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Sermon: "Groundhog Spirituality"
Member in the Pulpit: Jennifer Cottrill
Today, Groundhog Day is regarded as a trivial holiday, but it has its roots in the ancient pagan festival of Imbolc. This sermon will explore the psychological need for celebration amidst the bleakness of late winter and consider the broader themes of endurance and hope.
Music: Greg Lawler
PROGRAM: "7 Of The Most Unrecognized Women in Black History"
6:30 Dinner Program ~ Based on the 2012 Madame Noire article by Erica Renee
All are welcome. Dinner payment is by donation.
Please contact Odella Hampton if you plan to attend: 773/445-4014
Odella's e-mail address: email@example.com
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.
Childcare and religious education is available during services.
All children are welcome!
The children will spend the next few weeks working together to prepare for an Intergenerational Service on February 22nd. Their tradition of celebrating Chinese New Year includes much more than the red dragon that parades around the sanctuary. Classes will research and consider a variety of eastern practices, some of which will be experienced by the congregation on the day of the service.