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Northern Illinois Food Bank

The Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and proud member of Feeding America. They serve our neighbors in 13 counties with dignity, equity and convenience, providing 250,000 meals a day. There are several ways to contribute:

By check: Please indicate on the memo line your intent for your donation: "Full to NIFB" or "Split between PCUUC and NIFB."

Mail checks to: PCUUC
                      P.O. Box 858
                      Grayslake, IL 60030
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847-999-7060 and enter the amount you'd like to give. Your donation will automatically be split between PCUUC and NIFB.

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PCUUC Services take place online each Sunday at 9am followed by Religious Education at 11am.  Join us for an upcoming service.

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Rev. Nicole Kirk

December 5th at 9:00am on Zoom

Multigenerational Service

"The Mystery and the Marvelous: Stories of Joy"

Either from high expectations or memories of loss and how the holidays take on a life of their own, this time of year can be emotionally overwhelming. But there is a theological reason for holidays, celebrations, and festivity former Harvard theologian Harvey Cox has argued. We need festivity as much as we need practices of mourning and forgiveness. Join us for this multigenerational Sunday full of seasonal stories of magic, wonder, and joy.

Nicole Kirk is the Frank and Alice Schulman Professor of Unitarian Universalist History at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and a Unitarian Universalist minister. She served congregations in Ohio and New Jersey before pursuing her doctoral studies in American Religious History. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Religion. Nicole is the author of Wanamaker’s Temple: The Business of Religion in an Iconic Department Store and is currently working on two book manuscripts, Railroad Religion: American Religion on the Move and Circus Day: American Religion and the Circus.

Service Leader is Jason Grover
Religious Education (RE) at 11am & 7pm (held virtually). For more information, contact Director of RE Jennifer Weigand at Dre@prairiecircleuuc.org

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PCUUC Statement in Response to the Black Lives Matter Movement

As people of faith dedicated to justice and liberation, we stand in grief, outrage, and solidarity with those who are protesting the use of excessive force by the police, which has resulted in the deaths of far too many people from Native, Black, Latinx and other marginalized groups in the United States. Our stance is based on the Unitarian Universalist Principles that serve us as moral guides, specifically the 1st Principle, “The inherent worth and dignity of every person,” 2nd Principle, “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations,” and 6th Principle, “The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”

Further, we recognize our individual and collective responsibility to name the ways anti-Blackness and white supremacy show up in our families, work environments, social networks, and communities, and in the local, national, and transnational systems and institutions in which we participate, including in our own Unitarian Universalist denomination and our church community. We are committed to working in consultation with Black churches and Black-led organizations to bring our UU principles into meaningful action, and in doing so to fight for an end to systemic racism.

Anti-Racism Working Group (ARWG) and the PCUUC Board

ARWG Report 2/3/21