Upcoming Sunday Sermon Topic

Purifying Waters Wash Over Us

Sunday, September 15, 2019 @ 10:30am

By Reverend Michael Walker

Our annual Water Ceremony celebrates homecoming for those who were away for the summer and the ingathering of the congregation as we embark on this new church-year together. Water has been called the ‘universal solvent’ changing landscapes and washing away the ills of the world. Apparent in the carved rocks of waterfalls and other places, we can find new shapes and beauty that has emerged from the rock, uncovered by water over many centuries. Let our mingled waters be a symbol of the beauty we will uncover here in the days to come.

Forum:
9:15am in the Learning Center. Science Sunday: Since the 1860s, abundant plants and well-preserved but rare terrestrial and low-salinity animals have been collected from siderite nodules weathering from the Pennsylvanian Francis Creek Shale (about 308 million years old) in the vicinity of Mazon Creek, near Morris, IL. The Mazon Creek deposit is the most iconic and biologically diverse late Paleozoic example of unusual preservation, containing more than 100 plant and 300 animal species. Decades of intensive collecting, mostly by dedicated avocational paleontologists, has greatly added to our knowledge of the fossils. Join Dr. Roy Plotnick of the University of Illinois to hear more about our indigenous fossils.

Religious Education:
Religious Education classes at 10:30am.