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:

Short Hike – Aug. 22, 2017

Join us for a short hike suitable for the smallest UUs. Meet in the parking lot at UUCC at 9:45 a.m. Read more.

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Adult Education – “African American Church in America” – Aug. 23, 2017

This adult education course led by the Rev. Dr. Clanton C.W. Dawson Jr. will present participants with an opportunity to learn and discuss the character and nuances of the African American Church in the American context. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the UUCC Sanctuary.

Topics discussed will include: What is the African American Church and how is it different from the Anglo-American Church, the evolution of Black Christian Music, images of God and Jesus in the context of the African American Church, Womanist theology, and the role of the African American Church in society. This course is lecture/discussion based. Participants may attend one, several, or all of the series.

Rev. Dr. Dawson is pastor of Dawson Journey Ministry of Columbia and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Marshall, Mo. and adjunct professor of philosophy for Columbia College and Moberly Area Community College. He has been an ordained Christian minister and teacher for 40 years and is a weekly columnist for The Columbia Missourian.

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Men’s Group – Aug. 26, 2017

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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Training for R.E. Teachers and Aides – Aug. 26, 2017

Training for R.E. teachers and aides will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 26, 2017 at the church. Teachers will meet the team they will be working with and will together set a vision for what they want children in their class to get out of their experience in R.E. We will learn techniques for adapting curriculum to the kids we are teaching, for dealing with challenging behaviors, for addressing any special needs our students have, and so much more. New teachers, this is an invaluable experience for getting ready for the year ahead. And experienced teachers, we hope you attend as well to share your wisdom and perhaps to learn a new trick or two! Breakfast will be provided.

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YRUU Curriculum Planning Day – Aug. 27, 2017

YRUU Curriculum Planning Day will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2017. As always, the YRUU high school youth group will meet to create their own curriculum for the year. Teens who want a say in what we do and learn about this year should attend this meeting! Bring your ideas for workshops, fun outings, great movies to watch and discuss, etc.

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R.E. Team Training – Aug. 27, 2017

R.E. Team Training will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 27, 2017. The R.E. Team, the church team that oversees our religious education program, will work with UUA District Program Consultant for Congregational Life Nancy Combs Morgan to learn how to work together most effectively as a team and to develop our vision for our R.E. pro gram and make a plan for making that vision become a reality. Anyone who is interested in joining the R.E. Team this year should attend this training.

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Adult Education – “African American Church in America” – Aug. 30, 2017

This adult education course led by the Rev. Dr. Clanton C.W. Dawson Jr. will present participants with an opportunity to learn and discuss the character and nuances of the African American Church in the American context. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the UUCC Sanctuary.

Topics discussed will include: What is the African American Church and how is it different from the Anglo-American Church, the evolution of Black Christian Music, images of God and Jesus in the context of the African American Church, Womanist theology, and the role of the African American Church in society. This course is lecture/discussion based. Participants may attend one, several, or all of the series.

Rev. Dr. Dawson is pastor of Dawson Journey Ministry of Columbia and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Marshall, Mo. and adjunct professor of philosophy for Columbia College and Moberly Area Community College. He has been an ordained Christian minister and teacher for 40 years and is a weekly columnist for The Columbia Missourian.

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Adult Education – “African American Church in America” – Sept. 6, 2017

This adult education course led by the Rev. Dr. Clanton C.W. Dawson Jr. will present participants with an opportunity to learn and discuss the character and nuances of the African American Church in the American context. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the UUCC Sanctuary.

Topics discussed will include: What is the African American Church and how is it different from the Anglo-American Church, the evolution of Black Christian Music, images of God and Jesus in the context of the African American Church, Womanist theology, and the role of the African American Church in society. This course is lecture/discussion based. Participants may attend one, several, or all of the series.

Rev. Dr. Dawson is pastor of Dawson Journey Ministry of Columbia and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Marshall, Mo. and adjunct professor of philosophy for Columbia College and Moberly Area Community College. He has been an ordained Christian minister and teacher for 40 years and is a weekly columnist for The Columbia Missourian.

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Men’s Group – Sept. 9, 2017

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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All-Church Picnic – Sept. 9, 2017

Join us at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 to kick off the church year with fellowship, food and fun! We’ll share a potluck picnic dinner, games for kids, and more.

We’ll gather on the church grounds, or in the building in case of inclement weather. Bring food to share and picnicking gear and utensils for your family.

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Adult Education – “African American Church in America” – Sept. 13, 2017

This adult education course led by the Rev. Dr. Clanton C.W. Dawson Jr. will present participants with an opportunity to learn and discuss the character and nuances of the African American Church in the American context. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. in the UUCC Sanctuary.

Topics discussed will include: What is the African American Church and how is it different from the Anglo-American Church, the evolution of Black Christian Music, images of God and Jesus in the context of the African American Church, Womanist theology, and the role of the African American Church in society. This course is lecture/discussion based. Participants may attend one, several, or all of the series.

Rev. Dr. Dawson is pastor of Dawson Journey Ministry of Columbia and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Marshall, Mo. and adjunct professor of philosophy for Columbia College and Moberly Area Community College. He has been an ordained Christian minister and teacher for 40 years and is a weekly columnist for The Columbia Missourian.

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CROP Walk – Sept. 17, 2017

The 2017 CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 17, 2017 at Stephens Lake Park.

This annual event sponsored by Church World Service is an interfaith effort to raise funds to relieve hunger here in Columbia and mid-Missouri, across the U.S. and around the world.

Watch for the CROP Walk table in the greeting area throughout the month of August and the weeks leading up to the Walk. Email Allie Gassmannalliegassmann@socket.net for more information.

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Men’s Group – Sept. 23, 2017

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 M’Bon Celebration – Sept. 23, 2017

Join Kaleidoscope at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at the church for a celebration of M’bon, the Second, or Grain Harvest. The group will continue to appreciate the gifts of Nature and recognize the approaching darkness.

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Men’s Group – Sept. 30, 2017

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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