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April 2017
Sat. Apr 1, 2017

Sun. Apr 2, 2017

Spring Art Exhibit Opening (Sun. Apr 2, 2017 12:00 pm)

We hope you will join the UUCC Arts Collective for our Spring Art Show's Opening Reception in our first floor UU Commons after second service THIS Sunday (April 2). The mixed media artwork on display is by members or friends of the congregation and is based on the second UU principle of justice, equity and compassion in human relations. The reception will run from between about 12:00pm to 1:30 pm. Hope to see you there!

Parents & Guardians as Sexuality Educators (Sun. Apr 2, 2017 5:00 pm)

The Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators program is grounded in Unitarian Universalist values and provides parents and caregivers with a unique understanding about teenagers, sexuality, and parenting. It offers information, skill building, and broad perspectives on specific topics related to sexuality. This is an opportunity—and an invitation—to join with other parents and caregivers to provide a family and community foundation for conversations about sexuality.
Facilitated by Doug Miller, Steph Silver, and Robin Slaw. Room 170 (Music Room)

Dates: (12 Sundays)
Dec 4- 1: Hopes and Concerns
Dec 11- 2: Communication
Jan 8- 3: Sexual Health
Jan 22- 4: Gender Identity
Jan 29- 5: Sexual Orientation
Feb 26- 6: Relationship Constellations
Mar 5- 7: Decision Making
Mar 12- 8: Consent Education
Mar 26- 9: Social Media
April 2- 10: Pornography
Apr 23- 11: Young Adult Guest Panel (optional)
Apr 30 - 12: snow makeup date
May 7- Final class & Party!

Tue. Apr 4, 2017

Facing Death With Life (Tue. Apr 4, 2017 1:00 pm)

Join us for a program of personal reflection, learning, and spiritual growth focused on the topic of death and dying. It brings death, dying, and grief into the light of our daily lives and out of the dark, macabre recesses to which we often relegate it. The program is not a grief support group, nor is it an intellectual study of death. It includes sociological information and reflection, theological reflection, personal and shared narrative, creative expression, journaling, and practical learning and preparation. It helps participants move from viewing death as an abstract concept to developing a personal recognition of its meaning in their life, with the goal that all who participate in the program find a closer and more comfortable relationship with their own inevitable death. This program invites participants to experience death and dying as a healthy part of life, including the preparation, the moment of death, the grieving, and the living on. Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-3:00 pm, facilitated by Stephanie Lyon and Lowell Sunderland. February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, and April 11. For more information, email Lowell Sunderland LowellSunderland4@gmail.com or Stephanie Lyon stephanielyon@comcast.net.

Click here to Register.

Meditation Group (Tue. Apr 4, 2017 7:00 pm)

Learn and practice the techniques of Mindfulness Meditation from experienced group members.  Mindfulness will benefit both your personal life and your relationships with others.  

Drum Circle (Tue. Apr 4, 2017 7:00 pm)

Join us for the monthly drum circle.  This is a family-friendly circle with alll ages and levels of experience very welcome.  The facilitator, Nellie Hill, provides instruments or you can bring your own.  A free will offering is requested to help maintain the instruments.

Thu. Apr 6, 2017

Sat. Apr 8, 2017

Chalice Concert (Sat. Apr 8, 2017 7:00 pm)

The Russian Connection

Nikolai and Vasily Popov
Flute, Cello

CCS5Brothers Nikolai and Vasily Popov present a concert of solo and chamber works for flute and cello - including compositions by Beethoven, Weber, Prokofiev, Takemitsu and Villa-Lobos.

Download the Concert Flyer



Sun. Apr 9, 2017

Black Lives Matter Vigil (Sun. Apr 9, 2017 4:00 pm)

BLACK LIVES MATTER MONTHLY VIGIL – 4:00-5:00 PM at the intersection of Governor Warfield Parkway and Windstream Drive. Join us on the second Sunday of each month for a recurring action in Columbia to keep public attention focused on the problem of black lives NOT mattering in our society.

