Upcoming Sunday Services

Blue Christmas Service

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 7:00pm

By Reverend Tom Capo and member Kelley Trombly-Freytag

Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, or a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people. Reverend Tom and member Kelley Trombly-Freytag will provide a time for peaceful, healing reflection and worship at this mid-week service.

Forum:
There will be no Forum at this time.

Religious Education:
There are no classes at this time.

The Mystery of Us

Sunday, December 16, 2018 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

By Reverend Tom Capo

Sam Harris wrote: “I once spent an afternoon on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee…As I gazed at the surrounding hills, a feeling of peace came over me. I soon grew to a blissful stillness that silenced my thoughts. In an instant the sense of being a separate self—an ‘I’ or ‘me’—vanished. Everything was as it had been, the cloudless sky, the brown hills sloping to an inland sea…but I no longer felt separate from the scene … The experience lasted just a few seconds, but it returned to me many times…” Join us to explore the mystery of “we”, when that sense of a separate self vanishes in a deep and profound connection to a community.

Forum:
9:30am in the Learning Center: Science Sunday

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

Winter Solstice Celebration

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 7:00pm

By DuPage UU Church members

Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us at our Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, December 20, at 7:00pm. We will honor the darkness and celebrate the return of the light. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. Childcare will be provided.

Forum:
There will be no Forum at this time.

Religious Education:
There are no classes at this time.

Winter Solstice Celebration

Friday, December 21, 2018 @ 7:00pm

By DuPage UU Church members

Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us at our Winter Solstice Celebration on Friday, December 21, at 7:00pm. We will honor the darkness and celebrate the return of the light. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. Childcare will be provided.

Forum:
There will be no Forum at this time.

Religious Education:
There are no classes at this time.

The Mystery of the Nativity: an Unrehearsed Pageant 

Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 11:15am ONLY

Everyone!

Unique and inclusive, as pageant actors are chosen on the spot! Only a few roles are cast in advance of the service, the rest of the at least 45 participants (including shepherds, stars, wise people, and animals) volunteer to be in the pageant during the service. Everyone (including guests) is invited to participate. At the end of the service, when children and adults are in their costumes gazing down at a baby from our congregation in the “manger,” we all experience this familiar story in a new, more meaningful, and moving way. The love and the mystery and the wonder that we see remind us that each night a child is born is a holy night.

Please bring new or gently used mittens, gloves, hats and scarves to put on the Mitten Tree during the service which will then be donated to the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton.

Forum:
There is no Forum at this time.

Religious Education:
There are no Classes at this time.

Christmas Eve - Family Service, Soup Supper, and Candlelight Service

Monday, December 24, 2018 services @ 6:00pm and 8:00pm

Family service with Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education; Candlelight service with Rev. Tom Capo

6:00pm Family-friendly service with stories, music and electric candle lighting to the song Silent Night.

7:00pm Soup Supper between the Christmas Eve services, sponsored by the Fellowship Committee - ALL are welcome!

8:00pm Candlelight service. Through readings, hymns and music from Christian and Pagan traditions, Reverend Tom will explore the spiritual response to this otherwise dark, cold time of year.

Forum:
There is no Forum.

Religious Education:
There are no classes.

Fire Communion

Sunday, December 30, 2018 @ 11:15am ONLY

By Members Kat Gelder and Kelley Trombly-Freytag

There are many ways to greet the mystery of the coming year: wonder, fear, determination, inspiration. Our attitude has a large part in determining how we handle our experience of the unknown. Join us in our annual Fire Communion service, where we will let go of what that which keeps us from experiencing the fullness and mystery of life, and we will invite inspiration to keep us moving toward the light.

Forum:
There is no Forum at this time.

Religious Education:
There are no classes at this time.