Jan 14 – Dr King is Still Talking to Us Today: More than half a century after his death, the words of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. are still calling us to create a more just world. Today Ta Nahisi Coates, William Barber and leaders of the Black Lives Matter platform remind us that equality is still a dream and that justice needs the work of all of us. ~Rev Pam Rumancik

 

Jan 21 – Forgiveness & Reparation: Separated from community there is little opportunity for reparation. UU 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 for themselves. 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 lives. Reverend Mooney works within some of the Illinois Prisons as part of the Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois. ~Rev Karen Mooney

 

Jan 27 – Walking in the Footsteps of Justice: Unitarian Universalism has a long history of folks who stepped outside the comfort of the status quo in order to create a more just and sustainable world for all people. We’ll hear inspiring stories of amazing men and women who dreamed of and did incredible work for justice. ~Rev Pam Rumancik

 

February 4 – The Promise and the Practice: The empowerment controversy of 1967 was an explosive moment in the nascent Unitarian Universalist Association causing deep pain and having long repercussions. What happened then and how is our association working to heal the past and work toward a more just future? ~ Rev Pam Rumancik

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S2S

S2S Service to Serve – Sundays in Joshi Chapel at 12:15pm

 Join our new Action Reflection Model Service every Sunday at 12:15pm
January will feature the work of our Black Lives Matters Initiative. We will listen to ‘first voice’ tales of incarceration through TED talks and stories. Invite your friends and young folks to join us.
  • Sun Jan 14th – Shaka Senghor TED
  • Sun Jan 21st – Black & Pink letter matching / writing cards
  • Sun Jan 28th – Restorative Circles

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Sunday Service Flower Donations
Do you enjoy arranging flowers? If you do, we would appreciate your help! The Sunday Service Flower Committee is seeking volunteers to help arrange flowers for display on Sunday mornings. Please contact the church office to volunteer or find out more!

Volunteers Needed
The Membership Committee is recruiting ushers and greeters for the next church year. Please contact Thom Brackett at tbrackett@whitney-architects.com or call the church office, 630-323-2885. Families Welcome! Ushers and greeter can come in all sizes and ages. All that is required is to wear a smile!

Coffee Volunteers
Being a Coffee Volunteer is a fun, easy way to help out at the church. A minimum of two volunteers per Sunday are needed. You can sign up for one Sunday, multiple Sundays, or one Sunday per month. Contact Tim Dvorak 815-258-2477 [text or call] or email timothydvorak@icloud.com