Upcoming Events

This page provides more information about upcoming events than may appear in the Church Calendar or elsewhere. Click the links below for information on the events, listed in chronological order:

Non-toxic masculinity men’s group – April 22, 2019

The Non-Toxic Masculinity Men’s Group meets at the church at 7 p.m. Monday evenings.

The group serves cisgendered, straight, white men who are actively working to detoxify their masculinity and privilege so that they can stop doing damage to others and learn how to become active allies of other, more marginalized, groups.

For more information, email Jeff Ordway.

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Adult Religious Education – April 23, 2019

Our spring adult religious education offering for Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. will be two three-week book discussions. Although not required, registration helps us plan. Please sign up by clicking the button below, or email Ellen Thomas or Lisa Fritsche for more information. It is especially important to know if childcare is needed.

Spring Book Club Signup

On April 23, 30 and May 7, Melissa Ensign-Bedford will lead a discussion of the national UUA Common Read selection, Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018).

At a time when racial justice, environmental justice, and economic justice are seen as issues competing for time, attention, and resources, Justice on Earth explores the ways in which the three are intertwined. Those on the margins are invariably those most affected by climate disaster and environmental toxins. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life. It invites us to look at our current challenges through a variety of different perspectives, offers tools to equip us for sustained engagement, and proposes multiple pathways for follow-up action.

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Men’s Group – April 27, 2019

The UUCC Men’s Group meets on the second, fourth, and fifth Saturdays of each month at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The group is open to all men. There are no fees and no reservations are necessary.

The agenda is an open discussion of whatever is on the minds of those in attendance – and breakfast!

For more information contact Wiley Miller at 573-864-8574 or by email.

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Kaleidoscope Pagan gathering – April 27, 2019

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, and joy, and (at last) fresh greens to eat. Gather with us at the church at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27. We will join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what their personal paths.

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A Walk on the Wild Side – April 28, 2019

On the fourth Sunday each month, the Green Sanctuary Team is sponsoring monthly walks 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. on Sunday, April 28 to shrug off your civilized self for a time and come with us into the peace of wild things.

The walks will be 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, contact Peter Holmes.

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Non-toxic masculinity men’s group – April 29, 2019

The Non-Toxic Masculinity Men’s Group meets at the church at 7 p.m. Monday evenings.

The group serves cisgendered, straight, white men who are actively working to detoxify their masculinity and privilege so that they can stop doing damage to others and learn how to become active allies of other, more marginalized, groups.

For more information, email Jeff Ordway.

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Adult Religious Education – April 30, 2019

Our spring adult religious education offering for Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. will be two three-week book discussions. Although not required, registration helps us plan. Please sign up by clicking the button below, or email Ellen Thomas or Lisa Fritsche for more information. It is especially important to know if childcare is needed.

Spring Book Club Signup

On April 23, 30 and May 7, Melissa Ensign-Bedford will lead a discussion of the national UUA Common Read selection, Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018).

At a time when racial justice, environmental justice, and economic justice are seen as issues competing for time, attention, and resources, Justice on Earth explores the ways in which the three are intertwined. Those on the margins are invariably those most affected by climate disaster and environmental toxins. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life. It invites us to look at our current challenges through a variety of different perspectives, offers tools to equip us for sustained engagement, and proposes multiple pathways for follow-up action.

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Annual Congregational Meeting – May 5, 2019

Save the date for our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 5 after worship. Childcare and a simple lunch will be provided. This meeting will focus on passing our annual budget and voting on new board members, and it will also feature an important presentation from SOA, the architectural firm we have hired to assist us with renovations in the church.

SOA will take a portion of the meeting to guide us through some fact-finding and solicit feedback from the entire congregation in order to develop a prioritized needs list. An elevator is already on this needs list, but we need to prioritize other items as well. This is your opportunity to be part of that process and to have your voice heard.

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Adult Religious Education – May 7, 2019

Our spring adult religious education offering for Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. will be two three-week book discussions. Although not required, registration helps us plan. Please sign up by clicking the button below, or email Ellen Thomas or Lisa Fritsche for more information. It is especially important to know if childcare is needed.

Spring Book Club Signup

On April 23, 30 and May 7, Melissa Ensign-Bedford will lead a discussion of the national UUA Common Read selection, Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018).

At a time when racial justice, environmental justice, and economic justice are seen as issues competing for time, attention, and resources, Justice on Earth explores the ways in which the three are intertwined. Those on the margins are invariably those most affected by climate disaster and environmental toxins. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life. It invites us to look at our current challenges through a variety of different perspectives, offers tools to equip us for sustained engagement, and proposes multiple pathways for follow-up action.

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UUCC Community Garage Sale – May 18, 2019

We’ll be holding a fundraising garage sale at the church from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

Donations will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 13-17.

We are particularly looking for:

  • Furniture (especially bookshelves)
  • Power tools
  • Garden tools
  • Household appliances
  • Clean, gently-used brand-name clothing
  • DVDs
  • Costume jewelry
  • Games (board and video)
  • Tennis shoes/sneakers
  • Camping gear
  • Fishing rods
  • Bicycles in working condition
  • Craft supplies (not finished crafts)
  • Old cell phones
  • Toys

For more information, contact Qhyrrae Michaelieu at 573-657-0231 or by email.

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UU Mass Choir – May 19, 2019

Please consider joining the UU Sanctuary Choir under the direction of Marques J. Ruff for a musical celebration that will mark the end of his tenure as interim music director. Rehearsal dates will be from 7 to 7:45 p.m.:

  • April – 3, 10, 17, and 24
  • May – 1, 8, and 15

The performance will be Sunday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m. Singers are kindly asked to please attend at least two of the scheduled rehearsals Any questions can be emailed.

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