General Church News
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Loaves and Fishes signups still needed
This coming Sunday evening, Nov. 18, is our monthly turn to provide food for Loaves and Fishes, and as of Friday evening, we’re still short of signups as follows:
- Potato or Rice Dish: 3 more people needed to bring 20 servings of a potato or rice dish
- Vegetable: 3 more people needed to bring 20 servings of a vegetable (broccoli, cauliflower, etc. – no green beans)
- Cornbread: 1 more person needed to bring 20 servings of cornbread
- Dessert: 2 more people needed to bring 2 pies each (pumpkin, apple, cherry, peach, etc.)
- Serve/Clean Up: 4 more people needed to help serve and clean up
Please click the button below to sign up:
Pastry Auction FUNdraiser on Sunday, Nov. 18
Join in the fun and place your bid on a tasty treat! This is a delicious way to serve UUCC! Take home a Thanksgiving treat!
Building needs information and Q&A session
Sunday, Nov. 18 – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Join us in the Sanctuary (pizza and childcare provided). An elevator, new carpeting, more office space, more parking, a fellowship hall, a commercial kitchen, more classroom space – these are just some of the ideas and dreams that members of this congregation have shared with our Building Needs Task Force. While there will be other opportunities to share your thoughts about our current and future facilities, the task force urges you to take advantage of this session, which will begin with a short, informal presentation and be followed by time for questions and feedback. Read more.
Worship Services – 9 and 11 a.m.
Thanksgiving Sunday Multi-Generational Services – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon and DRE Jamila Batchelder
Join us for our beloved annual interactive Thanksgiving Cornbread Communion Service, when we sing and share in gladness for the abundance in our lives. Both the 9 and 11 a.m. services will be multi-generational. Our Faith-to-Action special collection will be for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.
There will be no Religious Education programming. Nursery care for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old will be available beginning at 8:45 a.m.
New adult R.E. opportunities begin Nov. 27
A new series of adult R.E. opportunities will begin on Nov. 27 – a special 4-week program for the holidays led by Jan Weaver. Come to any or all sessions. The sessions will not be classes per se, but a time and space to think about what you want from the winter holidays, to plan for what you want, to reflect on how you might have to change, and to be ready for what actually happens. Here’s the schedule:
Getting What You Want for the Holidays – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 – Winter holidays have a lot of baggage, some cultural, some familial. Take some time to figure out what you want from the holidays.
Planning Your Holiday Experience – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 4 – If things are going to change, you need to create new systems to support that change. Take some time to make a plan for how that change is going to happen.
The Only Person You Can Change is Yourself – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 – The only way to really change things is to change yourself first. Take some time to reflect on what you might need to do differently for the holiday you want.
So It’s Not Going Like You Planned – 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Stuff happens. Take some time to prepare yourself for when things don’t turn out the way you planned.
Website address has changed
Our domain name has changed to “uucomo.org.” While we believe the transition is complete, please email the website administrator if you find something we missed! For the new email addresses, just substitute @uucomo.org for @uuchurch.net.
Men’s Group – 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24
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.
Non-Toxic Masculinity Men’s Group – 7 p.m. Mondays
This is a group of cisgendered, straight, white men who meet weekly at UUCC to actively work on detoxifying 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 information contact Jeff Ordway.