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Old 06-17-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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Do these even exist in SC? We have been going to one of the UU churches in the area and it is great but we are a young couple (30's) expecting our first child and looking to connect with others like us. The UU church has mostly older members. We are an interracial couple and I've felt the ill stares at other churches we've visited in the area. I am seeking a medium sized church with a more traditional worship structure. I am not a fan of mega churches as they are too large and I am more sedate when it comes to worship. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-17-2014, 03:03 PM
 
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There's a UU church in Spartanburg. I'm not sure about it's make-up. I honestly can't think of a more liberal church in Greer, which is where I live. Maybe someone else can speak to that.

Have you tried UMC churches? Open hearts, open doors, and all that. My friend is Lutheran and she says that they are pretty liberal as well.

I can't imagine the ill stares. What a bummer. I will admit that interracial couples are not the norm in this area, but geez...what does it matter? People are people, as the old song says... I actually saw a African American-Indian couple at our church on Sunday. Once again, I noticed because it's not the norm (OK, I was coming in late and they were the only folks in the lobby...LOL), but I thought it was cool that they were there. We're all there to worship. I go to a non-denominational church and the worship is not sedate, so it wouldn't work for y'all.

But good luck on your search.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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wow first post! Welcome to the forums! Hope you'll stay awhile.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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The Unitarian Church is Spartanburg is liberal. Also Central United Methodist in downtown Spartanburg is more traditional, but the people who go there are more liberal. Good luck finding a church home.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:31 AM
 
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There is Lifesong Church in Greer/Taylors and in Lyman. Don't go to church, but my son attends a day camp currently at the Greer location. People seem very nice and accepting, strong youth program. People I have met who attend are various ages. May want to look into them.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:26 AM
 
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Thanks guys! Anyone know about the Baha'i' church in Greenville? Just stumbled upon it via NPR.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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St. Andrews Episcopal in Greenville is very liberal and accepting. It is across from Fluor Field on Main St. The service is very traditional, as in 'high church', but the congregates are very diverse.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:13 AM
 
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There is a Unitarian Universalist church near Greenville and Paris mountain.

Their theme seems to be unconditional Love and acceptance of all people regardless of race, sex, or personal spiritual journey.
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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I grew up at Pelham Road Baptist. They are one of the few Cooperative Baptist churches in the area (instead of Southern Baptist). They very much preach equality and treating people the same regardless of their gender, race, or orientation.

That being said, I'm looking for a church closer to my home. Does anyone know anything about Covenant United Methodist in Greer?
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