Descendants

Dr David Slucki, Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston and Author of In the Shadows of Memory: The Holocaust and the Third Generation An exploration of the experiences of the Third Generation – the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors – who have particular relationships to the Holocaust, mediated through their interactions with their parents, grandparents, and communities.

May 29: Elijah Siegler

Elijah Siegler from the College of Charleston Religious Studies department will be joining us.  Details to be announced soon.

Books & Coffee

The Books & Coffee group meets the second Sunday of each month at 5:30 pm in members’ homes to discuss books chosen by the group. We’ve been getting together monthly, except in summer, for thirty years; new participants are always welcome! Books are usually nonfiction, although a novel is often chosen for summer reading and discussed in September. Contact:  Jo Anne Simson: joannesimson@hotmail.com; 795-4166

Auction Committee

Chair: Co-Chair:   Mission: The mission of the Service Auction Committee is to raise funds for the church’s annual operating budget by holding a Silent and a Live auction on an annual basis as preset by the church calendar. The Vestry sets an amount that they anticipate will be raised each year. Meeting Logistics: The full committee typically meets twice a year; once in September to plan and once after the auction to troubleshoot, make recommendations for improvements, and to wrap up finances and loose Continue reading →