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
2701 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC  29205
(803) 799-0845

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia


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

Best Church:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

"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

Thanksgiving Gathering at UUCC

Bring your friends and family for Thanksgiving Day at the UUCC again this year beginning at 6 p.m. We do the turkey and fixin's and you bring your favorite side dish. We need to know how many will be in your party (so we know how big the birds should be), what you'll bring, and whether you can help with set-up or clean-up. SIGN-UP SHEETS are in the social hall on the table with the turkey.

Holiday Gifts Bazaar Fundraiser begins November 30

Start your holiday shopping! Wonderful hand crafted and other gift items will be for sale on Sundays before Christmas beginning November 30.

Art Exhibit: Africa

This past February, twelve UUCC members joined Robert Dodson, son of Carol and Don Dodson, on a photo safari to the East African country of Tanzania. During November, selected photos and other items from that trip will be on display in the Social Hall at UUCC. Also included are pictures by Robert Dodson from his 2013 December trip to photograph the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda.