A Christmas Memory

Sunday November 26, 2017 10:45am

Carol Alfus, worship leader

“Imagine a morning in late November. A coming of winter morning more than twenty years
ago…” Thus begins Truman Capote’s 1956 short story “A Christmas Memory.” Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to enjoy this sweet and heartfelt story of a simpler time and an unlikely pair of friends.

Celebrating Life and Community Through Music: Spain and Latin America

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:45 am

Join us for Worship Art’s inaugural program for creating a worship experience through music.  Jessie Lyons, soprano, and Jordan Mandela, classical guitar, are both graduates of Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.   As husband and wife duo, they are also members of Forrest’s newly formed AMP group.

Jordan has spent time deeply immersed in Latin and Spanish music, and their offerings will reflect that passion.

This is a wonderful opportunity to invite neighbors and friends to participate in a worship service that is both innovative and a celebration of the sacred within us – we come together to share the beauty and the joy that it inspires.

Discovering Fire

Sunday October 1, 2017 10:45am

M.E. Tanabe

There are many ways to talk about courage but the truly powerful words will point us towards finding the strength of our own hearts. In The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell gave us one such pointer: “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s finally all about…”

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.