2021 March Service Schedule:
Sundays at 10:00am
Monthly Theme: Respect
March 7: Commitments of the Heart
What does this time require of us and how can we keep ourselves nourished while we lean into our most sacred commitments as individuals and in community? Join Rev. Allison Farnum as she explores these questions from the lens of her work as UU Prison Ministry of IL.
Rev. Allison Farnum is the Director and Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Prison Ministry of Illinois.
March 14: Pi Day - Grab a Slice!
Love doesn't divide, it multiplies. We live in a world of numbers where anything we see can be translated into a mathematical equation. Pi represents the mathematical language of a circle- both present in everyday reality and infinite. What is the spirituality of Pi? ~Rev Pam
Share the Pie! After church we invite everyone to bring some pie to church in a circles of pie exchange. Come with pumpkin and take home apple! Find a way to connect mid-pandemic that reminds us of how all our circles connect!
Outside Alice Warren Room
Sunday March 14
12:00 - 1:00 pm
March 21: What Makes Our (Church) Garden Grow?
This church is really an amazing place - one of the best kept secrets around! Let's count our blessings and figure out how to shine the light of love and care that live at UCH out into a wanting world. ~Rev Pam
March 28: Four Questions that Matter
Based on Ira Byock's book, The Four Questions That Matter Most, Elizabeth will talk about issues of mortality and legacy, questions that lean into Unitarian Universalism. How do we make meaning? How do we share that meaning with others? How can we stay focused and grounded during this time of pandemic? ~ Rev Elizabeth Harding
Rev. Elizabeth Harding graduated from Meadville Lombard and the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. Elizabeth is an affiliated community minister with Second Unitarian Church of Chicago. She has worked as a hospital chaplain, parish minister, hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor. Elizabeth is married to Kevin and together they have Lucas, Simon and Adam the fish. Elizabeth is currently staying at home with their boys due to the pandemic and is available for consultations about end of life issues.
Follow Up - Rev Harding will hold a Q and A session on Tuesday March 30 @ 6:30pm.
Have questions about family members or wanting to learn more about End of Life issues? Watch Elizabeth's videos about Palliative Care 101, Hospice 101 and Advance Directives ahead of our session. Write down your questions or scenarios and come to the Q and A session over Zoom. Elizabeth will be available for an hour to talk with you about the video material and any questions you may have. If you would prefer to talk with Elizabeth privately, she would be glad to set up an appointment with you.
Religious Education has gone virtual.
Pam Fodor has distributed toolbox kits to our families and will share a weekly video lesson that families can watch together at any time during the week.
Click here for details of this week's lesson.
In Non-Covid times, the following is our traditional Religious Education program:
Play Group: Our youngest, four-years-old and under, are welcome to enjoy time in the nursery playroom in the lower level of the Religious Education building with fun and caring childcare providers.
Spirit Play: A place to explore through story, crafts, and conversation that spirit of love and wonder that some people call God. This week we'll be wondering about the green, blue, indigo and violet promises that we make through our seven principles. Spirit Play meets on the lower level at the west end of the building.
Chapel Service: Our school age kids join Director Pam Fodor to explore the topic being discussed in worship this Sunday after hearing the Wisdom tale shared in the sanctuary. This week we are wondering about the sufi tale, The Lion and the Fox. How can you be generous and help others? Is it easier to do with many hands? Chapel service is held in Joshi Chapel - at the west end of the upper level in the Religious Education Building.
Coming of Age: Our middle school youth continue working with their mentors to learn about what it means to be a faithful adult, and how they can gain the tools they need to be strong and wise as they grow up. The topic this week is Faith. Coming of Age meets in Joshi Chapel at 9:00 am - west end of the upper level in the Religious Education Building.
Senior High Youth Group: Our Teen-agers join together to share and explore the world. They are in the midst of planning for the youth service they will lead on March 1st.
Sr High Youth meet in Room 6 on the upper level of the Religious Education Building.
Coffee Hour will take place virtually after the service on Zoom. Stay tuned and check in with folks from our community so that we know how you're doing during this challenging time.