Upcoming Speakers
Worship Theme

January: Living with Intention

Our theme this month is “Living with Intention.” To live with intention takes pausing so we can replenish and sort out what is important from what is not-so-important. Speakers this month will explore the empathy, passion, persistence, patience, and the ability to accept mistakes that a life lived with intention requires.  

A message from the PCUUC Board

about upcoming services

Update: January 12, 2022

At the January 11th Board meeting, the Board reluctantly voted not to resume in-person worship in the month of February. The two in-person services that were to be held on February 6th and February 20th will instead be offered virtually on Zoom.

It is our hope to resume in-person services in March. A decision will be made at the next Board meeting, February 8th.​

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this challenging situation.

February: Widening the Circle

Our theme this month challenges us to reach beyond our current experience.  We can do this by connecting with people outside of our normal circle, by enhancing our thoughts or even by expanding our commitment to UU principles.    

Guest Speaker
Rev. Louisett M. Ness
"The Art of Invitation"

How and who do we invite into our circle? When was the last time you had a conversation with someone who did not agree with you? Not an argument where you stood in your opinions/judgement, a real open-ended conversation where you allowed your ideas to be questioned. What are the edges of your circle? The Art of Invitation is also the place where disruption of ideas and values occur? What is that for you and your community?

Lou (she/her) is a resident of Woodstock, Ill, owns her own coaching and consulting firm, is a certified Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSCC) providing leadership development in Corporate Environments, individuals and small government groups. In 2014, Lou walked from Rockford Ill to Washington DC (935.5 miles). As Lou says, “I listened to the hearts of the people living in small town/rural areas and never suspected that the thing that would be transformed

was me.”

Lou is a long-time advocate for people who live at the furthest edges of our society, believing that as a deacon she is called to “be with” those left out of the social order, for whatever reason.

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February 6, 2022
9:00am on Zoom

Guest Speaker
Joe Harrington
"Are We Sleeping Through the Revolution"

In June 1965, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave the commencement address at Oberlin College on the topic "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution". Almost one year later, in May 1966, he was the Ware Lecture speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly in Hollywood, Florida on the subject, Don't Sleep Through the Revolution. Mr. Harrington’s topic for today will explore this question, Are We Sleeping Through the Revolution.

A native Chicagoan, Mr. Harrington has worked in the fields of education, social services, mental health, healthcare, and public health. In 2017, he established The Mojo Group, LTD a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to further the common good and general welfare of communities by working with and through organizations and institutions in the design, development and implementation of evidence-based programs and services that enhance the economic and social well-being of communities at the local, state, and national levels.

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February 13, 2022
9:00am on Zoom