Beverly Unitarian Church at Christmas
Castle History DVD

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All donations go to the maintenance of the Castle, Beverly Unitarian Church's historic building.

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Who are the Unitarians? Watch our video, Voices of a Liberal Faith and learn about our growing faith.
 

SUNDAY June 24 ~ 10:30 AM

Sermon: "Getting to Know UU" This is our occasional series of interviews of our members who share the story of their faith journey. In this service, Josh Cottrill will interview one of our longtime members, Pam Carlson.

BUC Spotlight

Parking Lot Project Needs Contributions

At the annual congregational meeting on June 6, 2010, the congregation voted to allow the board to approve up to $50,000 for repaving the parking lot. This is a major project requiring donations and monetary contributions totalling at least $25,000 in order for the church to receive matching loans from Beverly Bank & Trust.

As of June 6, nearly $15,000 has been pledged or contributed. The Castle Pre-School parents have received a letter about donating to this project and more fundraising will be done over the next year.  The Castle parking lot is used by Rock Island RR commuters as well as for church and pre-school attended events.

BUC congregants and friends are encouraged to support this project and all pledges can be emailed to: .

Clean Power Forum

Clean Air, Clean Power, Chicago! 

Community Meeting to Pass the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance

         The Green Sanctuary Group will host Clean Power Forum on June 2, 2010, 7:30pm at BUC.

Join Your Neighbors and Learn:

• How two coal-fired power plants in Chicago are affecting you and your family.
• How the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance will clean up emissions from these plants.
• About the goals of the Chicago Clean Power Campaign and how they are consistent with City objectives.
• Why Alderman Rugai is key to passing the Clean Power Ordinance and how to make effective personal visits and phone calls to solicit her support.
• How to contact Mayor Daley to persuade him to support the Clean Power Ordinance.

Download the flyer for complete information.

 
 

 

Preserving Memories: History of BUC

Beverly resident Errol Magidson, a member of Beverly Unitarian Church and Men of the Castle, will again give his multimedia presentation of Preserving Memories: The History of Beverly Unitarian Church on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m., in the Castle. This encore presentation will honor the founders of BUC and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the children’s annex. At this presentation will be Helen Malevitis, who was the director of the nonsectarian Castle preschool for 30 years, and Jack Simmerling, nationally-known local artist and historian.

The photo to the right is of a famous Beverly resident whose connection with the Castle will be revealed at the upcoming presentation. He is one of several famous people associated with the church that includes Clarence Darrow and Preston Bradley . For more information click on History.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Photo: Courtesy of Andover-Harvard Theological Library.

 
 
 

Waste High with Electronics and Chemicals

The March 6th Household Hazardous Waste Collection service was a rousing success. At least 125 cars dropped off paint, chemicals, batteries, TVs, appliances and electronics. We filled up a 10 foot long U-Haul, a pick up truck and ten palletized boxes. Many, many thanks go out to the BUC people who helped out:  Candace & Christian, Josh, Betsy, Beth, Lloyd, Sam & Susan, Bethany, Adrian, Jean, Char, Allan, Lyle and Fran.  

Mucho Gracias to Beverly Bank & Trust and Alderman Ginger Rugai, whose financial support made this event a lot more gratifying. The Green Sanctuary Group is using the funds collected from donations for dropping off waste to finance TreeKeeper scholarships, worship service speakers, the electric charging station, educational forums and a trip to GA this June.  We hope to involve more congregations in the future so that more residents are able to take advantage of this service.

       


Buddhist Meditation

Reverend Marcia Curtis invites you to participate in a Buddhism-based meditation in a group setting. Join us Sundays at 7:30pm in the church sanctuary. Newcomers welcome.

Religious Education

       

Childcare for our youngest is available during services.
                

                        All children are welcome!   

 

 

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