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.
Annual Congregational Meeting results
May 15, 2022
2022-23 operating budget – approved
Board of Trustees election
Christine Heath – candidate for one-year term, 2022-2023 – elected
Taylor Gill, Iyesatu Kamara-Bush and Fred Young – candidates for three-year terms, 2022-2025 – elected
Endorsement of 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism – approved
10:30 a.m. – Worship – in-person and live-streamed
Graduation Sunday – DRE Jamila Batchelder and Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
Join us for reflections on the threshold times in all of our lives, and help us honor our high school graduates as we share in our beloved tradition of letters from the young adults’ parents. The UUCC Band will provide special music.
Masks are required for those 2 and older attending in person. We recommend high quality masks such as N-95, KN-95 or KF-94 for all who can wear them, and we will have some on hand for those who need one. Please stay home and attend online if you feel sick – even just a little “under the weather.” Group singing (masked) and in-person coffee hour have resumed – read more.
May 22 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. to Noon – Youth Religious Education
We offer an R.E. program for pre-schoolers through junior high school students, as well as nursery care for infants. Older children attend the first portion of the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary with their families before going to their classes or other scheduled activities.
On May 22, all the children except the Potter Class will enjoy R.E. classes in the adjacent city park, weather permitting. The Potter Class will meet indoors.
11:30 a.m. – Coffee Hour – in-person and online
We have resumed in-person coffee hour When weather allows, we will have coffee set up after the service outdoors and the greeting area doors propped open. We invite folks to move between the space outdoors or indoors according to their safety needs and comfort levels. On rainy Sundays we will set up coffee in the greeting area after the service and invite folks to spread out into the sanctuary for plenty of space. Coffee hour also is available online via Zoom.
We observed the 99-year-old tradition of the “Flower Communion” at our worship service on May 8, 2022. In her reflections,”Weeds Are a Social Construct,” Rev. Molly said the word “weeds” is a social concept because it is “mostly another name for native plants that defy the colonial desire for control.” She went on to say, “Our bodies are like the wildflowers, so different, so beautiful…. Here we are proclaiming there is no wrong way to bloom, no wrong way to be a body.”