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What's Happening On Sunday?

 

Sunday, December 4, 2016 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

Bridging Military Families and our Community
By Reverend Tom Capo and members of TAPS
As Unitarian Universalists, we don't often acknowledge our personal and generational ties to the military. Members of TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) will provide insight into what it means to be a military family, with the hope that we can begin to build a bridge of understanding and relationships between their families and ours. We will also meet our newest members during a Member Recognition Ceremony.  There will a time in the service to share Joys and Concerns.

YOUTH RE
Religious Education classes meet at 9:30 & 11:15
PreK – K: Little Penguin’s Story Lesson
1st – 3rd: Buddhism – Buddha in the Garden
4th – 6th: Islam – Rules of Conduct; 
Preparation for the Haj
7th & 8th: Protestant church visit
9th – 12th: High School Youth Group
8th & 9th Grade OWL at 1:00

Sunday Morning Forum— 9:30am in the Learning Center.
Science Sunday

Sunday, December 11, 2016 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

Holiday Music Service—Vickie Hellyer & the musicians of our church
Please join us to experience Choir and Instrumental pieces, Holiday Carols and Readings for “Peace as the Song in our hearts!” Our Special Collection will help DUUC meet its obligation to support our Bridge Communities client Kirsten and her daughter Zylah for the coming year.  Thank you for giving generously!

YOUTH RE
Religious Education classes meet at 9:30 & 11:15
PreK – K: The Weight of a Snowflake
1st – 3rd: Conclusion – For Every Child
4th – 6th: Islam – Haj: to Mecca
7th & 8th: Exploring the Black Church
9th – 12th: High School Youth Group
11th & 12th Grade TAG at 12:45 

Sunday Morning Forum— 9:30am in the Learning Center.
Social Justice Forum.  Many of our members have expressed an interest in how the mentally ill are treated in the criminal justice system.  Hugh Brady, of NAMI DuPage (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be here to speak on this topic.  NAMI DuPage provides support, advocacy and education in order to improve the quality of life of individuals with mental illness and their families.  Please join us in finding out what role we can play in making a difference in someone’s life.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 @ 7:15pm

Blue Christmas Service
This service is offered for those who have lost loved ones in this year, who have gone through a difficult change this year, who feel alone or lonely, who need a time and a space during this Christmas season for peaceful contemplation and reflection. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 9:30am & 11:15am

“Born In Bethlehem: A Christmas Pageant”
By Steve Cooper, Director of Religious Education and Rev. Tom Capo
Come join us for a participatory nativity pageant.  Only a few roles are cast in advance of the service, the rest of the at least 45 participants (including shepherds, stars, kings, and animals) volunteer to be in the pageant during the service. Everyone (including guests) is invited to participate.  At the end of the service, when children and adults are in their costumes gazing down at a baby from our congregation in the “manger,” we all experience this familiar story in a new, more meaningful, and moving way.  The love and the mystery and the wonder that we see remind us that each night a child is born is a holy night. There will at time in the service to share Joys and Concerns. 

Please bring new or gently used mittens, gloves, hats and scarves to put on the Mitten Tree during the service which will then be donated to the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton.

YOUTH RE 
Holiday Pageant 9:30 & 11:15 (no morning classes)
8th & 9th Grade OWL at 1:00 

Sunday Morning Forum— 9:30am in the Learning Center.
Science Sunday

Sunday, December 18, 2016 @ 5:30pm & Wednesday, December 21 @ 7:00pm

Winter Solstice Celebrations
Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us at one of our  Winter Solstice Celebrations on Sunday, December 18 at  5:30pm or Wednesday, December 21st at 7pm. We will honor the darkness and celebrate the return of the light. Please bring a plate of cookies to share. Childcare will be provided.  

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Christmas Eve Services

5:30pm—Family Service led by Steve Cooper

6:30pm—Soup/bread dinner for anyone who wants to come and join the staff and their families between the services.

8:00pm—Evening Service led by Reverend Tom Capo
Readings, music, and hymns will celebrate the joy, goodwill, life and love in the meaning of Christmas. This service will offer time for contemplation and reflection, closing with candle lighting and singing Silent Night together. The offering at this service will replenish the Minister’s Discretionary Fund which is used to confidentially aid members of our church community.

Sunday, December 25, 2016 @ 11:15am only  

A peaceful, contemplative service with seasonal readings, hymns and times of meditation.This service will be led by Kelley Trombly-Freytag.

YOUTH RE
No Religious Education classes 

Sunday, January 1, 2017 @ 11:15am only    

Fire Communion
By Kelley Trombly-Freytag & Kat Gelder
One service only at 11:15. Our annual Fire Communion ritual allows us time to reflect on this past year and dedicate ourselves to those new thoughts, attitudes, and actions that we feel necessary to begin the new year. Fire is a symbol of hope, warmth, community, inspiration, courage, and commitment; we will consider fire's symbolic meaning at the changing of this year.

YOUTH RE
No Religious Education classes