Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

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

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.

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.

January 23, 2022  Topic:  Interfaith Service Speaker:  Dr. Adrian Bird

Please Note:  In-person services have been cancelled for the next 5 weeks.  The Sunday service will 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.

Special Note: 
CYRE CANCELLED  Due to the current Omicron surge, no  CYRE (Children  & Youth Religious Exploration) Sunday classes will be held for the remainder of January.

Sunday Service Rules:

  • Everyone 2 and over is required to wear face masks at all times.
  • The Heyward and kitchen doors will be closed Sunday, please use the main or
    patio doors for entry.
  • No food indoors.
  • Water is allowed in a covered container

Forum

January 23, 2022  Topic:  ‘Exploring future Forum Topics

We’ll be trying out a hybrid meeting method where 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.  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)
Check out what is happening with Religious Exploration classes. get the Sunday schedule, and find out about extracurricular activities here.  If you’d like to view the weekly CYRE newsletter, or just have a good laugh, click here.  Scott Sargent, Director of CYRE is a riot!

January Share the Plate Recipient: Minister’s Discretionary Fund
Half of our cash collection in January goes to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.  This fund enables our minister to help those in need in a confidential manner.  The need is great and we are grateful that you contribute what you can to help others.

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.”

Classes on the 8th Principle Have Been Cancelled
Zoom classes on the 8th Principle scheduled for January 12 & 26 have been canceled.

Social Action Meeting, Sunday, January 23
The Social Action Committee will meet in person 15 minutes after the end of the UUCC service in the Sanctuary observing indoor Covid protocols.  We will stream the event as well. Questions? Contact Kevin McKinney or Connie Quirk at socialaction@uucolumbia.org.

UUCC Adult Religious Education Committee Wants Your Input
A healthy spiritual life is one of exploration, learning and sharing.  Do you have a topic or issue you would like to share with the UUCC?  Is there a class (or classes) or activity you would like to see ARE offer to the congregation?  Would you like to be a guide in that exploration?
The ARE Committee is open to recommendations and suggestions by UUCC members for 2022, and we are eager to hear from you.  Please contact Angie Dodd Rabon, ARE Chair, at angierabon@earthlink.net or angierabon58@gmail.com or Rebecca Drennan at rebecca@creativetransformaiton.com with any recommendations and suggestions as well as any questions you may have as to how you can get more involved in this exploration.

UUCC Choir Weekly Rehearsals on Thursdays 6:00-6:45pm via Zoom
You are invited to sing! The UUCC Adult Choir (adults and teenagers welcome) meets weekly on Thursdays, 6:00-6:45pm via Zoom.  All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary.  Meetings open 10 minutes before the rehearsal start time (5:50pm.)  Contact Anna Hamilton to be added to the UUCC Choir e-mail list for detailed information and access to virtual rehearsal links: music@uucolumbia.org

Nursery and Classroom Volunteers Needed
The CYRE program is seeking volunteers to watch over the nursery as needed during Sunday services or help out in the classrooms. If interested, please contact DRE Scott Sargent (dre@uucolmbia.org).

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
Our new eGiving service, Vanco, provides tools to make giving simple, safe and secure. It also allows you to designate your contribution to the funds you’re most passionate about (such as your Pledge and Share the Plate.  Give either here at our website by clicking on the ‘donate’ bar at the top of the home page, or by entering abundant.co/uucc/give in your browser.  If you should have any questions or need help, please contact our Administrator, Andrea Dudick, (uucc@uucolumbia.org) or call 803-799-0845, between the hours of 6am-Noon, Monday-Friday.  Thank you for your generosity.

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