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:

For Newcomers: Getting to Know UU – Dec. 1, 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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Non-toxic Masculinity Men’s Group – Dec. 2, 2019

The Non-Toxic Masculinity Men’s Group meets at the church at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. The group serves cisgendered, straight, white men who are working to detoxify their masculinity and privilege so that they can stop doing damage to others and become active allies of marginalized groups.
For more information, email Jeff Ordway.

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Advent Vespers – Dec. 3, 2019

Join us in the Centering Room before our “Holiday First Aid” classes at 6 p.m. each Tuesday leading up to Christmas for contemplative vespers services nurturing the peace of the season.

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Adult Religious Education: Holiday First Aid – Dec. 3, 2019

Join us for our Adult Religious Education mini-mester each Tuesday leading up to Christmas from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Centering Room to engage in some Holiday First Aid with Rev. Molly as we encounter this high-pressure time of year.

Dec. 3 class – Caring for our Spirits: Let’s find a spiritual center for the holiday season with personal reflections and communal practices.

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Building Task Force Next Steps Weekend – Dec. 6-8, 2019

Our Building Task Force has arranged a “Next Steps Weekend” with a UUA consultant Dec. 6-8, 2019 to help determine our congregation’s readiness to move forward with a Capital Campaign. Email Patty Daus if you would like to participate. Read more details.

Resources for more information:

  • Read or listen to Rev. Molly’s sermon about our process so far and a vision for the future of our Beloved Community.
  • Read the 15-page report compiled by the Building Needs Task Force (BNTF) in 2018 for more detail about our needs.

The weekend will conclude with a Congregational Briefing at noon Dec. 8.

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UU Life Writers – Dec. 7, 2019

The Life Writers group will meet only once in December in the Centering Room downstairs at the church at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 7. Contact Fran Reynolds at 573-881-3828 or by email for more information.

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Advent Vespers – Tuesdays Dec. 10, 2019

Join us in the Centering Room before our “Holiday First Aid” classes at 6 p.m. each Tuesday leading up to Christmas for contemplative vespers services nurturing the peace of the season.

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Adult Religious Education: Holiday First Aid – Dec. 10, 2019

Join us for our Adult Religious Education mini-mester each Tuesday leading up to Christmas from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Centering Room to engage in some Holiday First Aid with Rev. Molly as we encounter this high-pressure time of year.

Dec. 10 class – Caring for our Bodies: We will discuss practices for nourishing and soothing the body during a time that can be filled with anxiety triggers, harmful diet-talk and more.

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Conversations, Etc. – Dec. 11, 2019

Conversations, Etc., the UUCC Women’s Group, will meet at church at noon Dec, 11. This is the group’s annual Christmas Potluck. Do come and enjoy the company of friends.

If you wish to attend and have not signed up, please contact Pam Springsteel at 573 -445 -0642 or by email.

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Men’s Group – Dec. 14, 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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Book Discussion Group – Dec. 14, 2019

The Book Discussion Group will try a new place! The group will meet at Surah Korean Cuisine and Barbeque, 3510 I-70 SE Drive, at noon Dec. 14.

Bring a book you have read to discuss briefly. For more information, contact Pam Springsteel at 573-445-0642 or by email.

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Loaves and Fishes – Dec. 15, 2019

UUCC provides the evening meal at Loaves and Fishes on the third Sunday each month.

Please sign 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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Holiday Blues Service – Dec. 15, 2019

This celebratory time of year can be painful for we who suffer grief, loss, family conflict, depression, and more. Join us in the Centering Room in the lower level for a service that takes seriously the blues that exist amid the merriment.

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Advent Vespers – Dec. 17, 2019

Join us in the Centering Room before our “Holiday First Aid” classes at 6 p.m. each Tuesday leading up to Christmas for contemplative vespers services nurturing the peace of the season.

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Adult Religious Education: Holiday First Aid – Dec. 17, 2019

Join us for our Adult Religious Education mini-mester each Tuesday leading up to Christmas from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Centering Room to engage in some Holiday First Aid with Rev. Molly as we encounter this high-pressure time of year.

Dec. 17 class – Caring for our Relationships: Time to learn about Family Systems 101 and strategize how to hold good boundaries as the season sends us into proximity with people we love and struggle with.

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Kaleidoscope Pagan Gathering – Dec. 20, 2019

Join Kaleidoscope at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 us to celebrate the return of the Sun, the symbol of hope and the promise of returning warmth.

We will be meeting in Ashland. Get directions by email.

We will join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what their personal paths.

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Christmas Eve Worship Services – Dec. 24, 2019

We will offer two Christmas Eve worship services at 6 and 8 p.m. A cookie reception will be offered between the two services. Your cookie contributions will be gratefully accepted.

  • 6 p.m. – The Family Service will include the traditional carols and candlelight and a family-friendly telling of the Christmas story with an accessible message of hope.
  • 8 p.m. – The Candlelight Service will feature a Christmas homily from Rev. Molly along with the traditional carols and candlelight.

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Men’s Group – Dec. 28, 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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