Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Sunday Services Begin at 11:00 a.m.

July 22, 2018  Topic:  Lessons from the Past, Present and Future  Speaker:  Nikki Hill

July 29, 2018  Topic: The Peace of the Wild Things   Speaker:  Julianna Lepp

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.

July 22, 2018  Topic:  When and how should a person intervene in a public place when someone is being assaulted verbally or physically battered?

July 29, 2018  Topic:  What are the secondary effects of violence in the home?

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.

Nursery Worker Needed
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia is in search of a person to fill the position of nursery worker and we need your help spreading the word. Interested candidates are asked to email a letter of interest and résumé to the Personnel Committee  on or before August 1. In addition to having child care experience and CPR training, the candidate must be able to work up to 12 hours per month to complete the required responsibilities described in the position description found here.

Chair, UUCC Personnel Committee

Special September Set Coming Up
The September Set that is coming up on Wednesday, July 25 has something special in store for us!  Check under Ongoing Happenings for all of the details.

CUUBS Leaders Needed
Our elementary CYRE students are in need of a few folks who would like to help organize outings for them.  Over the course of our school year we might have a science day or go to the Columbia Puppet Theater.  We have lots of interests and just need a few adults who care enough about us to plan some fun outings.  Is that person you?  Please see our DRE, Stephanie, if you would like to organize outings with us!

Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign
When we designate the UUCC as a beneficiary in our will, the impact of this generosity is often far out in the future (we hope!).  Now, through the Wake Now Campaign, the impact can be NOW.  Simply put, if you designate UUCC in your will, UUCC can receive 10% of the amount designated in cash NOW!  Of course, it is not quite that simple, but close. See the brochure and FAQ sheet in the Social Hall or talk to Phil Turner (940) 453-8214.  Let’s not miss this opportunity!

CYRE Committee Meeting                                  

Calling all parents, grandparents, etc.  We will have our first 2018/2019 CYRE committee meeting after service on Sunday July 22 at 12:30 in room Emerson/8.  We need your input and guidance!  If you are unable to attend but would be interested in knowing more or have suggestions, please contact Beck Sullivan.

The McLeods Send Us Greetings
Linda and Richard are on an amazing trip and send us greetings with a little UU surprise included.

Seeds of Hope Farmer’s Market Has Begun!
Please bring your cash and grocery bags for our farmer’s market on Sundays this summer from 10:30am to 12:30pm.  We need your patronage and your assistance working the table. Sign up to help out at the table.

Sign-Up to Facilitate Summer CYRE
Are you looking for ways to give to our vibrant community?  Would you like to get to know some of our younger UUs?  This summer, please join us in our Summer CYRE explorations.  Our youth (middle and high schoolers) will participate in forums discussing current events entwined in spiritual guidance.  Our younger UUs, grades Pre-K through grade 5, will explore spiritual expression through music, art, and social action.  Please add your name to the sign-up sheets on the CYRE table in the Social hall.

Evensong for Families
What family rituals did you follow as a child that helped shaped who you are today?  What types of rituals are used by UU families to help us raise children who are aware of and practicing their values and beliefs?  If you would like to be part of a small group of families exploring these questions while forming bonds with other UUCC families, please sign up for the Evensong program for families.  We will meet six evenings to explore and discover more about family sharing and to bond with other UUCC families.  Class will meet on Tuesdays:  July 24, July 31, and Aug. 7.  Classes are from at 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and ALL family members are encouraged to attend.  To sign up and for more information, please see the sign-up sheet on the CYRE table in the Social Hall.

The Mountain Retreat
This long-time UUCC tradition is a wonderful way refresh your body and mind and get to know fellow UUCC-ers better.  Join us from Friday, October 5, through lunch on Sunday, October 7. We enjoy a multitude of activities from hiking any of the many trails to quiet meditation and reflection to Happy Hour on the deck.  If you have never been to this wonderful place it should definitely be on your “to do” list.  It is a pleasant 4- hour drive.
Costs include 2 nights and 6 meals from dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday:
Adult double occupancy – $190
Adult single occupancy – $260
Youth 8-17 – $70
Children 0-7 – FREE
Registration choices are either online at themountainrlc.com or call the Mountain office at 828-526-5838.