Site Updates

April 5, 2020

Here’s what new on our website since Sunday, March 29:

Home Page – The video of this morning’s online worship service is available here for those who missed it or want to see it again. There’s also a summary of plans for upcoming online worship, RE classes, and other activities.

Sermon Archive – The video worship services for the past three weeks are now available through links on this page.

Submit Joys and/or Sorrows – You can now submit Joys and Sorrows to Rev. Molly on this new password-protected page. There is a button at the top of the Joys and Sorrows page that will take you to the submission page.

Zoom Links – To prevent intruders from interfering in our online meetings, Zoom links are posted on this new password-protected page. (The only Zoom information posted elsewhere is for our online worship services, which are conducted using a “webinar” setting that only permits worship leaders to speak and appear on video.) The Zoom Links page appears on the Members/Friends tab of the main menu. You must have an approved user account on our website and be logged in to view the Zoom links page.

PodcastsPodcasts are back! After resolving some technical issues, we have resumed posting podcasts from our worship services, starting with last fall. You can now listen to these four new podcasts:

  • Oct. 6, 2019 – Begin Again in Love
  • Nov. 17, 2019 – What Do We Seek Here?
  • Nov. 10, 2019 – With Heat and Great Effort
  • Nov. 3, 2019 – Remembrance Sunday

Current Newsletter – In case you missed the earlier announcements, you can find the April Searchlight here.

Upcoming Events – Upcoming events – most of them online – through early May have been listed on this page.

RE Schedule – Details about upcoming online RE classes can be found here, along with information about daily weekday activities for children and adults via our Facebook group page.

Church News – New items on the Church News blog are:

  • Faith-to-Action recipient nominations requested for 2020-21
  • Rev. Molly’s online office hours
  • Online pledge payments
  • Consider donating to help others during the coronavirus emergency
  • President’s Perspective – I wish you well in this uncertain time

Festival of Sharing – April’s Festival of Sharing project is now posted here.

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

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Home Page – All in-person activities at church are now suspended at least through April. Read here about our plans for online Sunday worship services, religious education classes and coffee hours.

Worship Services – Our plans for online worship in April are also outlined here.

RE Schedule – The April schedule for online RE classes and daily RE activities is posted on this page.

Faith-to-Action Nominations – Nominations of Faith-to-Action recipients for the 2020-21 church year are now being accepted online here, or you can submit a paper nomination form. You can also reach this page by way of a button at the top of the home page.

Faith-to-Action Collections – Collections in March have now been posted on this page.

Got brain fog? Some pastoral resources… – Rev. Molly posted these helpful suggestions this past week.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every week. 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. Read them here.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Home Page – This morning we had our second online worship service – if you didn’t see it this morning or want to see it again, the video is posted on the home page. The video from last week  has been moved to its own page.

General Church News Blog – These posts are new since last Sunday:

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. This week the page was updated on Friday with more information about suspension of in-person activities. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Home Page – This morning we had our first online worship service – if you didn’t see it this morning or want to see it again, the video is posted on the home page along with links to poems read and a song played during the service. Also on the home page you’ll find instructions for viewing and/or listening to our online worship next Sunday, March 22.

How to join our worship by Zoom – This post provides more details about how to access our online presence on Zoom while in-person gatherings are suspended.

UUCC in-person gatherings suspended and how to stay connected – This is Rev. Molly’s detailed explanation of the suspension of in-person gatherings.

Weekly Church News Update – The most important weekly news is posted on this page every Wednesday or Thursday. This week the page was updated on Friday with more information about suspension of in-person activities. You can easily get to this page by clicking the “Weekly News Update” button near the top of the left sidebar.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Home Page – “Deconstructing Ally-ship” will be the subject on Youth Sunday, March 15, when members of our YRUU high school youth group will explore and deconstruct the idea of what it means to be an ally in the work of justice as they prepare to host a youth conference on DeCONstruction. Join us for this beloved annual service when we hear wisdom from the teenagers of our church.

Other activities on Sunday, March 15:

View Complete Sunday Schedule

Church NewsPlanning ahead for the coronavirus – Read Rev. Molly’s message about how we’re planning ahead if the coronavirus reaches Columbia.

Current Newsletter – In case you missed previous announcements, the March issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available for reading here in multiple formats. The PDF version is also linked on the Newsletter Download 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. Read them here.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Home Page – Updates on the home page include worship details for next Sunday, March 8, other activities on March 8, and a stewardship update.

Worship on Sunday, March 8

“Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There!” is the title of Rev. Molly’s sermon at worship next Sunday. Often it is not actually what we do that is most supportive to our loved ones, but rather a quality of our presence. Join us to explore what it means to be a healing presence with those we love, especially in the times when we feel most helpless.

Other activities on March 8

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • The first of a four-part adult RE program on reparations will be presented at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 9:30 a.m.
    • Children’s RE classes will be held during the 10:30 a.m. hour
    • The children’s choir will rehearse at 11:45 a.m.
    • The OWL sex education class for 7th-9th graders will take place at noon
    • YRUU will meet at noon
    • The Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team will meet at noon
    • Revelio CoMo, a secular sacred reading group, will meet at 1 p.m.

Stewardship Update

Our annual Stewardship Campaign began Feb. 2. As of today, pledges totaled $253,740 – 70.7% of the $359,014 goal.

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Current Newsletter – In case you missed the previous announcement, the March issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available for reading here in multiple formats. The PDF version is also linked on the Newsletter Download page.

Worship Services – All March worship services are listed here.

Forum Discussion Group – See March Forum programs on this page.

Upcoming Events – Numerous upcoming events in March and early April have been added to this page.

