Site Updates

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

Here’s what new on our website since Sunday, Jan. 5:

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Rev. Molly will be in the pulpit next Sunday, Jan. 19, with a sermon titled “A Single Garment of Destiny.” On Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday, we will explore Dr. King’s philosophy of interconnection and what it means for contemporary justice movements.

Other activities on Sunday, Jan. 19:

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 9:30 a.m.
    • R.E. children will participate in a Service Sunday – preparing food for Loaves and Fishes.
    • The Youth Choir will practice at 11:45 a.m.
    • Our Disability Justice and Inclusion Team will met at 11:45 a.m.
    • YRUU will meet at noon.
    • Our OWL sex education class for 7th-9th graders will take place at noon.
    • Parents of R.E. children will set up and serve the evening meal at Loaves and Fishes starting at 4:30 p.m. and clean up afterward. Signups are requested for food donations. See the signup buttons on the home page.
    • The X-ennial Supper Club will gather at church at 5:30 p.m. for a potluck.

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Auction Tickets – Our Paypal link has been fixed and you can now purchase tickets here for our Third Annual Founders’ Day Auction scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Read more about our premiere annual soirée and fund-raiser – and sign up to donate services and help with the auction.

Honduras Service Trip reports – Allie Gassmann’s now-completed account of the Honduras Ministry Team’s recent Honduras service trip can be read here. Numerous photos are included.

Solidarity Rally and March – Jan. 18 – Our Social Action Team is a co-sponsor of the Solidarity Rally and March scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Boone County Courthouse Plaza. The team encourages everyone to participate. Rev. Molly will be one of the speakers. Read about the plans here. Read more on Facebook.

YRUU – The winter-spring schedule for YRUU is now posted on this page.

RE Schedule – New on this page is a schedule for nursery advisors/workers and classroom aides. The schedule goes through May 31.

Current Newsletter – In case you missed previous announcements, the January issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available here with several options for reading the news. The PDF version is also now 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, Jan. 5, 2020

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Our Affiliated Community Minister, The Rev. Dottie Mathews, will be in the pulpit next Sunday, Jan. 12, with a sermon titled “Listening Deeply.” Join us to benefit from her wisdom born of years of professional deep listening. How can we connect to one another in a healing way? Just listen!

Other activities on Sunday, Jan. 12:

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 9:30 a.m.
    • Regular children’s R.E. classes will be held during the 10:30 a.m. hour.
    • The Youth Choir will practice at 11:45 a.m.
    • A membership class, “History of Unitarians and Universalists,” will be offered by the Welcoming Team at 11:45 a.m.
    • The Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team will meet at noon.
    • YRUU will meet at noon.
    • The first session of our OWL sex education class for 7th-9th graders will be offered at noon.
    • Non-violence training for the Jan. 18 Solidarity Rally and March volunteers will be held at 1 p.m.

UUCC Building Task Force – Consultant Rachel Maxwell has provided a final detailed report on our Dec. 6-7 “Next Steps Weekend.” Read it here.

Honduras Service Trip reports – Honduras Ministry Team Leader Allie Gassmann provided daily updates about the team’s just-completed service trip to Honduras. Read her reports here and see more than 30 photos.

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

Current Newsletter – In case you missed previous announcements, the January issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available here with several options for reading the news. The PDF version is also now linked on the Newsletter Download page.

Festival of Sharing – The January focus for Festival of Sharing has now been posted here.

Faith-to-Action Collections – Church Administrator Suzanne Clark updated the information 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.

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – The January worship theme is “Deep Connection,” and Rev. Molly will be in the pulpit next Sunday, Jan. 5, with a sermon titled “How to Make Friends and Connect with People.” We live in a culture whose structures make deep connection difficult and in which loneliness is climbing. How do we opt into a different way of being with one another when the systems of our world are stacked against us?

A new photo on the home page shows the lit candles at the 8 p.m. Christmas Eve worship service.

Other activities on Sunday, Jan. 5:

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 9:30 a.m.
    • Regular children’s R.E. classes will be held during the 10:30 a.m. hour.
    • The Youth Choir will practice at 11:45 a.m.
    • “Getting to Know UU” will be offered for newcomers at 11:45 in the Minister’s Office
    • The Social Action Team will meet at 11:45 a.m.
    • YRUU will meet at noon

Honduras trip report No. 1 – Honduras Ministry Team leader Allie Gassmann sent an initial report and two photos after the team arrived in Honduras. She hopes to provide frequent updates during the team’s stay.

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

Worship Services – See the complete schedule of January worship services here.

R.E. Schedule – On this page you’ll find the January schedule of children’s religious education classes and other R.E. activities.

