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Join Us on Sunday Morning at 9:00am

Sunday morning services are a great way to get acquainted with this congregation and its values by joining us in-person visit to the Colby Barn some Sunday morning. Services are offered both in person and on Zoom every Sunday at 9am, with the exception of the 2nd Sunday of each month, when a virtual service is offered on Zoom. (To join in, please contact the office for the Zoom information.)

We seek to welcome all, AND we know it may be uncomfortable to enter a new place and community. We are happy to answer your questions and to help you connect with groups or activities that sound interesting to you. You may find out more and ask questions by completing the contact us form found at the bottom of this website.

We look forward to greeting you, however and whenever you choose to reach out.

What to Expect:

Great worship services affect our hearts, minds, and hands -- they move us emotionally, teach us, and inspire us to take action. Although we are all touched by different experiences, Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation (PCUUC) strives to offer an assortment of worship experiences that appeal to the range of personalities within our congregation, and across a range of theological perspectives.

When you enter the barn, you will be greeted by a greeter. You may be invited to complete a Visitor Sign-In sheet at some time during your visit. We hope you'll make yourself at home. Restrooms are located in the back. Please help yourself to coffee or tea found in the kitchen.

Unitarian Universalism is unique in that its members are joined by common values, rather than religious creed. Services can be quite varied, with topics including spiritual growth, social issues of our day, exposure to a wide variety of faiths, and the great mysteries of life. Services contain music, a children's story, hymns, readings, and a sermon.

If you wish to join us and are new to PCUUC or reconnecting, feel free to reach out via the contact us form at the bottom of this page or by emailing office@prairiecircleuuc.org for assistance.

The mission of Worship at PCUUC is to provide services that are inspirational, intellectually challenging, and in keeping with the 7 Unitarian Universalist principles. 

Spiritual Worship Themes and Speakers

The Worship Committee works to create interesting, evocative, and affirming services. Each month the Committee, along with Ministers and invited speakers focus our worship services around particular themes. These themes sync with the Religious Education Soul Matters curriculum. 

                     

If you would like to provide a sermon in a particular month, or if you know of someone you think would be especially relevant to a monthly theme, please contact the Worship Committee and let us know your interest. Members of the committee are also available to help with feedback and suggestions regarding your sermon prior to delivery. Our Worship Coordinator can be reached at worshipcoordinator@prairiecircleuuc.org.

Our Worship Staff:

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Dave Becker

Minister, PCUUC and

Tree of Life UUC, McHenry

Although he is new to ministry, Dave brings with him a wealth of experience from his 15+ year career in social services and 27+ year career in informal education, including the past 18 years as the Senior Manager of Learning Experiences at the Brookfield Zoo. For most of his adult life he has been actively involved in issues of environmental justice, racial justice, immigration, child advocacy, and the intersection of those issues with faith formation and community building.

 

Dave received his preliminary fellowship in the fall of 2023, following completion of his program at Meadville Lombard Theological School, where he was granted dual degrees: Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Leadership.

 

Dave has also served as the Director of Religious Education for Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb from 2009-2011 and has served there on the finance and fundraising, religious education, worship, and social justice committees. To learn more about Dave, visit his website here: Dave Becker UU Ministry

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