Reaching into the larger UU world
The goals of the UUCC Denominational Connections Team are to:
- Help members experience greater awareness of our growing role in UU connections — locally, nationally, and globally
- Celebrate current contributions and benefits to the Larger Circle of UUism
- Advocate continued support for the UUA and its Southeast District
- Increase Chalice Lighter participation
- Increase UUCC representation at and learning from UU events, including local Sister Churches, District and General Assembly events.
Great UU Connections Reinforce Stronger UUCC Participation & Community
Interested in helping out? Please contact chair Cindy Fox or Staff Contact Kathleen Carpenter.
Programs and Resources:
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) | uua.org
Our international headquarters on Beacon Hill, next to the State House, in Boston, Mass.
UU Service Committee (UUSC) | uusc.org
Our UU entity committed to Social Justice
Over 4,000 UUs will gather in Providence, RI June 25-29, 2014 to ponder, worship, laugh and sing during the annual General Assembly. This year's theme is "Love Reaches Out!." Most of the events will be available as streaming videos and articles on the UUA/GA website. Check them out. If interested in attending, contact UUCC member, Cindy Fox. Registration is open.
Chalice Lighters are members of congregations in our (Southeast) District who have pledged financial assistance to other congregations which have applied for assistance in growing and strengthening Unitarian Universalism in their areas. This is a very cost effective and localized way for our members to help grown UUism in the southeast. The Spring 2014 call is
to help the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley, Black Mountain, NC. They want to move the employment of their minister closer to full-time. Contact UUCC member, Nancy Greene, for details.
The Mountain is a UU retreat and education center in Highlands, NC. Located in the breathtaking beauty of the Appalachians, with spectacular views, ancient white oak forests, and simple, modern housing and meeting facilities, it offers unique programs and camps for youth, seniors and every age in between. mountaincenters.org
SUUSI and SWIM
SUUSI is the Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute, an intentional community of UUs and like-minded people that convenes every July to explore our interconnectedness, delight in the outdoors, enjoy music and learn new ways of seeing our world and each other. suusi.org
SWIM is the Southeast Winter Institute Miami UU Camp, an all-age Unitarian Universalist camp. It is held annually between Christmas and New Years Day near Miami, Florida. Outdoor adventures and workshops feature the unique beauty of the Florida Everglades and range from strenuous to relaxing. swimuu.org
Our Charlotte Area Churches:
Piedmont UU Church | puuc.org
In the northeast part of the city by UNC Charlotte
UU Fellowship of Lake Norman | http://uulakenorman.org/
Our Partner Church:
Partner Church in Szabed, Romania
In 1991, our congregation was paired with a Unitarian church in Szabed, Romania by the UU Partner Church Council. Szabed, a village of about 600 people, is located in the Transylvanian region of northern Romanian. Since 2000, UUCC has held nine coffeehouses and several youth-led brunches to benefit our partners, raising more than $20,000 to help finance much needed building repairs and other congregational needs. Over the years, three groups from UUCC have visited Szabed - and in 2011, their minister and his wife visited Charlotte. Our goal is to organize a trip for summer 2014. If interested in finding out more about our partners in Transylvania or about the proposed trip, contact Kathleen Carpenter.