Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

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

Our COVID 19 precaution advice has changed.  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 NewsTab/Meeting Info (above) for connectivity details.  Sunday sermons are recorded and available from the Service Archives found on the Home Page.

NEW!!  Zoom interaction before and after streamed service:  

For attendees who would like the opportunity to interact with others attending the virtual service, we have created a Zoom event that opens each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and will stay open until approximately 30 minutes after the service ends. If you wish, you may log out of the  Zoom event and directly access the service on YouTube,  Contact Phil Turner (connection@uucolumbia.org) with questions.

August 14, 2022  Topic: Music: A Musical Call to Connection  Speaker:  Anna Hamilton, DMA (she/her/hers)

Please Note:  In-person services have resumed.  The Sunday Service will also be held via Zoom and you may log in after 10:30 a.m. to visit as well as remain after the service in breakout rooms. The service can be viewed (no interaction) on YouTube.

August 14, 2022  Topic: Is “Christian Nationalism” really Christian?

Those who want will meet face-to-face in the Library (round building to the side of the church) in a socially distanced/masked environment may now do so.  Those who would prefer to continue meeting via Zoom on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. can still find the meeting link under News/Meeting Info.

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, please email  our Administrator (uucc@uucolumbia.org).

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

Children and Youth Religious Exploration (CYRE)
CYRE depends on volunteers to make UUCC a welcoming place for families. This summer is the perfect opportunity for the whole congregation to minimally volunteer by simply enjoying the presence of children and sharing our covenant of mutual respect, dignity, and compassion with our smallest friends and members. We will have toys and crafts available in the foyer and/or the social hall for children to bring to their seats/family grouping. The nursery will be available for infants and toddlers ages 0-3.
As the summer progresses, the CYRE Committee looks forward to engaging the congregation in
discussions related to how we all might build on these Sundays without formal CYRE programming in order to give everyone the chance to work on welcoming families with children and teenagers. Stay tuned. Ideas are welcomed rechair@uucolumbia.org.

August Share the Plate Recipient: Palmetto Place Children & Youth Services
Palmetto Place Children & Youth Services unites private sector organizations that offer a wide continuum of services, including emergency shelter care, residential treatment, group care (intensive, intermediate and low management), therapeutic foster care, supervised independent living, wrap-around services, and community-based prevention services. Their mission is to provide education, support and leadership that strengthens the capacity of member agencies to produce positive outcomes for children and their families. palmettoplace.org

Courtney Tidwell  will be the representative on the 7th and Braylon Hudson will be speaking on the 28th.

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.”

UU Ladies LUUnch BUUnch
The UUCC Ladies LUUnch BUUnch will meet for a potluck lunch at Noon on Thursday, August 18, in the Social Hall at UUCC.  Details to follow…

Story Circle Demonstration, Thursday, August 18, 8pm, Social Hall
Come check out a Story Circle demonstration/training led by Barbara Bates Smith, assisted by Philip Turner. Questions: call Barbara, 828-421-7685.

The Adult Religious Explorations Committee Invites You to Get Creative!
Come enjoy a visual creative experience on Tuesday, August 23 from 10 am to 12 pm.  Learn more and register here.

Social Action Meeting, Sunday, August 28, After Service
The Social Action Committee will meet in person 15 minutes after the end of the UUCC service in the Sanctuary.  Contact Kevin McKinney or Connie Quirk at socialaction@uucolumbia.org.

UUCC Annual Mountain Retreat, October 28-30
It is time to make plans to attend our annual Mountain retreat. After two disappointing years of not being able
to have our “Mountain fix” due to COVID it will be glorious to go back again. This year we have the
opportunity to save money by taking advantage of the Early Bird Special. For more information about The
Mountain and to register go to themountainric.org or call during office hours at 828-526-5838. If you have any
questions, then please contact Ginny Verne at 803-606-6260 or Joan Watterson at803-381-7208.

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!


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