Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

    Our Services

    Please join us on Sunday mornings for services at 11 a.m. A typical service at the UUCC would include hymns, readings, choir, children's stories, communal sharing of joys and concerns, and a sermon.
     Adults interested in discussing current issues or on a wider range of other topics are invited to join our Forum at 9:30 a.m. in the library.

    During most services, our children will start in the sanctuary and leave together for their Religious Education classes. Occasionally  children stay in the sanctuary during one of our multi-generational services. Child care is available for all infants and toddlers. 

    Our full-time minister is Neal Jones. Neal preaches and lives a practical, humanistic spirituality that seeks personal wholeness, relational respect, social justice, and ecological responsibility. We occasionally have guest speakers when our minister is away. We sometimes have guest musicians. We encourage you to attend several services to see all that we have to offer. We offer visitor orientation after the service on the third Sunday of every other month. More information is available in the order of service, our Unigram newsletter, and throughout this website.


    Unitarian and Universalist congregations have been around for more than 100 years. The UUCC is in the Southeast District. The UUCC was established in Columbia by a few people in the 1950s. We are now in our third home and still growing. We have been in the former Tree of Life Synagogue in Shandon since 1987.

    Besides our Sunday services, we offer a wide variety of groups and activities. A few of them are; a humanist group, a coffeehouse that features nationally touring musicians, an outdoor group, a Sunday choir, a women's choir, a children's choir, and September Set. This congregation has taken part in the UUA Welcoming Congregation Program to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.

    Church Office Hours

    9:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Rev. Dr. Neal Jones, Minister

    Church Meetings:

    Committee Night:  1st Wednesday of each month
    Board Meetings:  3rd Wednesday of each month