Keys to Good Tenancy Class – February 27th graduation

The church supports a Keys to Good Tenancy course offered by Aiken County Family Promise which is designed to prevent homelessness by providing essential skills and knowledge to at-risk students. Church members provide a meal for the students, and Sandy Hochel teaches the class. In this photo Sandy is presenting a certificate of completion to one of the students in the February 2023 class.
Sandy Hochel presents a certificate of completion to a studentmore

Good Trouble Celebration

Twenty-five church members and friends gathered February 28th, 2023 at the church to join the national Unitarian Universalist Watch Party held in honor of the congregations earning the designation of being a Good Trouble Congregation. AUUC joins an elite group of 24 other congregations nationwide to earn such a honor.
AUUC congregants gathered for Good Trouble Congregation celebrationmore

The Memorial Garden

From the left, Brian O’Sullivan, Tom Brandner, Wil Riley

Almost 9 years ago, the planting started and has continued with help from many people. Red Spider Lilies (Lycoris radiata) will be planted next.


Christmas Project 2022

Kudos to All,

We had a very successful church-wide Christmas project: members and friends bought over 100 gifts for adults and children helped by the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons. We bought some items such as linens and dishes for Cumbee’s emergency shelter, toys for children who otherwise would not have much for Christmas, and clothes, space heaters, and gift cards for families they… more

Chalice Group Sings at Pepper Hill Nursing Home

Each year, the various church chalice groups select a service project to give back to the community. The Warrior Goddess Chalice group visited Pepper Hill Nursing Home on December 3rd and sang Christmas songs with the residents.

11-11-22 Chili Campfire Singalong

Members and friends of the congregation got together for a sing along around the campfire on Friday, Nov. 11. The original plan called for roasting marshmallows for s’mores, but Hurricane Nicole rained out the outdoor fire. Instead, attendees were warmed by faux-fire crafted by our own Sally Evans! Folks dined on homemade chili and sang gleefully. It was a grand night due to the contributions… more

Church-wide Christmas Project – Helping Those in Need

This Christmas the church is helping the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Person by providing items for families they assist and items needed at their shelter. Come to church and select the gift tags you wish.

We asked for 100 gift tags from Cumbee because the need is great and because we know how generous you have been in the past with Christmas projects. Items range from inexpensive (e.g., hygiene… more

Deck Repaired 9-4-22

The annex deck replacement project was a big success. Even though it was a holiday weekend, a large work crew turned out to help, and the whole thing was nearly finished all in one day. Because this work detail got started as soon as possible after it was discovered that the old deck was in bad enough shape that it was unsafe, it was only necessary to close off access to the Annex for the use of the nursery… more

Becoming a Good Trouble Congregation

The Aiken UU Church is working on officially becoming a Good Trouble Congregation. The South Carolina UU Justice Alliance, SC NAACP and UU the Vote issued a challenge to churches to earn this designation, and the Social Justice Committee voted to proudly pursue this.

The criteria to become a Good Trouble Congregation are challenging, and we will have to work hard to achieve this. But it is a worthy… more

Family Promise Homelessness Project

Family Promise Dinner

Church members and friends prepared and served dinner on June 27, 2022 to students enrolled in a Family Promise course called Keys to Good Tenancy. This class is offered as part of the homelessness prevention goal of Family Promise and is designed to provide vulnerable families with the knowledge and skill to be good tenants. Food was provided by Mary Strine, Carol Boeding,… more