Mon. Apr 10, 2017

Socrates Cafe (Mon. Apr 10, 2017 7:00 pm)

2nd Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm.

sc bigSocrates Café provides a forum for people to explore philosophical questions with an open, respectful dialogue. In a supportive and confidential settings, participants discuss what’s on their minds and to help each other learn how to think, not what to think. The group generates questions to pursue with rotating willing facilitators for each topic. In the group we will engage in a common quest to gain a better understanding of human nature. From Socrates, “Wisdom begins in wonder.”

For additional information :

http://philosopher.org/socrates-cafeacute.html or Joy at j4bing@gmail.com

 

 

Note - image used with author's permission

Tue. Apr 11, 2017

Facing Death With Life (Tue. Apr 11, 2017 1:00 pm)

Join us for a program of personal reflection, learning, and spiritual growth focused on the topic of death and dying. It brings death, dying, and grief into the light of our daily lives and out of the dark, macabre recesses to which we often relegate it. The program is not a grief support group, nor is it an intellectual study of death. It includes sociological information and reflection, theological reflection, personal and shared narrative, creative expression, journaling, and practical learning and preparation. It helps participants move from viewing death as an abstract concept to developing a personal recognition of its meaning in their life, with the goal that all who participate in the program find a closer and more comfortable relationship with their own inevitable death. This program invites participants to experience death and dying as a healthy part of life, including the preparation, the moment of death, the grieving, and the living on. Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-3:00 pm, facilitated by Stephanie Lyon and Lowell Sunderland. February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, and April 11. For more information, email Lowell Sunderland LowellSunderland4@gmail.com or Stephanie Lyon stephanielyon@comcast.net.

Click here to Register.

Meditation Group (Tue. Apr 11, 2017 7:00 pm)

Learn and practice the techniques of Mindfulness Meditation from experienced group members.  Mindfulness will benefit both your personal life and your relationships with others.  

Thu. Apr 13, 2017

Sun. Apr 16, 2017

Worship Service (Sun. Apr 16, 2017 9:00 am)

Join us for this multigenerational worship service.  More details will be available on our Upcoming Services page in April.

Sunday Forum (Sun. Apr 16, 2017 10:30 am)

Join us for Sunday Forums on thought-provoking topics. Every third Sunday, starting February 19, 2017.

For more information, contact Betsy Osterman at eo21045@gmail.com

Worship Service (Sun. Apr 16, 2017 11:00 am)

Join us for this multigenerational worship service.  More details will be available on our Upcoming Services page in April.

Black Lives Matter Video Series (Sun. Apr 16, 2017 1:00 pm)

Join us for two PBS series - Race: The Power of an Illusion (series of three parts) and Many Rivers to Cross (series of six parts), facilitated by John Harris and Tina Horn. Each session can be attended independently.

Race: The Power of an Illusion
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by California Newsreel claims. Race - The Power of an Illusion questions the very idea of race as biology, suggesting that a belief in race is no more sound than believing that the sun revolves around the earth.

Yet race still matters. Just because race doesn't exist in biology doesn't mean it isn't very real, helping shape life chances and opportunities.

Many Rivers to Cross
Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Written and presented by Professor Gates, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present — when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.

Professor Gates travels throughout the United States, taking viewers on an engaging journey through African-American history. He visits key historical sites, partakes in lively debates with some of America’s top historians and interviews living eyewitnesses — including school integration pioneers Ruby Bridges and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former Black Panther Kathleen Neal Cleaver, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and many more.

Dates: Jan 22,  Feb 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 11.

