Notice: Beginning Saturday March 14, and until further notice, DuPage UU Church will not be holding in-person activities (Sunday services, meetings, classes) at the church, in response to health and safety issues related to the Coronavirus. Please refer to the home page information for live stream services on Sundays. We will share additional information as we have it and hope to resume all church-related activities soon!
Welcome! We would love to have you visit - online now, in person later! And in the meantime, please sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on events and activities.
Who is welcome?
We are an inclusive community, involving all people without regard to age, race, gender, present or previous marital status, financial resources, religious background or sexual orientation. Visitors are welcome at all our services and programs.
What can you expect on a Sunday?
We hold services at 10:30, with programs for youth and infant childcare available at that time as well. We gather for casual conversation following each service throughout the year.
Children and Adults start each Sunday in the Sanctuary. Some Sundays we stay together for the whole service, other Sundays the children will leave for class after a story or lesson. We sing together, share the joys and concerns of our lives, reflect together in silence, heed the wisdom of ancient and modern words, and listen and respond to thoughts from the minister or others.
In addition, at noon on the first and third Sundays of the month there is a Forum presentation online. Members or guest speakers present information on the environment and science-related topics. Visitors are always welcome at Forums.
On most Sundays, the children learn and interact with their peers with age-appropriate lessons that emphasize self-reflection, kindness, acceptance and delight in the mysteries of our world. They are encouraged to create their own spiritual paths based on our seven principles (youth version) and interaction with parents and peers. We strive to include children as much as possible in every element of church life. We celebrate special seasons and events with a variety of rites, stories and music, together with our children.
Is this a Christian church?
Most Unitarian Universalists would not identify themselves as Christians, although Christianity is an important strand of our history, and some of us find it a source of wisdom and inspiration. We draw from the teachings of all the world's great religious traditions, as well as from knowledge gained by natural and social sciences, and the profound insights of the arts and humanities. Many philosophical positions, from humanism to atheism to feminist spirituality, as well as more traditional views, are represented in our church. For more detail, see "You and DuPage UU" in the topic list on the left.