2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764
Worship and Religious Education – 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Free Nursery Care for Infants to 3-Year-Olds – 10:15 a.m. to noon 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.
Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
“Secular Sacred Text: Sparkling Dust in His Dark Materials” – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
Join us to reflect on Rev. Molly’s secular sacred text, the series His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman. A fantasy trilogy for children full of theological themes, this text explores questions of innocence and experience, death and life and meaning. And, there are daemons.
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
Our guests will be from Sunrise Optimists, one example of local civic organizations that have a strong devotion to a cause – in their case, youth. Read about Forum.
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Centering Room, Schweitzer classroom or Fire Circle
Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. every Sunday this summer in the Centering Room or Schweitzer classroom – 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. Email Peter Holmes for more information.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – Lower Level
Summer R.E. classes are focusing on the theme of the UU 7th principle – our interconnection with the Earth. Pre-K through first graders will participate in nature-themed spirit play. Second through eighth graders will work to strengthen connection with our church’s beautiful property. Children will attend the first portion of the 10:30 a.m. worship service before going to their classes. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available from 10:15 a.m. to noon.
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Midsummer Potluck and Ice Cream Social
Join us for an early afternoon of fun, feasting, and frozen treats. Bring an item for a potluck lunch if you are able. Ice cream and toppings will be provided.
1:30 to 4 p.m. – A Walk on the Wild Side – meet at church
The Green Sanctuary Team is sponsoring monthly walks on fourth Sundays to explore the beauty of local woods and creeks. Meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. In the summer, from May to September, wear shoes and shorts suitable for wading in creeks. Bathing suits and towels might be a good idea too. The walks are suitable for reasonably fit 10- to 70-year-olds. Children are very welcome. There will be plenty of stops along the way. If you have questions, email Peter Holmes.