Beloved Community

How do we envision the world we wish to have for ourselves and give to our children and grandchildren? What images do we create that restore our faith in the future?

Worship Leader: Andrea Fink

The Reverend Ms. Denise D Tracy retired from UU Ministry five years ago after ministries on campus (Hartford, Ct 74-76), in the Parish, (Greater Lansing, Mi 76-84). UUA Staff, (District Executive 84-92), Alban Institute Consultant (92-06), Interim Ministries, (South Bend, In, Cincinnati Oh and San Mateo, Ca). She is currently a Police Chaplain for the Police Department in Elgin, Il and The Kane County Sheriff’s Department. She received the MLK Humanitarian Service Award from The Human Relations Commission of the City of Elgin in 2011. She has three children and three grandchildren with her husband of 38 years, Bill Decker.

Flower Communion

The Reverend Emily Melcher with Becky Myrick, Sarah Heath, and Kathryn Hirt Please bring a flower to contribute to our shared bouquet! Ninety-six years ago, Norbert Capek, a Unitarian minister in Czechoslovakia, created a flower communion ritual for the congregation he served, as a ritual way of bringing people together. This year, we celebrate flower communion on Mother’s Day, an opportune time to honor the gift that each of us is, and the gifts that each of us brings to our shared ministry. 

Listening with Respect to Those We Disagree With

Tom Rawson is a folksinger, songwriter, storyteller, and peace activist from Orcas Island. When he grows up, he wants to be Pete Seeger. Armed with long neck banjo and other weapons of mass delight, Tom leads group singing at camps, festivals, churches, community gatherings, and anyplace else folks want to gather and have a hootenanny. Tom’s presentation today is entitled, “Working for Peace with Open Ears, Hearts, and Minds.” Tune up your vocal chords–you’ll need ’em. Tie-dye optional.
Worship Leader: Gladys Howard