The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, Indiana
-- a beacon for diverse religious thought and courageous action.

February 2015 Services
Sunday at 10:00 AM

FEBRUARY 1:   Rev. Dennis McCarty has long wanted to preach some sermons about “Girls Who Rocked History.” Young women can change the world. The first in this intermittent series, is the “girl” who was the Katniss Everdeen of her day, only with a shotgun instead of a bow-and-arrow: the legendary Annie Oakley. This real-life deadeye showed the world what it meant to be a “real lady” who could beat all the men at their own game.


:  We will take “A Religious Look at Obedience.” Authority, individuality, order, and obedience all exist in complex relationship in any society. An army can’t function without absolute obedience. Yet mindless obedience can be, if anything, more dangerous than utter chaos. Rev. Dennis McCarty will take a look at the topic of obedience as it might apply to our religious lives and religious lives outside our tradition.


“UU-Hindu Connections” For two traditions born on opposite sides of the globe, Unitarian Universalism and Hinduism have a surprising number of historical connections – and common ground. Our Intern Minister, Shari Woodbury, will lead this service exploring the interconnectedness of UUs and Hindus.


  We will return to Girls who Rocked History, with “Who Was Thecla and Why Is She Important?” Many religious traditions are still struggling to reconcile the gifts of women with traditional authority of men. Rev. Dennis McCarty will take us through an extra-canonical Scripture, “The Acts of Paul and Thecla,” about an early Christian woman who struggles to express her faith in the fact of male domination. Her struggle still has meaning today, as Rev. Dennis will explain.

About the UUCCI

With reason and love as our guides, and without dogma or creed, we are a religious community dedicated to the free and responsible search for meaning and interconnectedness. We gather to provide a sanctuary for diversity, to provide education for our children and ourselves, to promote social responsibility and justice, to celebrate life, and to be inspired to be our best selves.

We are officially recognized as a LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation.