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Advancing our mission of radical welcome and deep connection at Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri (UUCC)

Advancing our mission of radical welcome and deep connection at Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri (UUCC)
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Advancing our mission of radical welcome and deep connection at Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri (UUCC)

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@revmolly

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English

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573-442-5764


Episodes

Jan. 13, 2019 – Thresholds

1/13/2019
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Church was canceled on Jan. 13, 2019 because of heavy weekend snow, so we offer an archived recording from 2015 on the topic of “thresholds.” Times of change and transition can seem significant. Below the surface of our lives, the seeds of huge changes sleep beneath the snow, but we suspect nothing. When the grip […]

Duration:00:12:34

Jan. 6, 2019 – Be It Resolved

1/13/2019
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A guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson challenged us at worship on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a time of resolutions and self-reflection, to be courageous – courageous in the face of trouble, courageous to stand up and say “enough,” courageous in the face of criticism and controversy. Rev. Dawson said he would rather die […]

Duration:00:33:13

Dec. 30, 2018 – Begin Again in Love

1/13/2019
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At worship on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, we paused at the cusp of a new year to reflect on what had been, and also to look forward and find inspiration and purpose for the new year. Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, DRE Jamila Batchelder, Intern Minister Alexis led us in poetic reflection.

Duration:00:19:23

Dec. 2, 2018 – The F word (Faith)

12/2/2018
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There is a word not often heard in the Unitarian Universalist Church, and it is the F-word. Dare we utter it? Faith. In our exploration of loaded words this year, faith is the loaded word for December. Sometimes we see faith set up as an idea in opposition to reason and doubt. But can faith […]

Duration:00:36:58

Nov. 25, 2018 – Now the Work, Soon the Victory

11/26/2018
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One of our favorite guest preachers, the Rev. Dr. C.W. Dawson, pastor of Dawson Journeys Ministry, was in our pulpit on Nov. 25, 2018. He teaches religion and philosophy at several area colleges, and his eight-week course “History of the Black Church in America,” has been a hit at our and several other area churches. […]

Duration:00:50:48

Nov. 11, 2018 – Service and Sacrifice

11/18/2018
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On Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2018, our worship topic was “Service and Sacrifice” – a time to think carefully about the role of sacrifice in the lives of our service members and in all of our lives. What does it really mean to serve our country? Listen to Joe Collins and Anja Eick about their […]

Duration:00:15:31

Nov. 4, 2018 – Day of Remembrance

11/11/2018
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In the United States we have often conceived of Halloween as a frivolous time when children don costumes and eat too much candy. However in many cultures, this is a serious season for contemplating and respecting the memory of ancestors, folks dear to us who have departed – a time for honoring their memory and […]

Duration:00:16:22

Oct. 21, 2018 – Do the Monster Mash

10/28/2018
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At our “Do the Monster Mash” worship services on Oct. 21, 2018, Rev. Molly Housh Gordon and DRE Jamila Batchelder considered the idea of monsters in mythologies and in the minds of young and old alike. Listen to their thoughts as they explored how the visceral imagery of devils or demons can describe the experience […]

Duration:00:21:06

Oct. 14, 2018 – Damaged by Privilege

10/15/2018
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In his sermon on Oct. 14, 2018, Jeff Ordway recalled how the privilege of being a white male, which might sound desirable, instead resulted in damage to his own soul and especially to others. The events of recent weeks, when we watched several women come forward at great personal risk to describe abusive behavior by […]

Duration:00:32:21

Oct. 7, 2018 – Everyday Evil

10/14/2018
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Writing in the shadow of the Holocaust in the years after the Second World War, German-American philosopher Hannah Arendt said: “The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.” At worship on Oct. 7, 2018, Rev. Molly Hough Gordon’s sermon grappled with […]

Duration:00:33:01

Sept. 30, 2018 – Peace Must Be Dared

10/14/2018
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German theologian, pastor and anti-Nazi dissident Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote: “There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared. It is itself the great venture and can never be safe.” On Sept. 30, 2018, Rev. Molly Housh Gordon explored the mingling ideas of safety and risk in these times […]

Duration:00:32:08

Sept. 23, 2018 – A Shelter for Every Storm

9/26/2018
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At worship on Sept. 23, 2018, our Sanctuary Team (Immigrant Ministry) explored how to create an expansive sense of what it means to offer sanctuary in these challenging times. Together, we considered how claiming our identity as a sanctuary congregation relates to creating deep connections, radical welcome and courageous love – not just for our […]

Duration:00:27:32

Sept. 16, 2018 – Making Amends

9/26/2018
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Our Jewish neighbors, members, and friends observed the high holiday of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement, Sept. 18-19, 2018. We all make mistakes. There is something reassuring about that – we have all fallen short, every one of us. Listen to the podcast of our Sept. 16, 2018 interactive worship service for all ages, […]

Duration:00:28:54

Sept. 9, 2018 – Sanctuary – An Altar in the World

9/16/2018
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“Loaded words” is our worship theme for the year, and September’s loaded word is “sanctuary.” Listen to our worship service on Sept. 9, 2018 when the Rev. Molly Housh Gordon’s sermon, “An Altar in the World,” explored what it is to create and experience sacred space, and sanctuary, in the world and in our lives.

Duration:01:21:25

Sept. 2, 2018 – The Work of Love

9/9/2018
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What is the work of love? Work can be a sacred gift, a meditation, and a prayer in itself. Listen as Reverend Molly Housh Gordon considered the many ways that we serve our deepest calling in this life at our Sept. 2, 2018 worship service on Labor Day weekend.

Duration:00:26:17