Pardon the Disruption

Traci O’Neal Ellis, attorney and U-46 School Board member, is frank about how white people and black people, respectively, experience a very different America. She writes, “The flag and the anthem are symbols in this country of freedom and ‘justice and liberty’ for all. Yet that is a blatant lie for black folks.” Regarding NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, she says: “Our protests have nothing to do with the flag and everything to do with the right to live and live peacefully without fear of our sons and daughters being killed and their murders sanctioned by our government, the same government that we also pay taxes to support and have served in the military to protect.” Join us to hear her thoughts on Martin Luther King Sunday.

100% of today’s offering will go to Elgin Youth Leadership Academy.

Worship Assistant: Anne Clough

The More voices, the Prettier the Song

In the sermon we will explore what can help our community to take healthy climate justice action. I strive to give dynamic sermons that are engaging so this will be an interactive sermon with participation from the congregation and readings given during the sermon to help highlight the sermon’s three parts, “In nature what is your greatest sources of excitement?”, “Who do you love that you want to have a healthy future?”, and lastly, “The way forward.” Guest Speaker, Dan Huntsha is a member of the Countryside UU Church in Palatine 

100% of today’s offering will go to Faith in Place.

Worship Assistant: Valerie Howells

New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Walk

We’ll start up in the sanctuary with some music and reflections, and then we’ll bundle up and venture into our outdoor Earth Wisdom Labyrinth. What questions are you sitting with as the year begins to turn? What wisdom might you hope to find? We’ll have an opportunity to release what needs letting go, and set our intentions for a hopeful New Year. [Note: We will also provide indoor activities for those who are not able to walk outdoors.