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:

Loaves and Fishes – Jan. 21, 2018

UUCC provides the evening meal at Loaves and Fishes on the third Sunday each month – Jan. 21 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 – Jan. 27, 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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Founders’ Day Service Auction – Jan. 27, 2018

Let’s make a deal! You give us $10, and at the Founders’ Day Service Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, we’ll give you:
  • A festive evening of fun and fellowship.
  • Heavy appetizers and beverages.
  • Two raffle tickets.
  • Free child care for those who need it (with pizza, games and movies for the kids).
  • The opportunity to bid on services donated by our members and friends.
  • The pride of knowing that you helped UUCC.
  • Freedom from remorse over missing our premier fund-raising event of the year.

We’ll gather for tasty snacks and beverages from 6 to 8 p.m. and bid on things like computer help, professional or business services, fancy meals… on and on the list will go.

Your help is needed to make this fund-raiser for our church a success:
  • Purchase auction tickets for $10/person on the Auction Tickets page. (No tickets are required for children who will be in child care.)
  • Donate services. Can you change someone’s oil? Host a game night? Cut someone’s hair? Bake cookies? Donate time at your vacation cabin? Provide babysitting? Shovel snow? Snow shoveling? Provide professional or business services? You can find more ideas and make your donations on the Auction Service(s) Donation page. Feel free to come up with your own service ideas!
  • Contribute food/drinks and/or volunteer to help with setup and cleanup on the Auction Food/Drinks and Help page.

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Membership 102 Class – Jan. 28, 2018

If you are considering membership in UUCC, the Welcoming Team urges you to attend the Membership 102 class on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Centering Room. The class will cover how to get more involved in the life of the church.

Lunch will be provided, and child care will be available with one week’s notice. Make your reservation by email, or call 573-442-5764.

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Kaleidoscope pagan gathering – Feb. 2, 2018

Join Kaleidoscope to celebrate Imbolc, also known as Brigid’s Feast, at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 at the church.

The first stirrings of life after the long winter appear. Brigid shines the light of creativity upon us. Growth begins. Gather with us and join in ritual, followed by a potluck and friendship. All are welcome, no matter what their personal paths.

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Meditation Basics – Feb. 4, 2018

Those wanting to know more about meditation will have an opportunity when “Meditation Basics” is presented on Sunday mornings in February in place of the usual Mindfulness Meditation sessions.

The four sessions from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Centering Room on the Lower Level of the church will include discussion and practice of the basic elements of mindfulness meditation. The sessions will be suitable for complete beginners and experienced meditators, and there is no requirement to attend all four sessions. The facilitator will be Peter Holmes, Ph.D.

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UU Book Discussion Group – Feb. 9, 2018

The UU Book Discussion Group will meet at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at ABC Chinese Cuisine, 3510 I-70 Dr. S.E. Bring a book you have read to discuss briefly.  Call Pam Springsteel at 573-445-0642 if you have questions.

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Wine & Sanctuary Event – Feb. 10, 2018

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All are invited to a Wine & Sanctuary event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Rock Bridge Christian Church, 301 W. Green Meadows Rd.

Join Faith Voices of Columbia, Rock Bridge Christian Church and UUCC for an evening of music, food, and good conversation while supporting our sanctuary network in Mid-Missouri.

Now more than ever, people of faith are called to partner with their immigrant friends and neighbors in their fight to be recognized as beloved members of our communities. At this event you will have the opportunity to share fellowship and fun while contributing to our Sanctuary Fund that will help sanctuary churches with the expenses of sheltering adults and family members who are undocumented.

There is no need to buy tickets in advance – just come to the event and plan to donate what you might pay for an evening out. RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends to come. Childcare will be provided – please send your childcare needs (number of children and their ages) by email.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Rev. Dottie Mathews by email or call 920-378-4013.

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Meditation Basics – Feb. 11, 2018

Those wanting to know more about meditation will have an opportunity when “Meditation Basics” is presented on Sunday mornings in February in place of the usual Mindfulness Meditation sessions.

The four sessions from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Centering Room on the Lower Level of the church will include discussion and practice of the basic elements of mindfulness meditation. The sessions will be suitable for complete beginners and experienced meditators, and there is no requirement to attend all four sessions. The facilitator will be Peter Holmes, Ph.D.

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New Member Ingathering – Feb. 11, 2018

At the 11 a.m. worship service on Feb.11, there will be a new member ingathering for those who have taken the membership classes or spoken with Rev. Molly and feel ready to join.

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Conversations, Etc. – Feb. 14, 2018

Conversations, Etc. will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the church. Bring a brown bag lunch and a snack to share if you wish. Call Pam Springsteel at 573-445-0642 if you have questions.

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Meditation Basics – Feb. 18, 2018

Those wanting to know more about meditation will have an opportunity when “Meditation Basics” is presented on Sunday mornings in February in place of the usual Mindfulness Meditation sessions.

The four sessions from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Centering Room on the Lower Level of the church will include discussion and practice of the basic elements of mindfulness meditation. The sessions will be suitable for complete beginners and experienced meditators, and there is no requirement to attend all four sessions. The facilitator will be Peter Holmes, Ph.D.

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Meditation Basics – Feb. 25, 2018

Those wanting to know more about meditation will have an opportunity when “Meditation Basics” is presented on Sunday mornings in February in place of the usual Mindfulness Meditation sessions.

The four sessions from 10:05 to 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Centering Room on the Lower Level of the church will include discussion and practice of the basic elements of mindfulness meditation. The sessions will be suitable for complete beginners and experienced meditators, and there is no requirement to attend all four sessions. The facilitator will be Peter Holmes, Ph.D.

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