2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764
Worship Services and Children’s Religious Education – 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday
Free Nursery Care for Infants to 3-Year-Olds – 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday
All Are Welcome • No Registration Required
We now offer children’s religious education at both 9 and 11 a.m. – read more
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.
2017 Stewardship Banner (Art by Dennis Murphy)
Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m.
“Arts Sunday” – Artistic UUs
Join us for a fun and beautiful Sunday celebrating the arts! UU artists who would like to be involved are asked to email our Worship Associates.
Other Programs and Activities
9 to 10 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – Lower Level-Centering Room
We now offer 9 a.m. children’s R.E. in addition to our traditional 11 a.m. R.E. classes. The 9 a.m. curriculum, called “Spirit Play,” is based on a Montessori approach to learning that encourages self-directed exploration. This semester we have one mixed-aged class, most appropriate for children ages 3-9. The children attend the first portion of the 9 a.m. worship service before going to their class. Read more.
9 to 10 a.m. – Forum Adult Discussion – Lower Level-Forum Room/Library
Nikki Smith-McGruder, Regional Manager of Diversity Awareness Partnership, will introduce Forum to the non-profit organization that promotes diversity around issues of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. Forum information.
10:05 to 10:35 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Fire Circle
Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. every Sunday in the Centering Room – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle behind the church. On fourth Sundays throughout the year, Mindfulness Meditation takes place at the Fire Circle whatever the weather. Meditators of all levels of experience are welcome. This is mainly silent meditation with some instruction, if needed, and with brief selected readings from eminent teachers. Email Peter Holmes for more information.
11 a.m. to noon – Children’s Religious Education – Lower Level
At 11 a.m. we offer a religious education program for pre-schoolers through junior high school students, as well as nursery care for infants. The children and youths attend the first portion of the 11 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary with their families before going to their classes or other scheduled activities.
Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Noon to 2 p.m. – YRUU – Lower Level-YRUU Room
Members of YRUU, our high school youth group, will participate in a Criminal Justice Reform Workshop with Sam Buffaloe.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Religious Education Team – Lower Level-Centering Room
Our Religious Education Team will hold its regular monthly meeting.
12:30 to 2 p.m. – Common Read Discussion: The Third Reconstruction – Sanctuary
Each year, UUs are invited to read, reflect, discuss and act in response to a compelling book chosen by a UUA committee representing a wide variety of perspectives. Read more on the UUA website. This year our Social Action Team is hosting book discussions of this year’s Common Read, The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. No registration is necessary. Those attending are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Email Suzanne Griffin for more information.
6 to 8 p.m. – Our Whole Lives (OWL) Class – Lower Level-Centering Room