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What's Happening On Sunday?

Sunday, March 26, 2017
at 9:30am & 11:15am

Music as Social Justice 
By Joe Jencks, Song Writer, Musician, & Social Justice Activist
Social justice is a theme that permeates folk singer-songwriter Joe Jencks's music, from immigration to veterans' justice. Pete Seeger said of his work, "The key to the future is people joining in. The music of Joe Jencks captures this essential spirit." Come listen to Joe speak--and sing--truth to power and leave inspired to continue the important work of healing our world.

Religious Education classes meet at 9:30 & 11:15

Sunday Morning Forum, 9:30am—Learning Center.
Spiritual Formation Forum - The Social Conscience of Islam
The context of the presentation will be the exhortations of the Noble Quran: "O humankind! We [God] have created you male and female, and made you into communities and tribes, so that you may know one another. Surely the noblest amongst you in the sight of God is the most God-fearing of you. God is All-knowing and All-Aware" (Al-Qur’an 49:13).
In Al-Qur’an 5:48, we are told that if God wanted he would have made all of us one community, but instead he assigned a law and a path to each community, so race to do good.
The Speaker:  Religious Teacher, Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community

Sunday, April 2, 2017 
at 9:30am & 11:15am

The Creative Spirit by Reverend Tom Capo
Where does creativity come from?  Can we foster creativity in ourselves and others, and why is that a good thing to do?  Reverend Tom will explore how taking creative risks challenges each of us to grow in how we view and act in the world.  There will a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns. 

SCIENCE SUNDAY FORUM—9:30am, Learning Center
We will continue our discussion concerning climate change with a presentation from Terry Quain and Tim Banas, co-leaders of the Naperville chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby.   Many people were inspired by the recent Science Sunday that discussed "The Science of Climate Change", and now we will discuss possible next steps.  CCL has developed a workable plan for how you can have an impact.  That will be the thrust of Tim's talk, titled "The Economics of Climate Change". Join Citizens' Climate Lobby on Science Sunday to learn: *How economists use climate science data to determine the current and future economic damage from climate change. *How a simple correction to the fossil fuel market can stabilize the climate and benefit the economy. *How a bill called Carbon Fee and Dividend can accomplish this correction and how YOU can help get it done."

Sunday, April 9, 2017 
at 9:30am & 11:15am

Climate Justice by Reverend Tom Capo &
members of the DUUC Green Sanctuary Committee
There are assaults on the climate from many directions. We see the effects on the earth and all living things. Learn the challenges we face and what can be done and as we tackle the work of climate justice. Our Special Collection will benefit Green Earth Institute in south Naperville. GEI is a 60 acre organic farm that sells shares of their harvest directly to the community and offers educational programs year round, including summer children's camps. They also donate their fresh produce to area food pantries. DUUC member Steve Tiwald is Founder and Executive Director. If donating by check, please make payable to DUUC, with Green Earth Institute noted on the memo line. Thank you for giving generously!   http://greenearthinstitute.org/ 

Social Justice Forum—9:30am, Learning Center
We are very happy to welcome Mark Walsh, campaign director for the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, (ICHV) as our speaker on April 9th.  Mr. Walsh will tell us the ICHV philosophy on how they work to reduce the immense loss of life that comes from gun violence in our country.  We need laws and policies enacted that effectively save lives.  As the oldest and largest statewide organization in the country, ICHV is uniquely able to influence firearm policy and legislation that helps keep our communities safe from deadly gun violence. Through their programs they reach out to the most vulnerable population in our society, children, and empower them to be voices of change in their communities by spreading their philosophy. ICHV was founded in 1975 by four suburban Chicago women concerned about the tragic consequences of handgun proliferation and availability, ICHV works on a variety of fronts to educate, raise public awareness, and build coalitions to enact change in laws and behavior. For 40 years, ICHV has been a leader among state gun violence prevention groups.

Sunday, April 16, 2017 
at 9:30am & 11:15am

Easter Blessings by Gemma Guenther,
Reverend Tom Capo & the DUUC Animal Ministry

9:30AM: Allergy-Friendly Easter.  We will be celebrating the lives of many wonderful species! PLEASE do not bring pets to this service – service animals only. Bring a picture or favorite teddy bear/stuffed animal to bless. 

11:15AM: Easter & Pet Blessing! Please take your companion animal to service! Pets should be up-to-date on vaccinations (if applicable) and comfortable around new people and other animals. They must be either leashed or crated. Alternatives include bringing a picture, or a bowl/leash to be blessed.  If you would like a picture of your pet to be projected during service, please submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tues, April 11. There will a time in each service to share Joys and Concerns. 

Sunday Morning Forum—9:30am, Learning Center

Sunday, April 23, 2017 
at 9:30am & 11:15am

Inspiration and Extraordinary Experiences by Reverend Tom Capo
Have you been inspired?  When, how? Seeing a sunset on a mountain top?  By the Muses? Consider how you can be open to inspiration and how it can have a spirit-lifting outcome as you face each day, each week. The DUUC Choir will be performing at the service.

Sunday Morning Forum—9:30am, Learning Center
Spiritual Formation
Guests, Ruby & Roger Chawla from the Sikh Community will discuss Sikhism.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 
at 9:30am & 11:15am

Transition, Affirmation & Graduation Service
TAG Students, Mentors and Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education
This year five high school juniors and seniors and their mentors went on a journey to explore their religious identity. Each ventured down paths of theology, worship, spirituality, social action/social justice, community, and leadership. While traveling down each path they learned more about themselves and their core beliefs, the adults in their lives and the Unitarian Universalist religion. In this service they will share with the congregation where their paths have taken them and what, at this point in their lives, they believe.

Sunday Morning Forum—9:30am, Learning Center
New Small Groups at DUUC – Covenant Groups—The 5 Ws: Who, What, Why, Where & When. 
Who?  It could be you.  Let’s see about starting new small-group circles –covenant groups.
What?  Here at DUUC, we want to determine if there is enough interest to form new covenant group circles. So, we are looking to find out how many DUUC members may wish to participate in new covenant groups.
Why?  To deepen friendships among DUUC members.  Covenant groups offer a valuable opportunity – to get together monthly in on-going groups of 8 to 10 to get to know each other at a deeper level.
Where & When?  Mary Law and Tom Chockley have reserved the Learning Center from 9:30 to 10:30 on Sunday morning, April 30th.  We will talk in more detail about covenant groups, explain the plan to form new covenant groups starting in August of 2017, answer questions you may have, and offer those interested the first opportunity to become involved in new covenant groups.  You can sign up by emailing Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  
(Or, you can just show up unannounced at 9:30 April 30th!)