Upcoming Events

This page provides more information about upcoming events than may appear in the Church Calendar or elsewhere. Click the links below for information on the events, listed in chronological order:

Men’s Group – April 28, 2018

The UUCC Men’s Group meets on the second, fourth, and fifth Saturdays of each month at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The group is open to all men. There are no fees and no reservations are necessary.

The agenda is an open discussion of whatever is on the minds of those in attendance – and breakfast!
For more information email Wiley Miller.

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Kaleidoscope – April 28, 2018

We call to the elements: Wind and Water, Sun and Soil, and we say that these represent aspects of our lives: Our Minds and Emotions, our Passions and our physical Being. They offer us strength and vulnerability. They can be blessings or curses. How do we find that dynamic balance between them that will move our lives forward in wellness and purpose?

Gather with Kaleidoscope on Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the home of Connie and Jeff Ordway. We will be outside, weather permitting, so dress with that in mind. We will join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what your personal path.

Send an email for directions and further information.

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Membership 102 – April 29, 2018

If you are considering membership in UUCC, the Welcoming Team urges you to attend Membership 102 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 in the Centering Room, Lower Level. 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 one week’s notice. RSVP by email or by calling 573-442-5764.

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Film and Discussion: Puerto Rico – April 29

Everyone is invited to a joint presentation of a film and discussion about Puerto Rico sponsored by our Social Action Team and Show Me Dharma at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Sanctuary. Light refreshments will be offered.

This will also be a fundraiser to help Puerto Rico rebuild and create sustainable agriculture projects. The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria seven months ago is still having widespread ill effects.

For more information, email Caya Tanski-French.

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The Work that Reconnects – May 1, 2018

The WTR program offers ongoing personal and spiritual exploration developed by Buddhist scholar, author and teacher Joanna Macy and facilitated by Caya Tanski-French. Sessions are being held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month through May. Read more.

The central purpose of the program is to deepen relationships with one another and with the self-healing powers in the web of life, taking us from despair and helping to motivate and empower us to reclaim our lives, our communities, and our planet Earth. Read more on our website or contact Caya by email.

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Annual Congregational Meeting – May 6, 2018

The Board of Trustees has scheduled the Annual Congregational Meeting on May 6, 2018 immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service. Church members who joined before March 6 will be eligible to vote at the meeting. Members who want to vote but cannot attend can complete a proxy voting form and submit it by following the instructions on the form – click the button below to obtain the PDF form:

The following business will be on the agenda:

  • Approval of the proposed 2018-19 operating budget
  • Election of Board of Trustees members
  • Vote on revised Investments and Endowment Policy
  • Report on status of Building Needs Task Force
  • Presentation of annual reports

Read more.

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Conversations, Etc. – May 9, 2018

Conversations, Etc. will meet at noon Wednesday, May 9 at the church. Bring a brown bag lunch and a snack to share if you wish.

If you have questions, call Pam Springsteel at 573-445-0642.

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UU Book Discussion Group – May 11, 2018

The UU Book Discussion Group will meet at 5 p.m. Friday, May 11 at ABC Chinese Cuisine, 3510 I-70 Dr. S.E. Bring a book you have read to discuss briefly.

If you have questions, call Pam Springsteel at 573-445-0642.

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Men’s Group – May 12, 2018

The UUCC Men’s Group meets on the second, fourth, and fifth Saturdays of each month at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The group is open to all men. There are no fees and no reservations are necessary.

The agenda is an open discussion of whatever is on the minds of those in attendance – and breakfast!
For more information email Wiley Miller.

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Grounds Team Workday – May 12, 2018

Come celebrate spring by getting your hands dirty with the UUCC Grounds Team from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12 (rain date – May 19). Come for an hour or all morning as we beautify the grounds and make new friends!

As you attend worship on Sunday, you may have noticed we have been converting our non-natives plant beds to natives. Native plants provide important food resources for thousands of species of invertebrates that in turn provide food for native birds and other animals. This year we will make a rain garden.

A rain garden is a living eco-friendly sponge. Rain gardens perform the following functions: Filter storm water runoff before it enters local waterways, alleviate problems associated with flooding and drainage, recharge the ground water supply, provide habitat and food for wildlife, including birds and butterflies, and enhance the beauty of yards and the community. Read more.

We would love to have you join us for this event and/or to become stewards of the land with us. For more information, email Patty Daus or Jeanne Murphy.

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UU Life Writers – May 12, 2018

The UU Life Writers will meet on May 12 and May 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Centering Room in the lower level of the church.

Our theme this spring is “Passages.” What are the passages in our lives that have made a difference and sent us in a different direction, or was the passage through a hard or traumatic time? The stories in the writing group continue to amaze us all. All are welcome.

For more information, contact: Fran Reynolds at 573-443-4336 or by email.

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The Work that Reconnects – May 15, 2018

The WTR program offers ongoing personal and spiritual exploration developed by Buddhist scholar, author and teacher Joanna Macy and facilitated by Caya Tanski-French. Sessions are being held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month through May. Read more.

