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 to 12:15 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 UUCC banner was carried by five of our young people in the banner parade at the Opening Celebration of the UUA General Assembly (G.A.) in New Orleans on June 21, 2017. In this short clip they are seen entering the Great Hall of the New Orleans Convention Center and later proceeding out of the hall. Read more about G.A.


Sunday at UUCC – Sept. 24, 2017

Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m.

“Being Sanctuary” – Rev. Dottie Mathews

Join us this Sunday for a moving sermon from our Affiliated Community Minister Dottie Mathews as she shares what she has learned accompanying immigrant neighbors to ICE check-ins and doing other sanctuary work. How do we truly treat one another as human family amidst inhumane systems?

Order of Service • Announcements Insert

Other Programs and Activities

9 to 10 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education – Lower Level-Centering Room

Our 9 a.m. children’s R.E. curriculum, called “Spirit Play,” is based on a Montessori approach to learning that encourages self-directed exploration. The children attend the first portion of the 9 a.m. worship service before going to their class. Free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds will be available beginning at 8:45 a.m. Read more.

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

Wayne Anderson will present “What Is All this Advanced Technology Doing to the Human Brain?” When you can have all the information in the world in the palm of your hand, what is left for your brain to do? Forum information.

10:05 to 10:45 a.m. – Mindfulness Meditation – Fire Circle (or Centering Room in case of rain)

Mindfulness Meditation takes place from 10:05 to 10:45 a.m. in the Centering Room – or, if the weather is suitable, outside around the Fire Circle behind the church. On fourth Sundays it is held 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 an R.E. 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 until 12:30 p.m. Read more.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team – Lower Level-Classroom

Our Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team will meet in a lower level classroom. The team seeks to create an inclusively designed environment, free from ableism, where all individuals feel radically welcome and are able to participate in every aspect of our church. If you would like more information, or are interested in getting involved, please contact one of the co-leaders, Gretchen Maune, 573-489-0986 or email, or James Cutts, 573-489-0879 or email.

12:30 to 3 p.m. – Membership 102 Class – Lower Level-Centering Room

If you are considering membership in UUCC, our Welcoming Team urges you to attend the Membership 102 class. The class will cover how to get more involved in the life of the church. Lunch will be provided. Child care can be provided with advance notice. RSVP by email or by calling 573-442-5764.