September 2021

This Week in CYRE:

t’s here! It’s finally here! This Sunday, September 5, 2021, will be our first day of CYRE classes for the 2021-2022 school year! We have some wonderful things to think about, talk about, and do together, so please join us – we hope to see YOU there!
Tentatively, and subject to change as circumstances dictate, here are our plans:

  • Pre-K will enjoy some reading selections from the CYRE bookshelf, including Dr. Seuss and perhaps some of his friends
  • K-2nd grade will be introduced to our classic Spirit Play curriculum.
  • 3rd through 5th graders will learn a lot from our Spirit of Adventure curriculum, which is packed with action and even a little education.
  • Middle School students this year will continue to explore religions of the world, this year turning to the East for inspiration.
  • And finally, our High School students will be learning all about Small Group Ministries, and the importance of service in the community (“deeds, not creeds”).

In case I have failed to mention, we could still use a few volunteers to help us in the classrooms as teachers, to assist on Free Play Days, and to watch over any little ones who may be in our nursery. Please speak to Scott or Mckenzie if you would like to take advantage of this limited time offer.

As always, the CYRE embraces the “deeds not creeds” motto of the UU, so students will have opportunities throughout the year to join in with Social Action activities in our community if they wish to do so.

Please email Scott Sargent at for more information. We look forward to seeing YOU!

  • For information about group activities in Children and Youth Religious Education contact our Religious Education Youth Ministeries Assistant at

UU Faith Lab for High School Aged Unitarian UniversalistAn image comprised of splashes of watercolor, overlaid with text and an astrological map

UU Faith Lab is a chance for UU youth to explore spiritual leadership from wherever they are, and experiment with mystery and wonder in their own context. The FaithLab community will gather just after the summer solstice, meet monthly around the full moons, and reunite on the fall equinox. Small groups will gather in between to delve more deeply into community care. Learn more, request information, and register here.

UUCC Fall Retreat, Save the Dates!View from The Mountain UU Retreat

ALERT!! NEW LOWER PRICES FOR MOUNTAIN RETREAT! Our retreat September 17-19 is now much more affordable. There has been a very unfortunate mistake in the previously advertised fees for our weekend retreat at The Mountain. In order to make amends for their mistake, The Mountain has extended the EARLY BIRD Discount to August 20th. Please make note of the current prices. All prices include a two night stay and six meals, Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.
Adult, double occupancy, through August 20 – $190
after 8/20/21 – $210
Adult, single occupancy, through August 20 – $290
After 8/20/21 – $310
Youth ages 12-17 – $55/night
Children ages 4-11 – $40/night
Toddler ages 0-3 – free
To register go on their website: or call the office during office hours: 828-526-5838.

We are planning some fun activities and there is plenty to do on your own or with small groups. Come join us. Questions contact Joan Watterson at or 803-381-7208.

For more info on what’s happening at UUCC, check out our calendar.

Black Lives Matter and Reopening signs on side of building

Register for CYRE here

Please print the form, complete and mail to:


2701 Heyward Street

Columbia SC 29205 Pride51