Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri (UUCC)

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

Worship Services – 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday
Children’s Religious Education – 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.

Overnights Dec. 4-18 our Sanctuary is being transformed into
the Room at the Inn cold weather shelter sleeping area.

Sunday at UUCC – Dec. 11, 2016

Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m.

“Metaphorically Speaking”

As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have only one shared sacred text, but rather several sources of ongoing wisdom. We invite you to come and hear from several among us about the metaphors and narratives that guide their lives. What sacred stories guide yours?

December Worship Schedule and Minister’s Monthly Worship Message

Other Programs and Activities

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

Vanessa Brown Haywood, a representative of the Board of Directors of Columbia African-American Association, will speak about the history and contributions of the CAAA. The organization is committed to the development of America’s youth, specifically targeting African American students living in the Columbia area. Forum information.

Between Worship Services and After 11 a.m. Service – Honduras Ministry Fundraiser – Greeting Area

Our Honduras Ministry will be selling cards made by Honduras team members, items from the sewing cooperative in El Pital, Honduras where UUCC members will go to work in June 2017, and some baked goods. Thanks to all who purchased crepes at the Oct. 23 fundraiser – $800 was raised. The proceeds from the sales will go towards latrine building materials and to support the health clinic in El Pital.

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. On fourth Sundays throughout the year, Mindfulness Meditation takes place at the Fire Circle whatever the weather. 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. The 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 Classes – Lower Level

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.

For more information see:  RE Overview  •  RE News Blog  •  RE Schedule

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 (Young Religious UUs) – Lower Level, YRUU Room

YRUU members will discuss criminal justice reform.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Simple Gifts Workshop – Lower Level

The Simple Gifts Workshop, sponsored by our R.E. program, will be an opportunity for parents of kids ages 4 to 10 to help their children create simple holiday gifts. There will be several easy craft projects set up for children to make for holiday gifts. A bagel lunch will be provided.

5 to 7 p.m. – Dining Group Holiday Party – Lower Level, Centering Room

Enjoy the holiday spirit with UU friends at the Dining Group‘s Holiday Party!  Bring an appetizer to share.  Beverages will be provided. Email Linda Lou Brown for details.

5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Dec. 12 – Room at the Inn – Sanctuary and Greeting Area

We will continue hosting the overnight Room at the Inn cold weather shelter for the homeless through Dec. 18. Read more about Room at the Inn. Sign up here for volunteer shifts – or use the red button at the top of the page to sign up.


Special Holiday Season Worship Services

Holiday Blues Service – 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18

This celebratory time of year can be painful for we who suffer grief, loss, family conflict, depression, and more. Join us in the Sanctuary for a service that takes seriously the blues that exist amid the merriment.

Christmas Eve – Saturday, Dec. 24 – Two Services at 6 and 8 p.m.

Family Service – 6 p.m. – Join us for the traditional carols and candlelight and a family-friendly pageant with an accessible message of hope.

Candlelight Service – 8 p.m. – Join us for the later service, with the traditional carols and candlelight and a Christmas homily from Rev. Molly.