Unitarian Universalist Church
of Columbia, Missouri

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


Director of Religious Education Job Opening

The congregation dedicated eight new solar electric panels on the roof in August 2014.

Sunday at UUCC – April 26, 2015
All are welcome. No registration required.
Free childcare for infants available in nursery.

9 a.m. Forum Adult Discussion "The New Jim Crow" Forum Room

Dr. Wayne Anderson will discuss how the criminal justice system has been used to disenfranchise black males by the use of drug enforcement laws with unreasonable stop and search, three strikes drawing a life sentence, and mere possession of drugs meaning a felony conviction. In the last 30 years we have gone from 300,000 imprisoned to 2,300,000 – the largest prison system in the world. The lack of rehabilitation, the lack of voting rights, and the difficulty of finding work mean black males are unable to realize their potential. Dr. Anderson has worked with prisoners in the Jefferson City Maximum Security Prison to help develop their rehabilitation program for drug and alcohol abusers. Forum information.

10:30 a.m. Worship Service "On the Need for Beauty" Rev. Molly Housh Gordon

Join us to consider the idea of beauty as a theological concept... and a spiritual necessity. What makes an experience beautiful? How does beauty sustain the spirit? And how can we find and create more beauty in our lives?

Our April worship theme is "Beauty."

10:30 a.m. Religious Education Lower Level

Our R.E. program offers classes for pre-schoolers through high school students, as well as nursery care for infants. Class plans.

After Worship Book Table Greeting Area

The Book Table is open on the third and fourth Sundays after worship. There are lots of good books that need to be read, mulled over and discussed, including books for new UUs on UU history and beliefs.

Noon Brown Bag Reading Group Lower Level

The current Adult R.E. program, "Emerson as a Spiritual Guide," is designed to allow participants to deepen their faith and develop their understanding of Unitarian Universalism. Registration closed in January. The class is meeting every second and fourth Sunday through May 17 for lunch and lively discussion of UU heavyweight Ralph Waldo Emerson. Along with Emerson’s own writings, the group is using Barry M. Andrews' Emerson as Spiritual Guide: A Companion to Emerson’s Essays for Personal Reflection and Group Discussion. This week the class will discuss "Fate," facilitated by Melissa Ensign-Bedford.

Noon Membership 101 Lower Level

What does it mean to be a member of this church? What should you expect from this congregation? What is expected of you? Find answers to these and many other questions in a two-hour "Membership 101" class. It is strongly suggested that all who are interested in joining UUCC participate in the class. A light lunch will be served. Reservations are required, so please call the church at 442-5764 or email Church Administrator Kathie Bergman to reserve your place in the class. Childcare is available with advance notice. For questions, please email Jan Swaney of the Membership Team.

YRUU No Meeting

YRUU members are attending a youth conference at the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis April 24-16.

Noon to 7 p.m. Earth Day Peace Park on the MU Campus and Adjoining Streets

Please come and share your UU values of environmental and social justice. The UUCC Green Sanctuary Team and Social Action Team will join forces at an Earth Day booth featuring the latrine model from the Honduras Project and other conversation starters. Earth Day originally was scheduled April 19, but was postponed because of rain. More Earth Day information.


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