Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri (UUCC)

2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764

 

Worship and Religious Education – 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday
Free Nursery Care for Infants to 3-Year-Olds – 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 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.


Sunday at UUCC – Nov. 18, 2018

Worship Services – 9 and 11 a.m.

“Thanksgiving Sunday” – Rev. Molly House Gordon and DRE Jamila Batchelder

Join us for our beloved annual interactive Thanksgiving Cornbread Communion Service when we sing and share in gladness for the abundance in our lives. This will be a multi-generational service.

To be posted when available — Order of Service  •  Announcements

Special Event – Annual Thanksgiving Pastry Auction FUNdraiser

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Greeting Area

Beginning before the 9 a.m. worship service and ending after the 11 a.m. service, our annual Thanksgiving pastry auction will take place in the Greeting Area.

This is your opportunity to bid on and take home some tasty treats for the holiday and help raise money for our church.

We still need some more volunteers to provide treats and help with the auction. For more information or to volunteer, contact Chelsea Otten at 573-696-0924 or by email.

Other Programs and Activities

9 to 10 a.m. – Forum Adult Discussion – Lower Level-Library/Forum Room

The speaker will be Mary Hartigan on “Judaism – Past, Present and Future.” Read about Forum.

9 to 10 a.m. – Religious Education – Lower Level

On Sundays when we have a multi-generational worship service, children are invited and welcome in the Sanctuary for the entire service. On other Sundays at 9 a.m. we offer a “Spirit Play” class. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available beginning at 8:45 a.m.

10:05 to 10:45 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Schweitzer classroom or Fire Circle

Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 10:05 to 10:45 a.m. on Sundays in the Centering Room or Schweitzer classroom – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle behind the church. On fourth Sundays the session is held 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. Email Peter Holmes for more information.

11 a.m. to noon – Religious Education – Lower Level

On Sundays when we have a multi-generational worship service, children are invited and welcome in the Sanctuary for the entire service. On other Sundays at 11 a.m. we offer R.E. classes for pre-schoolers through junior high school students. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available until 12:30 p.m.

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Caring Ministry Team – Lower Level-Library/Forum Room

Our Caring Ministry Team will hold its regular monthly meeting. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email either of the co-chairs, Meredith Donaldson or Winn Scott.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Facilities Needs Presentation and Discussion – Sanctuary

This is an opportunity to learn why your Board of Trustees created the Building Needs Task Force last year and what its members have been doing. Did you know that unlike many churches, our membership has been steadily growing for the past decade? Did you know that it has been two decades since the UUCC has undergone a major renovation/expansion project?

Pizza and childcare will be provided during the session, which will begin with a short presentation and be followed by time for those attending to ask questions and provide feedback. A similar session is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – YRUU – Lower Level-YRUU Room

Members of YRUU, our high school youth group, will gather for their regular meeting. Their scheduled program on Nov. 11 is crafting.

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Loaves and Fishes Dinner – Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church

Our Social Action Team organizes volunteers to provide the evening meal at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen on the third Sunday each month. Click the button below to sign up to prepare food for this meal and/or to help set up, serve, and clean up.

Please submit receipts for all food items, and some or all of your expenses may be reimbursed by the church. Food items should be delivered to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd., by 4:45 p.m. Please do not leave food items for Loaves and Fishes at UUCC because of the difficulty of transporting these items. It is best to use disposable cooking pans (available in the UUCC kitchen) rather than cookware that must be returned to the owners.

If you have questions, email Diane Suhler of the Social Action Team.