Speaker: Rev. Leslie Mills

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin called Leslie Mills to serve as our settled minister in 2015.

Amma Ibu: Building a New Way

When a community is in transition, building a new way forward together, there is inevitably going to be conflict — which we define here as “the presence of more than one opinion.” How do communities find their common voice, when so many different opinions are … read more.

Bridging Sunday

One of the results of April’s theme of “transformation” is exemplified in today’s service, where we recognize our high school seniors bridging into adulthood. We will explore the idea of initiation, and what role the community has in supporting the natural evolution of life among … read more.

The Seven Arts of Change: Transformation that Lasts

How many times have we talked about transformation…and then returned to business as usual, continuing along in our time-worn habits and patterns? Whether it’s a personal resolution or an organization-wide change initiative (whether at church, school, or work), chances are likely that you’ve watched that … read more.

Is There Room for Me?

In the church auction, Carl Dietrich won a sermon topic: Is it possible to be both conservative and Unitarian Universalist? How do Unitarian Universalist values allow room for conservative viewpoints — or do they? Together we’ll explore what it means to be conservative as a Unitarian Universalist.

Worship Assistant: David Yaeger

What’s Going On?

We’re at the midpoint of a ministerial transition now. With two months before Rev. Leslie leaves her ministry with us, we’ll be pausing to take stock of what transformations have happened in the past two months, and what transformations are still possible on the road ahead.

Worship Assistant: Tom Durkin

Resurrecting the Holy Fool

In the Christian calendar, Easter Sunday is the high point of the liturgical year. As we explore the theme of transformation this month, what part does resurrection play? And how can April Fool’s Day also be seen as a reminder of something sacred?

Worship Assistant: Valerie Howells

Growing in Generosity

This special Sunday service will be led by Rev. Leslie Mills and  the Stewardship Team. It kicks-off this year’s annual stewardship campaign. Elizabeth Olson, Doug Pratt, Jen Day and Steven Day will contribute.

Worship Assistant: Anne Clough

Moana, #MeToo, and Healing the Heart of Humanity

Over the past two years, our society has seen a rapidly increasing awareness of the violence experienced by women. We’ll be leaning into this awareness by examining some of the themes and metaphors in the Disney movie “Moana” (yes, there will be spoilers), looking at the rise of the “Me, Too” movement, and exploring how we can begin to heal the heart of humanity. We will be dealing with heavy topics today, although all images and language will remain appropriate for worship; you are all encouraged to practice whatever self-care is necessary within your own experience.

Worship Assistant: Anne Clough

The Love That Sustains Us

What is it that keeps us going, both internally and externally? How do we express our love in ways that our intended recipient can experience as love? And how does that get translated into showing love that sustains our community? We’ll be hearing from our Stewardship Team leaders, and then we’ll explore the connection between our emotional relationship and how we express that support in a way that sustains us all.

Worship Assistant: Valerie Howells