Welcome! We would love to have you visit.
Who is welcome?
We are an inclusive community, involving all people without regard to age, race, gender, present or previous marital status, financial resources, religious background or sexual orientation. Visitors are welcome at all our services and programs.
What can you expect on a Sunday?
Mid-August through May we hold services at 9:30 and 11:15, with programs for youth and infant childcare available at those times as well. June through early August we meet only at 10:00. We gather for casual conversation following each service throughout the year.
Children and Adults start each Sunday in the Sanctuary. Some Sundays we stay together for the whole service, other Sundays the children will leave for class after a story or lesson. We sing together, share the joys and concerns of our lives, reflect together in silence, heed the wisdom of ancient and modern words, and listen and respond to thoughts from the minister or others.
In addition, many Sundays there is a Forum topic discussed in the Learning Center at 9:30. Members or guest speakers present information on subjects relevant to our social justice projects, community outreach to youth or adults in need, the environment and science-related topics. Visitors are always welcome at Forums.
On most Sundays, the children learn and interact with their peers with age-appropriate lessons that emphasize self-reflection, kindness, acceptance and delight in the mysteries of our world. They are encouraged to create their own spiritual paths based on our seven principles (youth version) and interaction with parents and peers. We strive to include children as much as possible in every element of church life, so also celebrate special seasons and events with a variety of rites, stories and music, together with our children.
Is this a Christian church?
Most Unitarian Universalists would not identify themselves as Christians, although Christianity is an important strand of our history, and some of us find it a source of wisdom and inspiration. We draw from the teachings of all the world's great religious traditions, as well as from knowledge gained by natural and social sciences, and the profound insights of the arts and humanities. Many philosophical positions, from humanism to atheism to feminist spirituality, as well as more traditional views, are represented in our church. For more detail, see "You and DuPage UU" in the topic list on the left.