Site Updates

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

Home Page – Rev. Molly will be in the pulpit next Sunday, Feb. 24, with a sermon titled “Reparations and Soul Repair.” Power is our “loaded word” for February. If power is the ability to act, then our power is deeply affected by our resources. What do we do about the truth of history that many have been systemically robbed of resources and thus power? What joyful redistribution of shared power could we find through the exercise of reparations? And what does all this mean for the well-being of our souls?

Also on Feb. 24, regular R.E. classes will take place at 9 and 11 a.m., Forum will meet at 9 a.m., and Meditation Basics will be taught at 10:05 a.m. After worship the high school OWL class will continue, and the first “Walk on the Wild Side” hike sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Team will take place.

 

Pledges total 38% of target halfway through stewardship campaign – Read about the progress of our 2019 pledge drive in this new post on the Church News Blog. You’ll also find links to more stewardship information. While you’re at it, check out the other posts on our News Blog.

Stewardship 2019 Videos – Why is UUCC important to you? – This page has been updated to include a video of Pack Matthews’ “stewardship testimony” at this morning’s worship services.

RE Photos – DRE Jamila Batchelder added photos of the children’s Service Sunday project in support of our 2019 stewardship campaign.

Jan. 26, 2019 – Second Annual Services Auction – This page now includes the total raised by the services auction.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly on Monday. Read them here.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019

Home Page – Featured on the home page is information about this year’s stewardship campaign, which got off to an excellent start last Sunday, Feb. 3.

At worship services next Sunday, Feb. 17, Intern Minister Alexis will be in the pulpit with a sermon titled “The Power of Intimacy.” Regular R.E. classes will take place at 9 and 11 a.m., Forum will meet at 9 a.m., and Meditation Basics will be taught at 10:05 a.m. After worship the Caring Ministry Team will meet and the high school OWL class will continue. In the evening we’ll be serving the meal at Loaves and Fishes – sign up here – and the first gathering of a new X-ennial Supper Club will be held for Millenials and Gen-Xers.

Church News Blog – The following items are new on the Church News Blog since last Sunday:

Director of Music Ministry Job Opening – As the two-year interim tenure of Marques J. Ruff as Interim Director of Music Ministry will be drawing to a close in May when he will finish his degree, our Music Director Search Team took stock of the congregation’s feedback last spring and prepared a job listing for our long-term music director. Find the job listing here, and please pass it along to anyone you know who might be an excellent candidate for our congregation’s beloved and thriving music program. Application review will begin Feb. 22, and we are looking for applicants who can start work with us on June 1.

UU Life Writers – The winter/spring theme and schedule for the Life Writers group is now posted here.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly on Monday. Read them here.

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

Home Page – Now featured on the home page is information about this year’s stewardship campaign, which got off to an excellent start today. Find more information about stewardship at the following links:

Worship next Sunday, Feb. 10, will be “Breath, Rhythm, Song” with Interim Director of Music Ministry Marques J. Ruff and Director of Religious Education Jamila Batchelder. Join us for an interactive music service for all ages, exploring the power of breath, rhythm, and song to bring us together. Come ready to breathe, drum, and sing! Also, there will be a New Member Ingathering at both worship services.

Church News Blog – The following items are new on the church news blog:

New podcast – Jan. 27, 2019 – Across Generations: Founders’ Day Sunday – At worship on Jan. 27, 2019, the day before the 68th anniversary of our church’s founding on Jan. 28, 1951, Rev. Molly reflected on the history and future of Unitarian Universalism in Mid-Missouri. This podcast is also now linked on the Sermon Archive page.

Current Newsletter – The February issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available here, including a link to the PDF version. There is also a link to the PDF on the Newsletter Download page.

Worship Services – See the February worship schedule here.

Forum Discussion Group – View the February Forum schedule on this page.

RE Schedule – The February children’s religious education schedule is available here.

Upcoming Events – Numerous new events have been added through early April.

Festival of Sharing – The February focus for Festival of Sharing is now posted on this page.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly on Monday. Read them here.

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

Home Page – Next Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, Rev. Molly’s sermon at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services will be “The M-Word.” It’s the year of loaded words, and is there a word more loaded than “money”? Join us to reflect on your relationship to money and how we can bring this important part of life into line with our values. Can our financial decisions become a source of joy?

