When & Where

Sundays, 10:15 AM

Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign
309 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801

(217) 384-8862

general questions: info@uucuc.org

 

Summer church office hours are Monday through Thursday 10 am - 2 pm and Friday 10 am - Noon. 

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Upcoming Services

If you have missed a past worship service, you can always listen to our Sunday Worship Service podcasts. To view next Sunday's Order of Service or past ones, check out the Order of Service webpage. 


SEPTEMBER 2018


Sunday, September 23, 2018

"A Wider Vision: Celebrating the Transcendentalists"

Rev. Florence Caplow

The Transcendentalists, a loose-knit group of writers, intellectuals, speakers, Unitarian ministers, and reformers in 19th century New England, are among our spiritual ancestors as Unitarian Universalists. They included Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Peabody, Nathaniel Hawthorn, and others. This small group profoundly changed America and American values. September 19th is the 182nd anniversary of the first meeting of the Transcendentalist Club. Our theme this month is "Vision", and we will celebrate the transformative vision of the Transcendentalists. The UUCUC choir will be singing music from Transcendentalist composer Charles Ives. Children and youth will begin in service before going to their religious education classes.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

"The Breezes at Dawn Have Secrets to Tell You"

Rev. Florence Caplow

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī was a 13th century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic, born September 30, 1207.  His ecstatic poetry has been popularized by Western translators, and in that form has made its way into many of our UU hymns, readings, and sermons. In fact, some people say that our UU scriptures are the poetry of Mary Oliver and Rumi!  In keeping of our September theme of Vision, and in honor of Rumi's birthday, we will be read his poetry and ask "Who was Rumi? What was his mystical vision? Has something of his spirit and faith been lost in translation?  In this time of anti-Muslim feeling, what does it mean that we can so easily forget that Rumi was a poet writing from within the Muslim faith?"