December 5, 2021  Topic:  Bumper Sticker Theology  Speaker:  Richard McLeod

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

December 5, 2021  Topic:  What is considered a ‘sentient being?

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   We shall be discussing topics taken from the headlines

November Share the Plate Recipient: Meals on Wheels
Half of our cash collection in November goes to Meals on Wheels, which delivers hot nutritious meals to elderly, frail, and home-bound individuals. Meals are delivered with a smile by a caring volunteer five days a week. Individuals receiving Meals on Wheels are primarily the elderly in our community who cannot maintain an adequate, healthy diet, either because of transportation or financial constraints. South Carolina ranked #8 in the nation for seniors with food insecurity. The representatives will be Ann Shissias on November 7 and Beth Strube on November 28.
If sending a check please write “Share the Plate” in the memo line or you can give by going to the home page and clicking on the ‘donate’ bar at the top of the page,  Please be sure to select “Share the Plate.”

November is The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
“Guest at Your Table” Month
Once again, we are unable to enjoy the opportunity to share in our memorable UUSC Guest at Your Table
potluck gatherings. We are thankful however that this year we can enjoy in-person services to hear from our
members as they share about current projects of UUSC. The baskets that were placed on our potluck tables in
the past will be our regular baskets used during offering time to include your usual generous UUSC-GAYT
donations. Please make your check payable to UUCC indicating “UUSC-GAYT” on the memo line using the
envelope provided at your seat. Gifts can also be given on our UUCC Website at the DONATE bar or by
sending a check to the church office at 2701 Heyward Street indicating “UUSC-GAYT” on the memo line.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing
human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates. They focus their
work on intersecting roots of injustice to defend rights at risk due to criminalization and systemic oppression
of people based on their identity. They support self-determination and defend the rights of people displaced
due to climate, conflict, or economic hardships; and they respond to humanitarian crises as partners with people whose access to aid is most limited. You can also check their website: https://www.uusc.org/resources/
congregations/guest-at-your-table/ to learn all that they do on behalf of Social Justice in our world.

Families Helping Families is Back This Year!
Look for our holiday tree in the social hall starting. These gifts sponsor two in-need families through the Palmetto Project. The families they serve are referred by social service organizations as having special needs beyond their staff’s ability to help. Find out more at FHFMidlands.org. People are encouraged to team up to cover the costs of the larger requests. Select tag and buy gift and wrap it. Attach tag to outside of gift. Return the wrapped gift with a gift receipt and the tag attached by Noon on Sunday,  December 5. Questions? Contact socialaction@uucolumbia.org

Now Showing: “Pandemic Art 2020-2021” on Social Hall Gallery Wall Through December
This exhibit by UUCC members and friends highlights and honors the effort to continue a creative practice during the time of upheaval and social isolation.  The buyer should make payment directly to the artist rather than through UUCC.

Story Circles
Fun & fellowship Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m., via Zoom.  The meeting link can be found under the News/Meeting Info  link found on the Home Page.  Newcomers welcome.  Call Barbara Bates Smith at 828-421-7685 with questions about Story Circles. Contact Phil Turner (connection@uucolumbia.org) for information about the meeting connection.

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