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May

  • Meditation Group Tuesday, May 30, 2017 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm) General

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

    waldenway1@cs.com Jerry Rescigno

June

  • OWL for Older Adults Thursday, June 1, 2017 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) Adult Religious Education

    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

  • Martial Arts Classes at UUCC Friday, June 2, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) General

    UUCC member Carlos Peredo offers free lessons in Tai Chuan Do Karate on Friday evenings. This martial art blends traditional techniques and philosophy with the latest innovations in self defense. All classes are free of charge. All students age 10 and up are welcome, with flexibility for younger students if an adult enrolls with them. Classes are held on Fridays from 7:00 to 9:00 in the evening in room 150. For more information, feel free to join us at class or contact Carlos Peredo.

  • Turning Circle Friday, June 2, 2017 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm) General

    We are an open, eclectic Pagan circle. Our unifying thread is an Earth-based spirituality, revering the Earth and her interdependent web of life. We do not follow any one particular Pagan path – rather we embrace them all. Those who believe in one God or Goddess, many Gods and Goddesses, or no Gods at all are welcome in our midst.


    Our rituals reflect this variety of beliefs. Rituals are run by volunteers from our membership, and since our members follow a variety of paths, you may experience anything from a Wiccan ritual, or a Druid high day, to a Buddhist meditation, a Yoruba celebration, or a Shinto rite.


    We generally meet on the first and third Fridays of each month at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center in Columbia, Maryland (OBIC.)

    For more information, please visit www.turningcircle.org.

     

  • Garden & Lawn Party Saturday, June 3, 2017 (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) Fellowship

    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

  • Ava DuVernay's documentary "13th" Saturday, June 3, 2017 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm) General

    Ava DuVernay's documentary "13th"

    Saturday, June 3, 6:00 pm
    Owen Brown Interfaith Ctr, 7246 Cradlerock Way

    Join the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia and the Howard County NAACP for a screening of Ava DuVernay's award-winning documentary. "13th" shows that slavery hasn't disappeared from the US, but has morphed into our modern system of for-profit mass incarceration disproportionately targeting people of color.

    FB publicity for 13th v2

  • Worship Service Sunday, June 4, 2017 (10:00 am - 11:00 am) Worship
  • Communication Townhall Sunday, June 4, 2017 (11:30 am - 1:30 pm) Special Event , Communication Council

    comm logo big xparDUE TO EVENTS CONNECTED WITH THE TEACH-IN SUNDAY on May 7, this event has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 4, after the 10am worship service, in Sanctuary C.


     

    Please join the UUCC Communication Council for a "Town Hall" to collectively evaluate UUCC's communication effectiveness, and to identify areas of improvement. Every voice is important -- we want to hear from YOU.

    The results of this discussion will be passed along to UUCC's leadership, so, this is a chance for you to get your opinions and concerns heard.

    This meeting is a followup to one held in March, 2016, which also evaluated UUCC's communication. We want to identify areas of progress made since that meeting, and to identify areas that need to be improved, along with specific recommendations.

    A light "grazing" lunch of finger foods will be served. Event location: Sanctuary C.

    If you can't attend, please email your comments and recommendations for improving UUCC communications to the Council prior to June 4, and we'll see that your recommendations are considered by the group.

  • Annual Meeting Sunday, June 4, 2017 (5:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Special Event , Governance

    Please join us for this important affirmation of our 5th UU Principle. We'll enjoy a potluck dinner at 5:30pm and the meeting will begin at 6:30pm. More details will be available here as the meeting approaches.

    *Nominations from the floor will be accepted at the Annual Meeting.  Anyone who wishes to do so may submit a "statement of qualifications" (as required in the by-laws) that will be published ahead of time. Statements should be submitted to the Nominating Committee at nomcomm@uucolumbia.net.

    Questions?  Please contact board@uucolumbia.net.

     

  • Drum Circle Tuesday, June 6, 2017 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) General

    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.

  • OWL for Older Adults Thursday, June 8, 2017 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) Adult Religious Education

    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

  • Martial Arts Classes at UUCC Friday, June 9, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) General

    UUCC member Carlos Peredo offers free lessons in Tai Chuan Do Karate on Friday evenings. This martial art blends traditional techniques and philosophy with the latest innovations in self defense. All classes are free of charge. All students age 10 and up are welcome, with flexibility for younger students if an adult enrolls with them. Classes are held on Fridays from 7:00 to 9:00 in the evening in room 150. For more information, feel free to join us at class or contact Carlos Peredo.

  • Worship Service Sunday, June 11, 2017 (10:00 am - 11:00 am) Worship
  • Black Lives Matter Video Series Sunday, June 11, 2017 (12:30 pm - 2:30 pm) Religious Education

    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 21, June 11, June 18.

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

    Contact: Tina Horn TinaHorn_CAE@hotmail.com

  • Black Lives Matter Vigil Sunday, June 11, 2017 (4:00 pm - 5:00 pm) Special Event

    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.

    blacklivesmatter@uucolumbia.net
  • Socrates Cafe Monday, June 12, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) Religious Education

    2nd and 4th Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm.

    sc bigSocrates Café is a drop-in discussion group that provides a forum for people to explore philosophical questions with an open, respectful dialogue. In a supportive and confidential setting, participants discuss what’s on their minds and enable each other to 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

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