World mythologies abound with stories and images of trees. Jennifer explores the gifts trees give us, symbolically and literally — and encourages us to look at how we can more mindfully coexist with what Thomas Moore has called “humankind’s closest companions in nature.”
Jennifer is a member of Chicago’s Beverly Unitarian Church, where she serves as Worship Committee Chair. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Raised a Methodist, she considers herself a “religious vagabond,” having journeyed through Russian Orthodoxy, the Episcopal Church, Paganism, and Buddhism, to finally find a home in the Unitarian Universalist Association. In her daily life, she is a public library director, a wife, and a mother.
-Choir rehearsal (sanctuary, all welcome)
Children and Youth Sunday School (basement, south side)
Children and Youth Religious Education
Kristen Schumacher, RE Coordinator
Our “Being the Change” curriculum covers topics such as “affirming our identities, listening with love, becoming better informed, finding humanity in ourselves and in others, and facing crisis together.” Its purpose is to strengthen participants’ sense of identity, and to teach social comprehension skills.
We’ll also raise awareness of important issues such as bias and microaggressions, and will give kids the skills they need to ensure justice, equity, and compassion in their relationships (2nd Principle). In addition, strong social comprehension promotes peace, liberty, and justice in our world community (6th Principle).
Fourth Principle Discussion
Our UU Identity – Kyle Fouch
Can you put our UU identity into words? If so, come to 1st hour and let’s have a Holy Conversation about who we are. If not, come and join in on the discussion and see what comes up.
Spirit Circle (basement library) Topic: Decided during Circle
Coffee Hour (in the Fellowship Hall)