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Sunday Worship at 10 am

Rev. Pamela Rumancik, pulpit guest

Young people begin in the sanctuary with their families and will be sung out to their religious exploration classes.A place to be yourself. To relax. To know you belong and are welcome. These describe the best kinds of home. As UUs we aspire to make our congregations warm and welcoming, to create a sense of coming home for those entering our doors. But, there’s always a catch. What if our own sense of home makes someone else feel left out? Rev Pam is going to open a conversation around what we can do personally and as a congregation to widen the circle and make that space of home for all seekers on the journey. Using stories from Sci-Fi genre, she’ll invite us to widen our imaginations and see ourselves and others with new eyes.
The Rev. Pamela Rumancik is a poet, native plant enthusiast, and spiritual director. She recently retired after eight years serving the Unitarian Church in Hinsdale.

Join us in the Sanctuary for this service, or to join the live-stream: go to OR to listen via phone, call 1-312-626-6799 and use meeting id 412 124 873, passcode 1025. Those viewing at home can view or download the Order of Worship here

Worship Service Recordings Now Available

Our new tech coordinator, Luis, has been editing and uploading the zoom recordings of our worship services to YouTube. We don't yet have copyright licenses for the music (we'll be working on it), hence the need for editing.
If you missed our services on Oct 2, 9, or 16, you can view them here. (on our website, under Worship).
You can also view them on our YouTube channel and while you're there, please subscribe!
Cook County's COVID transmission risk level is LOW, so masks are optional at indoor church events. 
When the risk level is Medium, masks are optional except when singing; when the risk level is High, masks are required. Risk level is updated on Thursdays; you can check it here.

Religious Exploration (RE) Classes
for Children & Youth

Young people begin in worship and will be sung out to their RE classes. Sunday morning classes are held for the following grade cohorts:
  • Chalice Children (age 2 - preK)
  • Spirit Play (Kdgtn - grade 2)
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
Senior High Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 7 pm at church. For more information about youth group, email 
Questions or Concerns about our RE program? Contact Dr. Mary Shelden,

Open Forum Discussion at 9 am

Please join us to discuss “the issues of the day” while respectfully welcoming different perspectives. Our topic tomorrow will be Spies, Communism, and the Battle to Win the Cold War. Join us online: go to and click 'Join' OR to listen by phone, call 1-312-626-6799; when prompted, enter meeting id 927 6261 2301 and passcode 1025.

Children & Youth Choir

Sundays following RE Classes

Young people in grades 1 - 8 are invited to meet in the choir room following RE classes to sing! For more info, contact Alison Vernon,

Solar and Energy Workshop

Sunday, Oct 23, 11:30 am

Please join our Green Sanctuary Team for snacks and a solar and energy workshop in Atherton Hall. Dan Huntsha from our service partner, Faith in Place, will lead the engaging and fun workshop so you can learn how to save money and lower your carbon footprint at the same time! The Far Side cartoons will be used to illustrate important ideas and topics will include, Solar For All (Free Solar), community solar, local and federal environmental legislation update, and products you can get for free right now to save money and lower your carbon footprint. This event is part of a mini-grant where Faith in Place is giving us $10 per petition filled out so please stop by and fill one out!

White Lies continues Monday

You are welcome to join us even if you missed the first session; be sure to have listened to episode one and register here.
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