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 Come Join Us for
8:30am - 9:15am
First Worship Service, Sanctuary

Coffee Fellowship, Gathering Place

Sunday School


Adult Choir Rehearsal, Community Room

11:00am - 12:15pm
Second Worship Service, Sanctuary

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 simple diagrams for connection of laptop to tv system (vga and hdmi)

 The Sol Center Board of Directors 
Thurman Adkins
Judy Cole, secretary
Bonnie Flake, chair
Dave Gaskins, treasurer
Barbie Gorelick Callanan
Todd Hanneken
Sarwat Husain
Mehboob (Bob) Jaffer
Wayne Knutson
Martha Ann Kirk
Marise Melson, vice-chair
Lopita Nath
Sandy Nicholson
Matt Stafford
Kelly S. Allen, pastor, ex officio
Lucy Greer Burton, director, ex officio

Click here to see a pdf version of the Sol Catalog!

SoL Class Offerings – Spring 2014

Herbal Workshops with Carol-lee Fisher
6 Saturdays, Feb. 1, Feb 8, Mar. 1, Apr. 12, May 3, and Jun. 7.

Meditation in Everyday Life with Linda Mockeridge
Dates: 5 Mondays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10 and 17. Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

The Book of Jubilees: The Oldest Interpretation of the Book of Genesis with Todd Russell Hanneken 
Dates: Two Tuesdays, Feb. 4 and 11. Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Scriptural Reasoning: Reading the Sacred Texts of  Judaism, Christianity and Islam with Rev. Kelly S. Allen 
Dates: Four Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26.Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., simple lunch provided.

Intercultural Book Study with Sibi Aydelott
Dates: 4 Thursdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27. Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon.

Opening Our Sanctuary Doors Wider: Opportunities for LGBT Inclusion
with Alex Patchin McNeill Sunday, February 9, 7 – 9 p.m.

Native and Special Trees of South Central Texas with Paul W. Cox Dates: Three Fridays, Feb 21, 28, & March 7. Time: 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

Co-Sponsored:  San Antonio Climate Change Conference
2 Fridays (including lunch) Feb. 14 and 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  At Rackspace Hosting, Windcrest area, IH 35 at Walzem.

Yoga as Prayer with Terri Boggess
Dates: 2 Tuesdays, Feb. 18 and 25. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Plotting Your Personal Story, Discovering Your Myth with Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D.
Dates: Friday, Feb. 21, 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

African Roots of American Gospel Music: with Johnetta Johnson Page and John Silantien
Invocation by Sr. Addie Lorraine Walker Date: Sunday, Feb. 23, 3 – 5 p.m. 

Eve and the Virgin Mary:  Two of the Most Famous and Controversial Women of the Bible  with Nora Lozano
Date: Two Mondays, March 17 and 24. Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Global Refugee Crisis in the 21st Century with Lopita Nath
Two Tuesdays, March 18 and 25. Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Japanese Gardens with Stephanie Jones
Friday, March 28, 9 a.m. –  12 noon.

Eagle Ford Shale Boom: Blessing or Curse? Its Impact on the South Texas Environment
Dates: Tuesday, April 29 6:30-9:00

Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians 
Dates:  Monday/Tuesday, May 5 & 6.  9:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Co-Sponsored Events

Oblate School of Theology Fifth Annual Contemplative Retreat
People of Pilgrimage: Ubuntu---Practicing Compassion
Featuring The Very Reverend Míchael Battle Sunday, March 30, 4 p.m. to Thursday, April 3, 12 noon, 2014

SRIC Annual Educational Event
Hosted by the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition Human Rights: with a focus on Bangladesh with Fr. Seamus Finn, Missionary Oblates and Rev. David Schilling, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Wednesday, April 30, 5 – 8 p.m

SoL Mission Statement 

SoL Mission Statement


The SoL Center serves to educate adults, regardless of their religious background, who seek to explore all aspects of religious faith in the 21st century. The Center organizes, sponsors, and co-sponsors classes, lecture series, and dramatic and musical programs led by teacher-scholars and professionals. They share their insights and viewpoints, applying their knowledge and experience on a broad range of subjects and encouraging open, respectful discussions and active learning by participants. In the eight years since the SoL Center was founded, approximately 5,000 people have enjoyed its enlightening programs. We invite your contributions as well as your continued and full participation to enable and enrich the understandings, the relationships, and ultimately the lives within and among the faith communities of San Antonio. If you wish to support the work of the SoL Center monetarily, please indicate the amount of your gift and provide your contact information. If circumstances prevent you from making a monetary donation at this time, there are other ways you can support the work of the SoL Center as a volunteer (ambassador). Contact Lucy Burton, SoL Center Director. Mail donations to The SoL Center at UPC, 300 Bushnell Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212.


The Light (see link above) is published by the SoL Center four times a year, and these links will take you to the lastest pdf versions of that publication where you can see a full listing of our current courses.


A conversation with Jacques Barzun, hosted by Jack Jackson, Sept. 12, 2010, SoL (Source of Light) Center, University Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX. Uploaded with the permission of Jacques Barzun and Jack Jackson.

University Presbyterian Church
300 Bushnell Ave | San Antonio, Texas 78212-5334 | PH: 210-732-9927 
Children's Center PH: (210) 734-3035