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.
Sunday, June 4, 2017
The Annual Business Meeting of The DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church
1828 Old Naperville Road, Naperville, IL.
9:00am: Annual Pancake Breakfast
10:30am: Annual Business Meeting
We will be voting on the Nominating Committee's new Slate of Officers and on the 2017-2018 Budget.
In order to keep the meeting short and efficient, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the budget and the candidates ahead of time. Background is on the church website, in the Weekly Email Updates, Newsletter, and Orders of Service.
The budget is available in the Member Area of the church website on the Financial page. Please remember to login to the Member Area in order to access the new budget.
Anyone may attend. Only members in good standing who joined at least 45 days ago can vote. Childcare provided.
SUMMER SINGLE SERVICE BEGINS—10:00 AM ONLY
(June 11th—August 6th)
Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Unitarian Universalists Reflect on Racism
By Reverend Tom Capo
The hour-long program will begin with a brief intergenerational moment. We will light the chalice, offer a time for sharing Joys and Concerns, and have a brief reflection. Then the adults and the children will have separate facilitated discussions on racism. The curriculum for this facilitated discussion has been developed by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU) and is known as a “White Supremacy Teach In”.
Our Special Collection will benefit Ecumenical Adult Care of Naperville. DUUC is one of the founding churches for this organization, thanks to former member, Lois Schnizlein. "We seek to professionally provide adult day services programs and activities that are designed with a personalized approach to caring for the elderly members of our community." If you are donating by check, please make payable to DUUC, with Ecumenical Adult Care of Naperville noted on the memo line. Thank you for giving generously!
SPECIAL SCIENCE SUNDAY - Sunday, June 11, 2017 @ 11:45 AM
Come join us in our DUUC sanctuary on Sunday, June 11, at 11:45 AM, to hear renowned conservation biologist Dr. Stuart Pimm present: “God so loved the world… —so what are we doing to it?”
Professor Pimm will discuss the major changes to our planet and, in particular how they cause the loss of biodiversity. He will discuss his recent visit to the Vatican and the meeting there organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on the loss of biodiversity.
Professor Stuart Leonard Pimm is the Doris Duke Chair of Conservation at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He is a world leader in the study of present day extinctions and what we can do to prevent them. Pimm received his BSc degree from Oxford University in 1971 and his Ph.D from New Mexico State University in 1974. Pimm is the author of over 300 scientific papers and four books. He is one of the most highly cited environmental scientists.
Pimm wrote the highly-acclaimed assessment of the human impact to the planet: The World According to Pimm: a Scientist Audits the Earth in 2001. His commitment to the interface between science and policy has led to his testimony to both House and Senate Committees on the re-authorization of the Endangered Species Act. He has served on National Geographic’s Committee for Research and Exploration and currently works with their Big Cats Initiative. In addition to his studies in Africa, Pimm has worked in the wet forests of Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil for decades and is a long-term collaborator of the forest fragmentation project north of Manaus, Brazil. Pimm directs SavingSpecies, a 501c3 non-profit that uses funds for carbon emissions offsets to fund local conservation groups to restore degraded lands in areas of exceptional tropical biodiversity. His international honours include the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (2010), the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2006).
Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Reflections on Family
By the DUUC Mens Growth Group
This service will feature presentations, music, and readings by mens group members related to various aspects of family life. There will be a time for sharing Joys and Concerns during the service.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
To be announced.
Sunday, July 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
By Caroline Bailey, topic to be announced.
Sunday, July 9, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Feeling or being made to feel out of place.
By Kerry Freedman and Carolyn Atkin
Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Could DUUC have a church cemetery?
By Bill Kovacs
Sunday, July 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Earth-Centered Spirituality by DUUCKIES
Sunday, July 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Fundamentalism and Political Correctness
By Reverend Tom Capo
(Bill Kovacs bought this sermon at the DUUC Auction)
There will be a time for sharing Joys and Concerns during the service.