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
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.
Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m.
“Rights at Risk” – UUSC Justice Sunday – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
This year, the UU Service Committee’s annual “Justice Sunday” asks us to “join in support of marginalized communities targeted because of who they are: people under particular threat because of religion, race, and immigrant or refugee status.” We’ll learn about the UUSC “Rights at Risk” program and our own capacity for risk in these times.
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
Wayne Anderson will present on “The Great Depression: Some Personal Memories.” Besides his family experiences, he will discuss how Frances Perkins, President Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor, not only benefited the poor, but also made major improvements in the lives of American workers. Forum information.
10:05 to 10:35 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Lower Level-Centering Room, or 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 (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.
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 – No Meeting April 2
Members of YRUU, our high school youth group, will not meet at the usual time on April 2 because they are attending a Regional Youth Conference in Peoria, Ill. from Friday evening through Sunday at noon.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Discernment Conversation: Sanctuary Status – Sanctuary
Additional discernment conversations about the realities, risks, and calling of sanctuary will be held on Sunday, April 2 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Monday, April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more about the issue.
A congregational vote on sanctuary will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. between worship services. You must have been a member for 60 days in order to vote. Proxy votes will be accepted by Board Secretary Steve Scott.
6 to 8 p.m. – Our Whole Lives (OWL) Class – Lower Level-Centering Room