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As part of our annual Tour of Faiths, we will visit various centers of worship throughout South Carolina. By exploring the many diverse faiths and religions, we hope to facilitate a deeper understanding in order to turn neighbors into friends.

Each stop on our Tour of Faiths features a different faith, belief system, or ideology. This exploration of faiths becomes both spiritual and social. We wish to extend an invitation to all to participate in this free event that is completely open to the public. Information on the various faith organizations and any dress code or other requirements will be received via email after you RSVP.

Join us on this journey of spiritual discovery!

 

 

GREENVILLE - 2019

 

Greenville Baha'i Center

Wednesday, July 10, 2019  Noon
Greenville Baha'i Center
132 Greenacre Road, Greenville 29607

 

Unity of Greenville

7/14/2019 - 11:00 AM
207 E Belvue, Tayors SC 29687

 

Triune Mercy Center

7/21/2019 - 11:00 AM
222 Rutherford St, Greenville SC 29609

 

Islamic Society of Greenville

7/25/2019 - 7:00 PM
96 Meridian Ave, Taylors SC 29687

 

Congregation Beth Israel

7/26/2019 - 6:00 PM
425 Summit Dr, Greenville SC 29609

 

Grace Covenant Presbyterian

7/31/2019 - 6:30 PM
739 North Main St, Mauldin SC 29661

 

First Church of Christ, Scientist

8/3/2019 - 10:30 AM
45 Southland Avenue, Greenville, SC 29601

 

 

COLUMBIA - 2019

 

Changing Faces of Spirituality in America

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 6-8 PM
Zorba’s Greek Restaurant, 6169 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia 29212

Multiple religious identities characterize an increasing number of individuals and families. Some have grown up in a multifaith family, and others simply hold essential contradictions between belief, practice and daily living in a primarily monotheistic mainstream culture. Spiritual fluidity and multiplicity may also reflect the times in which we live, times in which migration is frequent and extensive, blending cultures in ways unforeseen by most of our ancestors. Holli Emore, MDiv, discusses her research into the rapid changes happening across America. Columbia. About Midlands Interfaith Meetup: Join old and new friends from many faiths for good food and fellowship. All are welcome, whatever your religion or non-religion! We order separately, no required order minimum.

 

“A Unitarian Universalist Celebration of the 4th.”

Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11 am

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St, Columbia, SC 29205.

We will use this Sunday to focus on the 4th principle and celebrate our freedom and our responsibility to search for truth and meaning.

 

"Stories of Interfaith engagement in SC”

Friday, July 19: 11am-12.30pm
Host: Interfaith Partners of South Carolina (IPSC)
Venue: The Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, 306 Flora Drive, Columbia, SC, 29223

"Come for a fun, informal coffee morning to hear engaging stories of Interfaith Partners of South Carolina’s work within the Interfaith movement.”

 

Tree of Life Congregation

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM
6719 Trenholm Road Columbia, SC 29206

Reform Jewish congregation. Religious service followed by oneg shabbat (refreshments)

 

Baha'i

Saturday, July 20, 2019 7pm
The Greater Columbia Baha'i Center is located at 2020 Assembly St. in Columbia
Introduction to the Baha'i Faith with a brief talk that will focus on the Unity of Religion, Progressive Revelation, and some of the key teachings of the Faith. We will have discussion with light refreshments and fellowship.
The Greater Columbia Baha'i Center is located at 2020 Assembly St. in Columbia. Guests should come into the back parking lot from the street and enter through the marked back entrance. All are welcome!

 

 

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First Church of Christ, Scientist

 

August 3rd, 2019

The Tour of Faiths just finished its visit with the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The kind and thoughtful members had organized a wonderful and informative morning for our guests. We were introduced to the concepts and tenets that form the basis of Christian Science. We had a good, honest discussion about the Christian Science faith and a Q&A. The church offered us some snacks which was very kind of them. We want to thank the organizers and members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, our guests, and our partner organizations for making this a great experience.

 

Triune Mercy Center

 

July 21st, 2019

We just finished our third stop on the Tour at the Triune Mercy Center. This non-denominational church seeks to help the low income and homeless families of the upstate and bring together people together of all income levels and walks of life. The organizers that Triune graciously invited us to attend a service on Sunday morning before sharing a lunch with us and their parishioners. We are very thankful to Triune Mercy Center, all the people there that welcomed us, and our guests from Atlantic Institute, Interfaith Forum, and Upstate International families.

 

 

 

Unity Church of Greenville

 

July 14th, 2019

The Tour of Faiths just got to spend a lovely morning with the Unity Church of Greenville. This is a peaceful, loving and open non-denominational church with a worship service that featured praise, song, joy, and thoughtful topics. We learned about Unity as well as enjoyed speaking with all our new friends. We would like to thank Unity of Greenville, Upstate International and Interfaith Forum for helping organize this event with the Atlantic Institute. We would like to thank all the people who joined us on this stop on the Tour, and we would also like to extend a birthday greeting to Unity minister Leah King.

 

Tour of Faiths Baha'i Center of Greenville

July 11th, 2019

The Tour of Faiths just completed it’s first stop which brought us to the Bahai’I Center of Greenville. We were extremely fortunate to be invited during one of their most venerated days: the yearly observance commemorating the Martyrdom of the Bab. The Bab was the founder of the Bahai’ Faith, and his message and martyrdom is a cornerstone of the practices of worship in Baha’i.

Frances Worthington gave an entertaining and informative presentation on the Bab’s life, death, and an overview of the Temple he was buried in: The Shrine of the Bab. This Shrine, located in Haifa, Israel, is a gorgeous architectural masterpiece that houses the Bab’s remains. After the presentation, several followers of Baha’I shared some of the Bab’s words in a faith reading. Afterwords, there was an open discussion on the Baha’I faith over food. We would like to extend our thanks to the Baha’I Center of Greenville for allowing us to be a part of this day of worship.

 

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