Weekly News Update

General Church News

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Featured This Week
Coming Up Sunday
Announcements
What’s Happening Soon?
Joys and Sorrows
More Activities


Featured This Week

Monitoring the health of Hinkson Creek – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Come join the Green Sanctuary Team in monitoring the health of Hinkson Creek. Meet at the church at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

We will be catching and counting macro-invertebrates (like the mayfly shown at right) that live in the creek. We will also be measuring stream flow, water temperature, dissolved oxygen, nitrate content, pH level, conductivity and turbidity.

All ages are welcome to come and do some serious but enjoyable messing around in a creek together and discovering what lives there. Wear shoes that allow you to wade in the creek. If you have questions, email Peter Holmes.

Midsummer Potluck and Ice Cream Social – after worship on June 23

Join us for a summer Sunday afternoon of fun, feasting, and frozen treats. Bring an item for a potluck lunch if you are able. Ice cream and toppings will be provided.

Kaleidoscope Pagan Gathering – 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at church

Join Kaleidoscope as we celebrate Litha, the summer Solstice. The longest day and the shortest night are here. The Sun stands in his glory and full strength. Glory with him, this bringer of warmth, light and hope. We will join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship.

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Coming Up Sunday – June 16

Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

“Secular Sacred Text:  Looking Up to Les Misérables” – Sam Otten and Tim Dickerson

As part of the summer series where we bring sacred practices to secular texts, you are invited to engage with Victor Hugo’s 19th Century novel Les Misérables. Its profound characters and its tumultuous political setting provide inspiration for how we might participate in the world today. Inter-textual connections also will be made to the music of Sufjan Stevens.

Summer children’s religious education classes will begin during the 10:30 a.m. hour. Nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available at 10:15 a.m.

Other Sunday activities on June 16

Forum will meet at 9 a.m. and Mindfulness Meditation at 9:30. After worship the Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team and the Caring Ministry Team will meet.

In the late afternoon we’re serving the evening meal at Loaves and Fishes – please sign up here to provide food and/or to help set up, serve and clean up.

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Announcements

No Gentle Yoga at UUCC beginning June 10

We hope classes will resume in July.

X-ennial Supper Club will skip June and resume on July 21

The X-ennial Supper Club will take a break in June because of the Father’s Day holiday, but will resume meeting on the third Sunday of the month on Sunday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m.

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. Child care and pizza for kids will be provided. Please bring a dish to share if you can!

Adult R.E. offers single-night, stand-alone summer classes

We have an exciting line up of Adult RE offerings this summer! From now to August 6, each Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. a fellow UU Church-er will be offering a lecture, talk, or interactive workshop about their special area of interest or expertise, and the topics look amazing! Every workshop is open to all, and childcare IS provided. Here’s the line up for the upcoming classes. Hope to see you!

  • June 18: The Power of Positive Parenting – Ellen Thomas & Allie Gassmann
  • June 25: Basics of Estate Planning – Steve Scott
  • July 2: Healing Touch – Rosie Geiser
  • July 9: Spiritual Practices for Readers – April Rodeghero & Jamila Batchelder
  • July 16: Parenting for Positive Body Image – Ginny Winter
  • July 23: Spirit Figures – Qhyrrae Michaelieu
  • July 30: Disability Justice 101 – Gretchen Maune
  • Aug. 6: Nature, Art and Spiritual Practice – Melissa Ensign-Bedford

Sanctuary Team requests help for asylum seekers

Please remember that the Sanctuary Congregation Team, is helping sponsor a migrant family seeking asylum in the U.S. after fleeing violence in Honduras. The committee’s current goal is helping to set up an entire household for four people from scratch. If you have any household items you would be able to donate to help them establish their new home, please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4eafa72da6fa7-house to indicate how you can help.

If you have no items to donate but would like to offer financial assistance, go to https://www.gofundme.com/honduran-family-seeking-asylum.

June Festival of Sharing – Church World Service Hygiene Kit

The June focus for Festival of Sharing is the Church World Service Hygiene Kit. These kits are for adults who have experienced a crisis situation or are experiencing homelessness. Place all items in a large ziplock bag (2-2.5 gallon).

  • 1 hand towel – 15×28 to 16×32 (no fingertip, bath, or microfiber towels)
  • 1 toothbrush (in original package)
  • 1 wide-tooth comb (remove packaging)
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 bar of soap (bath size, in package)
  • 10 standard size Band-Aids
  • 1 nail clipper (remove packaging)

In 2018, 3,005 of these kits were provided. Collection boxes are available in the church greeting area. For information, contact Bonnie Johnson.

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What’s Happening Soon?

UUCC Book Discussion Group – 5 p.m. Friday,  June 14 

The UUCC Book Discussion Group will meet at 5 p.m. Friday, June 14 at Bamboo Terrace, 3101 W. Broadway, Suite 101. Bring a book you have read to discuss briefly. Contact Pam Springsteel at 573-445-0642 or by email if you have questions.

UUCC Grounds Team Meeting – 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15

The Grounds Team will meet at church nd do a bit of yard work beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 15. All are welcome to attend and participate.

Monitoring the health of Hinkson Creek – 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Come join the Green Sanctuary Team in monitoring the health of Hinkson Creek. Meet at the church. See more information above under “Featured This Week.”

Non-toxic Masculinity Men’s Group 7 p.m. Monday, June 17

This 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.

Adult RE – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18

Ellen Thomas and Allie Gassmann will present on “The Power of Positive Parenting.” There is no signup requirement, and childcare is available at all sessions. 

UUCC Men’s Group – 8 a.m. Saturday, June 22 and 29

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 email Wiley Miller.

Kaleidoscope Pagan Gathering – 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at church

All are welcome, no matter your path. Join Kaleidoscope as we celebrate Litha, the summer Solstice. The longest day and the shortest night are here. We will join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship.

Midsummer Potluck and Ice Cream Social after worship on June 23

Join us for a Summer Sunday afternoon of fun, feasting, and frozen treats. Bring an item for a potluck lunch if you are able. Ice cream and toppings will be provided.

A Walk on the Wild Side – 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23

Meet at the church on the fourth Sunday each month at 1:30 p.m. for walks to explore the beauty of local woods and creeks (Gans Creek, Three Creeks, and Mark Twain National Forest). Shrug off your civilized self for a short time and come with us into the peace of wild things.

In the summer, from May to September, wear shoes and shorts suitable for wading in creeks. Bathing suits and towels might be a good idea too.

The walks are sponsored by the Green Sanctuary Team. For more information, email Peter Holmes.

Honduras Fundraiser: Authentic French crepe lunch – June 30

Whether or not you are planning on coming on the next trip to Honduras in December, you will need lunch! Please join the Honduras Ministry after worship on Sunday, June 30 for our 100% authentic French crepe lunch fundraiser. You can eat the crepes at church or take them with you. For more information, email Allie Gassmann.

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Joys and Sorrows

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.

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More Activities

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