The central purpose of the program is to deepen relationships with one another and with the self-healing powers in the web of life, taking us from despair and helping to motivate and empower us to reclaim our lives, our communities, and our planet Earth. Read more on our website or contact Caya by email.

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UU Life Writers – May 19, 2018

The UU Life Writers will meet on May 12 and May 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Centering Room in the lower level of the church.

Our theme this spring is “Passages.” What are the passages in our lives that have made a difference and sent us in a different direction, or was the passage through a hard or traumatic time? The stories in the writing group continue to amaze us all. All are welcome.

For more information, contact: Fran Reynolds at 573-443-4336 or by email.

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New Member Ingathering and Potluck Luncheon – May 20, 2018

During the 11 a.m. service on May 20, we will be welcoming new members into our community. If you have taken the membership classes or spoken with the Welcoming Team about joining the Church and feel ready to take that step, you are welcome to join us in this rite of passage. If you are unable to attend this service or have further questions, please call 442-5764 or email the Church Administrator.

After the 11 a.m. service on May 20, a potluck luncheon is planned to welcome our new members. Everyone is invited! This is a family friendly event.

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Loaves and Fishes – May 20, 2018

UUCC provides the evening meal at Loaves and Fishes on the third Sunday each month – May 20 this month. Please sign up here to prepare food for this meal and/or to help set up, serve, and clean up.

Serving meals at Loaves and Fishes is a project of our Social Action Team. If you have questions, email Diane Suhler.

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Men’s Group – May 26, 2018

The UUCC Men’s Group meets on the second, fourth, and fifth Saturdays of each month at 8 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. The group is open to all men. There are no fees and no reservations are necessary.

The agenda is an open discussion of whatever is on the minds of those in attendance – and breakfast!
For more information email Wiley Miller.

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Down by the Riverside Worship and Potluck – June 3, 2018

At Katfish Katy’s on the Missouri River at Huntsdale
Worship Service – 10 a.m.
Potluck Brunch – 11 a.m.

See instructions below for how to enter the campground. Click map to enlarge.

Come enjoy our annual get-together at Katfish Katy’s Campground on the Missouri River on Sunday, June 3 – a chance to worship and enjoy the company of our church members and friends in a beautiful spot on the banks of the river.

Our members Linda Lou and Robert Brown no longer own Katfish Katy’s, but the new owner has given us permission to use our usual site again this year. However, we will only be there on the Sunday, not on Saturday.

There will be a portable toilet and picnic tables, but we will have to bring everything else. Please bring food and drinks for the potluck and folding chairs if you want them (we will have some benches). Also bring your own plates, cups and utensils. We will mainly be under the trees, like last year, but a sunhat might be a good idea.

If you have questions, email Peter Holmes or Patty Daus).

Instructions for Entry to Katfish Katy’s Campground

There are now locked gates limiting access to Katfish Katy’s Campground. Here is how to enter into and exit from the campground on June 3:

When you drive through Huntsdale and approach the campground, you will see a metal gate directly in front of you that leads to the Station House Restaurant. Do not try to go through this gate.

Instead, follow the road to the left (south) and enter by the next gate that leads to the boat ramp.

Someone will be waiting between 9:30 and 10 a.m. at that next gate to let you in with a key card. Plan to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. – this means leaving Columbia by 9:15 a.m. at the latest.

If you arrive later than 10 a.m. and there is no one at the gate, call Patty Daus at 573-529-9691 or Peter Holmes at 573-239-7789.

After going through the gate at the road, drive toward the boat ramp area. You will encounter a second gate that opens automatically for vehicles. After going through this second gate, proceed to the boat ramp area and then follow the road to the right until you reach the point where a road to the left goes over the levee and leads to the picnic/camping area where we will gather.

While the gate at the road requires a key card to enter the campground, it opens automatically for vehicles to exit.

Special Instructions for Cyclists: If you are cycling on the Katy Trail, you will already be inside the gate from the road. You will encounter the gate leading to the boat ramp that opens automatically for vehicles, but it will not open for a bicycle. If no one is there with a key card to open this gate for you, there is a space where you can go around the fence on the left side of the gate.

Printable PDF of Entry Instructions

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Kaleidoscope pagan gathering – June 23, 2018

Join Kaleidoscope as we celebrate the summer Solstice. The longest day and the shortest night are here. The Sun stands in his glory and full strength. Glory with him, this bringer of warmth, light, and hope.

Gather with us at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the church. We will join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what your personal path.

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Midwest UU Summer Assembly – July 1-7, 2018

The Midwest Unitarian Universalist Summer Assembly (MUUSA) is a summer camp where more than 400 UUs get together every year to reenergize with like-minded people.

The weeklong camp offers many workshops and activities for families, couples and singles of all ages. This year Reverend Nic Cable will lead the daily Morning Celebration service on this year’s theme, “Living Between Worlds.”

Join fellow UUs in the hills of the Missouri Ozarks at YMCA Trout Lodge where you can make new friends and connect with old friends! Registration is now open at www.muusa.org.

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