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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

We have our first settled minister!

Reverend Debra Guthrie-Joyce was installed as the first settled minister of the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Christ on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The event took place at 1 p.m. at the Lessie Price Center, 841 Edgefield Avenue in Aiken.

The gathering included 11 Unitarian Universalist ministers from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Family and friends attended along with the congregation.… more

New Affiliate Minister

Our New Affiliate Minister, the Rev. Dr. Jean Heriot

What drew you to the AUUC?
I moved to North Augusta, SC after retiring as a college professor. I wanted to be much closer to a Unitarian Universalist Church than I had been able to be while living in Nebraska. There, the nearest UU church was an hour’s drive to a very small fellowship or two hours (one-way!) to the church in Lincoln. It has been a blessing… more

New Installation Date – May 28th 2022

New installation date planned! The COVID pandemic has resulted in the postponement of the installation of our settled minister. However, we are now ready to go forward with the celebration! Our friends are invited to attend on May 28th at 1:00 o’clock at the Leslie B Price Center (841 Edgefield Ave NW, Aiken). There will be a worship service, featuring many area Unitarian Universalist … more

State of the Ministry Meeting – March 13, 2022

On Sunday March 13th 2022, Rev. Debra will be holding the first state of our ministry meeting of this year. This is an informal meeting where we talk about what’s going on at the church. Everyone is welcome to attend and all your comments and questions are welcomed and appreciated. There will be a separate zoom link sent out for this meeting. It will take place following church services in the… more

Souper Bowl 2022

Our first event since the beginning of Covid, Souper Bowl Sunday, was a Raven success.  Immediately after the service the men became Raiders of tables and chairs and tried not to Rams them too tight together. Mary C. was the head Charger of the kitchen and had all those marvelous soups lined up and labeled for selection.

Most of our members were Patriots to the chili and vegetables soups. But many more

AUUC COVID Update February 13, 2022

Dear Congregation,

The board is pleased to announce we are no longer requiring vaccination for in person attendance effective immediately. Masks are required at all times for everyone who is not speaking or singing at the podium. We will continue to provide zoom and streaming of church services so that anyone not comfortable being in person will still have an option to experience worship service.… more