2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764
Summer Worship and Religious Education – 10 a.m. Sunday
Free Nursery Care for Infants to 3-Year-Olds – 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday
All Are Welcome • No Registration Required
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. We invite you to join us.
All-Church Picnic – 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9
Meat and veggie hamburgers and hotdogs, buns, and condiments will be provided. Bring side dishes and desserts to share as well as your picnicking gear and utensils for your family. We’ll gather on the church grounds – or in the building in case of inclement weather.
Our UUCC banner was carried by five of our young people in the banner parade at the Opening Celebration of the UUA General Assembly (G.A.) in New Orleans on June 21, 2017. In this short clip they are seen entering the Great Hall of the New Orleans Convention Center and later proceeding out of the hall. Read more about G.A.
Worship Service at 10 a.m. Only
“The Tide Is Rising, and So Are We” – Ingathering Water Ceremony – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon and DRE Jamila Batchelder
Where have you found resilience and power this summer? Bring water with you from those places, for this annual ingathering tradition as we remember the ways water teaches us about resilience and strength in happy and hard times alike. This will be a multi-generational worship service.
Also, help us out by sharing online before the service a few words of description and a location so we can map your water source for the congregation to see on Sunday! Share by end of day Friday to be sure your water is represented.
Order of Service • Announcements
Other Programs and Activities
9 to 10 a.m. – Forum Adult Discussion – Lower Level-Forum Room/Library
David Webber, retired MU political science professor and a successful local playwright, will preview his newest play, “Practicing Democracy.” Forum information.
9:05 to 9:45 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Lower Level-Centering Room, or Fire Circle
During the summer Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 9:05 to 9:45 a.m. in the Centering Room – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle behind the church. On fourth Sundays it is held at the Fire Circle whatever the weather (unless it is raining). 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.
10 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – No Classes – Multi-Generational Worship
On Aug. 27 there will be no regular R.E. classes. Instead, children are invited and welcome to attend the multi-generational worship service.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Pizza Party – Festival of Sharing Fundraiser – Greeting Area and Sanctuary
After worship join us for a pizza party to help raise funds for this year’s Festival of Sharing projects. The requested donation for adults and children over 8 years old is $10/person. Children under 8 will receive one slice free. So the right amount of pizza can be ordered, click the button below to tell the FoS Team how many will be attending and how many slices they want of the available types of of pizza.
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – YRUU Curriculum Planning Day – Lower Level-YRUU Room
As always, members of the YRUU high school youth group will create their own curriculum for the year. Teens who want a say in what we do and learn about this year should attend this planning meeting Bring ideas for workshops, fun outings, great movies to watch and discuss, etc.
Noon to 4 p.m. – R.E. Team Training – Lower Level-Centering Room
The R.E. Team, the church team that oversees our religious education program, will work with UUA District Program Consultant for Congregational Life Nancy Combs Morgan to learn how to work together most effectively as a team, to develop our vision for our R.E. program, and to make a plan for making that vision become a reality. Anyone who is interested in joining the R.E. Team this year should attend this training.