Adult Learning

Adult Learning

Graphic of words by Connie Goodbread:
“Everything we do is Faith Formation. Everything we teach is Unitarian Universalism.
The Congregation is the Curriculum.”

Whether you’re new to UUCC or have been around for years, you’re welcome to check out what adult learning opportunities we have coming up for the 2023-24 congregational year (September – May) and participate as you’re available and interested. If you have questions, please connect with staff member Sara Davidson: sara@uucolumbia.net.


learning hour

sundays after the 10am worship service

Join us each Sunday after the 10am worship service for learning hour, from September 17, 2023 through May 2024. Learning hour offers spiritual, social, and intellectual opportunities in a small group setting and acts as an extension of the Sunday experience.

This spring 2024 we’re offering a newcomer class series, a We Cry Justice book group, drop-in reflection groups, Dao Forum: Interfaith Dialogue discussion group, an Exploring Article II discussion group, and high school and middle school youth group gatherings.

Learn more about this spring’s learning hour opportunities for adults:


newcomer class series (in-person)

sundays, january 21 – february 25 👋

(drop-in) Join staff member Sara Davidson (and other staff + congregants) for a six-week, drop-in newcomer class series as part of Sunday Learning Hour. Each week we’ll gather to explore a new topic together in Room 150.

View calendar event for schedule of topics


dao forum: interfaith dialogue (in-person)

1st and 3rd sundays ☯️

(series) Join us to read Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch and Tao Te Ching. Together we will explore these questions: What does cultivation and self-realization mean to us? How do we achieve them in daily living? Contact: Jing Wang

View calendar event


we cry justice: reading the bible with the poor people’s campaign

sundays, february 25 – march 17 | Room 150 📗

(drop-in) What do the Christian and Jewish scriptures say about poverty and justice? UUs recognize these scriptures among the many sources of our living tradition and relevant to our understanding of justice today. In this drop-in discussion group (no prep necessary! Just show up with curiosity and openness), Ken Walsh and Valerie Hsu will guide us through reflections and questions from the interfaith leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign, a nationwide movement against racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and religious nationalism.


drop-in reflection group (in-person)

2nd & 4th Sundays, march – may 2024 🤝

(drop-in) Join UUCC staff member Sara Davidson for a drop-in reflection group. No registration or regular commitment required; simply show up as you’re interested and available to connect and reflect.

View calendar event


exploring article ii (in-person)

sundays, april – may, 2024, 11:30am ❤️

(series) Explore the proposed Article II revision and its statement of shared values, what it reveals about Unitarian Universalist theology, and its implications for us as Unitarian Universalists individually and collectively.


other adult learning opportunities this spring

Aside from our Sunday morning Learning Hour offering, we invite you to check out other ways for you to get connected and engaged at UUCC:

accessibility workshop with cb beal

saturday, february 10, 9-5pm in sanctuary c

In this all day multiplatform, interactive workshop, CB Beal will help us explore our commitments, our openness to explore what it means to intentionally create a community of welcome, and our willingness to put down assumptions and beliefs in order to risk being relevant.  The workshop is free and open to all, but registration is encouraged. Zoom participation is available.

Learn more and register for workshop


reflection groups (virtual & in-person)

varied times / locations 🤝 

The Unitarian theologian, James Luther Adams, has said that what draws people to our congregations is a need for “intimacy and ultimacy.” Our Soul Matters Reflection Groups are designed to provide a sense of belonging (intimacy) and to nurture spiritual growth (ultimacy) through monthly small group gatherings. Reflection Groups provide an intentional way to listen to each other deeply and with discipline.

Learn more about 2023-2024 reflection groups


book group with ed gaddy (virtual)

tuesdays, january 30 – may, 7pm 📚

Join UUCC Member Ed Gaddy on Tuesday evenings on Zoom for a discussion of The BlueZones: Secrets for a Longer Life.

Learn more about book group


enneagram discussion series (virtual)

tuesdays, march 12 – april 16, 6pm 🌙

(drop-in) Back by popular demand in a virtual format! Join staff member Sara Davidson for a six-week, drop-in discussion series on the Enneagram, a typology system that describes human personality as nine interconnected personality types. No registration required; simply show up as you’re interested and available.

View calendar event


unitarian universalism history

spring 2024

Join UUCC Member and Unitarian Universalist historian Kathy Parker for a monthly class on UU history in spring 2024.

Registration and more info coming soon