Sunday Service Information

Welcome! We hope you will join us for our online Sunday services! If you need assistance with Zoom, please contact marie@fvuuf.org.

Sundays at 10:00 AM Central

  • The link to the worship service is HERE
  • Passcode is UU
  • Or call in: 312-626-6799 with meeting ID 176 319 484

Watch some of our past services on our YouTube channel.

Monthly Evening Service
Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 pm CST
Join us for a new worship service led by our intern minister, Ali Peters. On the last Wednesday of each month, we will begin holding an informal evening service to re-center ourselves during the week, connect more deeply with one another, and hold each other in community. These simple services will include a reading that is related to our current worship theme, a centering practice, and an opportunity to reflect and to share joys and concerns with each other. The theme for our November service will be “Cultivating Sufficiency.” All are welcome to join us! If you have questions, please reach out to Ali at ali@fvuuf.org. We hope to see you there.

Zoom link HERE, passcode UU
Call in: 312-626-6799, meeting ID 827 7074 7192

November 29
Interactive Service: The Gift of Nothing by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Thanksgiving has passed and we have hopefully each given thanks for whatever is good in our lives. Now, as we turn to the winter holidays with all the expectations of shopping, giving, and receiving, we wonder how we might find joy in presence (not presents). We are in our worship season of Cultivating Sufficiency; join us for this interactive service featuring the adorable story, The Gift of Nothing.

Click HERE for the Order of Service for November 29.

December 6
For Each Child That’s Born by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
“Each night a child is born is a holy night,” wrote UU Sophia Lyon Fahs. Join us as we enter the holiday season honoring the children among us with a special ceremony of dedication. We will also hear stories of holiness– in all the ways that word means ordinary hardship and frustration and beauty– in the families of our community.

December 13
Finding Strength in Our Religious Inheritance by Ali Peters, intern minister
We have not always been Unitarian Universalists. Many of us come from family histories of different faith traditions. Others of us were born into Unitarian Universalist families, but understand that Unitarianism and Universalism used to look very different from the faith we know it to be today. What do we do with the religious practices, traditions, and beliefs of our ancestors, even if we may no longer claim these as our own? Join us this Sunday as we explore our religious inheritances and their potential for strength and healing in our lives and in our communities.

December 20 (10:00 am CST)
Blue Holiday by Rev. Leah Ongiri
Holiday cheer can warm us but, if we are experiencing hurt or just not quite in the mood, it can scorch. If you find yourself in danger of being burned this season, you’re not alone! Join us for a special live service (no recording will be made!) of contemplative music, candle lighting, lifting up the names of those we miss and mourn, and acknowledging the fears that grip us. We will emerge better able to accept and balance all we might be holding. If have experienced a significant loss this past year or are currently anticipating one, you are specially invited to attend. Supplies for this and all our winter holiday services be available in kits (no-contact pickup) at the Fellowship starting December 1.

December 20 (4:00 pm CST)
Frederick and the Winter Solstice: An interactive service with Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
The celebration of the winter solstice– the darkness and return of the light– is a time-honored tradition here at the Fellowship and it will continue this year at 4:00 pm on Zoom. We’ll hear the sweet story of Frederick the mouse and celebrate the winter together. Supplies for this and all our winter holiday services be available in kits (no-contact pickup) at the Fellowship starting December 1.

December 24 (5:00 & 9:00 pm CST)
Our Better Angels — Christmas Eve by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Angels make many appearances in the Christmas story– what might they mean for us today, and what might they be telling us? The 5:00 pm service will be family-friendly with interactive elements. The 9:00 pm service will be geared toward adults only with time for communion in the tradition of our Transylvanian Unitarian partners. We will have kits available at the Fellowship beginning December 1 with supplies for both services. If you plan to attend the 9:00 pm service and participate in our traditional Transylvanian Christian communion, please have bread and wine or juice of your choice nearby. If you do not pick up a kit, be sure to have paper and crayons available for the 5:00 pm service, and candles for Silent Night for both 5:00 pm or 9:00 pm.

December 27 (10:00 am CST)
Lifting Up and Letting Go by Marie Luna, director of congregational Life
2020 has brought challenges that few of us were prepared for as we entered this year. On this last Sunday of the year, let us consider this past year fully, knowing that the impacts will be with us for years to come.

Listen to past sermons HERE.

Watch some of our past services on our YouTube channel.