Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign
309 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
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Sunday, March 26 Gifts of Age(s) Rev. Joanne preaching. Spring break for RE. Children will join adults in worship. A child dedication will be part of the service.
Sunday, April 2 Working for the Earth: a celebration of the sun and water Members of the congregation and Rev. Joanne Regular RE classes resume. Adult choir will sing. Pathway to Membership class after worship.
Sunday, April 9 Prison Abolition: Justice without Cages. Worship Committee leading service. Taste of RE after worship in Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, April 16 Easter. Children will begin in sanctuary. Egg hunt after worship.
Sunday, April 23 Youth Sunday
Sunday, April 30 Ministerial Candidate preaching (tentatively).
A typical service includes thoughtful readings, musical performances, singing together and a sermon by our minister. Our services are respectful of our Christian and Jewish heritage, but also cherish the inclusion of eastern, earth-centered and humanist traditions. Every Sunday after church, we gather for coffee and snacks in the fellowship hall.
Our minister and others in our pulpit celebrate our diversity of theology, as well as our common values and principles. You won’t hear talk about creeds or doctrines. Instead you’ll hear messages that provoke thought, give hope, and encourage compassion and inclusiveness. You’ll hear that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves. Check out our podcasts to listen to some of our services online.
Dress however you're most comfortable.
Enter the doors in the center of the building from either the north (Green Street) or south (parking lot). Look for our greeters at the visitors table in the lobby. They’ll welcome you, give you a packet of materials and provide a visitor nametag, if you want to wear one. The church sanctuary is to the west of the lobby.
Approximately 90 children and youth, preschool through high school, participate in our religious education (RE) programs during worship service. The Sunday morning RE program offers classes designed to help children develop spiritual values, ethical sensitivity and an understanding of our Judeo-Christian heritage as well as other world religions. Children sit with their parents for the first 15 minutes of the service two Sundays a month, and leave to go to their religious education (RE) classes after hearing a children’s story. Occasionally, classes participate in a Children’s Chapel Service.
The Sunday Morning Discussion Group meets every Sunday morning after worship service in the church library to explore a wide variety of topics.
An Orientation to UUism Class helps participants learn about Unitarian Universalism and about the church by focusing on individuals’ religious journeys, UU history and beliefs and groups and activities at the church.
Chalice Circles are small groups that meet regularly for discussion, personal sharing, and service to the church or community.
Give us a call at 217-384-8862 or send us an email. Someone should be available to take your call Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.