Photograph; PRIDE 2021

January 2022 in CYRE:

Hello everybody!

Happy New Year! Watch this space for CYRE updates.

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This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, there is so much weighing on our hearts. Our nation is again in the grips of an enormous surge in COVID cases, overwhelming our hospitals and destabilizing schools, businesses, and more. Voting rights legislation is being held hostage yet again by elected leaders who refuse to protect us from election sabotage and voter suppression. Cultural battles are making their way into courtrooms, legislative sessions, and school board meetings, with opponents to abortion care, transgender rights, and honest conversation about race and white supremacy dominating the news and social media.

If ever there were a time our spirits needed nourishment, it is now.

So in the midst of all that is hard, Side With Love is honored to invite you to join us in this year’s 30 Days of Love – our annual season of spiritual nourishment, political deepening, and collective action to embody our values and work for collective liberation.

Each week of 30 Days of Love will focus on one of Side With Love’s intersectional justice priorities. Although each week will have a primary focus, you will notice a lot of overlap – demonstrating just how intersecting these issues are. Every week will include a variety of resources, activities, and opportunities for engagement for people of all ages. Check out our offerings here

Your CYRE Needs Your Help!

Have you heard the latest news? We could still use a few volunteers to help us in the classrooms as teachers, to assist on Free Play Days, and to watch over any little ones who may be in our nursery. Please speak to Scott or Mckenzie if you would like to give the gift that keeps giving long after the holidays!

As always, the CYRE embraces the “deeds not creeds” motto of the UU, so students will have opportunities throughout the year to join in with Social Action activities in our community if they wish to do so.

Please email Scott Sargent at for more information. We look forward to seeing YOU!

  • For information about group activities in Children and Youth Religious Education contact our Religious Education Youth Ministeries Assistant at

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UU Faith Lab is a chance for UU youth to explore spiritual leadership from wherever they are, and experiment with mystery and wonder in their own context. The FaithLab community will gather just after the summer solstice, meet monthly around the full moons, and reunite on the fall equinox. Small groups will gather in between to delve more deeply into community care. Learn more, request information, and register here.


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For more info on what’s happening at UUCC, check out our calendar.

Register for CYRE here

Please print the form, complete and mail to:


2701 Heyward Street

Columbia SC 29205