Upcoming Worship Services

At One with Truth

When:9/17/2017 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am| Worship Leader: The Rev. Hilary Landau Krivchenia

NOTE: We return to 2 services today – 9:00 and 11:00.

Our Fall Religious Education program begins today.
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.

Welcome

When:9/24/2017 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am| Worship Leader: The Rev. Hilary Landau Krivchenia
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.

Share the Plate: Half of the cash collected in today’s offering will be donated to the Historic Methodist Campground, a National Historic Landmark established in 1860. It is now on a path to becoming a sustainable community that supports green businesses and helps residents lessen their carbon footprint. It has over a hundred cottages that all need to be renovated and raised up as they are in a floodplain. Visit their fascinating website: http://www.hmc1860.org/

We Were Made for These Times

When:10/1/2017 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am| Worship Leader: The Rev. Scott Aeseng

The times we live in are difficult, distracting, troubling. Yet our faith is grounded in deep roots which enable us to not only withstand the storms, but to become stronger by living into the solidarity of interdependence. As Clarissa Estes puts it, we were made for these times.

Share the plate: Half of the cash collected in the offering will be donated to Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI).

Rev. Aeseng is the Executive Director of UUANI and will hold an information session following the service about UUANI.

to be announced

When:10/8/2017 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am| Worship Leader: The Rev. Dr. Nicole Kirk

Free to Forgive in a Criminally Unjust System?

When:10/15/2017 at 9:00 am and 11:00 am| Worship Leader: The Rev. Karen Mooney
Forgiveness, redemption, and atonement are concepts we wrestle with in our everyday lives. Things go wrong and we find ourselves asking for or giving forgiveness; allowing for redemption; and perhaps even welcoming an act of atonement. When someone is imprisoned this cycle is truncated by systems built to thwart any real reintegration. Separated from community there is little opportunity for reparation. Our ministry in prisons and jails is based on the radical notion that every person is worthy of respect and has the capability of completing this cycle of forgiveness. Come and learn how all of us are affected and how together we can offer hope and help. Forgiveness, redemption, and atonement are not ethereal ideas; they live and transform with us.
Share the plate: Half of the cash collected in the offering will be donated to Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois.
The Rev. Karen Mooney is a community minister working with the UU Prison Ministries of Illinois. This newly-formed group is bringing the hope-filled message about belief in every person’s inherent worth and dignity to those incarcerated and returning to our communities. Karen is a life-long Unitarian Universalist who learned the art of church from her very involved parents She has been educated far and wide working and playing, listening and walking with people. She loves that UU communities are places where you find people who are alive and seeking throughout their lives.