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What's Happening On Sunday?

December 14, 2014

All Music Service @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Vickie Hellyer and the musicians of our church
A tradition at our church, this service of music and readings is a delight that lifts the heart and pleases the ears. A special collection will be taken to support our Bridge Community project.  We are mentoring a family that was homeless through the process of becoming self-supporting. It is a wonderful way to support those who need us and actually make a difference in their lives.

YOUTH RE

Classes meet in designated classrooms.

Sunday Morning Forum - 9:30am in the Learning Center
Unfinished Business: Constitutional Rights for Women & Associates.  The national Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the USA House and Senate, but has not been ratified by the states. Did you know that?  Though unequal treatment of people under the law is now not defensible due to race, religion and nationality, not so for gender.  Women still face discrimination, for example in pay:  Females earn only $.77 to the male $1.00 for comparable work.  This also drags down men's compensation.  At this forum we will review the history and its effects on both women and men.  And, most importantly, we will study the movement afoot around the USA and specifically here in Illinois to finish ratification of the USA ERA.  Come to learn, question and debate! Men, women and teens are cordially invited.  Presenter:  Stephanie Hughes & ERA Activists

December 21, 2014

Holiday Pageant (Multi-generational) @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education

NATIVITY: A MULTI-GENERATIONAL, PARTICIPATORY RE-LIVING

Often we have referenced the story of Jesus' birth. We call it the nativity, from the books of Luke and Matthew. Today, we are not just going to re-read the story of the nativity, or retell it; we are going to re-live it. Instead of just hearing or watching the story, we are going to get inside it and make it our own story as much as possible. There will be MANY walk-on parts for all members of the congregation.  Don't forget your cameras. 

Winter Solstice Service @ 7:00pm
We will honor the darkness and celebrate the return of the light. Families are welcome. Child care is also available. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early and bring a plate of cookies to share for our celebration following the service. (Vegan and gluten free options are welcome.)  After the Solstice Service, we will place a collection basket in our social hall to accept donations for our Minister's Discretionary Fund. This fund is used by our minister to confidentially assist people in need, both inside and outside our church community. We also have a collection for this fund during Christmas Eve services.

YOUTH RE
Holiday Pageant @ 9:30am & 11:15 - Children attend the service.

Sunday Morning Forum - 9:30am in the Learning Center
SCIENCE SUNDAY

December 24, 2014 Christmas Eve Services

5:30pm  - Children/Family Service led by Steve Cooper, DRE
6:30pm - Soup and bread dinner for anyone who wants to come and join the staff and their families between the services.
8:00pm  - Candlelight Service led by Reverend Tom Capo
With beautiful music and the singing of traditional hymns, the mood is set for us to reflect on a Christmas Story, just not from the perspective of those whom we classically think the story is about.  During the service, there will be the traditional singing of “Silent Night” while passing candle light to one another in the darkened sanctuary.  The offering at this service will replenish the Minister’s Discretionary fund which is used to confidentially aid members of our church community.

December 28, 2014       

Single service at 11:15am only
Fire Communion led by our Sunday Services Committee
The turning of the year is a time of remembrance and resolution. As the daylight increases and the new year beckons, we feel a renewed drive to "clean house" both physically and mentally. Join us at this service as we release our burdens and kindle our own personal fires of commitment. There will be time during the service to share our joys and concerns.

YOUTH RE
No classes – structured activities

Sunday Morning Forum - A forum will not be held this day.

January 4, 2015

Complexity and Simplicity of Hinduism @ 9:30am & 11:15am               
Reverend Tom Capo 
At first glance Hinduism can seem very complicated, difficult to understand, and even more difficult to practice.  We will explore some of the beliefs common to the many forms of Hinduism.

YOUTH RE
Children’s Chapel for Preschool – 6th grade 
Classes Resume for 7th grade and above
Our Whole Lives Parent & Child Orientation for 1st & 2nd and 5th & 6th grade 1pm

Sunday Morning Forum - 9:30am in the Learning Center
SCIENCE SUNDAY

January 11, 2015

Walking the Path of Buddhism @ 9:30am & 11:15am
Reverend Tom Capo
Buddhism is practiced in many ways around the world.  We will take time to consider the diversity and the unity of this rich religious tradition.

YOUTH RE
All classes meet 
Our Whole Lives 1st & 2nd, 5th & 6th and JrHi 1pm
TAG 12:45

Sunday Morning Forum - 9:30am Learning Center
Not currently scheduled.

January 18, 2015 

In His Footsteps: Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday @ 9:30am & 11:15am 
Steve Cooper – Director of Religious Education 
We hold a service each year based in the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. We recognize that this work is unfinished, and look at ways we can continue the work of anti-racism, anti-violence, and opportunity for all. One of the ways we take is to offer a scholarship for students of African-American background to continue their education at College of DuPage. This congregation made a commitment to this path in memory of Tom Galloway, former president of this congregation and faculty member at the college when he died unexpectedly. A special collection will be taken to continue funding of this scholarship. This is a service attended by our whole church family. There will be care for the littlest ones in the nursery.

YOUTH RE
Service For All Ages – no RE classes

Sunday Morning Forum - 9:30am Learning Center
Science Sunday

January 25, 2015 

A Native American Path @ 9:30am & 11:15am  
Reverend Tom Capo 
During this service we will consider the beliefs and traditions of some of the Native American religions.  We will also reflect on the origins of some of these beliefs and traditions.

YOUTH RE
All classes meet
Our Whole Lives 1st & 2nd, 5th & 6th and JrHi  1pm

Sunday Morning Forum - 9:30am Learning Center
Not currently scheduled.