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Sunday Morning Conversations in Faith

During the church year, adults gather every Sunday morning in the Sharpe Room (Lower Lance Hall, 150 Meeting Street) at 9:30 AM for Fellowship and 9:45 AM for CONVERSATIONS IN FAITH. All are welcome to come and participate in these lively discussions about life and faith.
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Lent 2014

3/11/2014 by Evelyn Oliveira

Lenten Study

March 9 - April 6

Interested in learning more about "Lent?" In this series, Bart Saylor will lead us as we explore the historical foundations for the season of Lent and the customs and practices, institutional and individual that we associate with it. We will also look at the significance of particular events during the


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Fall/Winter 2013

10/17/2013 by Evelyn Oliveira

Intergenerational Study: Many Ways

October 27 - November 24


By calling ourselves progressive Christians, we mean that we are Christians who affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to experience the Sacredness and Oneness of life, and that we can draw from diverse sources of wisdom in our spiritual journey. - Point 2 of


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The Sacrament of Waiting by Macrina Weiderkehr

12/5/2012 by Evelyn Oliveira
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she celebrated the sacrament of letting go.
First she surrendered her green,
then the orange, yellow, and red
finally she let go of her brown.
Shedding her last leaf
she stood empty and silent, stripped bare.
Leaning against the winter sky
she began her vigil of trust.

Shedding her last leaf
she watched its journey to the ground....

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Fall/Winter 2012

9/11/2012 by Evelyn Oliveira
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Taking Steps

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao Tzu

Peace Is Every Step
Meditation in Action: The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh
September 16 & 23, 2012

The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle

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Integrating Mind, Body, Spirit and the Refrigerator

4/2/2012 by Evelyn Oliveira
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Integrating Mind, Body, Spirit and the Refrigerator  
April 15th and 22nd, 9:30 am, The Sharpe Room (Lower Lance Hall)

The links between spirituality and food have been depicted in art, stories, the bible, ancient traditions and ceremonies since the start of civilization.  However, seldom do we examine the nature of the relationship

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Lent Series - Additional Resources

3/20/2012 by Evelyn Oliveira
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Body Prayer

Take, o take me as I am,
(each arm extends outwards, one at a time, palms facing up)
Summon out what I shall be,
(Roll hands together and spread arms apart overhead)
Set your seal upon my heart
(Bring hands on top of one another and place on heart)
and live in me.
(From heart, move hands, palms down and together down your

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Books on the Labyrinth

3/1/2012 by Evelyn Oliveira
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Artress, Rev. Dr. Lauren, Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Sacred Tool: Riverhead Books, published by the Berkeley Publishing Group, NY, NY, 1995.

Artress, Rev. Dr. Lauren, The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform: Berkeley Publishing Group, New York , New York, 2006.

Schaper, ...

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Lenten Series - 2012

2/26/2012 by Evelyn Oliveira
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Walking the Labyrinth and
Incorporating Ancient Disciplines Into Our Lives Today
Feb 26 - April 11

Wherever you place your foot,
there rests a blessing. - Rumi

During the 2012 Lenten season, we invite you to place your foot with intention on the Labyrinth. We will be walking the Labyrinth and exploring ancient spiritual disciplines such ...

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Immigration - February 2012

1/31/2012 by Admin Admin
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Take a look at the following links and articles for our upcoming series on immigration issues:

Lydia Cotton

A United SC

ACLU and Civil Rights Coalition File Lawsuit Against South Carolina's Anti-Immigrant Law

The United Church of Christ Immigration Page

The Charleston Chamber of Commerce Position on Immigration
Week of January 9, ...

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Join us Sundays at:
9:30 Coffee and Fellowship
9:45 Conversations
The Sharpe Room (Lower Lance Hall), 150 Meeting Street
Nursery Provided

Recent topics have included Your Money and Your Life; Living Sustainably; Uncovering the Deeply Hidden Soul (Lenten Series); Re-Examining Racism and Stories of Advent.

For more information contact:
Rev. Evelyn Oliveira
Director of Adult Faith Development
Email Rev. Evelyn