Join Columbia Faith & Values for the Downtown Worship Walking Tour

Ad_House_COL_Tour_092013Columbia, Mo. — Columbia Faith & Values ( will hold its second walking tour of downtown houses of worship Oct. 12 and Oct. 19, 2013. The new tour includes an expanded list of venues, including First Christian Church, Second Baptist Church and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.

Come and learn about a diverse group of buildings, each with its own distinct history, art and architecture. Editor Kellie Kotraba will be your guide, and at each stop, you’ll hear from an expert – someone who attends that particular house of worship and can share an insider’s perspective on its significance.

VIDEO: Watch a 2 1/2 minute video with highlights from our first tour.

Tours will be held Saturday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 19. The doors will open at 12:45 p.m., and tours will start promptly at 1. Tours will end between 3 and 3:30 p.m.

We suggest a $10 donation per ticket. All proceeds benefit Columbia Faith & Values. Your generous support will help us continue to provide the faith and values news that matters to you.

Reserve your spot today – email [email protected], or call 573-356-2200.

Here’s the list of which locations will be featured each week (places marked with an asterick are featured only one weekend).

Oct. 12

  • First Christian Church
  • *Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • *Calvary Episcopal Church
  • Islamic Center of Central Missouri
  • *Second Baptist Church

Oct. 19

  • First Christian Church
  • *First Baptist Church
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • *Missouri United Methodist Church
  • Islamic Center of Central Missouri

Please join us – learn about your community, meet new people and support your local nonprofit religion news website.

Schedule subject to change based on location availability.

Columbia Faith & Values is one of five news websites for Religion News LLC's three-year community religion news project, funded through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment. The nonprofit news site officially launched in summer 2012 as a gathering place for nonsectarian coverage of faith and values news from Mid-Missouri. It is affiliated with the national Religion News Service.