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What's Happening On Sunday?

Sunday, April 30, 2017
at 9:30am & 11:15am

Transition, Affirmation & Graduation Service
TAG Students, Mentors and Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education
This year five high school juniors and seniors and their mentors went on a journey to explore their religious identity. Each ventured down paths of theology, worship, spirituality, social action/social justice, community, and leadership. While traveling down each path they learned more about themselves and their core beliefs, the adults in their lives and the Unitarian Universalist religion. In this service they will share with the congregation where their paths have taken them and what, at this point in their lives, they believe.

Sunday Morning Forum, 9:30am in the Learning Center.

New Small Groups at DUUC – Covenant Groups
The 5 Ws: Who, What, Why, Where & When. 
Who?  It could be you.  Let’s see about starting new small-group circles –covenant groups. What?  Here at DUUC, we want to determine if there is enough interest to form new covenant group circles. So, we are looking to find out how many DUUC members may wish to participate in new covenant groups. Why?  To deepen friendships among DUUC members.  Covenant groups offer a valuable opportunity – to get together monthly in on-going groups of 8 to 10 to get to know each other at a deeper level. Where & When?  Mary Law and Tom Chockley have reserved the Learning Center from 9:30 to 10:30 on Sunday morning, April 30th.  We will talk in more detail about covenant groups, explain the plan to form new covenant groups starting in August of 2017, answer questions you may have, and offer those interested the first opportunity to become involved in new covenant groups.  You can sign up by emailing Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  (Or, you can just show up unannounced at 9:30 April 30th!)

Sunday, May 7, 2017
at 9:30am & 11:15am

How do Science and Religion Fit? 
By Reverend Tom Capo and Scott Thompson
Reverend Tom and Scott Thompson will both present their perspectives on the relationship of science and religion.  Then together, they will discuss their differences and agreements on how science and religion might or might not fit together.  Music will be performed by Mary McGinty.  There will a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.  
Our Special Collection will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children. If donating by check, please make payable to DUUC, with Big Brothers Big Sisters noted on the memo line. Thank you for giving generously! www.bbbschgo.org

Sunday Morning Forum, 9:30am in the Sanctuary.
For Sunday, May 7 there will be a special Science Sunday forum.  In lieu of the regular Science Sunday meeting in the Learning Center, there will be a joint Sunday Service presented in the Sanctuary.  Reverend Tom Capo and Science Sunday facilitator Scott Thompson will lead an interactive discussion concerning whether science and religion are compatible.  This discussion will occur twice, once during each of the regularly scheduled Sunday services.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
at 9:30am & 11:15am

Flower Communion
By Reverend Tom Capo
This is a uniquely Unitarian Universalist Ritual.  The Beauty of the flowers is compared to the beauty of each and all within our faith community.  The DUUC Choir will be performing and we will recognize our newest members during the service.  This is a service for all ages. 
We will be serving coffee punch, fruit punch, and delightful treats (gluten-free, too) during fellowship time after both services, in lieu of the usual coffee/tea/lemonade.

Sunday Morning Forum, 9:30am in the Learning Center. 
Social Justice.  “The presumption of innocent before proven guilty is a cornerstone of the American judicial system," Democratic state Rep. Christian Mitchell said. But "in our current system, whether or not someone is in jail [pending trial] has more to do with wealth than risk." Mitchell's "Equal Justice For All Act" would eliminate the use of cash bonds in Illinois, allow people charged with nonviolent crimes to be released on their own recognizance and provide pretrial support to ensure people remember to appear for their court dates.
Join us, Sunday, May 14th at 9:30 am in the Learning Center.  We have invited Sharone Mitchell to speak to us concerning the issue of banning the Cash Bond System in Illinois. Sharone Mitchell, is the Program Director for the Illinois Justice Project, an attorney, and a board member of the Chicago Debate Commission and of the Suiters Academy, dealing with at risk youth.
As long as access to money remains a factor in who is incarcerated and who is released pending trial, our criminal justice system is punishing people for being poor.  
Sunday, May 21, 2017
at 9:30am & 11:15am

Religious Education Sunday
Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education 
Our children's religious education program encourages children to think for themselves and to have respect for the values and beliefs of the larger community. We’ll honor our graduating seniors and celebrate our religious education program and the people involved (young and old.) The Yuuth Ensemble will be performing.

Sunday Morning Forum, 9:30am in the Learning Center. 
Science Sunday

Sunday, May 28, 2017
at 10:00am ONLY  

A Contemplative Service in the Style of Taize
By Reverend Myriam Renaud and Gemma Guenther, Ministerial Intern
This service, led by DUUC’s Community Minister, Rev. Myriam Renaud, will focus on rest and on finding the still, calm place inside ourselves. It will feature quiet contemplation, repetitive singing of simple phrases, and silence. It will be modeled on services developed by the Taizé Community, an ecumenical, international monastic order based in Taizé, France. Founded after World War II to promote peace and reconciliation, its liturgy encourages a life of kindness, simplicity and reconciliation.

A forum will not be held this day.