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Chair yoga entails about 45 minutes of real yoga but it takes place mostly seated. It is ideal for people who want to improve flexibility but who do not enjoy (or for physical reasons cannot do) the typical yoga class. The class meets every Wednesday in the UUCC Social Hall, 11:00-11:45 am. No special clothing or equipment is needed. We welcome returning instructors Linda Campbell and Debbie Gillikin! We welcome all who are interested, whether or not you have participated in the past! For more information, please contact Ruthie Saunders rsaunders@sc.edu or 776-6608.

Visitor Orientation

Visitor Orientation is held monthly at UUCC.. 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-Pérez at membership@uucolumbia.org.

Adult RE Classes on Religion & Violence in February

Is religion inherently violent—or is violence the exception to the rule? Come join us for four weekly classes using videos from The Great Courses series to discuss the relationship of religion and violence. Topics will range from martyrdom and demonology to racial and sexual violence to anti-semitism and Islamophobia to religious violence occurring across our country and in our homes.
The class will meet each Tuesday night in the UUCC Library at 7:00 p.m. throughout the month of February (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, & 2/26). In each of the 1.5-hour classes led by Angie Rabon, a long-time UUCC member, we will watch a Great Courses video followed by discussion. To sign up for the class or for more information email Angie at angiera-bon@earthlink.net.

Meaning in Movies Night, Friday, February 15, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Unitarian Universalists look for guidance wherever wisdom may be found, even in movies. Join us for our first movie, About Schmidt (rated R,) and the discussion that will follow! Warren Schmidt, portrayed by Jack Nicholson, has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebraska. Upon his retirement, he embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter’s wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Childcare provided with 48 hours notice. Questions? Contact Nancie Shillington-Pérez at membership@uucolumbia.org.

Thinking Outside the Gender Box

Join us for a community conversation Sunday, March 3, 12:45 p.m., that will help you understand some of the basics about the transgender community and learn how you can become a desperately needed ally. We will have four speakers and then a Q&A panel discussion. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please bring your friends and neighbors. Contact: SocialAction@uucolumbia.org to help or if you would like to request child care.

Life Stories

Life Stories coming Tuesdays in March. “In some religions, what’s authoritative is a sacred scripture or an official dogma or a revered tradition, but for UUs, our primary authority is our life experience – our own personal experience and our shared experience, past and present. Based on our experiences, we draw conclusions as to what makes life meaningful, purposeful, and worthwhile, and as we accumulate more experiences, we typically modify our conclusions.” (From Rev. Dr. Neal Jones in his presentation of this series several years ago).

What are your life stories? Come with us on this intriguing journey as we explore:

  • March 5 — Who are three people who have had the greatest impact on your life?
  • March 12 — What have been three of the most important decisions you have made in your life?
  • March 19 — What have been two of the saddest and two of the happiest experiences of your life?
  • March 26 — If your life story were a movie or a novel, what would be the title and the main plot?

Look for sign-ups and more info from the Adult Religious Education Committee in the Social Hall! For more info contact Rebecca Drennan at rebecca@creativetransformation.com.

Membership at the UUCC

Have you attended UUCC for a while and considered making the congregation a larger part of your life? This may be the perfect time to make the leap and become a Member! If you are interested in joining, or have questions about membership, please contact our Membership Co-Chair, Nancie Shillington-Perez, at 803-553-2280 or membership@uucolumbia.orgYou may also speak to the Membership representative at the table with the red tablecloth any Sunday after service.