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.
May 2, 2021 Virtual Worship Service – “Love and Liberation Beyond Borders”
Rev. Mary Katherine Morn and Rev. Laura Randall from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) joined our Affiliated Community Minister, Rev. Dottie Mathews, to lead our worship on May 2. They shared the history and mission of the UUSC and highlighted some of the very important work the committee is doing around the world with our support.
Except as otherwise noted, all in-person church gatherings are suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most gatherings are online.
10 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – No Morning Tea Party on May 9
The Morning Tea Party will not be held on May 9. On most Sundays, the children meet via Zoom and get a chance to see each other’s faces, say hi, and share a story together. Because all tea parties should feature pastries and fabulous attire, there are always optional muffin recipe and costuming suggestions for each Sunday. Zoom link.
10:30 a.m. – Online Worship Service
Worship Associates – Annual Flower Communion Service
Created by Czech Unitarian Universalists Norbert and Maja Capek as a celebration of diversity in defiance of Nazi supremacist ideology, the Flower Communion is one of the most cherished UU traditions. It is a service in which we celebrate the unique beauty and worth of every individual – and how through the diversity that each individual brings to our community, we create together the greatest beauty of all.
A plan to hold the Flower Communion service in person at the church has been canceled because the weather forecast predicts thunderstorms Sunday morning. The service will be streamed via Zoom as usual. It will still be a beautiful service with live performances from several of our beloved UUCC musicians – Scott Denson, Sam Buffalo and Hans Heruth.
A communal bouquet will be set up at the church under the overhang from 1 to 2 p.m. for those who want to go by to give and receive a flower as part of the ritual.
Submit Joys and Sorrows by 10 a.m. Sunday before worship:
Telephone: 312-626-6799 – Meeting ID: 380 411 489
Digital Chalice (click to light it)
Visitors participating in our online worship services are invited to fill out our Visitor Connection Card:
11:30 a.m. – Online Coffee Hour
Noon – Twilight Zone Class (5th-6th Grades)
We will watch a Twilight Zone episode (created by UU Rod Serling!) and discuss the big ideas that are explored in the episode.