Contact: blacklivesmatter@uucolumbia.net

 

Tue. Apr 18, 2017

Facing Death With Life (Tue. Apr 18, 2017 1:00 pm)

Join us for a program of personal reflection, learning, and spiritual growth focused on the topic of death and dying. It brings death, dying, and grief into the light of our daily lives and out of the dark, macabre recesses to which we often relegate it. The program is not a grief support group, nor is it an intellectual study of death. It includes sociological information and reflection, theological reflection, personal and shared narrative, creative expression, journaling, and practical learning and preparation. It helps participants move from viewing death as an abstract concept to developing a personal recognition of its meaning in their life, with the goal that all who participate in the program find a closer and more comfortable relationship with their own inevitable death. This program invites participants to experience death and dying as a healthy part of life, including the preparation, the moment of death, the grieving, and the living on. Tuesday afternoons, 1:00-3:00 pm, facilitated by Stephanie Lyon and Lowell Sunderland. February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, and April 11. For more information, email Lowell Sunderland LowellSunderland4@gmail.com or Stephanie Lyon stephanielyon@comcast.net.

Click here to Register.

Meditation Group (Tue. Apr 18, 2017 7:00 pm)

Learn and practice the techniques of Mindfulness Meditation from experienced group members.  Mindfulness will benefit both your personal life and your relationships with others.  

Thu. Apr 20, 2017

Elders' Lunch (Thu. Apr 20, 2017 12:00 pm)

Join the UUCC staff on the third Thursday of the month for a brown bag lunch in room 150 (the new conference room downstairs).

OWL for Older Adults (Thu. Apr 20, 2017 1:00 pm)

Our Whole Lives for Older Adults (50+)

Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm, starting April 20 through June 15.

 We are an approved field test site for an innovative series of workshops tailored to the needs and interests of adults aged 50+

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Older Adults explores sexuality through values, wisdom and experiences gained over a lifetime. You will enhance your understanding of healthy relationships, age-related changes, sexual health, sexual identity, communication, and other interesting topics. This is sexuality education like you’ve never had it before! Facilitated by Paige Getty, Senior Minister, and Robin Slaw, Director of Religious Education. For more information, email dre@uucolumbia.net.

Register: http://tinyurl.com/UUCC-AdultRE

Sat. Apr 22, 2017

Family Potluck and Game Night (Sat. Apr 22, 2017 5:30 pm)

Join us for good food and good fun! Bring a dish to share and a game to share. All are invited: families with children, adults without children, retired folks! Join us!

Sun. Apr 23, 2017

Worship Service (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 9:00 am)

Music of Gabriel Fauré

John Singer Sargent [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

UUCC's Spring 2017 Music Services


9AM - Selected Works

11AM - Fauré Requiem


UUCC Chalice Choir, Chalice Singers, & soloists from UUCC, Peabody Conservatory & our community

Michael Adcock, piano & organ

Tom Benjamin; director


Location: Sanctuary C, Owen Brown Interfaith Center • 7246 Cradlerock Way • Columbia, Maryland • 21045 • (410) 381-0097

All are welcome!

Worship Service (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 11:00 am)

Music of Gabriel Fauré

John Singer Sargent [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

UUCC's Spring 2017 Music Services


9AM - Selected Works

11AM - Fauré Requiem


UUCC Chalice Choir, Chalice Singers, & soloists from UUCC, Peabody Conservatory & our community

Michael Adcock, piano & organ

Tom Benjamin; director


Location: Sanctuary C, Owen Brown Interfaith Center • 7246 Cradlerock Way • Columbia, Maryland • 21045 • (410) 381-0097

All are welcome!

Black Lives Matter Video Series (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 12:30 pm)

Join us for two PBS series - Race: The Power of an Illusion (series of three parts) and Many Rivers to Cross (series of six parts), facilitated by Tina Horn and John Harris.

Race: The Power of an Illusion
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by California Newsreel claims. Race - The Power of an Illusion questions the very idea of race as biology, suggesting that a belief in race is no more sound than believing that the sun revolves around the earth.

Yet race still matters. Just because race doesn't exist in biology doesn't mean it isn't very real, helping shape life chances and opportunities.

Many Rivers to Cross
Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Written and presented by Professor Gates, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present — when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.

Professor Gates travels throughout the United States, taking viewers on an engaging journey through African-American history. He visits key historical sites, partakes in lively debates with some of America’s top historians and interviews living eyewitnesses — including school integration pioneers Ruby Bridges and Charlayne Hunter-Gault, former Black Panther Kathleen Neal Cleaver, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and many more.

