Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

    Our Services and Activities

    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.

    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.



    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia


    Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
    2701 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC  29205
    (803) 799-0845

    Church Office Hours

    9:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    Church Meetings:

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

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    "A church where skepticism is welcome and adherence to dogma is suspect? A church where all religions are invited but none are beyond introspection? A church that regularly presents nationally touring singer-songwriters? A church where half the congregation might have been at Hunter-Gatherer the night before? Now that’s a church we can support." — Dan Cook, Free Times

    Pride March -- Saturday, September 20
    On Saturday, September 20, SC Pride will be celebrating their 25th anniversary, and we'll be there with them! This is always a festive and fun way for us to demonstrate that we are a Welcoming Congregation. The parade begins at 12:00. If you would like to march beside/ride on our UUCC float, join us between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. at the 900 block of Laurel Street at the top of Finlay Park. We are group #43. Contact Ivy Coleman at icoleman@sc.rr.com if you have any questions. We will also have a booth at the Pride Festival on Main St. Be sure to stop by!

    Memorial Service for Helen Rader
    Saturday, September 20 at 2 pm

    A memorial service for Helen Rader will be held at UUCC on Saturday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m.

    Ellis -- UU Coffeehouse
    Saturday, September 20

    Ellis will perform  on Saturday, September 20, at the UU Coffeehouse. Doors open at 7, and the main show starts at 8. You can reserve your seats by calling  803-200-2824. Or you can register online. Tickets are $17 for adults at the door and $15 with reservations. Students are only $3. Click on the Coffeehouse link below for more information about this and upcoming shows. 

    Pride Service -- Sunday, September 21

    Please join us on Sunday, September 21st, at our 11 a.m. service, "All the Colors of the Rainbow," presented by our LGBTQ Welcoming Committee.

    Adult RE Class -- In Treatment
    Starting Monday, September 22, at 6:30 pm

    Beginning Monday, September 22, Rev. Neal Jones is offering a six session Adult Religious Education class based on an extraordinary TV series which first aired in 2008. In Treatment is about a psychologist and his therapy with various clients. They struggle with the dilemmas of life that are familiar to all of us -- love and loss, trust and forgiveness, family and friendship, meaning and purpose. This six-part series will focus on the therapy of six clients as a way to spark discussion of our own struggles with these life issues. These classes are free and open to all members. Meet at 6:30 pm in the social hall; bring your own snack or dinner if you like.

    Jenks Farmer -- Deep Rooted Wisdom
    Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm
    The UUCC is honored to welcome Jenks Farmer, South Carolina horticulturist, garden curator and designer, and author. Jenks will be speaking about and reading from his book, Deep Rooted Wisdom, at the UUCC on Sunday, October 5, at 2:00 p.m. His talk focuses on what the relationship between people and plants has been in the past, and makes a plea for us to take it back from the marketing companies. Jenks weaves stories of wise gardeners with the most modern science and artful design, guiding us toward gardening and living more gently for the earth and ourselves. Jenks will be signing copies of his book after the talk. Light refreshments will be served. $10 for UUCC members, $15 for non-members. Please contact Robin Scherer with questions at rscherer@sc.rr.com