The 2019 Touchstone
A Year of Principled Living
As Unitarian Universalists, we do not share a creedal statement. We do embrace seven sacred principles as guides for wholistic, life-affirming, and meaningful lives. They seem simple on the surface (although somewhat wordy as they were written by committee) but can be challenging – even perplexing -within the demands of everyday living.
This year we are offering a deep dive into our principles – including the newly proposed Eighth principle.
Each month, one Sunday sermon will focus on an individual principle. The following Saturday, a conversation will be opened up to share individual understandings, struggles, and insights into that principle. It will follow a drop-in format so no need to register; times may be adjusted as we go along to accommodate schedule changes.
We hope you will join us for one or all of these rich and deep conversations exploring the complexities of being human in a postmodern world. What’s on your heart and mind these days?
Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:00pm
|Feb 16th||8th Principle||Build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by working to dismantle racism|
|March 16th||2nd Principle||Justice, Equity, & Compassion in human relations|
|April 20th||7th Principle||Respect interconnected web of Life|
Save The Date!
Come one, come all…..Saturday May 11th 2019
Connect and live your values with the UCH Social Justice Circle
The UCH Social Justice Circle brings together ten teams including Animal Ministry, Black Lives Matter, Green Sanctuary, PADS Homeless Shelter, Prison Ministry, Reproductive Choice, and Welcoming Congregation. These teams work together with the UUANI, DuPage United, and, very soon, YaYA Justice teams, to connect with other faith communities and partners and to advance our values. At UCH, the teams fall under one circle, the Social Justice Circle, to ensure that we are coordinated and develop opportunities for deepening connections.
There are many opportunities available to do good work through UCH. So much of this work is interrelated – animal ministry relates to environmental work, environmental work to racial justice, racial justice to economic justice – and we can create a stronger impact when we recognize these intersections.
At the root of our UU faith is that we are all connected; we are more ourselves, the more we connect with others. I invite you to join the work of the Social Justice Circle and see what we can accomplish together! For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracey Olson, Social Justice Circle Coordinator
2018-19 Church Year Curricula
Caring Circle Reminder:
The Caring Circle continues in our efforts to provide support to our church community in times of need, transition and celebration. Our ability to provide support is made possible not only by the many volunteers who offer their time, but also by the information that is provided to us by our members so that we may reach out to those in need.
The Caring Circle provides support and coordinates assistance such as phone calls, cards, visits, and email. We are able to provide assistance that may include simple errands, rides, meals, and small chores.
CARING CIRCLE COORDINATORS
AREA 1 (Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge)
Deborah Stillman (630) 908-7508
Pam Fodor — (630) 795-0295
AREA 2 (Willowbrook, Darian, Westmont)
Jen Hopkins — (630) 488-9889
Sandy Buboltz — (530) 6137099
AREA 3 (Indian Head Park, Western Springs, Willow Springs)
Susan Hebble — (708) 784-1688
Char Cepek — (708-334-9361
AREA 4 (Elmhurst, Villa Park, Bensenville, Des Plaines, Roselle)
Lynn Brackett — (630) 279-5851
Karen Hays — (630) 209-9340
Kathie & Gary Noll (630) 217-2250
AREA 5 (Westchester, Brookfield, River Forest, Riverside, Chicago, Berwyn)
Nancy Kranz — (708) 387-1247
Nancy Keane — (708) 352-0454
AREA 6 (LaGrange Park, LaGrange, Countryside, Hodgkins)
Nancy Weill — (708) 352-9128
AREA 7 (Downers Grove, Lombard, Oakbrook)
Jill Jackson — (312) 231-9870
KC Edgin — (773) 294-7773
AREA 8 (Woodridge, Plainfield, Romeoville, Shorewood, St Charles, Glen Ellyn)
Paula Sejut-Dvorak –(815) 210-1909
Janice Sejut — (630) 207-2856