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 – Aug. 19, 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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Men’s Group – Aug. 24, 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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All-Church Picnic – Aug. 25, 2019

Join us at noon after our 10:30 a.m. worship service on Aug. 25 for an All-Church Picnic to kick off the church year with celebration and fellowship.

We have reserved the picnic shelter at Shepard Park, adjacent to the east of the church, so we can make use of the park grounds and playground for outdoor fun.

We will provide meat and veggie burgers, hotdogs, and fixin’s. You are invited to bring a potluck side or dessert for the feast. Also consider bringing picnic blankets and chairs, outdoor toys and games, and your own picnic dishes and utensils to cut down on the disposables.

RSVP by email so we can have enough burgers and hotdogs.

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Non-toxic masculinity men’s group – Aug. 26, 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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Walk on the Wild Side – Sept. 1, 2019

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). There will be two walks in September – Sept. 1 and 22 – because the walks were canceled in July and August. 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 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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Justice-making summit with Rev. Ashley Horan – Sept. 7, 2019

Rev. Ashley Horan

The Social Action Team is bringing the UUA’s new “Side With Love” director, the Rev. Ashley Horan to UUCC on Saturday, Sept. 7 for a full day of working with our Justice-oriented groups and all UU Churchers interested in justice work.

Rev. Horan will help us strategize, clarify priorities, and imagine how to work powerfully together as a congregation to move forward the work we care about. Rev. Horan is one of Unitarian Universalism’s fiercest and wisest social justice leaders, and she has worked with UU Churches across the country for years to strengthen their congregational justice-making work.

If you are a long time justice leader at UUCC, someone just dipping their toe in the water, or anywhere in between, you are warmly invited! RSVP here so that we can provide adequate lunch and child care!

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CROP Walk – Sept. 15, 2019

Mark your calendars the CROP Walk at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at Stephens Lake Park. This is an annual interfaith effort to raise funds to relieve hunger here in Columbia and Mid-Missouri, across the U.S. and around the world. This event is sponsored by Church World Service. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

Kids are welcome, and the Walk is designed for all levels of ability. Look for the CROP Walk table in the greeting area during the weeks leading up to the walk. You can sign up for the walk and donate either at the table in the Greeting Area or at the Columbia CROP Walk website

For questions or more information, please email Allie Gassmann.

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Kaleidoscope Pagan gathering – Sept. 20, 2019

M’bon, the Second Harvest, and the Equinox. Once again the Earth stands for just a moment in perfect balance, then, as always, falls to the side once again, this time into darkness.

Gather with Kaleidoscope at the church at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. We will join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what their personal paths.

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Walk on the Wild Side – Sept. 22, 2019

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 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 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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