Radical Hospitality Workshop 101
4/22/17 9 a.m. – 1 p. m.
UU Church of Evanston

The workshop gives individuals and congregations some of the tools they need to successfully become a Radically Welcoming Congregation.

The workshop examines the ways that the prison industrial complex is more than just prisons and jails. It will be an opportunity to explore transformative justice and the relationship between UU theology and the criminal legal system. The four-hour experiential training incorporates the voices of formerly incarcerated people and gives attendees a background in why we are called as UUs to do this work.

For more information on the Radical Hospitality workshop and to register to attend the April 22 event please visit www.uupmi.org.


Join Fellow First U Friends in the Chicago March for Science

Saturday, April 22
On Earth Day there will be Marches for Science throughout the nation to support science and the continued use of scientific results in making governmental policy in the U.S. We are organizing a contingent to participate in the Chicago edition of this march. Please join us to show support for an independent, federally-funded scientific community and an active role for evidence and rational inquiry in civic life. We ask that you email Adriana Rizzo (adria.i.rizzo@gmail.com) or Richard Pardo (pardo.richard@comcast.net) if you would like to participate. As we learn the details of the march agenda, we will get that information to you and provide you with our organizational plans.


Assisting Integration

Date: Sunday, April 23
Time: 12 noon
Where: Unitarian Church of Hinsdale (Living Room)
Address: 17 W. Maple, Hinsdale, 60521

Lorna Neuneker and Velaine Carnall will discuss how their small multi-racial group assisted integration in La Grange in the late 60’s in the face of much opposition. Please come and acknowledge our shared history – and be inspired.



Organizing for Social Justice Workshop

Friday, April 28 1-5 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Hinsdale Sanctuary
Sponsored by UUANI, Hosted by UCH

Join social justice leaders, organizers, and activists from Illinois and other Midwest states for the Organizing for Social Justice Workshop.  UU College of Social Justice Director, Rev. Kathleen McTigue, will lead the “Talking our Walk ” workshop.  We will learn how to be more effective at social action by speaking about our values and principles. There will be time for networking and an action planning session led by Rev. Scott Aaseng.

This event is the afternoon prior to the kick off of the MidAmerica Regional Assembly In Oak Brook.  You do not have to be registered at the Assembly to attend.  There is no fee for this event. A donation at the event will be gratefully accepted but is not required.

Go to this link to register. Space is limited! http://uu-advocacy-illinois.org/talking-our-walk-workshop/

Contact Tracey Olson if you have questions or want to help the day of the workshop, olsonpotthoff@gmail.com


Green Home Walk-a-Thon

When: Sunday, April 30th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Where: Track at Hinsdale Central – 55th and Madison
Who: Walkers, Joggers, and Runners of All Ability Levels

$10 per person, $30 per family.
See Emily Crement to sign up and get a sponsor sheet or click HERE to print out a sponsor sheet!

All money raised will go to the Green Home Campaign.


Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

Animal Ministry needs YOU to help make this the best, biggest, tastiest bake sale yet! Our annual bake sale will be Sunday, May 7 following service and we’d love to see everyone volunteer to bake one item! Buyers are always appreciated too, and the price is $7 for a plate or bag of plant based treats! Bakers can email AnimalMinistry@hotmail.com to volunteer and we’re happy to help you convert your favorite family recipes.