Upcoming Worship Services

Spiritual Journeys Service

When: 7/23/2017 at 10:00 am| Worship Leader: Christine Organ
Spiritual Journeys services are offered three to four times each year and are opportunities for us to hear the spiritual journey stories of congregation members. This service, we will hear from Pratik Mamtora and Michelle & Chris Hitchcock.

Share the Plate: Half of the cash collected in the offering will be donated to RefugeeOne, a refugee resettlement agency that provides a full range of services to refugees resettled in the Chicago area. Its primary focus is to assist the refugee in becoming self-supporting and independent.

Summer Children’s Fellowship will be held in classroom 9/10 simultaneously with the worship service.

NOTE: Our One-Service Schedule begins the 3rd Sunday in May and continues through Labor Day, with one worship service and religious education program at 10:00 am.

Jenkin Lloyd Jones

When: 7/30/2017 at 10:00 am| Worship Leader: Mark Huston

Join us for another of Mark Huston’s renowned portrayals of a figure from Unitarian Universalist history.  Jenkin Lloyd Jones (November 14, 1843-September 12, 1918), a pioneering Unitarian minister, missionary, educator, and journalist, expanded the ranks of midwestern Unitarians and built up much of the structure of the Western Unitarian Conference. He founded a major program church in Chicago, All Souls, together with its associated community outreach organization, the Abraham Lincoln Centre. A radical theist, he tried to move Unitarianism away from a Christian focus towards non-sectarian engagement with world religion. Later in life, during a time of popular enthusiasm for war, he was a prominent pacifist.

Summer Children’s Fellowship will be held in classroom 9/10 simultaneously with the worship service.

NOTE: Our One-Service Schedule begins the 3rd Sunday in May and continues through Sept 10 (the Sunday after Labor Day), with one worship service and religious education program at 10:00 am.

Daring Greatly

When:8/6/2017 at 10:00 am| Worship Leader: The Feminine Divine Women’s Group
Summer Children’s Fellowship will be held in classroom 9/10 simultaneously with the worship service.

NOTE: Our One-Service Schedule begins the 3rd Sunday in May and continues through Labor Day, with one worship service and religious education program at 10:00 am.

All-Ages Blessing of the Animals Service

<When:8/13/2017 at 10:00 am| Worship Leader: Jackie Dennison
Feel free to bring well-behaved leashed, crated or caged pets. You are also invited to bring photos of pets that have passed away for our memorial table in the back of the sanctuary.

Share the Plate: Half of the cash collected in the offering will be donated to Young at Heart Pet Rescue, formed in April 2005 to aid in the rescue and re-homing of older dogs and cats in the Chicagoland area. Over the years, hundreds of senior pets have been rescued and adopted into loving homes. Young at Heart is a foster-based rescue with the long-term goal of opening Illinois’s first adoption center and sanctuary for senior cats and dogs. They have recently broken ground for this innovative facility in Woodstock, Illinois.

This is an All-Ages service; young people attend worship with their families. Nursery & Chalice Children will be available for children 0-5 years old.

NOTE: Our One-Service Schedule begins the 3rd Sunday in May and continues through Labor Day, with one worship service and religious education program at 10:00 am.

All-Ages Service

When:8/20/2017 at 10:00 am| Worship Leader: Jules Jaramillo, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
This is an All-Ages service; young people attend worship with their families. Nursery & Chalice Children will be available for children 0-5 years old.

Share the Plate: Half of the cash collected in the offering will be donated to the Palatine Township Food Pantry, provides assistance to anyone in need living within its township boundaries. The pantry has served an average of 345 families each month during the past year. Families may come to the pantry every 30 days for groceries, meat, dairy, and some personal items free of charge. Monetary donations are fully tax-deductible. Checks should be made out to the Palatine Township Needy Family Fund.

NOTE: Our One-Service Schedule begins the 3rd Sunday in May and continues through Sept 10, with one worship service and religious education program at 10:00 am.

The Promise of Unitarian Universalism: My Life Matters

When:8/27/2017 at 10:00 am| Worship Leader: Connie Simon

At General Assembly this year, thousands of Unitarian Universalists pledged their support for pursuing racial justice and embracing people of all ethnicities, gender identities, and neural abilities. Are we finally ready to live fully and completely into our principles?

Connie Simon currently serves as the Intern Minister at the Unitarian Society of Germantown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A lawyer and former small business owner, Connie is a third-year student at Meadville Lombard Theological School and intends to pursue parish ministry after graduation in 2018.

Summer Children’s Fellowship will be held in classroom 9/10 simultaneously with the worship service.

NOTE: Our One-Service Schedule begins the 3rd Sunday in May and continues through Sept 10, with one worship service and religious education program at 10 am.

to be announced

When:9/3/2017 at 10:00 am| Worship Leader: The Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles
This is an All-Ages service; young people attend worship with their families. Nursery & Chalice Children will be available for children 0-5 years old.

NOTE: This is the last Sunday of our summer schedule. Next Sunday, Sept 10, will be our Ingathering and Water Communion Service, when we resume two-services at 9:00 and 11:00 am.