Friday, May 15, 2015

We invite you to bring along a friend or two to join us for …

Tranquility With Tea
a service devoted to quieting minds, opening hearts, soothing souls

Our prayerful meditation and contemplation, Reflection on Cosmic Hope – The Hero and Heroine’s Journey has been created and will be offered by David and Rita Heatherly.

On this weekend, as we remember those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces, we will   reflect on those events which embrace all heroes and heroines who journey through life.  Amazingly, we all participate in the journey … an astounding adventure, which leads us to a mysterious place where we will most likely “lose ourselves to find ourselves.” 

Together, Rita and David will quietly and reflectively guide us toward a greater knowing about that adventure and our journeys. 

 Rita has worked with the elderly for over 10 years, through the RSVP Program in Spartanburg and Columbia.  She is a massage therapist and Reiki practitioner in addition to volunteering with Hospice. She loves animals for their sense of humor, honesty, and their ability to love. Rita is the originator of the S.T.A.R. name. 

David has been a Marriage & Family Therapist and professional counselor since 1973.  He received his PhD. from the University of South Carolina in 1984.  He loves Spartanburg and S.T.A.R. Having been involved with S.T.A.R. from the beginning, he considers it to be an important influence in his life.

A portion of the offering collected Sunday evening has been designated for The Spartanburg Animal Shelter and Humane Society – honoring David and Rita for their generosity in sharing Sunday evening with us.


Sunday Evening, May 24th at 6:00pm
In the Fellowship Hall
Central United Methodist Church
233 North Church Street

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Please bring a Friend or two and join us this Sunday Evening …

Music As Ritual in Religious Experience
a service devoted to rhythm, melody and harmony
We welcome Byron McCane and Friends who will share their love of Bluegrass and Gospel Music with us … thought-provoking, foot stomping, handclapping and raising a very ‘joyful noise’ together sort-of-music! 

Music will be woven throughout the service and words for reflection will be offered by our own John Simmons – M.D., D.Min. and Chairperson  for the S.T.A.R. Board.    You won’t want to miss this very special celebration of Mother’s Day … honoring the gift of creative energy given to all of us!       
Sunday Evening, May 10th at 6:00 pm
in the Fellowship Hall
Central United Methodist Church
233 North Church Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina

We Look Forward to Seeing You!