Central UCC has always been one of the anchors in the historic Old Munichburg/Southside of Jefferson City. This church was, for so many years, the center of this community. We are working hard to reclaim that place and that role in Jefferson City. One way we are trying to do that is to open our doors to the wider community with some new and exciting initiatives. One of these new ideas is The Southside Philharmonic Orchestra—a new chamber orchestra which will be based here at Central UCC and featuring some of the finest classical musicians from Jefferson City and Columbia. Our very own Dr. Patrick Clark is its Artistic Director and Conductor. The focus of the orchestra will be on enriching the cultural climate of our community, encouraging excellence in music performance and providing audiences the opportunity to experience a diverse repertoire of music.