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

UUCC at The Mountain
November 7-9

Sign up now for our annual Mountain retreat! Our congregation voted to hold our annual retreat this fall, instead of spring. We will be joining the Atlanta NW congregation for a fun and fulfilling weekend of fellowship, games, hiking, workshops, campfire, rest and relaxation. There will be a talent show Saturday evening so get your acts together.

Snail mail registration forms on the Membership table or online registration at www.mountaincenters.org. Questions contact Joan Watterson.

Adult RE Series
In Treatment
October 27, at 6:30 pm
This last session of Rev. Jones’ adult ed class will be held on Monday, October 27 at 6:30. We will view and discuss two episodes of the hit HBO TV series In Treatment, in which the main character, therapist Paul Weston (played by Gabriel Byrne), is in therapy himself to deal with his father’s death. We will consider the meaning of forgiveness and the possibility of changing our portrait of someone once the paint is dry. 
Classes are free and open to all members. There is a charge of $5.00 per class for non-members. Meet at 6:30 pm in the social hall; bring your own snack or dinner if you like.