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F3N Returns in September

Our last Friday Family Fun Nights (F3N) of the 2023-24 program year was June 14. F3N will return in September.

UUCC Sunday Schedule

Discover the vibrant Sunday schedule at UUCC Charlotte! Engage with enriching services, thought-provoking discussions, and community events that nurture mind, body, and spirit. Explore our inclusive community's offerings and join us on a journey of growth and connection.

Weaving Our Lives ~ Sunday, June 23

On Sunday June 23 at 10 a.m., we will gather in Freeman Hall to view the morning's General Assembly worship service, "Weaving Our Lives," We are all tangled up together in a great web of life that is woven with beauty and hardship, love and loss, thriving and struggle. How do we tend well to the weaving so that all of us are held in care?

Camp 234 (Summer Programming) Returns June 23

We are pleased to offer this year’s Summer Programming – Camp 234: Make it With Me! Beginning Sunday June 23 (and running through August 11), children and youth are invited to participate in a summer of “makerspace”. We will have something to make each week. More info…

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Erika’s Closet – Online Supply Drive

Our Intersectional Justice partner, Erika's Closet, works each summer to provide back-to-school supplies for their clients' children as well as other community members. Our drive was very successful last year, and we hope to repeat that success in 2024.

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Gantt Center

The Community Building Team invites you to join them at the Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture on Wednesday, June 19.

Weaving Our Lives ~ Sunday, June 23

On Sunday June 23 at 10 a.m., we will gather in Freeman Hall to view the morning's General Assembly worship service, "Weaving Our Lives," We are all tangled up together in a great web of life that is woven with beauty and hardship, love and loss, thriving and struggle. How do we tend well to the weaving so that all of us are held in care?

Compassion Closet Update

Save the date! July 17, a fun family night to support Compassion Closet!

UUCC Delegates for UUA General Assembly 2024

UUCC members will represent our community at UUA General Assembly, June 20 to 23. This year's GA will celebrate the profound impact of love as a binding force that transcends boundaries and fosters connections within our faith community and beyond.

Two Ways to Care for Our Community

We all need care at some point. Congregational Care invites you to be a part of caring for others in our congregation.

Adult Programming

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Open Mind Book Club

The next Open Mind Book Club meeting will be on Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. We will discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.

UUCC Sunday Schedule

Discover the vibrant Sunday schedule at UUCC Charlotte! Engage with enriching services, thought-provoking discussions, and community events that nurture mind, body, and spirit. Explore our inclusive community's offerings and join us on a journey of growth and connection.

Summer 2024 Music at the UUCC—Please Join Us!

If you’ve been looking for something to do this summer and fun ways to engage with fellow UUCC members, check out our summer music program. An expanded Adult Choir will meet for both rehearsals and “FUUN” activities

New to UUCC

We invite newcomers to join us at 11:30 downstairs in the Conference Room on the third Sunday of each month. We will share the many ways for adults, children and youth to get engaged in our congregation and answer any questions you have.

UUCC GreenFaith Circle Meetings

GreenFaith is a global, multi-faith movement to resist the planet’s destruction and to create a sustainable, just future. UUCC's GreenFaith Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Bernstein Room and via Zoom, however the May meeting is canceled.

Article II Discussions – Now through May 2024

UUCC will engage with monthly discussions on the revisions to Article II, the process, and its content. Sessions are planned for December 2023 through May 2024. (read on for more details)

Seniors Share

The SENIORS SHARE group meets in the Bernstein Room on the third Wednesday from 2-3:30 p.m. All are welcome. Just email Jane Kusterer if you plan to attend.

Jabberwocks Poetry Group

Jabberwocks welcomes poets who want feedback and who strive to improve their work. We meet on the third Friday of the month, 10 a.m. -12 p.m. on Zoom.

Healing Threads: A Prayer Shawl Ministry

Meet to knit or crochet together as a spiritual community and to bless the shawls we complete. Shawls are given to Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte members with a significant hardship or loss and to KinderMourn. Meets 2nd Monday at 7 p.m. Contact Kathleen Moloney-Tarr at krmt1923@gmail.com.

