e-nUUs -- August 5, 2020

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From Rev. StevenIngathering and Water CommunionTopics for Adult Religious ExplorationWednesday VespersSunday Service each week via Zoom!The Politics of Identity – Sunday, August 9Sunday, August 16 – TBDA Journey Towards Women’s Equality – Sunday, August 23Covenant GroupsSocia…

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Wednesday Vespers

Wednesday Vespers  Resume August 5!A short weekly vespers service will be offered by Rev. Steven and the Worship Arts Team each week on Wednesdays at 7 pm. Please join us in sharing, reflection, and mutual care. When joining, please display your first and last name.  Thank you! Time: 7:00 PMJoin the Vespers Service:  https://zoom.us/j/269969926Meeting ID: 269 969 926 Dial by your location        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)        +1 646 876…

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The Politics of Identity

Sunday, August 9, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Heidi Emhoff Wood.

It has been said “All politics is identity politics”.  In this sermon and service, purchased by Joel Slater at our Service Auction, we will explore how identity politics has created more division in our country.  We’ll also examine how it informs Unitarian Universalism and calls us to work towards our vision to be an anti-racist, anti-oppressive…

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e-nUUs -- July 29, 2020

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From Rev. StevenSunday Service each week via Zoom!Not By Bread Alone – Sunday, August 2The Politics of Identity – Sunday, August 9 Social Connections This week – July 30Changes to Social Connections beginning in AugustSecond Sunday Meet & Greet – August 9Retiree’s Gatheri…

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e-nUUs -- July 22, 2020

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Sunday Service each week via Zoom!From War to Peace – Sunday, July 26Not By Bread Alone – Sunday, August 2The Politics of Identity – Sunday, August 9Opportunity for Social Connection in our Church Community – New topics addedSecond Sunday Meet & Greet – August 9Retiree’s …

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Not By Bread Alone

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Yehle Bowen

Lammas, also known as Lughnasadh, is a Pagan celebration that marks the first harvest of fruits, grains and vegetables.  As we honor our sixth source of spiritual wisdom, earth-centered traditions which teach us celebrate the sacred circle of life and to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature, we will give thanks for the ea…

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From War to Peace

Hiroshima’s Children’s Peace Memorial Monument

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Led by Swanny Voneida and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

My family and I left Hawaii when I was 8 1/2 years old, 3 weeks before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  I met Ted Voneida, my husband during the Korean War.  Together, we protested the many unnecessary wars after that.  Our Japanese friends led us to understand the tole of war on th…

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e-nUUs -- July 15, 2020

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Sunday Service each week via Zoom!L’Chaim & Shalom: To Life and Peace – Sunday, July 19From War to Peace – Sunday, July 26From the Library – Service References for Sunday, July 12Opportunity for Social Connection in our Church CommunityRetiree’s GatheringJuly Special Coll…

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L'Chaim & Shalom: To Life and Peace

Sunday, July 19, 2020

A virtual service led by Elaine Yehle Bowen and Worship Associate Lori McGee.

Exploring a religion you know little about is a bit like putting your toe in the water to test how comfortable it might be. I put my toe into the waters of Judaism last summer and liked what I felt. This is my story of exploration and understanding of Judaism through a curious UU’s lens. 

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John Jewett Memorial

A celebration of life in honor of John Jewett will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 2 PM. Please join John’s family as we honor him during this memorial service that will be held via Zoom.

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Join John’s Memorial Zoom Service: https://zoom.us/j/99982515040Meeting ID: 999 8251 5040          Password: 839466

John’s obituary can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/obi…

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Visitors

Welcome visitors! We hope that you will find a spiritual home here and that you will be enriched in the liberal religious practice and heritage of Unitarian Universalism. The members of this church take pride in the fact that we embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, creeds, sexual orientations, and abilities. Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles and many sources of wisdom. Our congregation is where we come together in religious community to discern our values and live lives in alignment with them. Ours is a living tradition and we put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. In addition, we are a “Welcoming Congregation” which means we have taken part in a special program, designed by the UUA, for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. The congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Newcomers are always welcome to visit our congregation. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist is simply a matter of self-identification. Membership is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our congregation, and discover Unitarian Universalism!

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

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