Palmetto Friends Gathering is a fellowship of Quaker meetings in South Carolina that follows the unprogrammed manner of worship. The meetings include Aiken Worship Group, Charleston Monthly Meeting, Columbia Monthly Meeting, Five Rivers Monthly Meeting, and Greenville Monthly Meeting. Unprogrammed meetings traditionally meet in silence until someone in the group rises to speak, usually for a short message. After a period of about an hour, the clerk of the meeting closes the silent worship by welcoming everyone. People then greet each other, announcements are made, and people visit, return home, or continue with subsequent planned activities.
The Gathering meets annually each Spring for a weekend of worship, programs, and fellowship. The location of the gathering moves around the state from year to year.
Hiroshima Day Memorial Vigil
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6 pm
Tapp’s Art Center, 1644 Main St., Columbia
A vigil in memory of the more than 140,000 men, women and children who died in Hiroshima, Japan, from the first use of the atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.
Month of August: Tapp’s Center memorial art exhibit will feature posters from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and creations by local artists.
“First Thursdays on Main,” August 7th, 6-10 pm: Visit the memorial art exhibit and the creation of temporary installation art pieces.