Author: Tree of Life Office

The Minister’s Musings on Change

“We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s OK, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.” 

This is a quote from a season-ending episode … read more.

What Compassion for Campers need most now

Compassion for Campers, our program to support the homeless and housing insecure, is struggling to keep up with the need. You can help with a direct donation of the following items:

High protein canned goods, with pop open tops.Men and women’s deodorantLarger body wipesHair brushesCoffee creamerInstant … read more.

The Minister’s Musings on Courage

Our Soul Matters theme for the month of October is “Courage,” and I’m excited to see where our shared exploration of this theme will take us! 

At this time of year, we see people from different cultures honoring their ancestors, drawing courage from their stories. And at … read more.

Exciting News About Our Future

Dear Beloved Community, 

We have exciting news to share! We have officially embarked on the search for our next minister. Our board has agreed with the board of the Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Grayslake (PCUUC) to conduct a joint search for a full-time minister … read more.

Do You Belong?

A few days ago, I had our 17-month-old daughter, Addy, out at the church. She was exploring the grounds while carrying a rock she’d found near the building. When it was time to go, I showed Addy how to set the rock down on the ground. But before … read more.