Consider Joining a UUCC Affinity Group

UUCC members, browse the latest opportunities to join with others in our congregation for readers theater, celebrating the divine feminine, book discussions, walking, hiking and cycling, peer support for anxiety and depression, meditation, and more!

Lotus Path Group

We study and discuss various types of Buddhism and related Eastern spiritual paths, considering how they relate to us today. Each meeting begins and ends with meditation.

Children & Youth Programming

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F3N Returns in September

Our last Friday Family Fun Nights (F3N) of the 2023-24 program year was June 14. F3N will return in September.

UUCC Sunday Schedule

Discover the vibrant Sunday schedule at UUCC Charlotte! Engage with enriching services, thought-provoking discussions, and community events that nurture mind, body, and spirit. Explore our inclusive community's offerings and join us on a journey of growth and connection.

Weaving Our Lives ~ Sunday, June 23

On Sunday June 23 at 10 a.m., we will gather in Freeman Hall to view the morning's General Assembly worship service, "Weaving Our Lives," We are all tangled up together in a great web of life that is woven with beauty and hardship, love and loss, thriving and struggle. How do we tend well to the weaving so that all of us are held in care?

Camp 234 (Summer Programming) Returns June 23

We are pleased to offer this year’s Summer Programming – Camp 234: Make it With Me! Beginning Sunday June 23 (and running through August 11), children and youth are invited to participate in a summer of “makerspace”. We will have something to make each week. More info…

Middle School Youth Group

6th-8th graders are invited to be part of the Middle School Youth Group 2nd Friday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Connecting UUCC Families in our Facebook Group!

We invite all UUCC families to join our "UUCC Families Group" on Facebook. Our goal is to keep our families connected through photos, resources, and personal sharing.

Action & Education Outside UUCC

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UUCC Delegates for UUA General Assembly 2024

UUCC members will represent our community at UUA General Assembly, June 20 to 23. This year's GA will celebrate the profound impact of love as a binding force that transcends boundaries and fosters connections within our faith community and beyond.

Unitarian Universalists and End of Life Options

On June 25th at 8 pm, join UUs for Social Justice for a webinar that delves into the rich and complex conversation surrounding the end-of-life options movement with Zeena Regis, Director of Faith Engagement, for Compassion & Choices.

Free the Book!

This guide from Beacon Press explains why book bans are happening, why they matter and gives suggestions for what action we can take.

Social Opportunities

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UUCC Sunday Schedule

Discover the vibrant Sunday schedule at UUCC Charlotte! Engage with enriching services, thought-provoking discussions, and community events that nurture mind, body, and spirit. Explore our inclusive community's offerings and join us on a journey of growth and connection.

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Gantt Center

The Community Building Team invites you to join them at the Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture on Wednesday, June 19.

Summer 2024 Music at the UUCC—Please Join Us!

If you’ve been looking for something to do this summer and fun ways to engage with fellow UUCC members, check out our summer music program. An expanded Adult Choir will meet for both rehearsals and “FUUN” activities

UUCC Men’s Group

The Men's Group works to foster a sense of community and support for UUCC men and masculine-identifying, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ people.

Two Ways to Care for Our Community

We all need care at some point. Congregational Care invites you to be a part of caring for others in our congregation.

UUCC’s Gardening Group

Learn more about the mission of the UUCC's Gardening Group and find out how you can get involved. The group meets at the UUCC on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

Seniors Share

The SENIORS SHARE group meets in the Bernstein Room on the third Wednesday from 2-3:30 p.m. All are welcome. Just email Jane Kusterer if you plan to attend.

Lunch Bunch

After service on the second Sunday of each month, join others from UUCC for lunch at Piada.

Calling all Gamers!

The UUCC Gamers' Group meets monthly in the Bernstein Room at 7 p.m. to play board/strategy games and build community.

Healing Threads: A Prayer Shawl Ministry

Meet to knit or crochet together as a spiritual community and to bless the shawls we complete. Shawls are given to Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte members with a significant hardship or loss and to KinderMourn. Meets 2nd Monday at 7 p.m. Contact Kathleen Moloney-Tarr at krmt1923@gmail.com.

