Upcoming Sunday Services
Arriving with a Grateful Spirit: Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:30amBy Reverend Michael Walker
As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we have an opportunity to cultivate gratitude for what grace we have received. Holidays can sometimes bring up mixed feelings, but today, we hope to find the silver lining. The intention of this service is to consider what we have to be grateful for, so that when we go to family or other Thanksgiving gatherings, we arrive with a grateful spirit.
What Does it Mean to be a People of Awe?
Sunday, December 1, 2019 @ 10:30amBy Steve Cooper, DRE, and Rev. Michael Walker
To have awe, we need to be curious and open to experiencing the wonder that can be found all around us. At this time of the year, we get so busy that we may not notice the awesomeness of the world right under our noses. Together, we will make room for awe and wonder in our lives. This is a multi-generational service. All are welcome!
We Are Family…
Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 10:30amBy Reverend Michael Walker
“Come, come, whoever you are…” Sometimes one may hear of a church or a school practicing ‘radical hospitality.’ But, what about families? Someone different, the black sheep of the family, may feel less than welcome at the family gatherings. Here, we welcome you as you are and glad that you came to be with us this Sunday!
Noel - Holiday Music Service
Sunday, December 15, 2019 @ 10:30am
Please join us to experience...The YUUth Ensemble, the DUUC Choir, Musical Guests, and the Lifting of your own Voices as we celebrate the power of birth and rebirth! Our Special Collection will benefit DuPage PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter).
Winter Solstice Celebrations
Friday, December 20 & Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 7:00pmLed by DuPage UU Church Members
Please plan on joining us for one or both nights to celebrate the darkness and the return of the light! Please bring a plate of cookies to share for the celebration following the service.
The Wonder and Awe of the Nativity: an Unrehearsed Pageant
Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 10:30amBy Steve Cooper, DRE and Reverend Mike Walker
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 and we are reminded 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 for donation to the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton.
Christmas Eve Services
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 @ 6:00pm & 8:00pmSteve Cooper, DRE & Reverend Michael Walker
Family Candlelight Service
Led by Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education and Reverend Mike Walker
Come share in the celebration of imagination, with its power to warm our heart on a snowy day and sprinkle glitter on a dark one, to give the goodwill to wish a merry Christmas to all. Join us for a message of Christmas hope and peace through story, poem, music, songs and (electric) candle light.
Candles and Carols: A Prayer for Peace and Hope
By Reverend Michael Walker
Even in a world full of strife, the holidays are a time to set aside differences and come together, recognizing and celebrating our common humanity. This will be a traditional ‘Candles & Carols,’ contemplative and musical service. The service will be at 8:00 pm. All are welcome!
Sunday, December 29, 2019 @ 10:30amBy Kat Gelder and Kelley Trombly-Freytag
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.