Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri (UUCC)

2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764

Summer Worship Schedule – One Service at 11 a.m. Sunday
Children’s Religious Education – 11 a.m. Sunday
Free Nursery Care for Infants to 3-Year-Olds – 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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.

Photo slideshow video depicting UUCC’s social action activities in 2015-16 (Credit: Janice Smith)

Sunday at UUCC – July 31, 2016

Worship Service – One Service Only at 11 a.m.

“The Spirituality of Scruffy Hospitality” – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon

We can’t wait until everything is perfectly set to offer our hospitality. How do we create a welcome that is genuine and radical, while still imperfect? And what would doing so mean for our spiritual lives?

Other Programs and Activities

9 to 10 a.m. – Forum Adult Discussion – Lower Level, Forum Room/Library

Rev. Mel West, retired Methodist minister and UU Forum member, will offer an informal discussion from a wealth of his past-decade experiences. Forum information.

10:05 to 10:35 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Lower Level, Centering Room

Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 10:05 to 10:35 a.m. every Sunday in the Centering Room – except on fourth Sundays when the group sits outside around the fire circle. 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. Our hope is 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

This summer we are offering a special religious education program for pre-schoolers through junior high school students in which they will explore nature and learn to respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. The children will attend the first portion of the 11 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary with their families before going to their classes. Check plans on the R.E. Schedule page.

Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds also will be available from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1 to 3 p.m. – The Artist’s Way – Lower Level

The Artist’s Way at UUCC class, facilitated by Marta Ferguson, is meeting on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. through Aug. 7. Sessions also are being held on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 10. Registration is required to attend.

The class is based on the 1992 book The Artist’s Way by filmmaker Julia Cameron, who argued for creativity as a spiritual practice. Cameron designed The Artist’s Way as a 12-step recovery of the creativity all of us enjoyed as children and most of us set aside as we age in favor of work, study, and media-dominated leisure.