Consider Joining a UUCC Affinity Group

UUCC members, browse the latest opportunities to join with others in our congregation for readers theater, celebrating the divine feminine, book discussions, walking, hiking and cycling, peer support for anxiety and depression, meditation, and more!

Happy Wanderers

Join Tuesday Walkers at 10:00 A.M. as they stroll different greenways each week on a rotating basis.

(dis)Abled Support and Advocacy Group

The disability support and advocacy group welcomes those with any type of physical or mental health challenge, as well as allies and friends.

Member-Only Facebook Group

Join our members-only Facebook group, "Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte Members." This is a "closed" Facebook group where members can discuss issues and interests in private--like a virtual Freeman Hall, except you bring the coffee!

News and Information

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UUCC Sunday Schedule

Discover the vibrant Sunday schedule at UUCC Charlotte! Engage with enriching services, thought-provoking discussions, and community events that nurture mind, body, and spirit. Explore our inclusive community's offerings and join us on a journey of growth and connection.

Erika’s Closet – Online Supply Drive

Our Intersectional Justice partner, Erika's Closet, works each summer to provide back-to-school supplies for their clients' children as well as other community members. Our drive was very successful last year, and we hope to repeat that success in 2024.

Life RE-examined: On Pronouns and Binary Thinking

As we enter Pride month, I have our LGBTQ+ siblings on my mind and heart. How can we be allies to these folks? How can we challenge ourselves beyond our own conditioned binary thinking? How can straight and cisgender people support the LGBTQ+ community in a real way? We must start by showing up in ways that may make us uncomfortable but may create safe space for others to claim their full identities. Read more…

Memorial Endowment Trust Grant Announcement

The Memorial Endowment Trust Announces the Grant Recipients for 2024-2025! The MET provides a perpetual managed fund for generous legacy giving to support the UUCC, and here's the list of this years recipients.

UUCC Delegates for UUA General Assembly 2024

UUCC members will represent our community at UUA General Assembly, June 20 to 23. This year's GA will celebrate the profound impact of love as a binding force that transcends boundaries and fosters connections within our faith community and beyond.

New to UUCC

We invite newcomers to join us at 11:30 downstairs in the Conference Room on the third Sunday of each month. We will share the many ways for adults, children and youth to get engaged in our congregation and answer any questions you have.

Alert: ANOTHER Email Scam!

The scammers are at it again! UUCC staff has recently become aware of a new way that email scammers are trying to gain access to UUCC member information. If you believe you have received a suspicious email, please reach out to UUCC staff members. As a reminder, legitimate UUCC staff emails use this format: [name](at)uuccharlotte.org.

Why We Give to the UUCC

Kurt Merkle writes about his and his family's experiences at the UUCC and why he pledges.

SOUUL Summit Conference in Atlanta

In March, six representatives from the UUCC attended the SOUUL Summit conference in Atlanta, GA. Kathleen Carpenter and Ken Smalley share their experiences and some of the takeaways from the event.

Updated UUCC Members’ Facebook Group Guidelines

Your staff recently reviewed the Rules and Guidelines for our closed member Facebook page, a space that offers us a daily opportunity to honor one another and the values we hold most dear as a spiritual community.

Memorial Garden at UUCC

Learn more about UUCC's memorial garden and potential plans to expand it.

A Message from Staff Regarding COVID-19 Protocols

Your UUCC (Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte) staff continues to balance health and safety with maintaining access to our congregational connections. In recognition of the surge in positive COVID-19 cases in our community, we want to remind everyone that the UUCC continues to follow the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to keep everyone healthy and safe.

The Safety Patrol Needs You!

We're looking for volunteers to work Safety Patrol on Sundays. Interested? Training will be provided.

UUCC Pet Policy

Pets make our lives better in so many ways. Pets are also a responsibility, and their presence at our facility presents challenges for people for various reasons that we must respect. Unitarian Universalism is an inclusive faith, and the presence of pets excludes the interests of those who have allergies, fears, or phobias surrounding animals. Therefore, with the exception of service animals, no pets are allowed in the property at 234 North Sharon Amity Rd.

