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Guest in the Pulpit: Bev Feldt
Sermon: "A Face in the Crowd"
When we see people with disabilities, we know to treat them with compassion. But what happens when disabilities are invisible?
Saturday, June 20th
8am ~ 2pm
The Flea Market on the Lawn brings many visitors to our front yard. Take part in this lively and fun event by volunteering, bargain hunting, bringing items for the Women of the Castle to sell at their own tables or by selling items yourself at your own tables. Reserve space for $20 by calling Odella Hampton at 312-623-6045.
SUNDAY, June 21st at 4:00 PM
Join Rev. Rod Reinhart from St. Joseph and St. Aidan Episcopal Church and Rev. Karen Mooney, pastor of Beverly Unitarian Church, for the 8th Annual Interfaith Day of Prayer to preserve and protect our natural world. They will pray to reverse global climate change, stop environmental pollution, support renewable energy and use sustainable construction practices.
Where: Blue Island, Ill.
CEPA Water Reclamation Station; Chatham Ave. & the Cal-Sag Channel
Two block east of Western Ave., two blocks south of Vermont Ave.
At 7:00pm in Beverly (concert is wheelchair accessible; dance is not).
Ticket are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. $10 for seniors (65+) and children (12 and under). The ticket price includes admission to both the concert and the dance.
Join us to share the Pride and celebrate with a community dance!
This PROUD TO BE . . . ME! concert celebrates our pride in ourselves, expresses our self-love and acceptance of all we areyoung, old, thin, fat, tall, shortany and every aspect of ourselves. We are in this world to be fully ourselves, not to live up to others' standards or expectations. We are here to live, love, explore, grow, try, fail, succeed, and celebrate our authentic selves. This concert is to celebrate this journey and remind us to stand strong in the face of pressure to conform and ill-fitting societal expectations. And it's gonna be fun!!
In the proud tradition of Artemis Singers, we will be performing woman-affirming choral music written or arranged by women, providing opportunities for lesbians to be visible, expressing sometimes-radical political perspectives, and being an integral part of the Chicago feminist women's community.
Songs in this year's Pride Concert evoke elements of the strength and vibrancy the feminist community:
* The world premiere of "Whispering of Angels" by current Artemis Singers member Karen Mooney.
* "I Enjoy Being a Dyke," parody of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic, "I Enjoy Being a Girl").
* k.d. lang's "Big Boned Gal."
* "All About That Bass," with a few feminist twists.
* The Wyrd Sisters "Warrior."
* "True Colors"
* "You Get Proud by Practicing," brought to us vai our connection to Sister Singers Network, with words by Laura Hershey and music by Diane Benjamin
* "Common Woman," by Marla Beth Elliot of The Righteous Mothers.
* "We Are" by Ysaye M Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock speaks to the pride theme in a special way, reminding us of the power of perspective.
* And more! You'll have to come listen for yourself!!
About Artemis Singers
Still going strong after 35 years, Artemis Singers: Chicago's Lesbian Feminist Chorus is comprised of women with diverse backgrounds who are dedicated to performing music written or arranged by women. The chorus works to effect positive change in cultural attitudes toward women and women artists, as well as to increase the visibility of lesbian feminists.
Our goal in selecting and performing music is to provide an emotionally moving, spiritually and aesthetically uplifting, and politically motivating experience to our audience. We want to entertain, amuse, and educate; to highlight historical, political, and personal events and experiences common to women; and most of all, to share a sense of community with our audience. We put on public concerts once or twice a year, as well as performing at private functions and fundraisers by invitation.
Membership is open to all women singers, regardless of musical background. No audition is required.
We are a self-directed chorus; we have no paid director. Women who choose to direct Artemis Singers may direct one or many songs, and we may have six or more different directors during the course of any single performance. Our music is selected at meetings open to any member who chooses to participate.
For more information, go to www.artemissingers.org
On Mother's Day, Sunday May 10th, the children of the church will support thousands of people passing our castle as they walk in support of Little Company of Mary Hospital's "16th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk." This morning event has become a favorite with the Beverly Unitarian Church's children, probably because they feel so good when they know they are being helpful and doing something worthwhile. This is a lovely, uplifting morning and we welcome everyone to help us pass out water and encourage the walkers. Parents may drop off children ages 6 and up. Meet us on the corner of 103rd and Longwood at 7:30 AM. We will be there until the last of the walkers pass us.
Childcare for our youngest is available during services.
All children are welcome!
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.
May 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
May 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
May 14, 2017 - 7:00am
May 20, 2017 - 9:30am - 1:00pm