Upcoming Sunday Services

Celebrating Chalica

Sunday, December 5, 2021 @ 10:30am

By Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education and Rev. Connie Grant

Chances are, you may have never heard of this up and coming UU Holiday. It first emerged in 2005, and has slowly been gaining popularity since. It is traditionally celebrated in the first week of December, with each night being represented by one of the UU 7 Principles. Today we will introduce Chalica to our church community.
This is a service for all ages.

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Science Sunday @ Noon via YouTube. Science of Leadership, Power, and Authority. We will start talking about how humans have evolved divergent leadership traits from even our closest biological relative-chimpanzees. How has leadership developed in chimps and how is it different in humans? Why? In further discussions we will explore who seeks to attain power in human society; if the act of attaining power causes corruption in those who obtain it; and if existing systems inevitably lead to corruption of those in authority. Finally, how do we attract incorruptible people to positions of power? We will continue this topic in 2022.

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes are meeting and viewing lessons online only. Please click on the Education tab above for more details and how to register.

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Sunday, December 12, 2021 @ 10:30am

By Reverend Connie Grant

Albert Einstein suggested that there are only two ways to live your life: as if nothing is a miracle, or as if everything is. How do you want to live your life? 

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Virtual Social Time, 11:30-noon by Zoom. Bring your coffee and join us following the service for Social Time hosted by Rev. Connie Grant. You’ll be assigned to an automatically-generated “breakout room” for a half-hour of conversation with a small group of people. A discussion question related to the service will be provided. Look for the Zoom link in the Order of Service email.

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes are meeting and viewing lessons online only. Please click on the Education tab above for more details and how to register.

A Holiday Pageant

Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 10:30am

By Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education and DUUC Youth

Music and holiday stories told and performed with help from children and youth in our religious education program. This is a service for all ages.

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Science Sunday @ Noon via YouTube. Misconceptions and Misunderstandings of the Selfish Gene. In 1976, famed biologist and science-communicator Richard Dawkins released his first book, entitled The Selfish Gene. In it, he builds on the work of prior scientists (as is almost always the case) to argue that the gene, rather than the individual or even a population of organisms, is the object most central to the machinations of evolution. However, this provocative title proved to be problematic, and led to some misunderstanding about Dawkins' central point. Also, subsequent to the book's publication, many discoveries about genetics, unknown in 1976, have shown that the presumed simple relationship between genes and proteins is not, by far, the full story of genetics.

During this Science Sunday, Scott Thompson will discuss the concept of the gene as the entity that is selected for and propagated through time via natural selection. He will also highlight problems and merits associated with the notion of so-called selfish genes.

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes are meeting and viewing lessons online only. Please click on the Education tab above for more details and how to register.

Winter Solstice Celebration

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 @ 7:00pm

By Member & Friends of DuPage UU Church

Join us online @ 7:00pm on our YouTube channel. 

Forum:
No Forum.

Religious Education:
No Religious Education classes.

Christmas Eve - "The Gifts of Christmas"

Friday, December 24, 2021 @ 7:00pm

By Reverend Connie Grant

A traditional Unitarian Universalist Christmas Eve service, with stories, carols, music, and candle lighting. Please have a candle and source of flame at hand to share in symbolically passing and receiving the light.  Rev. Connie Grant leading, joined by readers and musicians from the congregation.

Forum:
No Forum.

Religious Education:
No Religious Education classes.

Fire Communion

Sunday, December 26, 2021 @ 10:30am

By Kat Gelder and Kelley Trombly-Freytag

The New Year sits at the end of a season of festivity and the beginning of a season of barrenness. With the turning of the new year, we will consider how we can find joy in both bountiful and bleak moments. Join us in our annual Fire Communion service, where we will let go of that which keeps us from experiencing the fullness and mystery of life, and we will invite inspiration to keep us moving toward the light.
*You are invited to participate in the Fire Communion service from home; to do so you will need a piece of paper, a pencil, and a candle and a way to light it.

Forum:
No Forum.

Religious Education:
No Religious Education classes.