2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764
Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays
Religious Education at 11 a.m. Sundays
All are welcome • No registration required • Free nursery care for infants
Welcome to the church nurturing spirit and service – a liberal religious voice lighting a moral beacon in Central Missouri. In the spirit of courageous love, we forge a community of radical welcome and deep connection that moves us together to heal the world.
Our 2016 Stewardship Campaign began on Sunday, Jan. 31. On Stewardship Sunday, Feb. 28, our stewards will visit those who have not yet pledged. The final deadline for receipt of pledges will be Sunday, March 6. Find out more:
Worship Services – 9 and 11 a.m.
“Resetting the Bones” – Rev. Roger Bertschausen, Guest Preacher – Order of Service
Living with differences across the world is not easy. It’s not even easy in a small community like a congregation. There is inevitably pain and struggle and disunion. Yet building bridges and creating Beloved Community and loving (not hating) – these are the answers to the challenges facing Columbia, our state, and our world.
The Rev. Roger Bertschausen served as the minister of the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton, WI from 1990 to 2015. During his ministry, the membership of the congregation grew from 100 to 700 members, making it one of the 20 largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in the United States. Roger recently relocated to St. Louis, where he serves as the Assistant to the President of Eden Theological Seminary for Special Projects and travels nationwide as a consultant on church governance with Unity Consultants.
Other Programs and Activities
9 a.m. – Forum Adult Discussion – Lower Level, Forum Room/Library
George Frissell will return to visit with us about one of the world’s major religions. Forum information.
10:05 to 10:35 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Lower Level, Centering Room
Mindfulness Meditation will take place from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. every Sunday in the Centering Room – except on third Sundays when we will sit outside around the fire circle. Meditators of all levels of experience are welcome. This will be mainly silent meditation with some instruction, if needed, and with brief selected readings from eminent teachers. We are hoping to build a group of UU members committed to regular meditation practice. Email Peter Holmes for more information.
11 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – Lower Level
Our children’s R.E. program offers classes for pre-schoolers through high school students, as well as nursery care for infants. The Sunday School children and youths attend the first portion of the 11 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary with their families before going to their regular classes. Check class plans on the R.E. Schedule page.
Noon to 4 p.m. – OWL Class – Lower Level, Centering Room
This year we’re offering the OWL (Our Whole Lives) human sexuality class to 9th through 12 graders. This second session has been moved to earlier in the day to avoid conflict with the Superbowl. Topics will include anatomy, STDs and AIDS. Complete class schedule.
12:30 p.m. – Social Action Team – Lower Level, Forum Room/Library
Our Social Action Team will hold its regular monthly meeting.
12:30 p.m. – Religious Education Team – Lower Level
Our Religious Education Team will hold its regular monthly meeting.