Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri (UUCC)

2615 Shepard Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201-6132 • Phone: 573-442-5764


Worship Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays
Religious Education at 11 a.m. Sundays

All are welcome • No registration required • Free nursery care for infants

Welcome to the church nurturing spirit and service – a liberal religious voice lighting a moral beacon in Central Missouri. In the spirit of courageous love, we forge a community of radical welcome and deep connection that moves us together to heal the world.


Sunday at UUCC – Oct. 18, 2015

Worship Services – 9 and 11 a.m.

“Stories from Beloved Communities” – Lay-Led by the UU Life Writers

At the UU Church of Columbia, we believe that life itself is a sacred text for us to interpret and explore. Join our UU Life Writers group for this beloved service, as they share moving stories from their own lives and journeys.

Other Programs and Activities

9 a.m. – Forum Adult Discussion – Library/Forum Room, Lower Level

Consuela Johnson, Executive Director of Fun City USA, will review the past year and outline plans for the youth program which has been around since 1970 – when a group of ministers and teachers founded this much-needed addition to our community. Rev. Mel West and his wife were among the founders. Forum information.

9 a.m. – Meditation in Nature – Gans Creek Wildlife Area

Come into the peace of wild things…. If you are seeking a more inward expression for practicing your faith, Meditation in Nature may be just for you. Meetings take place at the Gans Creek Wildlife Area the third Sunday each month from 9 to 10 a.m. and are sponsored by the UUCC Green Sanctuary Team and Friends of Rockbridge. More information including directions.

Between Worship Services and after 11 a.m. Service – Book Table – Greeting Area

The Book Table is open on the third and fourth Sundays between worship services and after the 11 a.m. service. There are lots of good books that need to be read, mulled over and discussed, including books for new UUs on UU history and beliefs.

11:00 a.m. – Children’s Religious Education Classes

Our children’s R.E. program offers classes for pre-schoolers through high school students, as well as nursery care for infants. The Sunday School children and youths attend the first 15 minutes of the 11 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary with their families before going to their regular classes. Check class plans on the R.E. Schedule page.

1 p.m. – CROP Hunger Walk

The CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk and Run is an annual nationwide interfaith event that combines fun and fundraising to raise money for hungry people in Columbia and throughout the world. Registration for the walk will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church at Seventh Street and Wilkes Boulevard. Walkers will depart the church at 2 p.m. and take either a 0.9-mile family walk or a 2.2-mile challenge walk through downtown Columbia. If you have questions, contact Allie Gassmann of the Social Action Team by email. More information. (The run was scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 16.)

2 to 3:30 p.m. – Great Big Spooky Wooky Recycled Costume Contest – Greeting Area

The Great Big Spooky-Wooky Recycled Costume Contest on Oct. 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. is an event for all ages co-sponsored by the Religious Education and Green Sanctuary teams. Participants will be given recycled costume-making supplies with one hour to come up with the scariest, silliest, cutest, or craziest costume with their team. No experience is necessary as creative coaches will be standing by. Winners will receive amazing recycled rewards and UU fame! Costumes will be paraded at the Halloween Party on Oct. 30. More information.

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen – Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church

Once a month our Social Action Team organizes volunteers from our church for preparation, serving and cleanup at the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd.

Sign up here for this important social action activity.