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

Repairs and upgrades to our buildings are underway

New flooring lumber has been installed on the Annex porch, and a new service contract for Heat and A/C units in both buildings has been secured. Next, electrical upgrades in the Church offices will be completed. When all of this is finished, the Buildings and Grounds Committee will begin thinking about new paint for the Church sanctuary. Volunteers with painting or carpentry skills are very welcome!… more

Rev. Debra Granted Final Full Fellowship

In February 2022 the Ministers Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association granted final full fellowship to the Reverend Debra Guthrie. This means that Rev. Debra is now considered a fully vetted minister in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, thus ending the traditional probationary period for new ministers. Her accountability is now to the Unitarian Universalists… more