Topic: Compassion

Re-Member Service

As part of our Coming of Age program, a group of volunteers traveled to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to work with the Re-member program to create beds, stairs, ramps, and outhouses and to skirt trailers to conserve heat in the harsh winters. Join us as we hear stories and share what we’ve learned!

Becoming Real

Brene Brown says “vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.” It is hard to be vulnerable, to be authentic, in a culture that calls us to be anything else. What are the challenges and gifts of vulnerability? We will take a special collection for Jail Brakers. After the service enjoy enjoy a potluck lunch … Continue reading Becoming Real

The Molten Core

How does finding love help us transcend our expectations? When we focus on love as a response to the world around us how does that shape our other responses? After the service enjoy refreshments and socializing online and in person followed by a discussion of what we learned. Did you miss this service? You can … Continue reading The Molten Core

Beyond the Water’s Edge

Speakers: Joan Javier-Duval, Mykal Slack, Benjie Messer Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. This powerful, communal worship experience is open to the public. Rev. Joan Javier-Duval will deliver the sermon at the 2020 General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship. She serves as Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT. She is the daughter of … Continue reading Beyond the Water’s Edge

The Shared World

Carol Alfus, lay guest speaker As we navigate a world changed by COVID-19, what is our part in making this shared world a better place? Our offering today will be taken for Youth & Family Services (formerly Garden Quarter Center). Youth and Family Center of McHenry County envisions a collaborative community that provides equal opportunities, … Continue reading The Shared World

“Reality 101: Coronavirus, Climate, and Compassionate Generosity”

Rev. Michael Dowd will be “zooming” in from Eureka, California to offer some thoughts on humanity’s place and purpose in “the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part” (our UU 7th Principle). Rev. Michael Dowd is bestselling eco-theologian, TEDx speaker, and pro-future advocate whose work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, … Continue reading “Reality 101: Coronavirus, Climate, and Compassionate Generosity”