Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

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

Our COVID 19 precaution advice stays up-to-date.  Click here for the latest advice.

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.

Sunday Service Pre and Post Zoom Events Return
Starting in December, the Pre and Post Zoom events will return.  These provide an opportunity for those viewing the service to be together virtually starting at 10:30 am and continuing for approximately 30 minutes after the service ends.  The links to access these events can be found under the “Reopening” link or the “Meeting Info” page which can be found under “News.”

Sunday Services

February 5, 2023  Topic:Change? The Future of Unitarian Universalism  Speaker:  Denominational Connections Committee

Forum Discussions
The UUCC Forum meets every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 in the Library.  We start with a brief  catch-up and social time (about 15 minutes), so if you are a little late (15 min),  it’s OK.  Our topics are mostly about current items and issues. We have an email list where some suggested links are sent prior to the meeting -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,or have questions, contact Jeanette Walton (please text and include your name (803)466-0594).

February 5, 2023  Topic:Societal depression and Anxiety

Address and Contact Updates Requested
If you have a new address, phone number or email address please let us know by emailing the Administrator at uucc@uucolumbia.org. Thank you!

Board Seeking Support 
The UUCC Board is looking for members to serve on two ad hoc groups. The first short-term request is to examine our covenant and make a recommendation that can be brought to the congregation for its approval at this year’s annual meeting (late May). Interested members are asked to contact Pat Mohr at pastpresident@uucolumbia.org

The second longer-term ad hoc group will be working on our congregation’s five-year plan, specifically setting goals, strategies, timelines, and financial impact. If you are a systemic thinker, planner, and visionary, please share your interest by contacting Marc Drews at presidentelect@uucolumbia.org

CYRE
See the Learning tab above for information about our Children and Youth Religious Explorations.  The CYRE Calendar will tell you about the latest activities.

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

January Share the Plate Recipient: Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Half of our cash collection this month goes to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund, which is used to provide critical emergency, short-term assistance to members of the congregation. The Fund helps people with rent, utility bills, and other expenses when times are difficult.

If sending a check please write “Share the Plate” in the memo line or you can give by clicking on the ‘donate’ bar at the top of the home page, or entering “abundant.co/uucc/give” in your browser.  Please be sure to select “Share the Plate.”

Thank You from the Social Action Committee
Thank you to all who showed up to support the ‘King Day at the Dome’ prayer service, march, and rally on behalf of UUCC! It was a wonderful event. We’d also like to invite you to join us for our regular monthly meeting after the service this Sunday or to check us out at the Committee Day potluck event next Sunday. Either way, hope to see you soon!

Sermon on Sunday, February 5
We hope you will join our minister and the Denominational Connections Committee to discuss important changes proposed for our denomination that could change the nature of UUism—changes that could also significantly impact UU ministers and our own congregation. After the service there will be a short talkback to get your opinions.

Ladies’ LUUnch BUUnch, Thursday, February 16, 12pm, Social Hall
After a long break the Ladies’ LUUnch BUUnch will resume on February 16th.  We each bring an item to share and get together at noon for good together time.  If you are not a cook, Food Lion, Publix and the like have very satisfactory bakery and deli departments.  In order to help with set up please respond to Joan if you are coming, need a ride or have questions: joan.l.watterson@icloud.com or 803-381-7208.

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 UUCC Will Accept Contributions Electronically

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