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”

Annual Picnic

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.

Directions:  I-26 toward Charleston, take exit 115. Go up the hill. Turn right on to Fish Hatchery Rd. After you pass Pine View start looking on the right for Davis Rd. It’s at the bottom of the hill. Follow Davis to Suzi’s drive.
I-77 toward Charleston/Spartanburg. Take exit 1. At the signal light go straight through the intersection. You are now on Fish Hatchery Rd. Follow the above directions. Questions?  Call Patty at (803) 931-6799 or Dot at (828) 550-1658.

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 dnldcooper@gmail.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 joan.l.watterson@icloud.com