General Church News
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
Sign up now for Loaves and Fishes meal this coming Sunday, Oct. 20
UUCC provides the evening meal at Loaves and Fishes on the third Sunday each month. We still need signups as follows:
- 1 more person to bring 20 servings of a meat item (ham, chicken, beef, pork, etc.)
- 4 more people to bring 20 servings of a vegetable (broccoli, cauliflower, etc. – no green beans)
- 3 more people to bring 20 servings of cornbread
- 4 more people to bring 2 pies each (pumpkin, apple, cherry, peach, etc.)
- 5 more people to help serve and clean up
Please sign up here NOW to prepare food for this meal and/or to help set up, serve and clean up. Please don’t wait until the last minute.
X-ennial Supper Club at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20
If you are somewhere in your 20s-40s and interested in new connections with fellow UU Churchers, join us at the church for this potluck-style dinner and socializing at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Child care and pizza for kids will be provided. Please bring a dish to share if you can!
For October, the Festival of Sharing focus is Missouri Backpacks of Love
The Festival of Sharing focus for October is the Missouri Backpacks of Love. These are targeted for children from ages 4-11. Each pack will consist of the following items:
- 1 small backpack (no wheels)
- 1 child’s soft toothbrush
- 1 4-6 oz tube of children’s flavored toothpaste
- 1 T-shirt, child medium/large or adult small
- 1 small stuffed animal
- 1 child’s narrow-tooth comb
- 1 package of 3 pairs underpants
- 1 pair of socks
In 2018, there were requests for 500 backpacks, but only 430 were provided. Through your generosity, UUCC provided 12 backpacks in 2018. Many of the children who receive the backpacks would otherwise not have the items they provide.
Collection boxes will be available in the church greeting area. For more information, email Bonnie Johnson, Festival of Sharing chair.
Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m.
“Strengthening Our Hearts” – UU Churchers
Our Worship Associates have put together a meaningful lay-led service during which you will have the opportunity to hear several UU Churchers’ testimony about what “Courageous Love” means to them in their lives. Don’t miss this powerful sharing in community!
Children’s Religious Education
9 a.m. Spirit Play – For children 3 to 9 years old in the lower level.
11 a.m. – Older children will begin in the sanctuary with their families and will be dismissed to their classes at 11:15 a.m. Please find your children in the lower level at 12:15 p.m.
Nursery Care – 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Nursery care for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old is offered in the lower level.
Other Sunday activities on Oct. 20
- Forum – 9 a.m. in the Library/Forum Room
- Mindfulness Meditation – 10:05 a.m. in the Centering Room, Schweitzer classroom or Fire Circle
- Accessibility and Inclusion Team – 12:30 p.m. in the Workroom.
- We provide Loaves and Fishes supper at 4:30 p.m. Sign up now!
- X-ennial Supper Group – 5:30 p.m. in the Greeting Area
Claim your lost items
The Building and Facilities Team sponsored a clean-up day at church on Saturday, Oct. 5. We succeeded in finishing many projects, but we need your help with “lost-and-found” items. Following is a list of items that are located under the coat rack by the Greeting Area. Please take a look to see if any belong to you or friends. Anything not claimed by Nov. 1 will find a new home.
