Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Sunday Services begin at 11:00 a.m.

January 28, 2018  Topic:  Theology and the Walking Dead  Speaker:  Rev. Jeff Liebmann

February 4, 2018  Topic:  TBA  Speaker:  Rev. Jeff Liebmann

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.

January 28 2018  Topic: Drug Addiction

February 4, 2018  Topic: Preventing adverse consequences of divorce or continuation of an unhappy marriage

February  11, 2018  Topic:  Optimism vs. Pessimism

Children and Youth Religious Exploration (CYRE)
Check out what is happening with Religious Exploration classes and their extracurricular activities here.
For information on Adult Religious Explorations, look here.

Social Action Activities
Our church keeps busy making a difference in our world.  Check out what we’re doing now here.

Nursery Volunteers Needed!
Nursery volunteers needed!  If you enjoy spending an hour holding babies or simply playing with young toddlers, you might like to be a nursery volunteer!  Please email Stephanie, or call/text at 207-400-9428 to sign up.

Small Desk Needed
Your DRE would love to have a small desk for her office.  If you have one taking up space and not being used and would like to find a new home for it, please get in touch with Stephanie or call 207-400-9428.

Temporary Help Needed
Everyone deserves a vacation, especially our hard-working staff.  To make it possible for our custodian and our administrator to be away for more than a few days at a time, we are seeking individuals to serve as fill-in staff when they are away for longer periods.  For more details, please contact Richard Culler or Andrea Dudick.

Visitor Orientation
Our next Visitor Orientation will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 28 in the UUCC library, the detached building on Heyward Street with the red door.  It usually lasts about 45 minutes, and light refreshments will be served.  If you are new to the UUCC, or have not come for a while and have questions, this session is for you.   This class is designed to help familiarize you with the principles of Unitarian Universalism and answer any questions you may have.  For more information, or to arrange child care (with at least 48 hours notice, please) contact Nancie Shillington-Perez.

After the February 4th Service
After the service, lunch will be available for $5 in the Fellowship Hall.  Then, at 1:00, join us for a Gun Violence Teach-In on recent legislation in South Carolina and ordinances here in Columbia, as well as interfaith efforts to address the epidemic of gun violence in our country.  This Teach-In will be part of the Faith Coalition on Gun Violence recognition of Stand Up Sunday this January 28.  For those who cannot attend, the event will be livestreamed on the UUCC Facebook page.

Happy Birthday
We would like to send a personal birthday greeting to anyone that would enjoy hearing from us. All you need to do is stop by the Welcoming Table (with the red tablecloth) after Sunday services to put your first and last name on the date of your special day on a calendar that will be out each week from now through the end of January. If your address has not been updated since 2016, then please provide that too. Then it will be announced that it will be put out again periodically after that. If you would like to include the year of your birth, we can do the math to figure out how many years wise you are! Contact Ceren Farr or Nancie Shillington-Pérez

Organizers Needed for Annual Picnic
This fun, community building, activity needs volunteers to find a venue, submit announcements to our administrator, take RSVPs, and order chicken. The picnic was postponed due to bad weather earlier this year. Let’s make sure to continue making memories with our fellow UUs! Please con-tact Nancie Shillington-Pérez  if you would like to see this event take place this spring!

UUCC Green Team
The UUCC Green Team is rebooting! If you want to help create a more sustainable church and community, then you are invited to be part of the Team, either as a member or supporter. To join or to learn more about the Team, email Kevin McKinney or call (678) 267-0108.

The Mountain Retreat
Those who attended the Mountain annual retreat this year had a great time. Next year we hope to have a
record-breaking group and even more fun. We were able to reserve a prime spot for our 2018 weekend, so mark your calendars for October 5-7, 2018. Reminders will be coming in the future.

Children and Adult Chalice Lighters Needed
Celebrating a special occasion?  A rite of passage?  Have you 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!