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Sermon: The Persistence of Memory
GUESTS IN THE PULPIT:
Roland Swanson, Alexa Townsend, and Andy Plioplys
What are memories? Who and what do we remember, and why? How do our memories shape us, both individually and as a community? In this service, three members and friends of BUC will share their reflections on the theme of memory from the perspectives of youth and age, science and art.
The final Soup and Sharing of the season, at 6:00 PM, will focus on what it means to be an outsider - or an insider - and give us the chance to share stories and break bread.
Chicago's only castle offers the perfect setting for celebrating our long awaited Spring. No, we won't be hosting the lively auction that attracted so many because we had to acknowledge that these are days of scaling down on "stuff" in favor of experiences. With that in mind, planning a fundraiser to support the maintenance of our landmark building brought out our creativity. We decided to tap into the talent found within our community..
The Beverly Unitarian Church is rich with talented musicians, including Madeleine Walsh, Maria Moser, Kassie and Tristan Brown, Hank Jirousek and others. May 7th promises to be a memorable event, filled with good neighbors, delicious food and wonderful music throughout the evening. The event planners are hoping that people will gladly show their support and consider May 7th as the perfect time to invite friends who would love to "see" the inside of the Irish Castle without bringing home more things to dust.
You can purchase your tickets for the event by clicking on "Donate" at the top left of this page, by calling 773.233.7080 during office hours or from volunteers selling tickets.
“Because the poor are despoiled, because the needy groan, I will now rise up,” says the Lord; “I will place them in the safety for which they long.”
What would our world look like if each one of us actually had the courage to say the murder rate in Chicago makes life less for all of us - less rich, less full, less possible. We know that change will not happen unless we all change. As an act of public witness we are speaking out against the violence in our city. Do we have the courage to say no more murder?
That’s the question a coalition of faith and community leaders are asking. Can we create one day, in the city of Chicago, with every voice calling for no more murder? We believe that it can be done – and that it begins with one day, one clear dream, one achievable vision. It begins when people of every race, creed, and class agree together that the current levels of murder are not acceptable.
We stand together because we know that it doesn’t matter where someone is murdered. It does not matter if I knew them, or knew a friend of theirs, or even knew their name. When someone is killed there is something wrong with MY community – and I have the moral obligation to say no more.
It begins with one voice saying, "No;" it begins with you.
Check out thoushaltnotmurder.com for more details.
March 19 from 2PM - 4PM
Speaking in Faith ~ Who is My Neighbor?
Morgan Park United Methodist 11030 S. Longwood Drive
Sponsored by the Community of Churches, this event is part of the "Thou Shalt Not Murder" Campaign. Join in the conversation with your neighbors who are also concerned about our city's climbing death rate and want to do something about it. Together we are doing something about it; together we are better!
Childcare for our youngest is available during services. UU Summer Camp offers a different summertime activity each week.
All children are welcome!