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UUCC Young Adult Wins Ecology Award

Written by Frank Hazzard on .

UUCC teen, Katie Elicker, a college sophomore, recently received a Youth Community Ecology Award from the Community Ecology Institute (CEI), a uucc link ecologynonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing community health and well-being by fostering diverse connections between people and the natural world.

Katie received the award for her service on Howard County's Environmental Sustainability Board and work with the READY program, according to Chiara D'Amore, founder and president of CEI.

The awards ceremony was held as a part of Howard County GreenFest, a community ecology expo that was held at Howard Community College on April 22. At the ceremony, award recipients were recognized with a plaque and asked to give a five minute presentation on their work as it helped to develop human-nature relationships.

Columbia 50th Anniversary Musical Celebration, Sunday, May 14, 8PM

Written by Lauri Coltri on .

Many of you know that Columbia, Maryland is turning 50 this year, and lots of festivities are planned.  Early in the celebrations is a concert May 14 by Columbia Pro Cantare and the Howard County Concert Orchestra.  The concert will feature spirituals and the music of Aaron Copland, both of which speak to the unique character and identity of Columbia.

But there's more to this story.

You may not know that in 1997, when Columbia opened the Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts, Pro Cantare and the James Rouse Foundation commissioned Tom Benjamin, UUCC's Minister of Music, to compose a piece for the occasion.  His work, called I Build a House, is a four-movement cantata for baritone, chorus, and chamber orchestra, with biblical texts -- as well as UU text by the Rev. Eileen Karpeles.

Tom's cantata will be reprised this May as a centerpiece of the anniversary concert, with its original baritone soloist, Lester Lynch (who will also serve as soloist in the spirituals).

Tom has been involved as a composer with Pro Cantare over the years, and many members of UUCC have sung with Pro Cantare.

So please consider helping to celebrate this signal moment in the history of Columbia, and the part UUCC has played in it, by attending this gala concert.  More information, including ticket information, is available at

Join Us this Sunday, April 30 for the Get Connected Class

Written by Drew Badolato on .

Join us this Sunday for the GET CONNECTED CLASS.

This one hour class is open for those exploring Unitarian Universalism and the UU Congregation of Columbia. We will offer an overview of the history and basic tenets of Unitarian Universalism and a discussion of activities and programs at UUCC. The class also offers an opportunity to meet others who are exploring the choice of UUCC as their spiritual home.

The class will be offered at 12:30 pm on April 30th in Room 150 (and monthly thereafter). Contact Sally Ann Cooper at if you have questions.


Written by Lauren Haywood on .

The Haywoods, Wings , Pauls,  Shures, Linda Nedzbala, and Graham Getty invite you to a delightful afternoon of Bocce, Badminton and Croquet on the patio and grounds of the exclusive OBIC Club in Owen Brown.  Light refreshments and drinks of the season will be provided (lemonade, punch, wine and beer likely; Pimm’s Cup,  Mint Juleps, Gin and Tonics a possibility ) 2 drinks per person limit except beer and wine.   Lawn party attire appreciated, but not required. Saturday June 3rd. 2017 1:pm – 4:pm at OBIC

Note: Club rules will be followed in all games."

Silent Auction sign up $20 per person

A Family Friendly English Country and Contra Dance

Written by Linda Uphoff on .

Please join us for an evening of wonderful dancing to live music at UUCC on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The doors open at 5:30pm, the dance starts at 6:00pm and ends at 8:30pm. All dances will have instruction and walk through beforehand. The first hour is geared towards family dancing suitable for ages 5 and up, but will be enjoyable for all ages. Light refreshments will be provided to keep you energized during the dancing. Price at the door is $15 per person or $30 per family (liberally defined).

Donated by Linda Uphoff, Wendy Alburg, Sherry Peruzzi, and John Seibel.Contra Dance

Contact John with questions at or 443.896.3414 (texts welcome - but please tell me who you are).


Worship With Us

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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