Cake carrier/holder w/ plate
Glass food storage container (6 x 6″) w/ snap on lid
Small stor-lock glass container
Small round glass container w/ lid
White oval casserole dish w/ lid
Salad tongs – Betty Crocker
Small pitcher – mustard color
Water bottle – metal/silver with blue “ESI”
Water bottle “Columbia College”
Water bottle “Stephen’s College”
Wmall “Nuk” bottle (child’s)
Water bottle – blue
Blue tumbler – metal
Metal cup -teal
Cell phone (email@example.com)
Cell phone – ZTE in black & blue case
Umbrella – purple
Gripod carrying case – black
Sport/duffel bag – blue
Howard Leight headphones
Lots of clothes (on wire hangers just above lost-and-found bins)
Many jackets and raincoats
Many fleece and sweaters
Black dance slippers, ankle socks, ties (2)
Kids sweatshirts with fabric paintings
Fall Adult Religious Education at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Every Tuesday evening through Nov. 19, you are invited to attend our adult RE program, “Resistance and Transformation: UU Social Justice History.” The class meets 6:30 to 8 p.m., and each session can stand alone. Childcare is available. Here is the schedule:
- Oct. 22 – The 19th Century Women’s Peace Movement
- Oct. 29 – Just War, Peacemaking, and Pacifism
- Nov. 5 – Religious Freedom on the Margins of Empire
- Nov. 12 – Utopianism
- Nov. 19 – Counterculture
We will discuss social justice efforts of our predecessors – what worked, what didn’t, and what lessons we can take away for our time.
Please avoid the church building on Thursday, Oct. 24 before 4 p.m.
Carpet cleaning will take place that day.
Definitely avoid the building on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Starting in the morning we will be “fogging” the building for pests. The fog is non-toxic and will leave no residue after it disperses. Please stay away until Sunday morning services!
Oct. 26 Accessible Game Night is postponed
We will let you know when it is rescheduled.
Choir Rehearsal – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 16, 23, 30
Grounds Team – 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
UU Life Writers – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct 19 – “Crossroads” is the fall theme for the UU Life Writers. All are welcome to join the group. One does not have to be a great writer, just one who enjoys writing life stories and hearing others. This is not a critique group. Pens/pencils and paper are the only requirements. Meetings are the first and third Saturdays of each month in the Centering Room starting at 10:30 a.m. with coffee, goodies and conversation, then writing and sharing. For more information, contact Fran Reynolds at 573-881-3828 or by email.
Pie and Board Games – 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19
OWL Class – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22
Adult RE – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 – “The 19th Century Women’s Peace Movement”
Please avoid the church building on Thursday, Oct. 24 before 4 p.m. – Carpet cleaning will take place.
Avoid the building altogether on Saturday, Oct. 26. – Starting in the morning we will be “fogging” the building for pests. The fog is non-toxic and will leave no residue after it disperses. Please stay away until Sunday morning services!
Men’s Breakfast Group – 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 – The UUCC Men’s Group meets on the second, fourth, and fifth Saturdays of each month 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.
Multigenerational Service followed by Pumpkin Carving Party – Sunday, Oct. 27
A Walk on the Wild Side – 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 – The Green Sanctuary Team is sponsoring monthly walks on the fourth Sunday most months throughout the year. 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. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the church. For more information, email Peter Holmes.
Race Matters, Friends Bail Fund Training – 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at UUCC – Race Matters, Friends (RMF) has been operating a Bail Fund in Columbia for people in the Boone County Jail facing non-violent, minor charges. A bail fund helps people in the fight against the classist, racist institution of the cash bail system. Larger cities have bail funds with designated staff to run them. However, the RMF Bail fund relies completely on volunteers to do the work. We need to train more volunteers in three roles:
- Answering the phone and checking if people qualify for our services (mainly, we can only afford lower bails). This can be done from home.
- Court observation. We also remind people about their court dates and offer transportation if they need it. If we have time we stay in court with them.
- Completing the bail-out process and driving people home from jail. This requires a vehicle.
Please accept Rev. Molly’s challenge to “Stretch our comfort zone” to “love bigger and more bravely”.
Kaleidoscope Pagan Gathering – 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 – Samhein (sa-win), Year’s Ending, and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead grows thin. Now is the time to remember those who have passed and explore within ourselves those changes we need or want to make in our lives. Gather with us for ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what their personal paths.
You can read the Joys and sorrows shared with the congregation last Sunday by clicking the link below. The page is also accessible from the Members/Friends drop-down menu. The Joys and Sorrows page is password-protected, so you must be logged in as a registered user of our site to see it. If you have not already registered, you can do so here.