“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

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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 an ongoing, popular class. For information about our fall schedule, please contact rsaunders@sc.edu.

 

  • Short Course: American Grace

What is the role of religion in modern America and how do congregations work as social systems? A short course on the sociology of American religion, based on American Grace by Robert B. Putnam and David E, Campbell (2012) will be offered this fall at UUCC. The book is based on extensive surveys of religion and public life in America, including studies of congregations and interview findings.The course will be offered in seven sessions, on alternate Sundays, between September 3, and December 3, at 1:00 pm in the UUCC Library. For more information and to sign up, please contact the instructor, Don Cooper, before August 31st at dnldcooper@gmail.com (preferred contact) or at 803-466-5087.

  • The UUA Common Read for 2017 – 2018

The challenges, the call, and the opportunity of this moment in Unitarian Universalism and in the broader US American society are compelling. Unitarian Universalists must be prepared and willing to look inward, examining, exploring, and acting to dismantle white supremacy culture in our association, in our congregations and groups, and in ourselves.  At the same time, we must be prepared and willing to look outward and act to lift up Unitarian Universalist values in the political and civic challenges of our time. After much deliberation, the Common Read Selection Committee has chosen two books for this year’s Common Read:

Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry, edited by Mitra Rahnema (Skinner House, 2017), centers the stories, analysis, and insights of a number of Unitarian Universalist religious leaders of color as they explore how racial identity is made both visible and invisible in Unitarian Universalist communities.

Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Wantby Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen, (Beacon Press, September 2017) lifts up the importance of democracy itself. It examines the anti-democracy movement that led to the Trump presidency, then offers a vision and call to action to save the democracy we thought we had and to take our civic life to a place it has never been.

Order your copies now and begin reading. Watch this space for the announcement of discussions on these two books later in the fall or spring.

 

 

 

 

  • Course on Spiritual Practices

    Adult Religious Education would like to sponsor a course on spiritual practices. The course would be interactive and inclusive of all forms of spirituality. If you would be interested in facilitating this course please contact Pat Mohr at patmohr@mindspring.com.