March 26: Doug Sea

For decades, our guest speaker Doug Sea has served as a legal aid attorney, where he passionately advocates for systemic change and mentors young advocates.

A longtime member of the UU Church of Charlotte, Doug is a sought-after writer and speaker -- and we’ve got him!


April 2: Rev. Melissa Mummert

Rev. Melissa MummertThis Sunday, it’s the return of Rev. Melissa Mummert to our podium, and the beginning a new monthly theme. Since April is a month frequently started with tricks and foolery, we’ re defying that by choosing the theme “Truth.”


All-Committee Night: April 5

Committee work can be beautiful!The next of our regular All-Committee Nights at the church! Join us at 6:00pm with a brown-bag supper -- then at 6:30 we'll break off into our groups. Later we get back together to give brief reports on what we've done. It usually turns out to be fun because we enjoy each other's company!

Pick the committee that most interests you:

  • Membership and Caring |  Music |  Religious Education |  Program and Publicity |  Social Concerns |  Congregational Growth |  Building and Grounds |  Finance / New Budget Priorities


April 7: UU Spring Fest - Songwriters Showcase and Open Mic

springfest poster linkHow's that for a title? But "UU Spring Fest: Songwriters Showcase and Open Mic" says it all. We're talking about Friday, April 7th from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the church building. 

David and Lisa Thurman, singers/songwriters themselves, are coordinating this and emceeing the event as well. They suggest a $5 donation at the door, with proceeds dividing between the Featured Artist and the Native American organization Honor the Earth (

So here's how the evening will go:

  • 6:30 PM – Sign Up starts. (Performances will be acoustic with up to 3 people per performance).
  • 7:00 PM -7:30 PM – Open Mic: Music (One song per person / About six people total).
  • 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM –Spoken Word: Poetry, prose, plays . (Up to 4 minutes each / about 6 acts total).
  • 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Songwriters Showcase: Melissa Mummert, Paul van Breeman, David Thurman (2 songs each).
  • 8:30 PM -9:00 PM - Featured Artist: Shaunie T. Smith! "Singer/songwriter of jazz, blues, rockabilly, and rock, with pop favorites in the mix."

Want to reserve a seat? Or volunteer to sign up? Or help in some other way? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know!


April 9: What's a UU to Do?

In an age of "alternative facts" and "fake news," our search for truth has been compromised. So Lay Minister for Worship Sharon Smith asks: "what's a UU to do?"


Change the World

change the worldhaiti health

Our Social Concerns / Social Justice Committee’s project to “CHANGE the World” this month will benefit the HAITIAN HEALTH FOUNDATION.

You can leave your spare change (or donation) in our CHANGE jar in the church foyer. Thank you for helping!


Book Lovers Take Note!

booksOur UUCCV library collection – the Max Curdy Library – located in our front office has been nicely reorganized and labeled so you can more easily find things of interest. AND a complete listing of our books has now been created and will be updated as new or donated books are added. You can find that list on our new Library page!


Did You See the Article in the HDR?

Melissa MummertDid you see the excellent story by LeAnne Bartelt in the Hickory Daily Record?

Either way, we have it here for you to read as a PDF. It's all about Rev. Melissa Mummert and her hopes and dreams for us.

So you'll definitely want to read this. Download it here.

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833 5th St. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Mailing Address:
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Hickory, NC 28603



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