June is a month that the UUA has set aside to focus on compassion, a timely focus for our culture. Compassion is not a surface emotion meant to be experienced from a distance. Compassion involves a deep emotional connection with someone who is hurting, The … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Stephen Robinson
Stephen Robinson is originally from Carrollton, Georgia and has lived in Columbia, SC since 2004. He is the Clinical Pastoral Education Program Manager for Prisma Health Midlands and Chaplaincy Manager for Prisma Health Hospice and Community. Stephen has been an ACPE Certified Educator since 2008, and an ordained minister since 1994. He earned a B.A. in English from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA and his M. Div. from the McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. He is an ordained minister and a chaplain endorsed by the Humanist Society of the American Humanist Association.
We will recognize RE teachers and leaders rotating off terms from committees and the board as we get ready for our Annual Meeting
Using framework for intimacy from Parker Palmer, we will explore the work of knowing and being known in community. Staying connected has become trendy in our culture, especially during this pandemic, and it’s important. Authentic community calls us to deeper levels of intimacy than just … read more.
This Sunday will give us a chance to welcome and celebrate new members at the UUCC. We believe that our strength comes from our openness to diversity and the space we create for all voices to be heard. We welcome diverse beliefs and spiritual practices, … read more.
The core beliefs, values, and understanding of our principles and our spirituality brings the UUCC together as a congregation. The work of the leaders and the committees at the UUCC transform those beliefs and values into action. Volunteering your time, energy, and gifts to a … read more.
During this time of social isolation and inability to gather as a community of faith, the UUCC remains committed to providing experiences for members and friends to connect, hold each other in grief and celebration, engage our minds and hearts in meaningful online services, and … read more.
As we prepare for the celebration of the spring equinox this week, we will draw inspiration from many cultural celebrations, including the festival of Ostara. Liberation, new life, and creative energy can often come by an awakening and raising of our consciousness. The equinox invites … read more.
This will be the kickoff for our pledge drive from our finance committee. The pledge drive is an opportunity for us to take seriously the commitments we make as a congregation to live by our principles and impact our community around us. We often speak … read more.
Existentialist philosophy teaches us to become aware of our finite nature and not avoid the anxiety it brings. Embracing our finitude helps us see the big picture and put life into perspective in a way that affects our values and choices. Embracing our finitude will … read more.
On the eve of President’ Day, we will take an honest look at the man whose birthday we celebrate, George Washington. When we have opportunities to be in positions of power, it becomes our moral responsibility to manage that power in a way that respects … read more.