While masking is optional, we strongly recommend that masks are worn inside the sanctuary by persons 2 years and older


October 2 2022  Topic: Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement. Speaker:Prof. Bobby Donaldson


Each Sunday, we shall be discussing Issues and Events of Interest, from 9:30 to 10:45

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

September Share the Plate Recipient: Harriet Hancock LGBT Center
Half of our cash collection this month goes to Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, which is the hub of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activity in the Midlands of South Carolina. Their facility offers a variety of resources including a free lending library, meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups, and a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses, organizations, and counselors while also serving as the headquarters for the South Carolina Pride Movement.  The center will be represented by Matt Butler on September 25.

October Share the Plate Recipient:  Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary
Cotton Branch Farm Animal Sanctuary provides a safe haven for abandoned, abused, neglected, and elderly farm animals. While there are many shelters and rescue organizations for animal companions such as cats and dogs, and wildlife, there is a lack of sanctuary for farm animals, which make up 98% of the animals killed in the U.S. each year. cottonbranch.org

Vote Forward Letter Writing Campaign, Sundays through October 23
We have kicked off our Vote Forward Letter Writing Campaign, which encourages voters in strategic jurisdictions to get out and vote this November.  This is a non-partisan effort which attempts to reach voters who share our UU values.  We all know how pivotal this election may well be, so we invite you to ‘adopt’ a voter and write them a brief note of encouragement!  We’ll be in the Social Hall every Sunday up to and including Sunday, October 23, with template letters, envelopes, sample letters and sign-up sheets.  It’s easy, satisfying, and you can take letter templates home to complete at your leisure.  Contact Kevin McKinney or Connie Quirk at socialaction@uucolumbia.org.  PLEASE NOTE: The Vote Forward table will be closed during this Sunday’s Social Action Meeting so please pick up templates or drop off completed letters immediately following the service, as your window to participate will be brief this week.

Dinner with CYRE, Wednesday, September 28, 6pm, Social Hall
Please join us for “Dinner with CYRE” where families are invited to leave their dinner plans to us. We ask that they bring their appetites and a desire to meet new friends. Childcare, dinner, conversation, and games for kids will be provided. Wish us luck, and let us know if you have an idea to share as we try new ways to provide for our families and youngest UUs.  Contact Jonathan White, CYRE Committee Chair,   rechair@uucolumbia.org.

“Damage” Album Release Party/Social Action Committee Fundraiser, Friday, September 30, 7pm
Join us in the UUCC Sanctuary to celebrate Kevin McKinney’s releasing a new album. He offers this event as a fundraiser to the Social Action Committee.  You can hear the album, the stories within and behind it, and find out what it takes to create and record at home.  It will be an informal evening with refreshments and perhaps a surprise guest or two!  Admission is free, but donations to the Committee will be appreciated. Please RSVP to kdmsooboy@gmail.com