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 – 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. 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.
“The House That Love Built” – Founders’ Day Sunday – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
Join us to celebrate the legacy of our founders and contemplate how we can carry it forward in our own time. What will our legacy be? Then stay after worship for church birthday cake and a meeting with our Building Task Force!
Worship will be multi-generational. There will be no children’s religious education classes. Children will be with us during worship – please welcome them and their families. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
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
Dr. Jack Colwell will give Forum an “Update on Healthcare.” Read about Forum.
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Centering Room, Schweitzer classroom or Fire Circle
Mindfulness Meditation takes place in the Centering Room or Schweitzer classroom – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle. 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. Email Peter Holmes for more information.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – No Classes on Jan. 26
The 10:30 a.m. worship service will be multi-generational. Children will be with us for worship, and there will be no children’s religious education classes. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Youth Choir Practice – Lower Level-Centering Room
Our youth choir, Pulchram Vocem, will be rehearsing each Sunday after the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The goal is for the youth choir to sing at intergenerational services. For more information, email Music Director Jeremy Wagner.
Noon to 1 p.m. – Cake Reception and Building Task Force Input Session – Greeting Area and Sanctuary
Join us after worship to share Founders’ Day birthday cake and provide your input as we continue moving toward a Capital Campaign for building improvements and expansion. This will be your opportunity to take a look at the first-draft plans from SOA architects and share your input on our emerging project. If you were not able to attend the presentation by Rachel Maxwell, our Next Steps consultant, you can find the report on the Building Task Force page.
Questions or comments may be emailed, or contact any member of the Building Task Force: Patty Daus, Kevin Fritsche, Larry Lile, Rosie Geiser, and Barbara Rupp. If you cannot attend this scheduled event but would like to be involved, please email Patty Daus at email@example.com.
Noon to 2 p.m. – YRUU – Lower Level-YRUU Room
Members of YRUU, our high-school-age youth group, will gather for a regular meeting. Scheduled Jan. 26: CON preparation.
Noon to 2 p.m. – 7th-9th Grade OWL Class – Lower Level-Library/Forum Room
Our OWL sex education class is being offered for 7th-9th graders.
1:30 to 4 p.m. – Walk on the Wild Side – Meet in Church Parking Lot
The Green Sanctuary Team is sponsoring monthly walks on the fourth Sunday most months throughout the year to explore the beauty of local woods and creeks (Gans Creek, Three Creeks and Mark Twain National Forest). Meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. The walks are suitable for reasonably fit 10- to 70-year-olds. Children are very welcome. There will be plenty of stops along the way. For more information, email Peter Holmes.