Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Sunday Services Begin at 11:00 a.m.

September 22, 2019  Topic:  For Climate  Speaker:   Virginia Sanders

September 29, 219  Topic:  Dreamers Welcome  Speaker:  Lulu Torres

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.

September 22, 2019  Topic: Scientology – clearing the air about dianetics

September 29, 2019  Topic:  Genetic Manipulation (CRISPR) – Island of Dr Moreau?

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

Get Ready for the Pride Parade With a Rainbow Scarf!
RE will be selling beautiful rainbow scarves for $10.00. They won’t last long, so get your scarf today. Look for the sale table in the Social Hall after the service.

Buddhist Talk and Retreat:  Fearless Living
The Insight Meditation Community of Columbia invites you to two free special events being held at the UUCC.  Gina Sharpe, a senior Buddhist Vipassana teacher, will be here September 20 and 21. Meet Gina on Friday, September 20, 5:30-6:30pm, with Dharma Talk followed by Meditation from 7:00-9:00pm.  Join us on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30am-5:00pm for the Day Long Retreat (Fearless Living). There is no registration–just come. Questions may be sent to Jessica Kross.

Pancake Breakfast
Bring your appetite to the Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 22 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. A vegan option will be available. The cost is $5.00 per person with a max of $15.00 per family. This is a fundraiser for the Boston Heritage trip.

Pride Parade Planning Meetings, September 22 & 23
Sunday 1-2pm in the sanctuary following the SAC meeting; and Monday 7-8pm in the social hall.  We will be painting banners and making the final decisions on how to decorate the truck for the event.  All welcome!

Visitor Orientation
Our next Visitor Orientation will be held after the service on September 29 at 12:20 p.m. It will offer you an opportunity to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and meet others who are also new to the Congregation.  If you have been visiting for awhile,and please consider joining us.

Congregational Conversation, Sunday, September 29
After socializing for a bit, we invite you to join the Board of Trustees in the Sanctuary at 12:30 pm for an informal Congregational Conversation. One item to be discussed is plans for new window coverings in the Sanctuary. Don’t miss this “shady” conversation!

Transylvanian Travels with Zsolt, Sunday, September 29, 7:00pm
Join us in the Social Hall to hear about and see photos of the recent July pilgrimage and vicariously get to know the Beszterce partner church members who shared the adventure for 3 days. Enjoy getting a feel for your Unitarian roots dating from 1568 and see unique parts of Transylvania new to both UUCC pilgrims and also new to our Beszterce companions. (And just possibly you may be tempted to join a future pilgrimage.) Light refreshments to follow the presentation.

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!