Category: Social Justice

2024 Faithify Campaign for Compassion For Campers

As temperatures plummet here in McHenry County, IL, the homeless and unhoused are still sleeping outside, in cars, or in unheated spaces like storage lockers, garages, and vacant buildings. Compassion for Campers, a ministry of Tree of Life, will once again be distributing critical survival equipment at the Community Resource Day at Willow Crystal Lake, … Continue reading 2024 Faithify Campaign for Compassion For Campers

Because you asked…

Over the past week I have received many inquiries about activist Valarie Kaur and the video clip of her speech from a 2016 Watch Night service that I included in our Tree of Life worship service on Sunday January 28th. 

A Look at the Real Effects of the Pre-Trial Fairness Act

On Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 6:00pm, Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, is hosting a public forum examining the history of the campaign to pass the Illinois Pre-Trial Fairness Act and how it actually is being implemented in the criminal justice system despite strong opposition.

Bring Us Your Bread Tabs

Don’t put those plastic bread tabs in the landfill. Instead, help turn them into wheelchairs for children. These inexpensive chairs can be replaced easily as the child grows. We are collecting the tabs in our coat closet. Look for the plastic bear hanging over the lost and found. Get your friends and neighbors in on … Continue reading Bring Us Your Bread Tabs

A Woman Called Harriet

A Woman Called Harriet:  Seven Who Slayed the Dragon of SlaveryA presentation by Gloria Van Hof, researcher, author and educator Saturday April 29th – 11:00 amA hybrid event – online via Zoom – click here to registerOr In person at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road, McHenry(please RSVP to info@mcccprochoice.org if attending in … Continue reading A Woman Called Harriet