General Church News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Loaves and Fishes Dinner – this Sunday, Aug. 19
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.
New podcast posted: July 29, 2018 – “Sanctuary”
Just posted today was a podcast of our worship service on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at which Rev. Molly reflected on the meaning of Sanctuary. A sanctuary literally means a church, yet also means a place of spiritual and even legal refuge. Rev. Molly explored how we can create a culture of compassion and expand our circle of warmth and care to those around us. Listen here. While you’re at it, check out our other podcasts here.
Worship Service – 10:30 a.m.
“Being UU in an Era of Blood-Sport Politics” – Steve Scott
The current era of blood-sport, winner-take-all politics marked by xenophobia and hyper-nationalism may feel new and different, but it’s actually a recurring pattern in American history. How can we as UUs resist these ugly phenomena while remaining true to our principles?
Forum, Mindfulness Meditation and R.E. classes will take place at their usual times. After worship, the Caring Ministry Team and Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) Team will hold monthly meetings.
In the late afternoon, we’ll be serving dinner at Loaves and Fishes. See above under “Featured This Week” to sign up to provide food or help with setup, serving and cleanup.
Appeal for a file cabinet!
The church needs a second locking file cabinet for the Church Administrator’s office. If you have one and are willing to donate it, please contact Administrator Kathie Bergman at 573-442-5764 or by email.
Do you want to join a UU Chalice Circle? Have you been curious about them? It is time to sign up for the 2018-2019 church year.
Chalice Circles are small groups of UU members and friends that meet regularly to deepen and strengthen interpersonal connections, and encourage spiritual growth. They provide a place to share deeply with each other, to build lasting and caring relationships, and to strengthen our church’s sense of community.
Each Chalice Circle has seven to 10 members and meets at least once per month. If you would like to join a group, click the button below to sign up online.
You can also call the church office at 573-442-5764 to indicate your interest. For more details email Peter Holmes.
Save the Date: Tuesday Evenings – R.E. for Grown-Ups!
Join us as we launch a new Adult Religious Education program starting this fall! We’ll have something interesting on offer every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in one of two tracks:
- Theology/Spirituality – the fall program will be “What Moves Us: Unitarian Universalist Theology.”
- Current Events/Social Justice – the fall program will be “Unitarian Universalists and Class.”
Childcare will be provided, and quarterly pot-luck dinners will offer learners the chance to connect and socialize. See you there!