2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764
Worship and Religious Education – 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Free Nursery Care for Infants to 3-Year-Olds – 10:15 to 11:45 a.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.
Worship Service – 10:30 a.m.
“Being UU in an Era of Blood-Sport Politics” – Steve Scott
The current era of blood-sport, winner-take-all politics marked by xenophobia and hyper-nationalism may feel new and different, but it’s actually a recurring pattern in American history. How can we as UUs resist these ugly phenomena while remaining true to our principles?
Other Programs and Activities
9 to 10 a.m. – Forum Adult Discussion – Lower Level-Library/Forum Room
Bill Clark will discuss “Turning 86.” Forum information.
9:30 to 10:10 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Lower Level-Centering Room, or Fire Circle
Mindfulness Meditation will take place this summer from 9:30 to 10:10 a.m. in the Centering Room – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle behind the church. On fourth Sundays it will take 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.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – Videos – Lower Level
Our summer R.E. classes focus on the UU Seventh Principle – our interconnection with nature. We are offering two classes during our worship service time:
• The older children (3rd-8th grade) will be learning about deepening their connection to the earth, exploring spiritual practices, close observation, and ways we can care for the earth. In particular, we will focus on our relationship with the beautiful land upon which our church sits.
• Younger children will be in our Montessori Spirit Play classroom, this summer with a focus on stories of earth-based religions and lessons on our 7th principle.
Both classes will be outside as much as is possible.
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Caring Ministry Team – Lower Level-Library/Forum Room
Noon to 2 p.m. – Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team – Greeting Area
The AIM Team, which seeks to create an inclusively designed environment, free from ableism, where all individuals feel welcome and are able to participate in every aspect of our church, will hold its regular monthly meeting. For more information, email one of the co-chairs, Gretchen Maune or James Cutts.
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.