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 – Feb. 18, 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 R.E. – Feb. 19, 2019

Adult R.E. classes will run through March 19 every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare will be provided. There are two new offerings and two talented new facilitation teams. All are welcome to attend one, some, or all sessions. For more information, email Ellen Thomas or Lisa Fritsche. The classes will be: The classes are:

  • Building the World We Dream Of – Participants will explore topics that increase their understanding of race/ethnicity and systemic racism. The Feb. 19 class will be “Voices and Perspectives.”
  • Spirit in Practice – New or long-time UUs will learn how to develop regular disciplines or practices of the spirit. Workshop No. 6 on Feb. 19 will be “Body Practices.”

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Men’s Group – Feb. 23, 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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Honduras Ministry Trivia Night Fundraiser – Feb. 23, 2019

The Honduras Ministry‘s Sixth Annual Trivia Night Fundraiser will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at UUCC to benefit our Honduras work. Our own Caya Tanski went on a study trip to Honduras recently, and she reports that the political situation there continues to be dire. Funds raised at the Trivia Night will be used for urgently needed El Pital clinic supplies and to support the microfinance group Adelante.

Tickets are $20 or $15 for students and can be purchased at the door or at the church on Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10 and 17.

The event will feature childcare, good food, a silent auction, 50-50 raffles, a chili cook-off, and, of course, much trivia fun! Bring chili to share by 5:45 p.m. for a chance to win a beautiful Honduran bag!

For more information email Allie Gassmann.

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Learn more about meditation – Feb. 24, 2019

Substituting in February and early March for the usual Mindfulness Meditation sessions, “Meditation Basics” will be offered from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 3, 17 and 24 and March 10.

The sessions, to be held in the Centering Room or the Schweitzer classroom, will allow participants to discuss and practice the basic elements of mindfulness meditation.

Facilitated by Peter Holmes, Ph.D., the sessions will be suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced meditators. It is not necessary to attend all four sessions.

A Walk on the Wild Side – Feb. 24, 2019

The Green Sanctuary Team is sponsoring monthly walks on the fourth Sunday each month throughout the year to explore the beauty of local woods and creeks (Gans Creek, Three Creeks, and Mark Twain National Forest). Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the church.

Shrug off your civilized self for a short 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, email Peter Holmes.

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Evensong – Feb. 25, 2019

In view of the overwhelming success of our first Evensong in December, we have scheduled a number of Evensong events in 2019.

Although January’s weather slowed us down, the next Evensong will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

The service is just about 45 minutes, and offers a unique, non-traditional service woven together through music. Join us for an evening of prayer, meditation and song.

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Non-toxic masculinity men’s group – Feb. 25, 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 R.E. – Feb. 26, 2019

Adult R.E. classes will run through March 19 every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare will be provided. There are two new offerings and two talented new facilitation teams. All are welcome to attend one, some, or all sessions. For more information, email Ellen Thomas or Lisa Fritsche. The classes will be: The classes are:

  • Building the World We Dream Of – Participants will explore topics that increase their understanding of race/ethnicity and systemic racism. The Feb. 26 class will be “Building Multicultural Competence as Personal and Spiritual Practice”
  • Spirit in Practice – New or long-time UUs will learn how to develop regular disciplines or practices of the spirit. Workshop No. 7 on Feb. 26 will be “Soul Practices.”

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Getting to Know UU – March 3, 2019

On the first Sunday each month, the Welcoming Team invites newcomers to gather in Rev. Molly’s office after worship for about a half hour to learn more about UUCC and Unitarian Universalism. Childcare will be provided.

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Stewardship Celebration Potluck – March 3, 2019

Join us for a potluck to celebrate the abundance of community and the conclusion of the annual stewardship campaign on Sunday, March 3 from noon to 2 p.m. Please bring a dish to share.

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Adult R.E. – March 5, 2019

Adult R.E. classes will run through March 19 every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare will be provided. There are two new offerings and two talented new facilitation teams. All are welcome to attend one, some, or all sessions. For more information, email Ellen Thomas or Lisa Fritsche. The classes will be: The classes are:

  • Building the World We Dream Of – Participants will explore topics that increase their understanding of race/ethnicity and systemic racism. The March 5 class will be “Resistance.”
  • Spirit in Practice – New or long-time UUs will learn how to develop regular disciplines or practices of the spirit. Workshop No. 8 on March 5 will be “Life Practices.”

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Learn more about meditation – March 10, 2019

Substituting in February and early March for the usual Mindfulness Meditation sessions, “Meditation Basics” will be offered from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 3, 17 and 24 and March 10.

The sessions, to be held in the Centering Room or the Schweitzer classroom, will allow participants to discuss and practice the basic elements of mindfulness meditation.

Facilitated by Peter Holmes, Ph.D., the sessions will be suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced meditators. It is not necessary to attend all four sessions.

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Adult R.E. – March 12, 2019

Adult R.E. classes will run through March 19 every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare will be provided. There are two new offerings and two talented new facilitation teams. All are welcome to attend one, some, or all sessions. For more information, email Ellen Thomas or Lisa Fritsche. The classes will be: The classes are:

  • Building the World We Dream Of – Participants will explore topics that increase their understanding of race/ethnicity and systemic racism. The March 12 class will be “Commitments.”
  • Spirit in Practice – New or long-time UUs will learn how to develop regular disciplines or practices of the spirit. Workshop No. 9 on March 12 will be “Justice Practices.”

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Adult R.E. – March 19, 2019

Adult R.E. classes will run through March 19 every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Childcare will be provided. There are two new offerings and two talented new facilitation teams. All are welcome to attend one, some, or all sessions. For more information, email Ellen Thomas or Lisa Fritsche. The classes will be: The classes are:

  • Building the World We Dream Of – Participants will explore topics that increase their understanding of race/ethnicity and systemic racism. The March 19 class will be a discussion of the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo.
  • Spirit in Practice – New or long-time UUs will learn how to develop regular disciplines or practices of the spirit. Workshop No. 10 on March 19 will be “Looking Back and Moving Forward.”

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2019 MidAmerica Regional Assembly – April 5-7, 2019

This year, the MidAmerica Regional Assembly will be held April 5-7 in St. Louis, Mo. at the Marriott St. Louis Airport Hotel.

Registration for the assembly is now open. Please visit uua.org/midamerica/ra for information about Regional Assembly including pricing, hotel information, schedule of events, workshop information, information on volunteering, how to register, and much more.

The theme is “Intersectionalities.” The keynote presenter will be UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray. Presentations and workshops will explore identities we encounter and embody, the challenges of social inequality, and tools and skills we need in order to work more effectively with one another, as well as the general “nuts and bolts” of congregational life, such as leadership, stewardship, membership, and religious education. Join us to explore, share, and worship with fellow Unitarian Universalists.

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Sanctuary Team – “Tamales and Tales from the Border” – April 7, 2019

For lunch at church on Sunday, April 7, your UUCC Sanctuary Team is busy preparing a fellowship and fundraising event (in collaboration with the Sanctuary Team from Rock Bridge Christian Church) for the Faith Voices Immigrant Justice/Sanctuary Network Fund. We plan to offer incredibly delicious homemade tamales and side dishes along with stories and pictures of first-hand experiences from our team members who have recently traveled to the border.

All ages are welcome. Come to enjoy the food and fellowship and to learn more about this team’s work to support our immigrant friends and neighbors and end this country’s inhumane detention system. More event details will follow very soon.

If you have questions, please contact either one of the co-leaders,
Dottie Mathews or Allie Gassmann.

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