Dates: Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 23, May 7, May 21, June 11.

Black Lives Matter Video Series – every other Sunday, 12:30-3:30 pm

Contact: Tina Horn TinaHorn_CAE@hotmail.com

Dates: (10 Sundays) Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 23, May 7, May 21 (5/21-Rm 150 as alternate?), June 11.

Setup: Sanctuary B – need projector, screen, speakers

                Chairs – 50?

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Parents & Guardians as Sexuality Educators (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 5:00 pm)

The Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators program is grounded in Unitarian Universalist values and provides parents and caregivers with a unique understanding about teenagers, sexuality, and parenting. It offers information, skill building, and broad perspectives on specific topics related to sexuality. This is an opportunity—and an invitation—to join with other parents and caregivers to provide a family and community foundation for conversations about sexuality.
Facilitated by Doug Miller, Steph Silver, and Robin Slaw. Room 170 (Music Room)

Dates: (12 Sundays)
Dec 4- 1: Hopes and Concerns
Dec 11- 2: Communication
Jan 8- 3: Sexual Health
Jan 22- 4: Gender Identity
Jan 29- 5: Sexual Orientation
Feb 26- 6: Relationship Constellations
Mar 5- 7: Decision Making
Mar 12- 8: Consent Education
Mar 26- 9: Social Media
April 2- 10: Pornography
Apr 23- 11: Young Adult Guest Panel (optional)
Apr 30 - 12: snow makeup date
May 7- Final class & Party!

Film: Miss Representation (Sun. Apr 23, 2017 5:00 pm)

Movie Nights for Parents and Adolescents!

Please join us for two movie nights with your adolescents. Recommended for parents of youth from fourth and fifth grade through high school. Childcare will be available!

Sunday, April 23, 5:00-7:00 pm - Miss Representation:
Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message we receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 33rd out of the 49 highest income countries when it comes to women in the national legislature. And it’s not better outside of government. Women make up only 4.6% of S&P 500 CEOs and 17% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics, like Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken, but armed with a new perspective.

- See more at: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/

Tue. Apr 25, 2017

Meditation Group (Tue. Apr 25, 2017 7:00 pm)

Learn and practice the techniques of Mindfulness Meditation from experienced group members.  Mindfulness will benefit both your personal life and your relationships with others.  

Wed. Apr 26, 2017

Thu. Apr 27, 2017

Men's Monthly Breakfast (Thu. Apr 27, 2017 9:00 am)

MENS BREAKFAST GROUP@9am at Rudy's

For more information, contact:
Jim Wu at 443 812-2148
 

OWL for Older Adults (Thu. Apr 27, 2017 1:00 pm)

Our Whole Lives for Older Adults (50+)

Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 pm, starting April 20 through June 15.

 We are an approved field test site for an innovative series of workshops tailored to the needs and interests of adults aged 50+

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Older Adults explores sexuality through values, wisdom and experiences gained over a lifetime. You will enhance your understanding of healthy relationships, age-related changes, sexual health, sexual identity, communication, and other interesting topics. This is sexuality education like you’ve never had it before! Facilitated by Paige Getty, Senior Minister, and Robin Slaw, Director of Religious Education. For more information, email dre@uucolumbia.net.

Register: http://tinyurl.com/UUCC-AdultRE

Sat. Apr 29, 2017

April Bike Ride (All day)

The UUCC Bike Club's next ride is April 29 on the lovely Pennsylvania Heritage Rail Trail. Details will be posted on the UUCC Facebook page. The start time listed in this calendar is subject to change.

Sun. Apr 30, 2017

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April 30 at 9:00am and 11:00am
Intern Minister Anthony Jenkins will preach
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General Information:

  • Academic Year: Two identical services at 9am and 11am.  
  • Summer (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend): One service at 10am.
Location: Owen Brown Interfaith Center (Directions), Sanctuary C, 2nd floor, East end of the building.  Read more about worship.

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