Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Contact Administrator  (uucc@uucolumbia.org) if you have questions.

Sunday Services begins at 11:00 a.m.   We will be live-streaming the service in addition to the in-person meeting.  See News Tab/Meeting Info (above) for connectivity details.  Sunday sermons are recorded and available from the Service Archives found on the Home Page.

NEW!!  Zoom interaction before and after streamed service:  

For attendees who would like the opportunity to interact with others attending the virtual service, we have created a Zoom event that opens each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and will stay open until approximately 30 minutes after the service ends. If you wish, you may log out of the  Zoom event and directly access the service on YouTube,  Contact Phil Turner (connections@uucolumbia.org) with questions.

September 26, 2021  Topic:  Life at the Southern Border  Speakers:  Mary Rogers and Michael Byrd

Sunday Service Rules:

  • Everyone 2 and over is required to wear face masks at all times.
  • The Heyward and kitchen doors will be closed Sunday, please use the main or
    patio doors for entry.
  • No food indoors.
  • Water is allowed in a covered container

Forum

We’ll be trying out a hybrid meeting method where those who want will meet face-to-face in the Library (round building to the side of the church) in a socially distanced/masked environment.  Those who would prefer to continue meeting via Zoom on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. can still find the meeting link under News/Meeting Info

If you are on the Forum email list, please check your email for documents to read ahead of time.  If you would like to be included on the Forum email list, please email  our Administrator (uucc@uucolumbia.org).

Social Action Activities
Our church keeps busy making a difference in our world.  Check out what we’re doing now here.

Children and Youth Religious Exploration (CYRE)
Check out what is happening with Religious Exploration classes. get the Sunday schedule, and find out about extracurricular activities here.  If you’d like to view the weekly CYRE newsletter, or just have a good laugh, click here.  Scott Sargent, Director of CYRE is a riot!

September Share the Plate Recipient:  Harriet Hancock LGBT Services
Half of our cash collection in August goes to Harriet Hancock LGBT Services, which is the hub of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activity in the Midlands of South Carolina. The facility offers a variety of resources including a free lending library, meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups, and a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses, organizations, and counselors while also serving as the headquarters for the South Carolina Pride Movement. lgbtcentersc.org.   The representative for September 26 will be Kimmah Dozier.
If sending a check please write “Share the Plate” in the memo line or you can give by going to the home page and clicking on the ‘donate’ bar at the top of the page,  Please be sure to select “Share the Plate.”

UUCC “Pandemic Art 2020-2021”
Pieces will be showing at UUCC from October through December.  This exhibit will highlight and honor the effort to continue one’s creative expression during months of upheaval and social isolation.  This Sunday, September 26 you may bring your 2-dimensional work (wired for hanging) for take-in before or after the service. See Jean Capalbo or Regina Moody in the social hall.   Call or text Regina Moody at 803-354-2025 with questions.

Denominational Connections-Toolbox Webinar Series
Toolbox webinars are compact and efficient one-time training sessions that support congregations and congregational leadership. These webinars are conducted live, monthly on the second Tuesday (with occasional
fourth Tuesday sessions), each lasting 90 minutes. Learn more and register here:
https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/southern-region-20212022-toolbox-webinars/
September 28, 2021 – Youth Advisor Training
October 12, 2021 – Congregational Stewardship Practices
November 9, 2021 – Dismantling White Supremacy Culture Within the Congregation
November 23, 2021 – Dismantling White Supremacy Culture with your Covenant
Bob Whitaker, Chair, Denominational Affairs Committee, 803-391-5639

Adult RE Classes: Kything: An Ancient Practice of Celtic Christianity
Are you looking for more ways to deepen your spiritual life? Ancient Scots combined their Pagan roots with Western Christianity to give us alternative ways to connect with the Divine, with others, and with nature.
Come join us as we meet via Zoom the five Thursday nights in September at 7pm for one-hour sessions. To register call, text, or email Rebecca Drennan at 415-377-1791 or rebecca@creativetransformation.com.

CHANGE to Sunday Flowers Program
Would you like to share your flowers for our Sunday service in recognition of a birthday, anniversary, or a special memory?  Our new Sunday Flowers program has changed so you will now provide your own floral arrangement. Just let us know the date you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary by sending an email to the Worship Committee  (worshipchair@uucolumbia.org). Please include your name, phone number, and the date you want. You will be contacted to confirm the date and details.

Ladies LUUnch BUUnch on the Patio, Tuesday, October 12 at Noon
We just can’t wait any longer for the Ladies LUUnch BUUnch to get started again so now that the weather is getting cooler let’s gather for lunch outside on the UUCC patio.  Bring your own brown bag lunch, hat and sunglasses, and your best conversation. We will have tables set up on the patio and under the trees for those wanting to avoid too much sun. Bottled water will be provided or bring your own drink.  Please let us know if you will be joining the fun by emailing Linda McLeod (kitchen@uucolumbia.org).  (Rain date will be October 19)

Blessing of the Animals
Blessing of the Animals

Join us on Sunday, October 17, at 3pm, for the UUCC Blessing of the Animals with Rev. Stephen Robinson!  Bring all your furry and feathered friends!  The Blessing will be held outside on the Heyward St. side of our grounds. Due to the pandemic, we will not be serving snacks or drinks for humans.  We will, however, have bowls of water for pets who get thirsty.  Don’t forget a mask for yourself and a leash or crate for your pet. Sponsored by the UUCC Animal Ministry. Contact:  Linda Brennison financechair@uucolumbia.org

 

Pride Parade, Friday, October 22

 

UUCC expects to celebrate in the Pride Parade in person once again in 2021!  The event is looking like a ‘go.’ We submitted our registration application and have a float.  Save the date, because we hope to see you at Laurel & Main at 6 PM on October 22nd!

 

 

UUCC Nursery Associate Position Description
We have a position open in our nursery on Sunday mornings (and possible additional times) for someone who loves to work with children and could use a little extra pocket money.  If interested, please click here for the complete position details.

Nursery and Classroom Volunteers Needed
The CYRE program is seeking volunteers to watch over the nursery as needed during Sunday services or help out in the classrooms. If interested, please contact DRE Scott Sargent (dre@uucolmbia.org).

Follow UUCC Social Media for the Latest Updates!
UUCC now has their own social media accounts.  This is a great way to stay connected when we can’t be together.  Submit your posts to Laura Hartwig at publicity@uucolumbia.org.  Follow us: Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter 

2020-2021 Pledges May Be Submitted Via email
Please Note: You may email your 2020/21 Pledge amount, in confidence,to our Administrator (uucc@uucolumbia.org) or call her at 803-799-0845.

UUCC Will Accept Contributions Electronically
Our new eGiving service, Vanco, provides tools to make giving simple, safe and secure. It also allows you to designate your contribution to the funds you’re most passionate about (such as your Pledge and Share the Plate.  Give either here at our website by clicking on the ‘donate’ bar at the top of the home page, or by entering abundant.co/uucc/give in your browser.  If you should have any questions or need help, please contact our Administrator, Andrea Dudick, (uucc@uucolumbia.org) or call 803-799-0845, between the hours of 6am-Noon, Monday-Friday.  Thank you for your generosity.

UUCC Music on YouTube!

CLICK ON THIS LINK

You are invited to visit the UUCC Music Coordinator’s YouTube page to view and listen to music from recent services and performances from our talented UUCC musicians and friends. Click on the link above. New items will be added weekly, so please keep coming back!

You can enjoy the following playlists on the page by clicking the links here:

UUCC Musicians

Music from Anna

UU Hymns

UUCC Benediction