Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Sunday Services begin at 11:00 a.m.

September 24, 2017  Topic:  Responses to Fascism (Part two of two)  Speaker:  Rev. Jeff Liebmann

October 1, 2017 Topic:  1. The Rumble of Falling Books: on being none (of the above) by Ed Madden, Poet Laureate of the City of Columbia, Professor of English, and Director of Women’s & Gender Studies at USC.  Speaker:  Ed Madden

Forum Topics  (For adults interested in discussing current issues on a wide range of topics. Meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., in the library building at the side of the property.)

September 24, 2017  How about basic minimum income – enough only to exist?

October 1, 2017  Computer Advances-Pros and Cons

Children and Youth Religious Exploration (CYRE)
Check out what is happening with Religious Exploration classes and their extracurricular activities here.

Help US Welcome Visitors
Please contact the Membership Committee if you are interested in helping to meet and greet members and visitors at the entry door or at the Red Tablecloth Table.  We need YOU to help put out a friendly face, especially for new visitors.  You do not have to be a member of the Membership Committee.  Many hands make light work.

New Members Classes Begin
New Member Classes will return beginning September 24 at 1:00 p.m.  Rev. Jeff will lead the class which will last approximately 1 1/2 hours.  We will be using the book “A Chosen Faith” which will be available for purchase on Sunday, September 24.  Scheduled classes are September 24, October 8, October 22, and November 5.  There will be a final class scheduled after November 19.  All classes will be held in the library except for the October 8 class which will be held in room 8.  Please contact Dot Brown, Adult RE Chair, with any questions.

Items Needed for Pride Parade
Battery powered lights and decorations needed for the Pride Parade which will be on Friday, October 20th.  Be at teh parade site at 5 p.m. to help us decorate the float.  Parade starts at 7:00 p.m.  Please contact the Social Action Committee with any questions

The Kitchen Committee Needs Snacks and Cookies for Coffee Time
Ever wonder where those cookies come from that we gobble down each Sunday? They are your kind donations and we say thanks. Please keep them coming. Not just cookies but healthy treats like cut veggies and fruit, cheese, crackers, and snacks with less sugar. Let’s think healthy. Please put your snack donations in the container marked “coffee time donations”. Thanks for your kindness.

Can you lend a Helping Hand?
The Caring Committee is looking for people who can cook an occasional meal, provide someone a ride to the doctor, or, perhaps, move some furniture.  We would like to create a list of folks willing to lend a Helping Hand every once in awhile, when a member or friend is in need.  No meetings or other commitments – just reaching out and helping.  This is a perfect way for newer and younger members to get to know other people in our religious community.  If you want to be a Helping Hand, please email Sandy Chubon.

Chair Yoga Instructors Needed
We are seeking additional Chair Yoga Instructors for the upcoming year! The goal is to have several instructors for a once-per-week class that would alternate on some agreed-upon schedule with some built-in breaks over the year (scheduling details to be determined based on interest and availability).  If you have yoga instruction background OR are interested in a one-day training session in adapted yoga to become a Chair Yoga instructor please contact Ruthie Saunders.

Children and Adult Chalice Lighters Needed
Celebrating a special occasion?  A rite of passage?  Have ou had a recent accomplishment you would like to share with us?  Then, by all means, please see Ceren Farr after a service to sign up ( she will be walking around with a clipboard).  This helps us build community and we could really use your participation!

CYRE Fair Trade Coffee Sales
We are once again selling Fair Trade Coffee after the services to raise money for our youth to travel to Boston.  We are also holding a raffle.  All that is required to enter the raffle is inquisitiveness about the Coffee Sales.  What do you win? Coffee, of course!  So find out how our coffee sales work and enter to win a free bag of Fair Trade Coffee!

The Mountain
Our annual weekend at The Mountain is fast approaching.  So put the dates on your calendars:  September 29 – October 1.  Don’t be left out of a wonderful opportunity to get away, relax, get to know your fellow UUCCers, and enjoy the lovely North Carolina mountains in the fall.  It is a beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountain range and a wonderful experience.  Contact Joan Watterson with questions at (803) 787-7873 or joan.l.watterson@icloud.com  To register, go to TheMountainRLC.org or call The Mountain during business hours at (828)526-5838.