Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Sunday Services Begin at 11:00 a.m.

July 21, 2019  Topic:  Opportunity Named Failure  Speaker:  Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

July 28, 2019  Topic:Not the Jesus I Knew: Yeshua and the Divine Feminine  Speaker:  Rev, Elizabeth Reed

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 21, 2019  Topic:  What precedents have been set for reparations for slavery in the United States?

July 28, 2019  Topic:  Should churches be tax exempt, and why are they in the first place?

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

Your Help Needed for New Director of Religious Exploration Search
Our goal is to have a person in position when the fall school year begins. The position is being announced on our Facebook page and in the UUA Southern Region listserves. Please help spread the word by posting to your Facebook pages. You’ll find the position description on our website.

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.

Seeds of Hope Farmer’s Market
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

UUCC Green Sanctuary Committee Meeting, Sunday, July 21, 12:30pm
The UUCC Green Sanctuary Committee invites you to meet with us Sunday, July 21, at 12:30 pm in Room 8.  Share your ideas, learn about our work, or just meet us!  You can also find out just how easy composting can be, and support the church’s program by signing up to help.  Ask a member, or sign up online.

UUCC Ladies LUUnch BUUnch
UUCC Ladies Summer Luncheon is scheduled at Arabesque Mediterranean Restaurant (back room reserved) located at 2930 Devine St, 29205 on July 23 at 1pm. RSVP  to Jane by July 19, 2019. Please come to share or listen to the stories of your summer travels.

Volunteers Needed for Harvest Hope Food Bank, Saturday, August 3
Volunteers should be 16 years or older.  Shift will likely be 9am to Noon at their warehouse in Columbia.  If you can help, please email SocialAction@uucolumbia.org as soon as possible.

Boston Trip Meeting,  August 4th, September 1st 
Teens: Room 8 meet during service 11:15-12:00 
Parents and Teens: meet after service 12:15-1:00 
It’s time to get into the nitty gritty of planning our Boston Trip for June 2020!  This trip is open for all high schoolers (you must have already completed 9th grade by the summer of 2020).
Sunday during service teens will research and create the itinerary.
After service we will meet with the Parents and Teens together to go over dates, financial and security info as well as discuss the trip and answer questions.  More information about each specific meeting will be shared as they near.
This Sunday, we will look out for future events in DC and Boston (PRIDE?) and determine possible dates. Expect Pizza
Please email reassist@uucolumbia.org or catch Mckenzie at church to notify your intentions or interest in our biennial Boston Trip.

Annual Retreat at The Mountain
October 4-6 are the dates for our annual weekend at our wonderful Mountain, a camp and conference center located near Highlands, NC. The congregation from Brevard will also be there this year. It will be fun to get to know their group. Get it on your calendar. More information later. Questions? Contact Joan Watterson at joan.l.watterson@icloud.com.

Famously Hot Pride Parade, Friday, October 4
The 2019 Get Lit Night Parade will begin at 7:30pm.  We will be having committee meetings to discuss this year’s float decorations.  Since it’s another night parade, start collecting your glow in the dark paraphernalia and plan on wearing your yellow t-shirt.  More info coming soon, but be sure to mark your calendar!