Pathway to Membership Classes

“Unitarian Universalism is a non-judgmental religious home that will accept and support you wherever you may be in life’s journey. It is a safe space to stand out, stand up, and change your mind, particularly during life’s transitions. Our only doctrine is love.” – Victoria Mitchell


If you are interested in becoming a member of the UU Church of Augusta, please join us for the two sessions of our Pathway to Membership classes. The first one, Unitarian Universalist History, will be held in the Minister’s Study with Rev Gaye on Saturday Feb. 13th from 9:30 am until noon. Lunch is provided and childcare is available upon request. The second session, Connections and Community, will be held in the Common Room from 9:30-10:30 am on Sunday February 14th. Breakfast is provided and childcare is available upon request.

You can sign up in the Hallway this Sunday or online at

For more information please contact Rev. Gaye: minister@uuaugusta. org

The Acoustic Cafe Series at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta

Acoustic New Year! 

In January 2016 the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, in partnership with the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, will begin a new music series called “The Acoustic Cafe”. 

Join us on Friday January 29, 2016, for our first evening of In-the-Round acoustic sets. Our performers for the night are: Cathy Benedetto, Sam Dack, John ‘Stoney’ Cannon, Mike James, and Doug Oxford. Doors open at 6:30 pm, refreshments are available, and the music lasts from 7-10 pm.

The series will be held at the UU Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension, Augusta.

Ticket prices on the night: $15 General Admission/ $12 Seniors/ $10 Students & Military.  

You may reserve tickets in advance up until the night before the concert at this link. For advance tickets please click on the Donate button below.

Prices are $13 General Admission/$10 Seniors/$8 Students and Military. 

Our series continues on March 25, featuring Will McCranie with Jacob Beltz and ‘new grass’ group Otter Creek, and May 27 with popular local musicians She n She and Jerod Gay. 

UUCA Weekend of Dancing-February 13-14

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Valentine’s Sock Hop
Saturday Feb 13

 Join us at 7 pm in the Common Room.
 Bring your own beverage, snacks will be provided.
We’ll dance to the music of DJ Alan Totten.

One Billion Rising Service and Dance 
“Break the Chain”
Practice at 1pm Saturday Feb 13th led by Ansley Jones 
dance tutorial at

Sunday Feb 14th our 11am service will be dedicated to the theme of
 One Billion Rising,the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history.
1  in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.
 With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than
"This year thousands of Risings will take place in hundreds of countries across the world and within local communities. People around the world will rise through dance to express rage against injustices, and the power of global solidarity and collective action. They will dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that together, violence can be defeated.”
As our service concludes, the dance will take place in the front grounds of the church. Anyone from the community is welcome to join us.

Joint Congregational Retreat at The Mountain

It’s time to register for the Spring Congregational Retreat at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center, near Highlands NC. Members of both Augusta and Aiken congregations will be able to participate.


We’ll have a full range of activities for all ages, including:


Craft, games and art activities

Therapeutic drumming instruction


Movie night

Community Social Time before dinner

Sunday morning worship

(Anyone wanting to volunteer to lead an activity please contact Rev. Gaye)

Here are some retreat details:


Arrival Date and Time: Friday, April 8, 2016 Before Dinner

Depart Date and Time: Sunday, April 10, 2016 After Lunch


Package Price (accommodation, facilities, food):

  2-NIGHTS for one ADULT double occupancy $170 (private room add $70); YOUTH 8-17 $70; CHILD 0-7 no charge

Non-Package Price (short stay)

1-NIGHT ADULT double occupancy up to 3 meals $125 (private room add $35)

(Package Rate based on $85 per night off-season, UU organization no tax.)

UUCA members may apply for a supplement to help pay part of their fees, contact Rev. Gaye for details.

Registration begins January 15 and closes March 15, 2016, or when we reach the maximum number of 50 participants. At that time full payment for the retreat must be made to UUCA. You may access the registration form on the website by clicking on this link:Augusta-Aiken Paper Reg Form Congregational Retreat 2016Please send the completed form with your full payment (cash or check only) to Reverend Gaye Ortiz, 3501 Walton Way Extension, Augusta GA 30909, or take in person to administrator during office hours (Mon-Thurs 10-4).


The Mountain’s Standards of Occupancy include the following:

· The Mountain’s commitment to honoring the inherent worth and interdependence of all living things.

· Pre-determined housing and meeting assignments, taking preferences into account.

· Appropriate use of all public spaces.

· The Mountain’s efforts to be a tobacco, illegal substance and violence free campus.

· Quiet hours from 10:00pm to 7:00am.

· The Mountain’s commitment to reuse and recycle and to minimize solid waste.

· The Mountain’s commitment to minimize food waste.

· The Mountain does not discriminate.

Partnership Across The River

Rev. Gaye Ortiz shares the history of collaboration between the sister congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, Georgia and the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church in South Carolina in the latest Growing Unitarian Universalism blog.

"The 60-plus years of collaboration between Aiken and Augusta has made me the minister I am today…Going forward, we have agreed to assist each other internally within our congregations, and to promote our shared values in our communities."