Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Sunday Services Begin at 11:00 a.m.

April 29, 2018  Topic:   “Lindy Lee Songs on Mill Hill”,  Speaker:  Kimberly J. Simms

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.

April 29, 2018  Topic:   Is a vegan diet valuable?

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.

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!

Bill’s Back!
We are very happy to announce that Bill Dolley will be returning as our Custodian! So that Bill can enjoy occasional time off, we need a cadre of substitutes that can cover for him. This is a paid position.  So that we can keep Bill, please let our Administrator, Andrea, know of your interest, Thank you!

Shared Ministry Committee
The Board accepted the nominations of the Leadership Development Committee and appointed Patty Drews (803-931-6799), John Logue (803-312-4053),  and Janet Swigler (803-608-1042) to serve on the Shared Ministry Committee.  The Shared Ministry Committee provides a reflective and advisory role with regard to the quality of congregational life, modeling healthy and deepening relationships with the Minister and the staff.  The Committee works regularly with Rev. Jeff assessing the status of the congregation and addressing issues of potential conflict as needed.  Please feel free to speak to Rev. Jeff or members of the Committee at any time with your thoughts..

Pledge Cards Due
Please consider thoughtfully how much you can afford to give our congregation for its programs.  If you did not receive a card at the pledge kick-off party, then you should have received it in the mail.  Pledge cards can be returned to the UUCC or you may email your pledge, in  confidence, to Andrea Dudick, our Administrator.

General Assembly Delegates
If you are interested in serving as a delegate to GA this year (whether attending GA or as an off-site delegate), please contact Keitha Whitaker, Denominational Connections Chair.  

Get Your Ducks in a Row!
Find out everything you wanted to know about planning a dignified and affordable funeral by attending a workshop on Saturday, April 28, hosted by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of SC (FCASC).  The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. until noon here at UUCC.  The pre-registration fee is $10 for an individual and $15 for a couple ($15/$20 on day of).  Register by check made payable to FCASC.  Send to FCASC, 2701 Heyward St., Columbia, SC  29205,  You may also leave your check in the FCASC mailbox in the mail room.  Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and, if you have one, your email address.

Beltane Crafters Faire 
The UUCC Beltane Crafters Faire is coming Sunday, April 29, with more than a dozen crafters with jewelry, pottery, goat milk products, hot sauce and more!  We will block off Heyward Street in front of the congregational grounds to allow crafters and performers to set up.  Come celebrate Spring with Hula Hoops, bubbles, youth crafts and more! We also have the Kona Ice truck and the Taco Nayarit truck. We’ll have Richard with the bagpipes, Ron with accordion, a couple of guitarists and teen soloists with songs from Into the Woods. For a peek into your future, drop in to Bauer’s Tarot Readings. To volunteer or with questions contact Beck Sullivan.

Bill Moody Memorial Service
There will be a Memorial Service for Bill Moody on Sunday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m.  Prior to the service, there will be recorded music of Bill and the Palmetto Concert Band prior to the service at the Kroger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St., Columbia, SC  29201

Do you have a Governance and Ministry book by Dan Hotchkiss – 2nd edition?
The Leadership and Development Committee is attempting to track down our copies of “Governance and Ministry – Rethinking Board Leadership” by Dan Hotchkiss. These books were loaned out to members over the last few years and we would like to be able to make them available to others who have not had the opportunity to read this valuable text on governance and ministry. If you have one please send a message to the Leadership Development Committee so arrangements can be made to collect the books and redistribute them. Thanks.

The Mountain Retreat
Those who attended the Mountain annual retreat this year had a great time. Next year we hope to have a record-breaking group and even more fun. We were able to reserve a prime spot for our 2018 weekend, so mark your calendars for October 5-7, 2018. Reminders will be coming in the future.