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What's Happening On Sunday?

 

SUMMER SINGLE SERVICE—10:00 AM ONLY
(June 11th—August 6th)

Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM 

Earth-Centered Spirituality by DUUCKIES
The DUUC Kindred in Earth-Centered Spirituality (DUUCKIES)  invites you to join us in celebrating the first fruits of the harvest season. You will experience some of the centering rituals of this path, and members of DUUCKIES will share their personal spiritual journeys.

Sunday, July 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM 

Fundamentalism and Political Correctness
By Reverend Tom Capo 
(Bill Kovacs bought this sermon at the DUUC Auction) 
There will be a time for sharing Joys and Concerns during the service.  

August 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM ONLY
 
Beloved Conversations
Reverend Tom Capo and DUUC Participants
“Beloved Conversations is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to re-form/fuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. New ways of being are learned through the actions of conversation and probing dialogue.”  10 members of DUUC participated in the curriculum last year and will be sharing some of their experiences.  As you listen to them, you might consider whether you would like to participate in this curriculum starting in the Fall of 2017.  There will a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.

TWO SERVICES BEGIN - August 13, 2017 @ 9:30 and 11:15 AM
 
Ingathering and Water Communion
By Reverend Tom Capo
The Water Communion was created during a UU Women’s retreat many years ago, and many UU churches across the country incorporated this ritual into their yearly worship.  This ritual is about bringing us close together as we share with one another some of our journeys.  You will have the opportunity to pool your water with others in this church as we share 6 words that speak to your summer’s journeys.  Please remember to bring water from your summer’s journeys –both physical and spiritual journeys.  This is a service for all ages.

Sunday Morning Forum, 9:30am in the Learning Center
Social Justice. Are you interested in doing more than just voting in the next election?  Do you want to make sure more people come out to the polls on Election Day?  Then join us on Sunday, for our August 13th  Forum.
Dan Bailey and Jessica Stachniak from the DuPage County Election Commission will talk to us about registering voters and the training involved in being a voter registrar, setting up booths and/or kiosk.  They will also speak to us  about canvasing and volunteering to help get your candidates  elected.  Plan on joining us in the Learning Center at 9:30 am.

August 20, 2017 @ 9:30 and 11:15 AM

Nature through the Lens of Spirit
By Reverend Tom Capo
There are many ways in which to view the world around us.  Two of those ways are spirit and science.  This Sunday we will consider our natural surroundings through the lens of spirit.  Next Sunday, we will look through the lens of science.  There will be a Special Collection for the Alive Center during the service.  There will a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.

Sunday Morning Forum—9:30am in the Learning Center.
SCIENCE SUNDAYOn August 21st at about 1PM, the Moon will cover the Sun in the middle of the day, creating what is being called the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017.  Join us in the Learning Center to learn about eclipses and how they have been viewed (literally and metaphorically) through the ages.  Then, join us on Monday starting at noon for an eclipse viewing from the DUUC (or outside it, anyway).   In our geography the eclipse will not be 100%, so we will not experience the amazing sudden darkness that can surprise, amaze and occasionally scare people, but we will get to see the Sun 90% or more covered and dimmed. Just a warning you've all heard before, DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT SPECIALTY EYEWARE, even during an eclipse.  We will provide safe viewing options.  

August 27, 2017 @ 9:30 and 11:15 AM

Nature and Science
By Kat Gelder and Bill Kovacs
Science's foundation is our fascination with the natural world--its rules, its foibles, and our ability to control it (or not). From early agriculture to the development of the modern-day science experiment, humankind's scientific exploration of the natural world has influenced our understanding of and relationship with nature. Bill and Kat will explore the connections between Descartes, the forest, and you.

Sunday Morning Forum—9:30am in the Learning Center.
Spiritual Formation—To be announced.