Upcoming Events

This page provides more information about upcoming events than may appear in the Church Calendar or elsewhere.

In-person gatherings at church are suspended at least through the end of April to ensure we do our part to protect vulnerable populations and slow the spread of COVID-19 to a level our health system can manage. Please check back here often for online opportunities for gathering and mutual support. Read more.

Non-toxic Masculinity Men’s Group – 7 p.m. April 6 – meeting decision pending

The group normally meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday each month. Contact Jeff Ordway at 573-476-2834 or by email to learn if the April meeting will be held online or canceled.

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Conversations, Etc. – Noon Wednesday, April 8 – online

Conversations, Etc., the UUCC women’s group, will meet online at noon Wednesday, April 8. Enjoy the company of friends.

If you have questions, call Melinda Farhangi at 573-445-6325 or email Pam Springsteel.

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UUCC Book Discussion – 5 p.m. Friday, April 10 – online

The Book Discussion Group will meet online at 5 p.m. Friday, April 10. We discuss books keeping us occupied. If you have questions, contact Pam Springsteel at 573-445-642 or by email.

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Men’s Group – 8 a.m. April 11 – online

The UUCC Men’s Group ordinarily meets in person on the second, fourth, and fifth Saturdays of each month at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, but will not do so in April.

Men’s Group coordinator Wiley Miller has announced that he is setting up an online meeting of the group via Zoom at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 11. Regular participants in the group will receive the Zoom link from Wiley.

For more information, or if you are not a regular participant but would like to be included, contact Wiley Miller at 573-864-8574 or by email.

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UUCC Stream Team – 9:45 a.m. Saturday, April 11 – meet at the church

Join the Stream Team, a sub-team of the Green Sanctuary Team, in monitoring the health of Hinkson Creek. We will be catching and counting macro-invertebrates that live in the creek. We will also be measuring stream flow, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, nitrate content, pH level, conductivity, and turbidity.

All ages are welcome to come and do some serious but enjoyable messing in a creek together and discovering what lives there. Wear shoes that allow you to wade in the creek.

Questions? Email Peter Holmes.

More information and photos

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UUCC Grounds Team Meeting – Online at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18

Spring is here, and the Grounds Team is excited to see our native plants pushing through the soil and reaching for the sunlight. Not only do native plants beautify our grounds, they also nurture and sustain the living landscape for birds and other animals.

The Grounds Team cares for the woods and field behind the church, the Memorial Garden and the flower beds around the church. We meet every third Saturday at 9 a.m. during the growing months and always welcome folks who want to learn about native plants, or who want to give a hand.

For more information or to be placed on our “we have a work day” list, email Jeanne Murphy or Patty Daus.

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UU Life Writers – 10:30 a.m. April 18 – online

The UU Life Writers Group will meet online at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18. Watch for an email on how to connect. We are continuing to write stories on the theme of “Inheritances.”

Meetings are also planned May 2 and 16 and June 6. Watch for details.

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Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team – 11:45 a.m. Sunday, April 19 – online

Send an email to Allie Gassmann, co-chair of the Sanctuary/Immigrant Justice Team, for details. Note the date change.

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Revelio Como – 1 p.m. Sunday, April 19 – online

The local “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” group meets on the second Sunday of each month (except in April, when it’s Easter) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join us to use rigor and sacred practices to explore along with the podcast.

For more information, email April Rodegghero or Jamila Batchelder. Check out our Facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/796589344101673/

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Loaves and Fishes – April 19

UUCC will provide the evening meal at Loaves and Fishes on Sunday, April 19 as usual.

Please sign up here to prepare food for this meal and/or to help set up, serve and clean up.

Serving meals at Loaves and Fishes is a project of our Social Action Team. Email Diane Suhler for more information.

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Xennial Supper Club – 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19 – meeting decision pending

The Xennial Supper Club usually meets monthly on the third Sunday evening. Contact Michela Skelton at 573-207-9216 or by email for April plans.

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Men’s Group – 8 a.m. April 25 – online

The UUCC Men’s Group ordinarily meets in person on the second, fourth, and fifth Saturdays of each month at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, but will not do so in April.

Men’s Group coordinator Wiley Miller has announced that he is setting up an online meeting of the group via Zoom at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. Regular participants in the group will receive the Zoom link from Wiley.

For more information, or if you are not a regular participant but would like to be included, contact Wiley Miller at 573-864-8574 or by email.

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Walk on the Wild Side – 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26

The Green Sanctuary Team is sponsoring monthly walks on the fourth Sunday most months throughout the year to explore the beauty of local woods and creeks (Gans Creek, Three Creeks and Mark Twain National Forest). Meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Shrug off your civilized self for a short time and come with us into the peace of wild things.

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. For more information, email Peter Holmes.

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Kaleidoscope Pagan gathering – 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 – we hope!

Join Kaleidoscope as we celebrate Beltane, better known to most of you as May Day. We used to weave paper baskets, fill them with dandelions, and hang them on peoples’ doors. Do you remember?

Celebrate fertility, joy and (at last!) fresh greens to eat. Gather with us at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 1 at the church. We will join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what their personal paths.

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