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 News Tab/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 (connections@uucolumbia.org) with questions.

October 24, 2021  Topic: Pagans  Speaker:  Professor Ed Madden

October 31, 2021  Topic:  Dia de Los Muertos  Speaker:  Rev. Stephen Robinson

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

Dia de Los Muertos, Sunday, October 31 Service
For the Dia de Los Muertos service on Sunday, October 31, please bring pictures of people you are remembering.  If you are live streaming, please email Rev. Stephen Robinson the names you would like read, revstephen@uucolumbia.org

Forum

October 24  What are ‘rights’ and what are ‘privileges?

October 31, 2021  ‘What would the pros and cons of a ‘universal basic income’ be?

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

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!

October Share the Plate Recipient: Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary
Half of our cash collection in September goes to Cotton Branch Farm Sanctuary, which 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  The representative for October 3 and 31 will be Josh Carpenter Costner.

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.”

Pride Parade, Friday, October 22

Please join us for the Columbia Pride Parade this Friday!  There are a few spots for riders on our float, and lots of scope for walkers (and even banner-carriers).  Meet us near Laurel & Main at 5:30pm to decorate the float, and at 7:00pm to ride or walk.  Please wear your “On the Side of Love” shirt if you have one.  We could use a couple more staple guns to put up our beautiful signs and pictures, please check with us if you plan to help by bringing one.  Kevin & Connie socialaction@uucolumbia.org

Partner Church Christmas Card Signing, Sunday, October 24, Following Service

Please sign Christmas cards for our Transylvania partner church in Beszterce, Romania.  Visit the table on the patio after Sunday’s service.

Social Action Meeting, Sunday, October 24

The Social Action Committee will meet in person 15 minutes after the end of the UUCC service in the Sanctuary observing indoor Covid protocols.  We will stream the event as well.  Questions?  Contact Kevin McKinney or Connie Quirk at socialaction@uucolumbia.org.

 

BYOP! (Bring Your Own Pumpkin!)
(Weather permitting) Saturday Oct 30th 2pm-4pm bring your own pumpkin and implements of destruction for an outdoor community carve!  Multiple tables will be set up outside the social hall for plenty of creative space.  Tables can be age oriented if we have enough children and youth.  All are welcome.  Text Bethany at 803-873-7455 for questions.

Nursery and Classroom Volunteers Needed
The CYRE program is seeking volunteers to watch over the nursery as needed during Sunday services or help out in the classrooms. If interested, please contact DRE Scott Sargent (dre@uucolmbia.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 

2020-2021 Pledges May Be Submitted Via email
Please Note: You may email your 2020/21 Pledge amount, in confidence,to our Administrator (uucc@uucolumbia.org) or call her at 803-799-0845.

UUCC Will Accept Contributions Electronically
Our new eGiving service, Vanco, provides tools to make giving simple, safe and secure. It also allows you to designate your contribution to the funds you’re most passionate about (such as your Pledge and Share the Plate.  Give either here at our website by clicking on the ‘donate’ bar at the top of the home page, or by entering abundant.co/uucc/give in your browser.  If you should have any questions or need help, please contact our Administrator, Andrea Dudick, (uucc@uucolumbia.org) or call 803-799-0845, between the hours of 6am-Noon, Monday-Friday.  Thank you for your generosity.

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