2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764
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Sunday at UUCC – April 2, 2023
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 April 2, Intern Minister George Grimm-Howell will present “Spirituality of Aging, Part II.” He will share additional poems from his “Found in Wilderness” project. The themes discussed will center on how we process regret and other forms of unfinished business. Participants, based on an example of the final poem in the collection, will be invited to think about the overall arc of meaning of their lives.
9 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Lower Level-Centering Room
Mindfulness Meditation takes place at 9 a.m. every Sunday in the Centering Room. Beginners and experienced meditators welcome. For more information, email Anna Lingo or Susan Pereira.
10:30 a.m. – Worship Service – in person and live-streamed
“Risking Theological Openness” – George Grimm-Howell, Intern Minister
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Christian holy week, a time to contemplate cycles of destruction and renewal, death and resurrection. Unitarian Universalists have seen the temple of our faith deconstructed and rebuilt time and again as we risk theological openness and trust in our shared future.
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.
April 2 Order of Service
Online worship links – Zoom • Facebook
Submit Joys and Sorrows by 8:30 a.m. Sunday before worship:
Online Donation or Pledge Payment
Visitors participating in our online worship services are invited to fill out our Visitor Connection Card:
10:30 a.m. – Youth Religious Education – All-Ages Worship Service
The children will attend the first portion of the service before going to a “Spring Cleaning Service Sunday.”
11:30 a.m. – Coffee Hour – in person and via Zoom
Noon – First Sunday Potluck – Greeting Area and Sanctuary
On the first Sunday each month, we share a potluck luncheon together. Please bring a side dish, main dish or dessert if you are able – and please stay even if you can’t bring food because there’s always plenty to go around. Also, please help set up tables and chairs in the Sanctuary, and stay after the potluck when you’re able to help clean up and return the Sanctuary to normal order. Many hands make light work!
Noon – YRUU – Lower Level-YRUU Room
Members of YRUU, our high school youth group, will gather for their regularly weekly meeting.
1 p.m. – Social Action Team – Lower Level-Centering Room
Our Social Action Team will hold its regular monthly meeting. All are welcome to participate. For more information, email Team Chair Fred Young.
“Emergence” was the theme of our worship service on March 26, 2023. In the scientific world, emergence is known as the propensity for complex systems to arise from simple parts. The congregation joined in a playful, imaginative space to find out how we are, together, more than the sum of our parts.