“Come, come, whoever you are, wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving…”
13th century Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi
(translated and interpreted)

Programs for adults give us the chance to go deeper— intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually. From workshops to community service, covenant groups to discussion groups, meditation to marching—all in the context of a supportive spiritual community—Unitarian Universalism has much to offer adults beyond our Sunday services.

We affirm a free and responsible search for truth and meaning from birth to death. Unitarian Universalism celebrates the ways that our needs, our hopes, and our beliefs change as life changes us.

We have programs for adults (ages 18+), young adults (ages 18-35), and older adults.

Forum

ForuminLibrary

Adults interested in discussing current issues on a wide range of topics are invited to join our Forum on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., in the Library building at the side of the UUCC at 2701 Heyward St., Columbia. Topics are posted in our newsletter, The Unigram, under News/Events page on this site, and in our weekly eblast. Contact administrator@uucolumbia.org to be added to our email list.

Classes/Workshops/Conferences:

  • Art for All

    artist at workArt for All is an open, on-going, self governing group. Join at any time. Thursdays from 10-12 PM at UUCC in the Social Hall. For adults interested in working on art (of their own choosing) together for support, encouragement, and feedback (no artists at workinstruction provided). Participants bring their own art supplies, including easels (as applicable). Participants are responsible for protecting tables and chairs and for clean-up after sessions. Each session is stand-alone. For more information, contact Ruthie Saunders at rsaunders@sc.edu or (803) 776-6608.

  • Chair YogaChair yoga 2

Chair yoga is currently on break. Please watch this space for our next sessions. Chair Yoga entails about 45 minutes of real yoga that takes place mostly seated and is ideal for people who want to improve flexibility but who do not like (or for physical reasons cannot do) the typical yoga class. No special clothing or materials are needed and there is no cost. We welcome new and returning participants. We are also looking for additional instructors to allow for more flexibility in scheduling. If you have yoga instruction background, would like to take a training session in adapted yoga to become a Chair Yoga instructor, or are interested in participating in the class, please contact Ruthie Saunders at RuthPSaunders@outlook.com or 776-6608.

  • Visitor Orientation 

Our next Visitor Orientation will be held on Sunday, December 17 in the UUCC library, the detached building on Heyward Street with the red door. We will begin about 15 minutes after the service. The orientation usually lasts about 45 minutes. 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 might have. For more information or to arrange child care (with at least 48 hours notice please) contact: Nancie Shillington-Pérez email: membership@uucolumbia.org.

  • Christian Heritage Group

Join us on Tuesday, December 19 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 5 to share memories of Christmas in Christian homes with an emphasis on the positive life lessons learned. We invite all with a Christian background and anyone with interest to join in our discussion. Several of us bring along a sandwich or light lunch so that we might extend our time of sharing. If you have any questions, please call Jenny Beale at 803-261-0286.