Upcoming Sunday Services
DuPage UU's Social Justice Journey to West Virginia
Sunday, July 19, 2020 @ 10:30amPresented by the Journey Team
In June 2019, eight members of this congregation went on a Social Justice Journey to West Virginia. Members of the team will share what this particular Journey, where we lodged, what we did, who we met, and what we learned and experienced meant to them. We'll share thoughts on what this might mean for future ventures.
By Our Deeds, Not Our Creed
Sunday, July 26, 2020 @ 10:30amBy Reverend Michael Walker
In honor of a month all about witness and action, Rev. Mike takes us on a historical journey of Unitarian leadership for social justice. The Father of American Unitarianism, Rev. William Ellery Channing, remarked that we are saved by our deeds, not our creeds. He taught that it was by our actions, our work for justice, that we should be judged in this life, and not merely by what beliefs we each hold, to be judged in the next life. Channing did not have a concept of a metaphysical afterlife and day of judgement – he lived for today, and counseled us to find ways to do good today. In an era that was straining from the puritanical Calvinism and its doctrine of predestination, Channing’s views were a breath of fresh air for some.