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 RuthPSaunders@outlook.com or rsaunder@mailbox.sc.edu or call (803) 776-6608.

Animal Ministry Group

Do you have a love of animals? Would you like to know how our UU principles relate to the care of animals and their habitats? Interested in joining this group? Other questions? Contact Anita Grossman at anitaj48@aol.com and she will be happy to assist you.

Christian Heritage Group

The Christian Heritage Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 12:00 noon in room 8. We will consider the origins of Easter. Easter is the greatest and most ancient holiday of the Christian Church, with a long and complex preparation and a date of celebration which varies each year.  Bring a light lunch or snack for yourself if you would like to stay and eat or chat after our hour-long meeting. If you are interested in our group, do come and join us. If you have questions, call Rebecca Drennan at 415-377-1791.

Green Teamreduce, reuse, recycle picture

The Green Team invites all interested folks to join us for our monthly meeting. We’ll be talking about current and future Green Team projects; sustainability and the protection of the environment; and related opportunities, concerns and trends in the community around us. Meet some interesting folks and help us figure out some practical ways to be friendlier to the environment. Join us! Contact Kevin McKinney, kdmsooboy@gmail.com.

Knit or Not Group 

Do you knit or have other needle-craft you would like to share? If so, you are invited to join us for our weekly Knit or Not meetings on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. in the Ralph Waldo Emerson Room in the CYRE wing. Or if you are interested in learning to knit or crochet, we have folks who can help with the basics.

Meditation Group

The Insight Meditation Community of Columbia, a Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice group, meets at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays in the UUCC Library (the octagon shaped building on Heyward). Sittings are free. Contact Jessica Kross at jkross943@gmail.com.

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Getting cabin fever? We have just the right medicine! Join us for a Riverwalk on Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The exact meeting place will be announced later. When done walking, we will gather at Mary and Morgan Maclachlan’s house for a potluck. Please R.S.V.P. at membership@uucolumbia.org with the number of guests and if you plan on bringing a salad, appetizer, dessert, or other item.

UUCC Book Club

The next book club discussion is 6:30 pm on Sunday, March 17. Peck Drennan will facilitate a discussion on The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, by Jonathan Haidt. We will meet at a member’s home.  The UUCC Book Club is open to all members and friends of UUCC. We welcome new and returning participants! Please contact Ruthie Saunders if you have questions or would like more information at: rsaunder@mailbox.sc.edu or RuthPSaunders@outlook.com.

UUCC Ladies LUUnch BUUnch

Lunch at ArabesqueIf you haven’t had a chance to enjoy the UUCC Ladies LUUnch BUUnch we will meet again on Thursday, April 11, at Noon, at Grecian Gardens, 2312 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. This will offer another variety to our eating-out experience welcoming all UUCC ladies with a delightful Greek menu that will include vegetarian and vegan options. You can sign up at the Membership/Welcome table or contact Linda McLeod by email at bonneylass44@gmail.com. We must have our count in by Tuesday, April 9 to reserve the private dining room. We want to see you there!

UUCC Men’s Breakfast Group

The UUCC Men’s Breakfast Group meets at 9:00 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month (next one March 14). Location TBD, but most likely the Lizard’s Thicket on Beltline. If you are interested, please let Phil Turner pturner@unt.edu know so we can have space available.

Women’s Book Group

The Women’s Book Group will meet Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 PM in Room 10 to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer. Anyone with questions may contact Sandy Chubon at sjchubon@sc.rr.com  or 803 776-0784.