Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign
309 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
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Rev. Florence Caplow
Director of Religious Education
Custodian and Building Caretaker
Assistant for Services
Sunday Kitchen Helper
Sunday, November 19
"Gratefulness", Rev. Florence Caplow
Brother David Steindl-Rast writes, "The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful." As we enter the holiday season, with all its stresses, we will explore the power of gratefulness as a spiritual practice and source of resilience. The UU General Assembly chalice will be our chalice this morning. Music from the CrUUners and Amy Hassinger. This is "Guest at Your Table" Sunday, to support the UU Service Committee.
Sunday, November 26
"Forgiveness and Healing", Rev. Florence Caplow
During the holidays, old hurts and difficulties can arise, in our families and in ourselves. In this service we will be exploring spiritual practices of forgiveness. The UUCUC choir will be performing. The UUCUC Choir will be performing.
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 RE classes after hearing a children’s story. Occasionally, classes participate in a Children’s Chapel Service. If you have more questions, please email the RE director, Cindy Wakeland.
The Sunday Morning Discussion Group meets every Sunday morning after worship service in the church library to explore a wide variety of topics.
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.