Meditation Group – Sunday October 22

Aiken UU’s first meeting of a planned monthly meditation group was on October 22nd. Deb facilitated a relaxing meditation at the beautiful Carolina Bay, across from Odell Weeks on Price Avenue. Go check it out sometime! A relaxing nature break can help us come back to our own selves.

Good Trouble designation receives gift

2 AUUC members on couch with child and new kids books
In appreciation for our congregation’s work to be designated as a Good Trouble Congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) gave us a $100 gift certificate to the UUA Bookstore. With this certificate, the Social Justice Committee purchased several children’s books that promote our principles and recently presented these books to Carol Boeding, Chair of the Youth Religious… more

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.