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"Following Yonder Star" Rev. Karen Mooney
What brings us out of our warm homes this night? Is it wonder, connection, or curiosity? What can we learn from kings traveling to pay homage to a new born child?
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28TH
"Living with Good and Evil" Guest Member in the Pulpit: Eileen Klees
On the Feast of the Holy Innocents we take (another) look at living with good and evil as presented in a 1989 Philosophest conversation but reframed year ending 2014.
Music: Harpist, Renee Jirousek
The decision of the St. Louis grand jury is expected tonight. Since before the 1964 Selma march, UU's have always stood against racism and for justice. In that tradition, here are two venues where we can express whatever sadness, disappointment or anger we might feel after the grand jury decision. On the day of the grand jury announcement there will be two gatherings:
1) State and Jackson, at 5 pm, organized by Stop Mass Incarceration.
2) 3510 S Michigan (CPD headquarters) at 6:30 pm, organized by the NIA project and the Chicago Light Brigade.
3) There will be an interfaith vigil this evening at 7pm, at First Unitarian Church in Hyde Park, 57th St & Woodlawn.
This is an important turn of events for our community and our brothers and sisters who suffer from ongoing police brutality, black, Hispanic, and white. It's an opportunity to to proclaim that Black Lives Matter.
Saturday, November 15th ~ 7 PM
Fun spirited and lively, our trivia MC, Nikki Isleb, never disappoints. Her fun and challenging questions make this a night of head scratching and laughter for the whole family. You can bring your own team of up to six people or come on your own and join others. Six heads are usually better than one... unless you think you are a real smarty!
$10 Donation at the door & "Let Us Entertain You" Gift Certificate Raffle
BYOBeverages ~ Light snacks provided
First Place, Second Place and Booby Prizes!!!
On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11th. the Religious Education group did a fine job of showing their support for the walkers in the 15th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk. Trees were decorated with pink bows and pompoms and the children provided jovial cheers and cold water! We used 1,200 paper cups and could have used more because there were more than 12,000 participants!
Last year, $540,000 was raised via the 3-mile walk. The proceeds help the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park. Since its inception, the event has raised $3.4 million, which has built the suburban hospital's cancer center and its Comprehensive Breast Health Center as well as paid for upgrades to the mammography department.
This year, funds raised from the walk will be directed toward clinical services. This includes a designated breast nurse navigator, who will offer individualized assistance to patients and families facing the disease as well as provide survivorship plans. The money raised in 2014 will also be used to hire a research coordinator who will identify patients eligible to participate in clinical trials at the hospital.
It was great to see our children working hard to support such a worthwhile endeavor. We can be very proud of our kids and the grown-ups who participated.
Forty-five church volunteers were fine hosts for the friendly crowd who attended Castle Auction 2014. The event was a community building, FUNdraising success! The evening was a whirlwind of activity beginning with the second floor sale that was filled with interesting and eclectic displays of conversation pieces and beautiful collectibles alike. Odella Hampton's savory appetizers kept everyone satisfied as they browsed for their treasures. Later in the evening, on the first floor, Bill Robinson, a charming and most entertaining auctioneer, and his Vanna, Linda Petersen, presented us with an wide array of items that were so interesting, people just could not resist. There was only one item in the live auction that was not sold!
Bidders were lively and most willing to dig deep into their generous pockets, not to mention the generosity of the donors of all the items. An original Comiskey Park chair, beautiful clocks, a vibrant hand stitched quilt, Native American - Santa Clara pottery and a Jack Simmerling signed lithograph of the castle were the items that pleased the most. The event netted nearly $7,000; we are pleased and grateful!
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