2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764
Worship and Religious Education – 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Free Nursery Care for Infants to 3-Year-Olds – 10 a.m. to noon Sunday
All Are Welcome • No Registration Required
Welcome to the church nurturing spirit and service – a liberal religious voice lighting a moral beacon in Central Missouri. In the spirit of courageous love, we forge a community of radical welcome and deep connection that moves us together to heal the world. We invite you to join us.
Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
“Setting the Alarm: Freedom and Responsibility” – Alexis, Intern Minister
Theologian Frederick Buechner wrote, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” We may have different ideas regarding the specifics of this quote, but its essence can spark an exploration into our May theme of Obligation. What are we bound to do? What obligations are constructions that might contribute to stability, but can also constrain what is possible for us and others? You’re invited to an exploration of these ideas (and to learn what setting an alarm has to do with anything) for Alexis’ last sermon of this school year. She will resume internship responsibilities in the fall.
To be posted when available — Order of Service • Announcements
Other Programs and Activities
9 to 10 a.m. – Forum Adult Discussion – Lower Level-Library/Forum Room
For this Memorial Day holiday weekend, Bill Clark will present his bucket list including the Presidency of the United States. Read about Forum.
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Centering Room, Schweitzer Classroom, or Fire Circle
Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. every Sunday in the Centering Room or Schweitzer classroom – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle. On fourth Sundays throughout the year, Mindfulness Meditation takes place at the Fire Circle whatever the weather (unless it is raining). Meditators of all levels of experience are welcome. This is mainly silent meditation with some instruction, if needed, and with brief selected readings from eminent teachers. Our hope is to build a group of UU members committed to regular meditation practice. Email Peter Holmes for more information.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – Lower Level
May 19 was the last day of regular R.E. classes for the current program year, and the summer program will begin on June 2. On May 26, the children will participate in a Service Sunday project – they will be planting seeds in pots, and the plants will later be sold to benefit the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture. The children will attend the first portion of the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary with their families before going to the Service Sunday activity. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available until noon.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – YRUU – Lower Level-YRUU Room
Members of YRUU will gather at church before going swimming.
1:30 p.m. – A Walk on the Wild Side – meet in the UUCC parking lot
Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the church on Sunday, May 26. The Green Sanctuary Team is sponsoring these walks to explore the beauty of local woods and creeks (Gans Creek, Three Creeks and Mark Twain National Forest) on the last Sunday each month. Shrug off your civilized self for a time and come with us into the peace of wild things.
In the summer, from May through September, wear shoes and shorts suitable for wading in creeks. Bathing suits and towels might be a good idea, too.
The walks are suitable for reasonably fit 10- to 70-year-olds. Children are welcome. There are plenty of stops along the way. For more information, email Peter Holmes.