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 NewsTab/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.

May 29, 2022  Topic:  Bridging Ceremony  Speaker:  Rev. Stephen Robinson

Please Note:  In-person services have resumed.  The Sunday Service will also 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.

Annual Meeting:  Sunday, May 29 after worship service (in-person and on Zoom). Members will vote on nominated board officers/trustees/chairs; the proposed budget; and changes to our bylaws. We MUST have a quorum, so please plan to attend. Zoom link is the same for Sunday service (found under the News tab/Meeting Info above.

If you have questions/comments, please contact Pat Mohr (president@uucolumbia.org) or Linda Brennison (FinanceChair@uucolumbia.org).

Forum

May 29, 2022  Topic: Memorial Day – remembering those lost and the causes they lost their lives over.

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.

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!

May Share the Plate Recipient: Planned Parenthood
Half of our cash collection this month goes to Planned Parenthood, which for nearly 100 years has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning.

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.”

UUCC Congregational Music Survey
You are invited to take a short survey about music at the UUCC! Participation will allow you to share what is most meaningful and enjoyable in your experience of music at the UUCC. Survey results will be seen by UUCC Music Director Anna Hamilton as she plans for the coming year.  Your opinions are valuable in shaping a vibrant and meaningful musical life at the UUCC! It will be helpful if you can complete the survey by Friday May 20, but survey responses will be accepted through Tuesday May 31. Please access here: UUCC Music Survey, 2022

Custodial Assistance Needed Periodically
Our custodian, Bill Dolley, takes vacations periodically throughout the year and we are looking for someone to fill in when he’s away. The work includes: setting up for special events, which mostly includes setting up and breaking down tables and chairs; vacuuming; emptying the dishwashers; weekly trash; cleaning bathrooms; and may include running a floor auto scrubber. The position pays $13.65 an hour and you will be covered by worker’s compensation. You will receive dates of Bill’s absences far in advance and volunteer assistance may be available when setting up or taking down special events, etc. If you are interested or have questions, please notify Andrea Dudick at uucc@uucolumbia.org.

Budget Discussion:  Friday, May 27 at 7:00pm on Zoom only. Please join us for a discussion of the budget proposed for FY 2022-23.  See News tab/Meeting Info for the link.

UUCC Choir on Summer Break 
Congratulations to the UUCC Choir for your success and contributions to music at our Sunday Services this year!  The choir is on Summer Break and will resume rehearsals in late August. Please contact Anna Hamilton to be added to the choir email list for announcements related to our next choir season: music@uucolumbia.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

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