Upcoming Services

 

 

RE In service2

All services are on Sundays at 9:00 and 10:45 am unless otherwise noted. See the Religious Education page for information on our children’s and youth offerings.

September 1 (10:00 am only) The Blessings of Animals
by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy and Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg
Henry Bergh, the founder of the ASPCA and fellow Unitarian, was born 206 years ago this week! Come celebrate his legacy with an Animal Blessing service. Well-behaved pets, on leashes or in crates, are welcome to join you today, or bring a stuffed animal or photo in lieu of pet. After our short all-ages service, we’ll bring animals outside (weather permitting) for an individual blessing of each animal. A special collection for the Fox Valley Humane Association will also be held today, so bring a check, cash, or an item from their wish list to donate — foxvalleypets.org/donate

September 8 (10:00 am only) Mingling of the Waters
by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy and Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg
Join us for our Mingling of the Waters Celebration to symbolize our community’s re-connecting after the summer schedule. This is our last 10:00 am service, and we will partake in our annual ritual of mingling together our waters into a common vessel– bring a small amount of water from your summer travels, your local lake, pond, or fountain, or from home! (This is an all-ages service: Children can stay the whole time and participate with our quiet sensory station activities. Childcare will also be available if needed, for children up to approximately age 8 or as deemed appropriate by their family).

September 15 Healing and Wholeness by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
This year at the Fellowship we are going to be focusing on Healing– Our world can sometimes be a hard place, and we all have wounds and scars from life! The purpose of our UU fellowship is to help each other live fully, deeply, and well, finding healing and wholeness in community and helping to heal our world. We’ll explore this theme on this, the first Sunday back to two services (9:00am and 10:45am) by exploring the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, or repairing broken pottery with beautiful gold.

September 22 Long Haul by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg
It’s easy to burnout in our current society, due to grief, trauma, worry, injustice, overstimulation, and more. So how do we keep showing up? The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky suggests that sometimes doing less is more. Whether or not you read the book or attended an all Fellowship discussion, join us for a service with practical tips about how to keep on keeping on.

September 29 Confession of Good Deeds by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
We might be familiar with the practice of confession– in which one’s transgressions or sins are confessed to a cleric. But what if we practiced confessing good deeds? What joy might we find within ourselves and others? What healing might take place?