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:

Men’s Group – Feb. 22, 2020

The UUCC Men’s Group group meets at the Holiday Inn Executive Center at 8 a.m. on the second, fourth and fifth Saturdays each month. The group is open to all men. There are no fees and no reservations. The agenda is an open discussion of whatever is on the minds of those in attendance – and breakfast! Email Wiley Miller for more information.

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Pledge Day Party – Feb. 22, 2020

Are you going a little stir crazy with all this winter weather? Join us for fun for all ages on Saturday, Feb. 22 to feast, move our bodies together, and celebrate and fund the work of our beloved community!

Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Indoor Field Day activities and games in the Sanctuary will take place until 3 p.m. Drop in anytime!

Join your UU friends to celebrate our community together, and turn in your pledge while you’re at it!

Read about our 2020 stewardship campaign

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Adult RE – Black Hermeneutics, Liberation Theology, and Womanism – Feb. 23, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Clanton C. W. Dawson, Jr., Ph.D., will facilitate the final of three sessions of this workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 23 in the Sanctuary.

Several questions will be discussed:

  • In the wake of Eddie Glaude’s essay, “The Black Church is Dead,” does the Black Church exist in contemporary society?
  • What is Black Liberation Theology? Is it the same as first-generation Black Liberation Theology, and should we attempt to construct a new Black Theology?
  • What are Black Hermeneutics, and how is it necessary to be “sensitive to the needs of Black people and reflective of our understanding of God in the world.”?
  • Why do we need a Black Womanist Theology?
  • Does a Black theology impede the quest of transcending race and moving toward an inclusive, pluralistic church as well as a multicultural society?

All are invited. No registration is required and childcare will be provided. We hope to see you for these very instructive sessions on a topic unfamiliar to many of us.

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Walk on the Wild Side – Feb. 23, 2020

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, Feb. 23.

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, talk to Peter Holmes.

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Men’s Group – Feb. 29, 2020

The UUCC Men’s Group group meets at the Holiday Inn Executive Center at 8 a.m. on the second, fourth and fifth Saturdays each month. The group is open to all men. There are no fees and no reservations. The agenda is an open discussion of whatever is on the minds of those in attendance – and breakfast! Email Wiley Miller for more information.

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Building Task Force feedback session – Feb. 29, 2020

The Building Task Force wants to hear from YOU! What facility enhancements would you like to see to more fully live our mission of radical welcome and deep connection?

If you were unable to attend the Jan. 26 listening session, please join the BTF from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Consultant Rachel Maxwell’s report will be briefly reviewed, the original architectural plans (which are awaiting changes) will be available, and, most important, the BTF wants to hear your thoughts and dreams for our facilities.

Harold’s donuts, gluten free options, and coffee/tea will fortify our efforts. Childcare will be available. RSVP by email to Patty Dausmailto:pajods@gmail.com to ensure enough donuts and childcare staff.

The BTC appreciates the input received on Jan. 26. Go to the BTC page to view slideshow presented at that time as well as the feedback received from those who attended.

We hope to have another listening opportunity, but if attending a feedback session is not your thing, please contact any member of the task force to share your input or ask questions – Patty Daus, Jeanne Murphy, Larry Lile, Kevin Fritsche, Barbara Rupp, and Rosie Geiser.

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Adult RE Brainstorming Session – Feb. 29, 2020

Do you have topics you would love to teach? Or are there things you want to learn more about?

The Adult Religious Education team is hosting a brainstorming day from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the church. We want to create a path for the future of our Adult RE classes and offerings, and we want your input so we know what topics our members would like to teach, share and learn.

Please consider attending, bringing your passions and talents, to build a program that will serve the needs and desires of our congregation.

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All-Church Game Night – Feb. 29, 2020

Bring your favorite game and your favorite party snack and join us for an evening of board games and fun! Childcare will be provided. RSVP by email to DRE Jamila Batchelder so we will have enough childcare staff.

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Kaleidoscope Pagan gathering – March 20, 2020

Come celebrate the rebirth of the Earth – bunnies and eggs and Nature courting. Celebrate all things new and joyful and wonderful.

Join Kaleidoscope at church as the group celebrates Ostara, the spring equinox, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20. A ritual will be followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what their personal paths.

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