Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri (UUCC)

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

Worship and 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. We invite you to join us.


Our YRUU youth carried our church banner in the banner parade at the opening
session of the UUA General Assembly in Kansas City, Mo. on June 20. In the first part
of this short video, they are seen on their first pass through the convention hall.
After the transition, they are seen on their way out of the hall.


Sunday at UUCC – Oct. 21, 2018

Inter-generational Worship Services – 9 and 11 a.m.

“Do the Monster Mash” – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon and DRE Jamila Batchelder

As we approach Halloween, join us for a multi-generational, interactive service considering the idea of monsters in mythologies and in the minds of the young and old alike. How do monsters help us grapple with the evils in our world?

To be posted when available — Order of Service  •  Announcements

Other Programs and Activities

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

George Frissell will discuss Hinduism. Read about Forum.

9 to 10 a.m. – Religious Education – No Class on Oct. 21

On Sundays when we have multi-generational worship services, children are invited and welcome in the Sanctuary for the entire service. On other Sundays at 9 a.m. we offer a “Spirit Play” class.

Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available beginning at 8:45 a.m.

9 to 10:45 a.m. – Sanctuary Team (Immigrant Ministry) – Lower Level-Thoreau Classroom

Our Sanctuary Team will hold its regular meeting. All are welcome. On the agenda will be planning future actions and discussing publicity plans and coordination with the immigrant ministry at Rock Bridge Christian Church. For more information, email either co-chair, Rev. Dottie Mathews or Allie Gassmann.

10:05 to 10:45 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Centering Room, Schweitzer classroom or Fire Circle

Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 10:05 to 10:45 a.m. on Sundays in the Centering Room or Schweitzer classroom – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle behind the church. On fourth Sundays the session will be 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 – Religious Education – No Classes on Oct. 21

On Sundays when we have multi-generational worship services, children are invited and welcome in the Sanctuary for the entire service. On other Sundays at 11 a.m. we offer R.E. classes for pre-schoolers through junior high school students.

Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available until 12:30 p.m.

Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Caring Ministry Team – Lower Level-Library/Forum Room

Our Caring Ministry Team will hold its regular monthly meeting. All are welcome to attend. For more information, email either co-chair, Meredith Donaldson or Winifred Scott.

12:15 to 2:30 p.m. – Membership 101 Class – Lower Level-Centering Room

If you feel ready to become a member of UUCC or just want to know more, plan to attend the first of two membership classes, “Membership 101: History of Unitarians and Universalists,” on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. A vegetarian lunch will be provided, and childcare can be provided with one week’s notice. RSVP to 573-442-5764 or by email.

The second class, “Membership 102: Getting Involved at UUCC,” will be offered from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. the following Sunday, Oct. 28. The classes are presented by our Welcoming Team.

12:30 to 2 p.m. – Pumpkin-Carving Potluck – Kitchen and Greeting Area

Join us after multi-generational worship for a potluck and pumpkin-carving party. We will enjoy pumpkin-carving and painting, veggie chili and whatever you can bring to share. To make sure we have enough pumpkins and chili for all, please RSVP by email to DRE Jamila Batchelder.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – YRUU – Lower Level-YRUU Room

Members of YRUU, our high school youth group, will gather for their regular meeting. The scheduled activity is a discussion of “Allyship” with Intern Minister Alexis.

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Loaves and Fishes Dinner – Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church

Our Social Action Team organizes volunteers to provide the evening meal at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen on the third Sunday each month. Click the button below to sign up to prepare food for this meal and/or to help set up, serve, and clean up.

Please submit receipts for all food items, and some or all of your expenses may be reimbursed by the church. Food items should be delivered to Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd., by 4:45 p.m. Please do not leave food items for Loaves and Fishes at UUCC because of the difficulty of transporting these items. It is best to use disposable cooking pans (available in the UUCC kitchen) rather than cookware that must be returned to the owners.

If you have questions, email Diane Suhler of the Social Action Team.