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 – Jan. 20, 2019

Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m.

“The Lonely Justice-Maker” – MLK Jr. Weekend – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon

History tends to lift up saints and heroes of our justice movements, but in truth, movements must be full of leaders and interconnected in order to succeed. Join us to explore the collective stories behind the individuals.

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

(Tentative) Caya Tanski will talk about UUCC’s work in Honduras. Read about Forum.

9 to 10 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – Lower Level

A Service Sunday Bake Sale is planned on Jan. 20.

Regular class on Jan. 27 – Our 9 a.m. children’s R.E. curriculum called “Spirit Play” is based on a Montessori approach to learning that encourages self-directed exploration. The children attend the first portion of the 9 a.m. worship service before going to their class. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available beginning at 8:45 a.m. Read more.

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

Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 10:05 to 10:45 a.m. every Sunday in the Centering Room – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle. On fourth Sundays throughout the year, Mindfulness Meditation takes place 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. Our hope is to build a group of UU members committed to regular meditation practice. Email Peter Holmes for more information.

11 a.m. to noon – Children’s Religious Education – Lower Level

A Service Sunday Bake Sale is planned on Jan. 20.

Regular classes on Jan. 27 – At 11 a.m. most Sundays, we offer an R.E. program for pre-schoolers through junior high school students, as well as nursery care for infants. The children and youths attend the first portion of the 11 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary with their families before going to their classes or other scheduled activities. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available until 12:30 p.m. Read more.

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

Our Caring Ministry Team is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting. All are welcome. For more information, email either co-chair, Meredith Donaldson or Winifred Scott.

Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team – Greeting Area

Our Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team will hold its regular monthly meeting. The team seeks to create an inclusively designed environment, free from ableism, where all individuals feel radically welcome and are able to participate in every aspect of our church. For more information, email either of the co-chairs, Gretchen Maune or James Cutts.

12:15 to 2:30 p.m. – Membership Class – Sanctuary

The Welcoming Team will offer classes on Jan. 20 and Jan. 27 for those who feel ready to become members of UUCC. The Jan. 20 class will be “History of Unitarians and Universalists” and will be held in the Sanctuary from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. The Jan. 27 class will be “Getting Involved at UUCC” and also will be held in the Sanctuary from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. A vegetarian lunch will be served at both classes, and childcare can be provided with one week’s notice. To ensure enough food is available, RSVP to 573-442-5764 or by email.

12:30 to 3 p.m. – OWL (Our Whole Lives) Human Sexuality Class

High school OWL classes are being offered from 12:30 to 3 p.m. each Sunday through March 17. The class is full, and no further registrations are being accepted. Because most of our high schoolers will be attending OWL, YRUU will not meet until March 24.

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.