Minister Search Team Update: Save the Dates!

Working with the UUCC staff and Board of Trustees, the Minister Search Team has announced that the eight days from April 28 to May 5, 2024, will be Candidating Week, the time when the Search Team introduces the minister candidate to our UU Community. The week will culminate with the Sunday service on May 5, followed by a special congregational meeting to vote on the official call to ministry.

Minister Search Team Update: Beyond Categorical Thinking

Even if you did not participate in the Beyond Categorical Thinking workshop on December 2, there are lessons to be learned about how we interact with and evaluate people who may be different from us.

Introducing the Community Compass!

We are pleased to introduce the Community Compass, a space for regular communications, in longer form than Currents allows for, from UUCC staff and leadership.

A Message from the Board

Please review this letter from the UUCC Board of Trustees about a petition circulating relating to our search for a new minister, which was sent to all members via email Wednesday evening.

UUCC’s Gardening Group

Learn more about the mission of the UUCC's Gardening Group and find out how you can get involved. The group meets at the UUCC on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month.

Ministerial Fellowship and Search FAQs

The Board of Trustees has updated the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about Ministerial Fellowship and the search for our next settled minister. New questions and answers are interspersed among the original FAQ. Members are encouraged to read the entire document.

Ushers Help Create a Welcoming Worship Experience

At UUCC, we believe that each member contributes to the tapestry of our vibrant community. By joining our team of ushers, you become an integral part of creating a welcoming atmosphere and ensuring the smooth running of our worship services. If you are passionate about serving, connecting with others, and making a difference, we encourage you to consider becoming an usher.

Sunday Morning Greeters Make a Difference

We are looking for friendly people or families to greet visitors, help new people find their way, make introductions and provide information in the vestibule and in Freeman Hall on Sunday mornings before and after the service. Are you willing to fill this role?

Urgent Need: Sunday Morning Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our religious community, and they are especially crucial to providing welcoming experiences and inspirational worship on Sunday mornings. Right now we urgently need A/V workers, coffee servers, greeters, safety patrol members, and ushers.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Available at UUCC

Thanks to a grant from the Memorial Endowment Trust to the Children and Youth Religious Education program, UUCC now has essential life-saving devices including Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to help in cardiac emergencies and LifeVacs for choking emergencies.

URGENT NEED: A/V Booth Volunteers

We urgently need video volunteers to help capture a dynamic, compelling worship experience that will be shared with members and friends who join us online and audio volunteers to ensure that the sound and screen technology in the sanctuary run smoothly. If you are comfortable with technology (or are willing to learn), we need you!

UUCC’s Covenant of Right Relations

On September 25, the Sunday service topic centered around the idea and origins of covenant and the ways we live out those relational promises. Here is the text of the covenant that UUCC adopted June 6, 2021, and a link to the September 25 service.

A Bean in a Little Box

How did a philosophy class about miracles lead to a conversation in Freeman Hall, and what does that have to do with volunteering at the UUCC?

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

Our Board meets monthly, usually on the third Tuesday, to conduct congregational business. Minutes of meetings conducted during the current congregational year are accessible here.

Coordinating Team Reports

Every month the CT reports to the Board of Trustees on finances, membership and generally on progress toward fulfilling our Mission and Ends. The “narratives” portions of those reports, compiled with the assistance of all the professional staff, along with “monthly participation numbers” are available here.

UUCC Inclement Weather Policy

Read on for a reminder for our members and friends of our inclement weather policy (effective when services and activities are scheduled on the grounds and in the building).

Member-Only Facebook Group

Join our members-only Facebook group, "Unitarian Universalist Community of Charlotte Members." This is a "closed" Facebook group where members can discuss issues and interests in private--like a virtual Freeman Hall, except you bring the coffee!

Love this place? Donate to the Endowment

Help insure the long-term health of the UUCC. Give to the Memorial Endowment Trust in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person or event.

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