Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
Sunday Services begin at 11:00 a.m.
April 30, 2017 On Restitution and Forgiveness, Speaker: Rev. Jennie Barrington
May 7, 2017 How One Person Can Make All the Difference, Speaker: Rev. Jennie Barrington
May 14, 2017 My Brother’s Keeper, Speaker: Richard McLeod
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.
April 30, 2017 “Ageism: What is to be done?”
May 7, 2017 TBA
May 14, 2017 “What would the Americas be like if the Europeans hadn’t conquered it?”
May 28, 2017 “Dogs and other animals as pets”
It’s time for our Annual UUCC Picnic! Join us on Saturday, May 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Suzi Garland’s home. There will be fishing and games for the children and an opportunity for adults to visit and get to know each other better. In fact, there might be a few adults who want to fish! We need your assistance to make this a success. Please visit the Welcome Table before or after the Service on Sunday to let us know how you will be able to help. We need things like ice, grills, paper products (plates, cups, napkins), plastic utensils, beverages, or condiments to go with burgers and hot dogs. Please also plan on bringing a dish to share and chairs (or blanket) and maybe a game we can all enjoy. Kids are encouraged to bring fishing gear. Sign up at the Membership table so we can properly plan.
Adult RE Short Course: God is Not One
A short course at UUCC has begun and will be devoted to the eight most broadly practiced world religions (Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Yoruba religion, Daoism, and Atheism). It will be based on the book God is Not One by Stephen Prothero (2010). This book is the successor to Prothero’s New York Times best-seller Religious Literacy, which emphasizes the importance of a broad acquaintance with the world’s religions in a modern America in which there are more Moslems than Episcopalians. God is Not One has been widely and favorably reviewed, e.g. by Eboo Patel, Miroslav Volf, Harvey Cox, Rodney Stark, Noah Feldman, Philip Jenkins, and Pamela Eisenbaum. The book provides a valuable background for UUCC’s membership efforts and the committees and board of UUCC. The book is inexpensively available from such sources as Amazon and addall.com. The short course will meet from 1:00-2:30 PM on alternating Sundays (with accommodation for other congregational activities as necessary) in the Library. The next meeting will be on May 7. The instructor will be Don Cooper. Don’s e-mail is email@example.com, with mobile phone (803) 466-5087. If you are interested in participating in this short course, please contact Don, preferably by e-mail.
The Mountain: Save the Dates
Our annual weekend at The Mountain has been changed by popular demand from the spring to the fall season. So put the dates on your calendars: September 29 – October 1. We especially want to invite those who have never been to The Mountain. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org