2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764
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.
9 a.m. – Forum Discussion Group – Lower Level-Forum/Library
The Forum Discussion Group is a weekly conversation about current events, civic engagement, religion, emerging thought and more. On Dec. 4, Connie Johnmeyer will lead a program on “The Renewed Climate Change Agenda in Great Decisions 2022.”
9 a.m. – Green Meditation – Fire Circle or Centering Room
Meditators will meet at the Fire Circle – or in the Centering Room if it is raining or the temperature is below 50 degrees. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome. For more information, email Peter Holmes.
10:30 a.m. – Worship – in-person and online
“Slow Down!” – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
The structures around us fill this season with many stressors and demands, and yet the earth is full of cues to slow down and rest. From the hibernating animals to the bare trees to the shortening days and longest nights, what could we learn from the earth about rest in this season? And how could resting be a pathway to the collective liberation we seek?
Masks are now optional but welcome and celebrated at our worship services. We will continue to provide KN-95 masks of all sizes for those who need or prefer them and to maintain a culture that welcomes masking. In order to continue to protect our community, we ask you to ensure that you are up to date on Covid vaccination and boosters and to stay home with our online worship offering if you feel sick at all.
Dec. 4 Order of Service (when available)
Submit Joys and Sorrows by 8:30 a.m. Sunday before worship:
Visitors participating in our online worship services are invited to fill out our Visitor Connection Card:
10:30 a.m. – Youth Religious Education – Lower Level
After attending the first portion of the worship service, the children go to their classes in the Lower Level. There will be a Service Sunday on Dec. 4 for Room at the Inn.
11:30 a.m. – Coffee Hour – in-person and online
In-person coffee hour has resumed. Coffee hour also is available online via Zoom.
Noon – YRUU – Lower Level-YRUU Room
Members of YRUU, our high school youth group, will gather for their weekly meeting.
Noon – 7th-9th Grade OWL Class – Lower Level-Forum/Library
We are offering the Our Whole Lives (OWL) human sexuality class to 7th-9th grade students this semester.
1 p.m. – Social Action Team – Lower Level-Centering Room
Holiday Blues Service – Online Only – 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18
This celebratory time of year can be painful for we who suffer grief, loss, family conflict, depression and more. Join us on Zoom for a service that takes seriously the blues that exist amid the merriment.
Christmas Eve – 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24
A potluck cookie reception will be offered between the two services.
Your cookie contributions will be gratefully accepted.
Family Service – in person at 4:30 p.m.
Traditional carols and candlelight, and an interactive telling of the Christmas story with an accessible message of hope.
Candlelight Service – in person and online at 6:30 p.m.
Traditional carols and candlelight, and a Christmas homily from Rev. Molly.
Christmas Day – Sunday, Dec. 25 – time changed to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a Christmas Morning potluck brunch church! Please note the time change to 11:30 a.m. to allow for all your Christmas morning traditions. Bring a festive dish to share and join in a merry morning at UUCC!
The Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson was our guest preacher on Nov. 27, 2022. In his sermon he explored the attributes of “Secular Holiness.”