Upcoming Sunday Sermon Topic

Earth Day for All Beings, a Multi-Species Justice

Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

By Guest Nerma Frieden, the Animal Ministry, Green Sanctuary Committee and Gemma Guenther, Ministerial Intern.
Nerma Frieden will share her life story as a survivor of the Bosnian War in the 1990s. She came to the US as a refugee and joined a UU church, where she began to connect the suffering she experienced to the violence that humanity commits against animals and the Earth. We will explore our own relationships to our human family and all of the Earth. The choir will share the gift of their voices, and our Special Collection will benefit Green Earth Institute in south Naperville, founded by DuPage UU member Steve Tiwald.
Forum:
9:30am in Learning Center. Spiritual Formation - Gnostic Christianity, Part 2: The Sethians with Michael Martin. Sethian Theology, named for the third son of Adam and Eve, holds that the God of the Hebrews was a cruel and blind being. Those in Seth's lineage contain a divine spark and thus a path to the true God, guided by the feminine Mother Barbelo. Her interference eventually results in the coming of Jesus, who brings divine knowledge and freedom from matter. What perspectives can we gain from this very different view of Christianity?

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes meet at 9:30am & 11:15am