RE Schedule – The Children’s RE schedule for March is now posted on this page.

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

Festival of Sharing – The March project for Festival of Sharing has been posted here.

Adult Religious Education – Information about a four-part adult RE program on reparations appears 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. Read them here.

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Home Page – Updates on the home page include worship details for next Sunday, March 1, other activities on March 1, and a stewardship update.

Worship on Sunday, March 1

Join Rev. Molly and members of our Honduras Ministry Team to explore what it means to be of service, but also be in solidarity. How can we help in a way that is responsible to the agency and dignity of our partners? Honduras Ministry Team members will share reflections from their recent trip.

Other activities on March 1

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 9:30 a.m.
    • Older R.E. children will be participating in a Service Sunday
    • The Welcoming Team will offer a “Getting to Know UU” session for newcomers
    • The youth choir will rehearse at 11:45 a.m.
    • The Social Action Team will hold its monthly meeting at 11:45 a.m.
    • The OWL sex education class for 7th-9th graders will take place at noon
    • YRUU will meet at noon
    • Room at the Inn will start its second week at our church in the late afternoon. Because one of Room at the Inn’s usual host sites was not available this year, we stepped up and agreed to host RATI for a second time this winter – from Sunday, Feb. 23 through Saturday night, March 7. Be sure to check the online calendar for room changes necessitated by RATI’s presence. This program works only because of congregational volunteers, so please sign up at RoomAtTheInnComo.org. Two RATI staff members are scheduled to be present overnight, so if you sign up for an overnight shift, you will not be alone.

Stewardship Update

Our annual Stewardship Campaign began Feb. 2. As of noon today, pledges totaled $194,051 – 54% of the $359,014 goal.

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Xennial Supper Club – A photo of early arrivals at the Feb. 16 gathering has been added to this page.

Board Information – The agenda and related documents for the Board of Trustees’ Feb. 20 meeting can be found here. This is a password-protected page, so you must be logged in to view it.

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. Read them here.

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020

Home Page – Updates on the home page include worship details for next Sunday, Feb. 23, other activities on Feb. 23, and a stewardship update.

Worship

“Moving the Center” is the worship title next Sunday. The service will feature a special pulpit conversation between our Minister, the Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, and our Sabbatical Minister, the Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson, as they discuss their hopes for Rev. Molly’s sabbatical period (May 11-Sept. 8).

Other activities on Sunday, Feb. 23

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • Adult RE with the Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson is scheduled at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 9:30 a.m.
    • Regular R.E. classes will are scheduled during the worship hour
    • The youth choir will rehearse at 11:45 a.m.
    • The OWL sex education class for 7th-9th graders will take place at noon
    • YRUU will meet at noon
    • A “Walk on the Wild Side” is scheduled at 1:30 p.m.
    • Room at the Inn will return to our church in the late afternoon.

Stewardship Update

Our annual Stewardship Campaign began Feb. 2. Current pledges total $104,160 – about 30% of the $359,014 goal.

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Church News Blog – The following stories are new since last Sunday:

Upcoming Events – Three additional events in February – the Pledge Day Party, a Building Task Force feedback session, and an All-Church Game Night, have been added to this page.

Faith-to-Action Collections – Church Administrator Suzanne Clark updated this page with totals collected in January and February.

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. Read them here.

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Rev. Molly and DRE Jamila Batchelder will lead the multi-generational worship service next Sunday, Feb. 16, titled “Let It Be a Dance.” We all move in different ways, and our values may guide us in different directions, yet we can create a beautiful complicated dance together when we cooperate. Join us ready to move,

Other activities on Sunday, Feb. 16:

UUCC Building Task Force – A compilation of comments from the BTC’s Jan. 26 feedback session is now available here.

2019-20 Honduras Trip – You can read Allie Gassmann’s final report on the most recent trip and see numerous photos on this page.

Valentine’s Day All Church Dance – DRE Jamila Batchelder posted information about the dance on Feb. 15.

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. Read them here.

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020

Here’s what new on our website since Sunday, Jan. 26:

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Rev. Molly will be in the pulpit on Sunday, Feb. 9, with a sermon titled “What Moves You?” Join us to explore all the ways we are called to move together in this moment of upheaval and shifting ground. How are we following our hearts to embody our commitment and show up in movements for justice?

New on the home page this week: Information about our 2020 Stewardship Campaign

Other activities on Sunday, Feb. 9:

Stewardship 2020 – Overview – Our 2020 Stewardship Campaign began Feb. 2. Read an overview here. Related pages:

Current Newsletter – The February issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available here with multiple reading options. The PDF version is also linked on the Newsletter Download page.

News Blog – The following articles on our Church News Blog are new since last Sunday:

  • Rev. Molly’s sabbatical plans
  • President’s Perspective – Our presence and our strengths
  • February music at UUCC
  • February news from the Social Action Team
  • Founders’ Day Service Auction a big success!
  • Honduras Service Trip report
  • 2019-20 Honduras Trip

2019-20 Honduras Service Trip – Allie Gassmann’s daily reports on the trip and numerous photos have been moved to this new stand-alone page.

Social Action Team Photos – New at the top of this page are some photos from the Jan. 18 Solidarity Rally and March and a link to Rev. Molly’s speech at the rally. The speech is also now linked on the Sermon Archive page.

Worship Services – See the complete February worship schedule here.

RE Schedule – RE classes and other RE events in February are now posted here.

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

RE Photos – DRE Jamila Batchelder posted some new photos at the top of this page.

Upcoming Events – Events scheduled in February can be viewed here.

Life Writers Group – The winter/spring theme and schedule for the group can be found 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. Read them here.