Please Note:  The Play Reading that was scheduled for September 21 has been cancelled because COVID has taken down some of the actors.


September 24, 2023  Topic:  Yom Kippur, Giving and Receiving Forgiveness Speaker:  Rev. Stephen Robinson

The UUCC Forum meets every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 in the Library.  We start with a brief  catch-up and social time (about 15 minutes), so if you are a little late (15 min),  it’s OK.  Our topics are mostly about current items and issues. We have an email list where some suggested links are sent prior to the meeting -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,or have questions, contact Jeanette Walton (please text and include your name (803)466-0594).

September 24, 2023  Topic:  What is the ‘Overton Window’ and how is it affecting us in politics today?

September Share the Plate Recipient:  Harriet Hancock LGBT Center
Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, located in the heart of Columbia, is the hub of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activity in the Midlands of South Carolina. Our facility offers a variety of resources including a free lending library, meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups, and a directory of LGBT-friendly businesses, organizations, and counselors while also serving as the headquarters for the South Carolina Pride Movement.

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  page, or entering “” in your browser.  Please be sure to select “Share the Plate.”

UUCC Women’s Lunch, Thursday, September 21, 12pm, Social Hall
The UUCC Women’s Lunch is held at noon on the third Thursday of every month in the Social Hall. Please bring food or drink to share and let either

Joan Watterson ( or 803-381-7208) or
Mary Maclachlan ( or 803-348-4370)

know that you are coming, so that we have an idea of how many people to set up for. Also let one of us know if you would like a ride or are able to help clean up.

Classical Piano Concert
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), pianist Matthew Ganong will perform a program entitled Iberian Inspirations on Saturday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.  The program will feature works by Domenico Scarlatti, Moritz Mozkowski, Claude Debussy, Enrique Granados, Ernesto Lecuona, Manuel de Falla and Octávio Pinto.  This concert is part of a new monthly series of piano recitals at UUCC by Mr. Ganong.  Future dates are October 14, November 18, and December 16. Admission is free; donations will be accepted.  A portion of the donations will benefit the UUCC.  Thanks to the Caring Committee for sponsoring this performance.  For further information, call 803-787-9585.

Visitor Orientation, Sunday, September 24, 12:30pm, Room 8
Are you a sometime visitor at UUCC and wondering about becoming a member? Are you curious about what it takes and how to do it? Come along and see a video about Unitarianism, receive a membership package and chat with members of the membership committee. Please contact membership committee co-chair Donald Cooper with any questions at