Other activities next Sunday: The R.E. children will be participating in a Service Sunday project at 9 and 11 a.m. “Meditation Basics” will be offered in place of Mindfulness Meditation at 10:05 a.m. on Sundays in February. In the early afternoon there will a “Getting to Know UU” session for newcomers in Rev. Molly’s office, a regular monthly meeting of the Social Action Team, and the continuing high school OWL class.

New photo page: Jan. 26, 2019 – Second Annual Services Auction – We had a successful and well attended Founders’ Day Services Auction at church Saturday evening, Jan. 26. Read all about it and see 15 photos on this new photo page, which is also now linked on the Photos & Video page.

RE Photos – DRE Jamila Batchelder posted photographs from the Jan. 20 Service Sunday project – preparing for and holding a bake sale to raise money for ArchCity Defenders.

New Podcast: Jan. 20, 2019 – MLK Jr. Weekend – The Lonely Justice-Maker – Listen here to our worship service on Jan. 20 when Rev. Molly revealed a major new effort by Faith Voices of Columbia – an interfaith group that promotes relationships of understanding, cooperation, and respect across religious and political divides. This proposal is scheduled to be presented to our community and our City Council on Feb. 4, 2019. The proposal demands funding for a permanent shelter for the unhoused, real and full community policing, abolishment of cash bail, and a number of other measures designed to create a moral attack on amoral policies. There could be no more fitting tribute to Dr. King’s legacy.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly on Monday. Read them here.

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019

Home Page – Next Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, is Founders’ Day Sunday. Join us for Rev. Molly’s sermon, “Across Generations,” to reflect upon the history and future of Unitarian Universalism in Mid-Missouri. What is the vision that connects us across generations?

Other activities next Sunday: In addition to regular R.E. classes, Forum and Mindfulness Meditation, in the early afternoon there will the second of two membership classes and the continuing high school OWL class.

Founders’ Day Service Auction Donations – You can check out the 30 donations made so far for our Founders’ Day Service Auction next Saturday, Jan. 26, on this new page. There is a button on the on the Founders’ Day Service Auction page that links to the page listing donations – and while you’re there, click the other buttons to:

Honduras Ministry featured in Tribune article – Our Honduras Ministry was featured in a recent Columbia Daily Tribune article – see this post on the Church News Blog for a link to the article.

Valentine’s Day Family Dance – On the RE News Blog, DRE Jamila Batchelder posted an invitation to the annual Valentine’s Day Dance scheduled on Feb. 9.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly on Monday. Read them here.

Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019

Home Page – Next Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, on MLK Jr. weekend, Rev. Molly will be in the pulpit with a sermon titled “The Lonely Justice-Maker.” 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.

Other activities next Sunday: In addition to regular R.E. classes, Forum and Mindfulness Meditation, in the early afternoon there will be meetings of the Caring Ministry and AIM teams, the first of two membership classes, and the continuing high school OWL class. In the evening, we’ll be serving the meal at Loaves & Fishes – sign up here to provide food and/or to help set up, serve and clean up.

New Podcasts – The following podcasts were posted this morning:

R.E. News – DRE Jamila Batchelder posted about her New Year’s resolution to post more photographs. She followed up with new photos on the R.E. Photos page.

Current Newsletter – In case you missed previous announcements, you can view the January 2019 issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, on this page. Multiple options for reading the newsletter are offered.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly on Monday. Read them here.

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

Home Page – Next Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, Intern Minister Alexis will be in the pulpit with a sermon titled “The Rest of the Story.” Being in solidarity can call us to rethink the stories we tell ourselves and others. How might we go about rethinking our personal narratives, and what might we do with what we learn?

Other activities next Sunday: In addition to regular R.E. classes, Forum and Mindfulness Meditation, in the early afternoon there will be a meeting of the Sanctuary Team (Immigrant Ministry) and the second OWL class for high schoolers.

Current Newsletter – In case you missed the email announcement this past week, you can view the January 2019 issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, on this page. Multiple options for reading the newsletter are offered.

New Church News Blog Post – Membership classes Jan. 20 and 27 – The Welcoming Team will offer membership classes for those who feel ready to become members of UUCC. Read about the classes and how to RSVP here. The classes have also been added to the Upcoming Events page.

Adult Religious Education – Read full details on this page about the winter 2019 adult religious education classes starting Jan. 15 and continuing on Tuesday evenings through March 19.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Joys and Sorrows – Joys and Sorrows are updated weekly on Monday. Read them here.