When & Where
Sundays, 10:15 AM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign
309 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
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Sunday, March 25, 2018
"Universalism, Christianity, and the UU Church Today"
The modern Unitarian Universalist Association grew out of the merger of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America, a Christian Universalist denomination. We gather together in a building founded as a Universalist church. Many UUs grew up in various Christian denominations. Today, we will delve into Christian Universalism and consider what place it might have in the modern UU church.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
“Easter Sunday: Seeds!”
Rev. Florence Caplow
Every Easter we celebrate renewal: renewal of the land, renewal of hope, renewal of life. This Easter will be dedicated to the promise of seeds. Rev. Caplow will draw on her long experience as a botanist to tell stories about seeds and their miraculous powers. The UUCUC Choir and the CrUUners will be singing. Easter hats are welcome!
Sunday, April 8, 2018
“In a Dark Time, the Eye Begins to See”
Scott Russell Sanders, Guest Speaker
Scott Russell Sanders is an author, essayist, Professor Emeritus from Indiana University, and a member of the UU Church of Bloomington Indiana. His eighteen books include Hunting for Hope, Staying Put, A Private History of Awe, Divine Animal, and several children’s books (http://www.scottrussellsanders.com/).
In this multi-media sermon, Scott Russell Sanders will share stories evoking ordinary wealth and everyday beauty, both outward and inward, to show our capacity for kindness, compassion, cooperation, playfulness, and peacefulness, countering the dominant culture—especially our political culture—that dramatizes our capacity for violence, deceit, cruelty, selfishness, and corruption.
There will be a book-signing after the service. The UUCUC Children’s Choir will be singing.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
“In Praise of Continuity”
Rev. Florence Caplow and 50-Year+ Members of UUCUC
We have met many new members of UUCUC in the last year. This service will celebrate our most long-term members, those who have been members for fifty years or more. Come here stories and learn what has kept them coming back for all these decades. The UUCUC Choir will be singing.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
“Earth Day: Skin in the Game.”
Rev. Scott Aaseng
Working for justice can sometimes seem like a matter of giving up what we want and acting entirely for the sake of others. But is there a way of looking at acting for justice as something in which we have a stake in what happens – with our own skin in the game? In this Earth Day service, Rev. Aaseng will explore how environmental justice involves us all.
Rev. Scott Aaseng is a UU minister and the executive director of the Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI). The UUCUC Children’s Choir and the UUCUC band will be singing.
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Rev. Florence Caplow and Julie Laut
The #MeToo movement has been a powerful and unexpected force for change in the last year. It has also re-awakened past traumas for many people. In this service we will honor the courage of this movement, and acknowledge the damage of sexual violence and coercion, with story, ritual, and blessing.
This service may not be appropriate for younger children or for those who may be triggered by this material, although there will be no sexually explicit stories. Volunteer counselors from RACES will be present to provide support after the service.