Forum Discussion Group – The January Forum schedule is now available on this page.

Upcoming Events – This page has been updated with numerous activities scheduled in January.

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, Dec. 22, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Next Sunday, Dec. 29, will feature a multi-generational worship service, “Releasing and Re-Centering” New Year Service, led by Rev. Molly and DRE Jamila Batchelder. Join us for our annual burning of the grudges and setting of intentions as we prepare to enter a new year together. This service for all ages will invite you to let go of the ending year and center your hearts as you enter 2020.

For this service we enjoy preparing a slideshow of the high points of the year to show during the offertory – so we invite your photos! Please email one or two photos directly to Rev. Molly to include in our congregation’s highlights of 2019! The submission deadline is the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 27.

Other activities on Sunday, Dec. 29:

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 9:30 a.m.
    • There will be no children’s R.E. classes because worship will be multi-generational.
    • YRUU will not meet. The members’ next meeting will be held Jan. 5, when they will plan their schedule for the winter-spring semester.

Christmas Eve Worship Services – Our Christmas Eve services are described on the home page below the schedule for next Sunday.

Board Information – Our Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting last Thursday, Dec. 19. On this page you’ll find board information including the agenda and related documents for the meeting. You must be logged in to the website to view this page.

Minister and Staff – The Rev. Dottie Mathews’ biography has been updated.

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, Dec. 15, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Next Sunday, Dec. 22 will feature a multi-generational worship service, “Cradled in the Longest Night,” led by Rev. Molly and DRE Jamila Batchelder. Join us to experience the peaceful rest of the darkness and the quiet return of the light as we mark the solstice in this meaningful service for all ages.

Other activities on Sunday, Dec. 22:

    • Forum will meet at 9 a.m.
    • Mindfulness Meditation will take place at 9:30 a.m.
    • There will be no children’s R.E. classes because worship will be multi-generational.
    • The youth choir, Pulchram Vocem, will rehearse at 11:45 a.m.
    • YRUU is having a lock-in at church Saturday evening, Dec. 21, to make cookies for a fundraising sale on Dec. 22. The regular YRUU meeting at noon will not take place.
    • There will be a memorial service for Patricia Morrow at 3 p.m.

Special Holiday Worship opportunities – Special holiday worship services are listed on the home page below the schedule for next Sunday.

Team seeks clothing and footwear donations for Honduras trip – This new post on the Church News Blog is a request from the Honduras Ministry Team for clothing and footwear donations to take with them on their service trip. Members of the team will leave for Honduras on Dec. 28.

Founders’ Day Services Auction – Read here about our third annual Founders’ Day Services Auction scheduled Jan. 25, 2020. This is our premier annual fundraising and social event. You can also reach this page by clicking the big black button near the top of the home page. You’ll find buttons on this page allowing you to:

Donate services, and
Provide food and auction help

Coming soon: You will be able to purchase auction tickets online.

Faith-to-Action Collections – Church Administrator Suzanne Clark has updated this page with collection totals through November 2019.

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, Dec. 8, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Next Sunday, Dec. 15 will be a very busy day at UUCC. At the 10:30 a.m. worship service, Rev. Molly will be in the pulpit with a sermon titled “Radical Unitarian Universalism.” After focusing on the “welcome” part of our intention to create “radical welcome,” we’re going to spend some time with “radical.” What does a radical Unitarian Universalism look like?

Other activities on Sunday, Dec. 15:

Special Holiday Worship opportunities – Special holiday worship services are listed on the home page below the schedule for next Sunday.

Next Steps Weekend Report – Consultant Rachel Maxwell presented a report after worship this morning on her assessment of our readiness for a capital campaign to raise funds for building improvements and renovations. You can read her presentation on this page or download a PDF. There is also a link to this page in the box on the home page.

Forum – The December Forum schedule became available this past week and is now posted here.

Current Newsletter – In case you missed the announcement last week, the December issue of our monthly newsletter, The Searchlight, is now available here with multiple options for reading. The PDF version also is 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, Dec. 1, 2019

Home Page Sunday Schedule – Next Sunday, Dec. 8 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service, Rev. Molly will be in the pulpit with a sermon titled “Including You.” What does it truly mean to be a community of expansive and open welcome? Join us to explore what it could entail to become a place of extravagant love and ever-deepening inclusion.

Other activities on Sunday, Dec. 8:

Special Holiday Worship opportunities – Special holiday worship services are listed on the home page below the schedule for next Sunday.

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

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

Simple Gifts Workshop – DRE Jamila Batchelder posted this article about the workshop on the R.E. News Blog.

Upcoming Events – See the details about numerous events in December on this page.

Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team – The former Sanctuary Congregation Team is now the Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team. Read about the team 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.