Groups and Activities

Contemporary Music Ensemble and UUCA Choir

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UU Young Professionals

UU Young Professionals is a group that seeks to enrich our spiritual lives through gathering, discussion, and fellowship. We view both “young” and “professional” as being self-defined and invite all who are interested to participate. Activities have included Evensong worship services, shared meals, and discussions of the 7 principles. Contact:

Limbo Crowd

Started in 2009, the mission of the UUCA Limbo Crowd is to ensure congregational growth and develop future leaders by supporting the spiritual and personal development of new and existing members through social events, community, congregational outreach, and spiritual exploration. Formerly the Young Adult Club, the name Limbo Crowd was chosen as it more reflected the different transitions in the lives of young adults. Contact:

In Her Name

In Her Name is a women’s spirituality group focused on discovering and exploring the Divine Feminine.  We meet monthly on a Thursday at 6:00 in the church sanctuary. Each meeting we create sacred space and celebrate the Goddess in ritual, readings, song, chanting, dance, and/or meditation.  We celebrate seasonal rituals such as the equinoxes and solstices, and rites of passage for women such as marriage, pregnancy and childbirth, and cronehood.   All women ages 18+ are invited.

The Red Tent

The Red Tent is a less formal women’s group that focuses on women’s personal, social, and spiritual connections, as well as exploring and supporting individual spiritual growth. It is open to women ages 13+ in order to mentor younger women and celebrate their maidenhood.  The Red Tent is held within a casual environment in one of the Religious Education classrooms on a Thursday, but not on a regular basis.  Red Tent will be scheduled on an “as requested,” or quarterly basis. To learn more about In Her Name or The Red Tent Contact Sharon Bennett email:  home:  (706)729-0105 cell:  (706)231-4054

UUCA Women’s Group

The UUCA Women’s Group began around fifteen years ago. It meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 at the church unless the activity is a field trip elsewhere. Topics and activities are amazingly eclectic, ranging from discussion of favorite books and poetry to visits to nature sites to orientation to roller derby! Some recurring favorites have been labyrinth walks at the church’s labyrinth, a croning ceremony to celebrate those women who have attained a certain age or status, and sending “support our troops” gift packages at Christmas. Refreshments are potluck and women friends are welcome.  Contact Pat Lynch-Hayes:

Women’s Luncheon Group

Women’s Luncheon Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at various restaurants. Quarterly, we choose a place in Aiken or North Augusta and invite women from the Aiken congregation to join us. Announcements are made in the weekly ennouncements and Sunday Order of Service. RSVPs are requested. Contact: Jan Parsons:

Portable Book Club

The Portable Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (except in December) at a restaurant from 6 to 8 pm to dine and discuss its monthly selection.  Books may be fiction, non-fiction, classics or modern. The main rule in choosing a book is that it must be available in paperback and through the library system. The person who suggests the book is usually the discussion leader for that month and usually picks the restaurant, which, if possible, is connected with the book’s location, theme, or characters. The Book Club is open to all interested in exploring new books. Each month’s book and restaurant is listed in the newsletter and the calendar. Contact:

ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out)

Once a month the group chooses one restaurant in the CSRA area (Aiken, Augusta, McCormick, North Augusta, & Thomson) at which to meet for lunch and social interaction. All are welcome and attendance ranges from six to twelve men from within and outside of the congregation. The group has no officers and no fixed agenda, but usually meets on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday at 11:45am. Contact:

Navigators USA

The church also is a sponsor of Navigators USA Chapter 95 Augusta GA, a secular co-ed scouting organization for children ages 6 – 18. Its mission is to build community in America through scouting activities that teach leadership, conflict resolution and stewardship of the planet. Contact:

Committees

UUCA Policies and Procedures