Upcoming Worship Services

Our Courageous Choice: Universalism for the Brave

When: October 22, 2017 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am| Worship Leader: Misha Sanders
Our pulpit guest this morning is Misha Sanders, who is in her fourth and final year at Meadville Lombard Theological School and is a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry. She has completed intern ministries at UU congregations in McHenry and Deerfield, Illinois, and is a longtime member of UU Rockford. She and her 16 year old daughter live in Woodstock, Illinois with two fat cats who run the show.
At 9:00, all young people attend the service with their families; Nursery & Chalice Children will be available for children 0-5 years old.
At 11:00, young people in kindergarten through grade 6 attend the beginning of the service with their families; all other young people begin in their classrooms.

All-Church Service: Stories of Our UU Faith

When: October 29, 2017 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am| Worship Leader: Christine Organ

This is an All-Church service; young people in Kindergarten and above attend the worship service with their families. Nursery & Chalice Children will be available for younger children.

Christine Organ and Director of Lifespan Religious Education Jules Jaramillo are coordinating this all-church service which will include members of our congregation sharing favorite family stories that for them represent our UU Faith.

Feeding the Field

When: November 5, 2017 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am| Worship Leader: The Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles
At 9:00, all young people attend the service with their families; Nursery & Chalice Children will be available for children 0-5 years old.
At 11:00, young people in kindergarten through grade 6 attend the beginning of the service with their families; all other young people begin in their classrooms.

Religious leaders from the Buddha to Jesus have preached that compassion is the highest religious emotion. In this sermon, Dr. Giles will explore what the emotion of compassion does in the human body physically to boost health and strengthen performance and mood. Using information from recent research, he will discuss ways of “practical compassion” we can all explore.

Rev. Dr. Giles is Countryside’s Community Minister. Community Ministers in the Unitarian Universalist Association are required to be a member of a UU congregation and to possess a certification in some form of specialized ministry. Countryside Church is the Affiliated Congregation for Scot’s work. Scot is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He specializes in working with persons who have life-changing medical problems and helps them using an advanced form of medical hypnosis. He is a Diplomate of the National Guild of Hypnotists, which is the highest level of professional rank that can be earned. In the small world of hypnotic practitioners, Scot is well known, and if anyone is interested, you will find the details on his website: www.CSGiles.org.