Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Sunday Services Begin at 11:00 a.m.

May 26, 2019  Topic:  The Temptation of Thoughtless Conformity  Speaker:  Rev. Stephen Robinson

June 2, 2019  Topic:  Why Religion? Speaker:  Pat Mohr

Forum Topics  For adults interested in discussing current issues on a wide range of topics. Meets on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the library building at the side of the property.

May 26, 2019  Topic:  What really is the agenda behind the United States constant involvement in foreign politics and wars/’revolutions’?

June 2, 2019 Topic:  American Theology – where did the “prosperity Gospel” of Joel Olsteen and others come from and what how has it impacted religious life in America?

Save These Dates
The Annual Budget Review will be held on May 31 at 7:00 p.m. in the Social Hall.  The Annual Meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, June 2, after the service.  A light lunch will be served.

Children and Youth Religious Exploration (CYRE)
Check out what is happening with Religious Exploration classes and their extracurricular activities here.

For information on Adult Religious Explorations, look here.

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

Membership at the UUCC
Have you been attending services for a while and are considering making the congregation a larger part of your life?  If you are interested in joining or have questions about membership, please email the Membership Committee. or talk with someone at the Welcome Table (with the red tablecloth) after one of the services.

Summer CYRE Needs Volunteers
We have a great plan for Summer RE! In Spirit Arts, we’ll have a structured but not sequenced curriculum. Each topic stands alone and will come with the opportunity for the children and youth to create something or express themselves through music or movement. Classes will be split into two groups: MS and HS and Pre-K through 5th. We need teachers and assistants. See the display in the Social Hall for the class topics, supporting resources, and sign-up sheet.

Beck Sullivan will provide a quick teacher/assistant orientation on Sunday, May 26 immediately after the service in Room 8. If you have questions, please contact Beck at rechair@uucolumbia.org.

Yard Sale
We hope everyone is saving their unwanted but reasonably good stuff for our UUCC Fundraiser Yard Sale!  The actual sale will run on Friday, May 17, 8 am-3 pm: Saturday, May 18, 8 am-4 pm: and Sunday, May 19, after the service (12:15 pm).

Budget Planning
The final budget for next year will be approved by the congregation at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 2.
UUCC has traditionally had a separate meeting to discuss the budget in detail before the annual meeting. This allows us to focus on the budget and reduces the time required for the annual meeting. This meeting will be on Friday, May 31. Your participation and comments are welcome, but not required.
Remember that the budget is not just a bunch of numbers arranged in categories chosen by finance geeks. It’s a planning document. What do we want to do as a congregation next year? What staff do we need? What do our committees need to be doing? What does our building need? What do WE need to be doing? After all, we are the UUCC.

Memorial Service
Rita Marie Rhodes’ memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 11:00 am .

Visitor Orientation
Our next Visitor Orientation will be held on Sunday, June 9, at 12:20 p.m. in the UUCC library, the detached building on Heyward Street with the red door. 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 de-signed to help familiarize you with the principles of Unitar-ian 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.

Seeds of Hope Farmer’s Market Starts June 16! 
Come out to support a low income farmer and take home some delicious, fresh produce.  There will be a different variety every week.  The market runs every Sunday, 10:30am to 12:30pm through Aug 4th.  We need two volunteers each Sunday to help make this happen.  Training provided!  Please sign up here: http://bit.ly/seeds-farmers-market

Delegates Needed
UUCC needs 4 Members willing to attend GA online (June 19-23) and serve as off-site delegates. Our delegates are our voice at the UUA’s General Assembly. Off-site registration is considerably less than on-site registration, but you will still need to receive credentials to serve as a delegate. If you are interested, please email Keitha Whitaker. Thank you.

Hogwarts is Coming!
Hogwarts Summer Camp is almost here! The magic and fun for children ages 6 to 13 will be held 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21, and Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28. Older children are encouraged to apply to be prefects.
Snacks are provided but children bring their lunches. The cost is $200 for UUCC members and $250 for non-members. A sibling discount of 10% can be applied to additional children in a family. Hardship scholarships are available for members of the UUCC. For more information, see our RE Chair, Beck Sullivan, or fill out this quick form, and we’ll get back to you.

Download the form, fill it out and mail it with a check to: Attn: DRE | 2701 Heyward St | Columbia, SC 29205

Member Registration Form

Non-Member Form

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Hogwarts Professors Needed
If you would like to volunteer for about an hour to teach a special class at Hogwarts, please contact Beck Sullivan or 803.394.1830. Descriptions for the job of professor are on the bulletin board next to the Nursery.