The Lamp Beside the Golden Door: Welcoming Immigrants to America

Sunday September 24, 2017 10:45am

February Sky Music Duo

We celebrate through the music of Phil Cooper and Susan Arnold as they create worship in song: “The path of immigrants in America has not been all easy money and streets paved with gold. Besides leaving behind family and beloved homelands, immigrants have often been subjected to discrimination, overwork, low wages and substandard living conditions. We will look at the treatment of various immigrant groups when they first arrived in the U.S., and consider how we, as Unitarian Universalists, can help to welcome our new neighbors from other lands.”

Ingathering and Water Communion

Sunday September 10, 2017 11:45am

In tandem with   Combined Worship with DeKalb UU’s and a Potluck Picnic   

 

Our Ingathering and Water Communion Service always marks the start of our church year.   We celebrate coming back together by pouring out water from our summer experiences.  Some families share water that they’ve saved from a special occasion or meaningful experience, others offer water that they’ve collected while traveling, and members also bring water that is symbolic of summer happenings.   Combining the water is a ceremony that represents how time spent apart is now joined back together in community.   If you’re new to this celebration, we hope this announcement gives you time to think about or plan your sharing.

 

Adding to our celebration,  the UU Fellowship of DeKalb will join us for our worship service and our choir will join their choir – magnifying the joy of being together.   The service will start at 11:45 to allow travel time for the DeKalb people and immediately after the service will be a Potluck Picnic.  … Our UUFD guests will be bringing the desserts.

 

There will be more information about this service before the end of August….   We will need willing hands to help make this happen … and that service will also part our communal sharing.