Upcoming Sunday Services
The Mystery of Us
Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Sam Harris wrote: “I once spent an afternoon on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee…As I gazed at the surrounding hills, a feeling of peace came over me. I soon grew to a blissful stillness that silenced my thoughts. In an instant the sense of being a separate self—an ‘I’ or ‘me’—vanished. Everything was as it had been, the cloudless sky, the brown hills sloping to an inland sea…but I no longer felt separate from the scene … The experience lasted just a few seconds, but it returned to me many times…” Join us to explore the mystery of “we”, when that sense of a separate self vanishes in a deep and profound connection to a community.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us at our Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 20, at 7:00pm. We will honor the darkness and celebrate the return of the light. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. Childcare will be provided.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us at our Winter Solstice Celebration on Friday, December 21, at 7:00pm. We will honor the darkness and celebrate the return of the light. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. Childcare will be provided.
The Mystery of the Nativity: an Unrehearsed Pageant
Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 11:15am ONLY
Unique and inclusive, as pageant actors are chosen on the spot! Only a few roles are cast in advance of the service, the rest of the at least 45 participants (including shepherds, stars, wise people, and animals) volunteer to be in the pageant during the service. Everyone (including guests) is invited to participate. At the end of the service, when children and adults are in their costumes gazing down at a baby from our congregation in the “manger,” we all experience this familiar story in a new, more meaningful, and moving way. The love and the mystery and the wonder that we see remind us that each night a child is born is a holy night.
Please bring new or gently used mittens, gloves, hats and scarves to put on the Mitten Tree during the service which will then be donated to the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton.
Christmas Eve - Family Service, Soup Supper, and Candlelight Service
Monday, December 24, 2018 services @ 6:00pm and 8:00pm
6:00pm Family-friendly service with stories, music and electric candle lighting to the song Silent Night.
7:00pm Soup Supper between the Christmas Eve services, sponsored by the Fellowship Committee - ALL are welcome!
8:00pm Candlelight service. Through readings, hymns and music from Christian and Pagan traditions, Reverend Tom will explore the spiritual response to this otherwise dark, cold time of year.
Sunday, December 30, 2018 @ 11:15am ONLY
There are many ways to greet the mystery of the coming year: wonder, fear, determination, inspiration. Our attitude has a large part in determining how we handle our experience of the unknown. Join us in our annual Fire Communion service, where we will let go of what that which keeps us from experiencing the fullness and mystery of life, and we will invite inspiration to keep us moving toward the light.
The Possibility of You
Sunday, January 6, 2019 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
A little round white lima bean which I can hold in my hand has the possibility of being a whole plant with roots and leaves and even more beans to give us food. What is in you? Do you have a whole plant with roots and leaves? No, but you do have a whole person with a heart and a mind and a spirit, who will grow and be the best you that you can be. Let’s discover together the Possibility of You.
Impossible Possibilities - Ubuntu: the call to be human
Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Ubuntu is Bantu word describing a classical southern African humanist philosophy. This philosophy focuses on how we live within the allegiances and relations we have with others. Living with/in ubuntu we are asked to remember the impact of our life as part of a community along with affirming who we are as individuals. What riches could we embrace if we acknowledge the life that exists in this ambiguous tension.
Possibility and Change
Sunday, January 20, 2019 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
While change is the very essence of the reality we live in, making or creating the changes we want is often difficult. Why and how do we become more of the possibility we desire and need?
The Rev. Patrick Price currently serves as the Interim Co-Minister to the Geneva UU Society, along with his wife, the Rev. Jennifer Innis. The Rev. Price was ordained by DuPage UU Church in 1995 after being the ministerial intern in 1994. Since he has served congregations in SC, WI and TX.
Our Special Collection will benefit the Tom Galloway Scholarship Fund. This fund supports African American students attending College of DuPage who have financial need. The scholarship was founded by Tom Galloway before he passed in 2000. Tom was DUUC’s first African American Board president. He contributed his time and his many talents to the congregation and the greater community. Thank you in advance for giving as you are able to this wonderful scholarship! Checks can be made payable to DUUC, with Tom Galloway Scholarship on the memo line.
The Possibility of Being Wrong
Sunday, January 27, 2019 @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Rev. Dr. Myriam Renaud, DUUC’s Community Minister since 2013, will share some of her struggles with humility and forgiveness and their costs. Raised a Unitarian Universalist, she will also explore various other traditions whose teachings about humility and forgiveness challenged and enriched her own experiences and understandings. She will attempt to offer her remarks with all due humility and hopes for your forgiveness should she fall short.