General Church News
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Oct. 15 – New Member Ingathering and Potluck Celebration
During the 11 a.m. service on Oct. 15, we will be welcoming new members into our community. If you have taken the membership classes or spoken with Rev. Molly about joining the Church and feel ready to become a member, 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 email@example.com.
Our Welcoming Team invites everyone to a potluck luncheon after the 11 a.m. service on Oct. 15 to welcome those who have joined us as new members. Bring your usual wonderful food items, whether created in your kitchen or acquired at the grocery store. Also, please help with setting up and taking down tables and cleaning up afterward. Everyone is welcome!
Second Annual UUCC Campout at Bergfried – Oct. 13-15
Our Green Sanctuary Team has planned the second annual All-Church Campout at Bergfried near Hermann, Mo. from Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15. The 600-acre facility is owned our UU friends at Eliot Chapel in Kirkwood, Mo.
Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m.
“Listening So Others May Speak, Speaking So Others May Listen” – Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
How do we have useful conversations across difference in a polarized and polarizing time? Join us to consider how we might listen in a way that others will speak, and how we might speak so that we might truly be heard.
1:45 p.m. – Family Hike
All are welcome to join the monthly family hike sponsored by our Religious Education program. Hikers will meet in the parking lot at church at 1:45 p.m. and then carpool over to Grindstone Nature Area at 2 p.m. The group hikes the same trail each month, learning to become attuned to the changes and cycles that are occurring. The hike is approximately two miles in length, with a creek at the halfway point where the group stops to rest and play. For more information email DRE Jamila Batchelder.
4:45 p.m. – Loaves and Fishes Dinner
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.
Faith-to-Action Collection for Honduras Ministry
$1,397 was received for the Honduras Ministry project in last week’s Faith-to-Action Collection. Thanks to all who participated! See a list of Faith-to-Action collections for the past year.
Faith-to-Action Nominations for 2017-18
The UUCC Social Action Team is requesting nominations for Faith-to-Action Collection recipients for the 2017-2018 church year.
The team is accepting nominations immediately and will begin reviewing applications Oct. 22.
Nominees can be local, regional, national, or international programs, agencies, organizations or efforts that align with our church mission and vision. Priority will be given to organizations with which UUCC members and friends and the church as a whole have an involvement and that have a high urgency of need.
Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture Farm Tour Oct. 17
The Green Sanctuary Team is sponsoring an all family educational tour of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture farm from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17.
During this fun learning event you will see different cultivation methods, learn about water and land conservation in urban agriculture, and composting. You will also learn about organic natural ways to control pests. Kids will have fun with games around these themes, and youth and adults will learn about how the food you put in your body is grown.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about food in our own hometown. The visit is scheduled for a school half-day at the College Avenue farm.
Please register by emailing Suzanne Griffin, or signing up in the greeting area.
Grounds Team Workday for Honeysuckle Removal – Oct. 21
The UUCC Grounds Team has been working for more than two years to clear our church grounds of invasive shrub honeysuckle and needs help Oct. 21 to continue the work.
Although the honeysuckle will never be completely eradicated, we have made great progress. We are now at a place where it should be manageable in the future by having a couple of workdays a year focused on removing honeysuckle.
Please come and help the Grounds Team from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 21, in the effort to rejuvenate our woodlands. The more people, the more fun it is and the quicker we can get the work accomplished.
Wear long pants, and bring gloves and loppers. Come and enjoy getting down and dirty in our back lot.
For information, email Peter Holmes.
You can read the Joys and sorrows shared with the congregation last Sunday by clicking the link below. The page is also accessible from the Members drop-down menu. The Joys and Sorrows page is password-protected, so you must be logged in as a registered user of our site to see it. If you have not already registered, you can do so here.