Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, South Carolina
Adult RE
Contact: Pat Mohr
Bon Voyage
Contact: Andrea Derrick 

Contemporary humanist women's vocal group. No audition; need not read music.

Building and Grounds
Maintenance and Repair Contact: Administrator
Landscaping Contact: Walter Patterson
Interiors Contact: Greer Lawson

The Building and Grounds Committee oversees the interior and exterior of the buildings, helps with building maintenance and enhancements, and provides upkeep of the grounds, walkways, sidewalks, and driveway.

Caring and Hospitality Committee
Contact: Ann Johnson
In coordination with the minister, the Caring Network provides leadership in physical and emotional support to members and friends in time of crisis and need. The Caring and Hospitality Committee maintains a list of Members and Friends available to provide assistance and visitation to Members and Friends with illnesses or other needs. Also connects individuals with needs for assistance with appropriate members of the Caring Network; organizes and hosts receptions following Memorial Services for Members or Friends of the Fellowship.

Contact: Bill Moody

Mixed adult choir singing traditional and contemporary selections. No audition (most members
have prior musical experience). Meets September through May, every other week (with summer
break). Participants take pleasure in providing musical enhancement for worship as well as
socializing with one another during rehearsals. Sunday rehearsal at 9:30am on days performing.
Come and join us-we'd love to hand you a folder.
Children's Choir
Contact: Sarah Pregnal
Youth choir performs at Sunday Services about once a month.

Congregational Book Club

Contact: Ruth Saunders

A reading group open to Members and friends that meets once a month at 6:30pm at a member's home to discuss a previously agreed upon book. See the Unigram for details. 

UU Coffeehouse

Contact: Steve Fisher

Folk and singer/songwriter music; nationally known as well as local acts. A family friendly, smoke-free environment. Usually 8pm Saturdays in the Sanctuary (see http://www.uucoffeehouse.org/  for current lineup). Shows are held from September through May.$17 adult; $3  students. Children through 8th grade are free with a paying adult. Save $2/ticket by calling 803.200.2824  to make a reservation, or go to the website.

Denominational Connections
Contact: Tom & Judy Turnipseed

We provide a liaison between the congregation and the UUA and the Thomas Jefferson District; encourage interest and participation in denominational concerns, activities, and events; and also keeps appropriate committees informed about denominational initiatives, resources, and services relating to their areas of responsibility.
Dot Brown
The Finance Committee receives, records, and deposits all funds collected by the Fellowship through any fund-raising events and an annual Canvass. The Finance Committee also creates the annual budget for the Fellowship with the input from the other committees and program areas, and submits it to the Board. The Treasurer is also an ex-officio member of this committee.
Contact: Mike Kelly
Spirited, moderated discussions of specific comtemporary topics from 9:30 to 11 am every Sunday in the UUCC Library; open to everyone. See the Order of Service and Unigram for upcoming topics.
Gaia's Rising/Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUP's)
Contact: Lewis Richardson
Explore the beauty of paganism, goddess and earth-centered spirituality woven together with Unitarian Universalism at 7 pm every Thursday in the UUCC Library.
Green Sanctuary Committee
Contact: Shawn Drury
This committee is working toward UUCC being designated as a Green Sanctuarym a program of congregational action that encourages individual actions to reduce our impact on this planet. This group meets at 6:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month in the UUCC Social Hall
Green Apron Group
Contact: Sandy Chubon
This is a sub-committee of the Caring & Hospitiality Committee that shares responsibility for Sunday Coffee Hour following Services. Volunteers make coffee, provide light refreshments and cleanup following Coffee Hour.
Leadership Development
Contact: Joan Watterson
This committee works to develop new leaders through informal and formal means. It serves as UUCC's nominating committee, identifying potential board members and officers.
Contact: Patty Drews
Greeting visitors, educating them about Unitarian Universalism and this congregation, helping them determine when/if its right to formally join UUCC, celebrating new members and helping them connect with the Congregation are the responsibilities of this committee, which welcomes new members. Membership meets on Committee Night on the first Wednesday of each month.
Contact: Carita Barr or Lee Minghi

The members of the Partner Church committee are the local liaison between the UUCC and the greater UUA Partner Church Council.

Contact: Glenn White or David Crockett
Working with the Board of Trustees, this committee is responsible for the human relations function of UUCC.
Contact: Alison Thirkield
This committee assists other committees, programs and the Board of Trustees with publicity, including brochure development and production and publicity strategies.

Children & Youth Religious Education
Kelley Freeman, DRE

The Religious Education committee implements, oversees, and evaluates the religious education program for the children and youth of the Fellowship. They also recommend to the Board and implement policies regarding registration and enrollment procedures, age groupings, safety and playground regulations, supervision, and parental involvement with the religious education curriculum.

Shared Ministry
Contacts: Keitha Whitaker

The Ministerial Relations Committee serves as the formal channel for any concerns about the functioning of the Minister and act on behalf of the Minister to communicate with the Board, or others within the Fellowship.

Social Action
Contact: Mike Sullivan

Informs and educates UUCC Members and Friends about areas of social concern or interest, and involves them in direct social action projects both locally and nationally.

UU Animal Ministry
Contact: Anita Grossman
We acknowledge and affirm the kinship and interdependence of human and animal, and adopt ethics of interspecies compassion as an integral component of liberal religion. Our ministry is to serve congregations with compassion so that we may support one another in our engaged spiritual paths that includes all beings. Congregations may join as UUAM chapters, or may enroll in our Reverence for Life covenant and certification program. This group meets the first Wednesday at 5:15 pm just before Committee Night.

Science & Religion Discussion Group

Contact: Dean Smith
Spirited discussion of books about a subject where science and religion overlap. Books are selected by consensus. Meets at 7 pm every Thursday.

Technology Services
Contact: David Roof

The Technology Services Committee oversees the sound system in the Sanctuary and Social Hall; maintains and oversees the phones, computers, and other office equipment as needed; assists in maintaining the Fellowship website content and online resources; assists and advises the Board of Trustees, and the other Committees about technology related issues.
Women's Book Club

Contact: Sandy Chubon

A women's only reading group that meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the UUCC to discuss a previously agreed upon book. See the Unigram for details. 

Contact: Kate Noel Wells

The Worship Committee coordinates and leads services when the Minister is absent. Also collaborate with the Minister and the Director of Religious Education in planning and helping to implement the calendar of worship services, records attendance at Sunday services, and provide supplies for worship services. The Minister is an ex officio member of the committee.
Writing Group
Contact: Christina Seel
Anyone who writes or is interested in writing is welcome to meet at 6:30 pm on the second and third Monday each month at Barnes and Noble bookstore in the Richland Fashion Mall.
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