UCH is a welcoming, caring community celebrating Unitarian Universalist values.
Rev. Pamela Rumancik - Minister Pam Fodor - Director of Programs and Religious Education Linda Liberacki - Director of Operation Lily Field - Bookkeeper Jamie Pastman - Pianist Julia Beckman - Director, Celebration Singers Liz Reyes - President, Board of Trustees
Mission: UCH is a welcoming, caring community celebrating Unitarian Universalist values. We share creative, expressive worship, vibrant religious education, and a commitment to a just world. We inspire spiritual exploration, personal growth, appreciation of diversity and creative, compassionate action.
“It’s time for faith leaders to speak up. A hard but important truth is now clear: white silence about systemic police abuse towards Black people is violence.”
communityrenewalsociety.org I call upon faith leaders, houses of worship, and people of conscience to join me in publicly affirming the referendum on a fair tax
How to bring hope to the young men involved in Chicago’s violence?
chicagotribune.com With the holiday weekend upon us and rising concern about gun violence, where is the hope? It is with the young men who are putting down their guns and making their communities better.
Baha’is preach unity of all humankind
bahaiteachings.org “We’ve been the conscience of this country,” Eric Dozier said, referring to black Americans, “and we’ve been the sight of this country. We’ve been the people that have called this...
“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us work together.”
~ Lila Watson
colorlines.com In this moment, moving to abolish racism calls for you to be an accomplice or to completely get out of the way.
Immigrants champion human rights
yesmagazine.org Often denied legal recognition and systemic support, immigrant communities have long been finding solutions to the social ills plaguing all communities.
“A truly great country does not ignore or excuse its sins. It confronts them and then works to make them right,” Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote in The Times Magazine in her case for reparations. “If we are to be redeemed, if we are to live up to the magnificent ideals upon which we were founded, we must do what is just.”
nytimes.com Nikole Hannah-Jones explains the history of economic injustice and argues that if black lives are to truly matter in America, the nation must finally pay its debts.
nmaahc.si.edu In July of 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech titled “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?,” a call for the promise of liberty be applied equally to all Americans. Douglass’s speech emphasized that American slavery and American freedom is a shared history and that the actions of o...
One thing you can do to make a difference - support black businesses.
vimeo.com Shopping at Black-owned businesses is a small but meaningful way to make a difference. From beauty brands to wellness centers, here are some of our favorites.
Can we imagine sharing resources more equitably? Funding public schools and mental health services? Integrating neighborhoods? Ending medical bankruptcies and homelessness? Implementing restorative justice instead of punishment?
apple.news Anti-racism activists have detailed concerns that are not only about symbols or slurs but also about entire systems governing how Americans live.
Learn about the Fair Tax for Illinois
The Fair Tax would reform Illinois’ broken tax system, ensuring that 97% of Illinoisans — those who make $250,000 a year or less — receive a tax cut or pay n...
Help for those in financial distress because of the pandemic.
nytimes.com If your income has fallen or been cut off completely, we’re here to help. This guide will connect you to the basic information you’ll need to get through this, including on government benefits, free services and financial strategies.
Here we are in a somewhat indescribable moment in movement history and time.
We are witnessing the reclaiming of human dignity across the country. We are witnessing our siblings plead with America’s hearts and minds to understand that Black life is also sacred and worth living. We are witnessing communities across the country asking for the disinvestment in brutality and violence but the investment in services that will help communities and people thrive.
We are witnessing siblings willing to risk their lives in the midst of a pandemic take to the streets to say, “Enough is Enough!” and yes, enough is enough!
Unitarian Universalism tells us that everyone has the right to live with dignity and respect. Everyone has a right to thrive in a vibrant democratic society that meets the people’s needs and encourages all of us to shine.
Our UU faith, our commitment to Side with Love in action and deed, is a critical part of this moment and the overall movement. Let’s show up and bring the best of ourselves.
As Unitarian Universalists, we believe that we are all radically interdependent, and when any of our communities suffer, we all suffer. In this moment, we need the leadership of those who know that while we must protect one another in the present, we must also build toward a future in which all of us are truly free.
Our 30 Days of Generosity during June is meant to highlight the UUA’s work in 2020 and how programs are shifting to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must also be nimble and responsive to the uprisings happening now all over the country.
We’re committed to our congregations and movement organizations weathering this storm. Black and Latinx grassroots organizations are leading us to build in the present in a way that honors our collective futures. Please support these organizations or others like them:
• Trans Justice Funding Project
• National Bail Out!
Pamela, if you are able to make a gift to Side with Love in addition to that support, please do so. Your support for Side with Love is how we can bring the amazing collective power of UUs to the fight for justice. We can make an enormous difference as we seek to build beloved community on earth.
However you decide to Side with Love, I invite you to #SayHerName and say their names collectively; it is no mystery that Black lives have been lost by police violence.
I cry as I remember the names of someone’s baby—we are all someone’s baby—who was murdered never to return home again. I close with these names: Emmett Till, Amadou Diallo, Sandra Bland, Oscar Cain, Korryn Gaines, Reika Boyd, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and the list goes on.
As the pain and grief of centuries of violence without justice find their expression, let us remember the words of Dr. Gwendolyn Brooks:
"We each other’s harvest, we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.”
May we live into these words. May we stretch ourselves to see the dignity of others outside ourselves and be in the business of dignity for each of us. May our bond be one that lifts up humanity and build a world where we never have to question one’s inherent worth.
I continue to extend this invitation to be on this journey together. May it be so!
Everette R. H. Thompson
Campaign Manager, Side with Love
How you can help...
Recording of UUA Prayer Vigil & List of resources to make a difference.
secure.everyaction.com Nearly 5,000 Unitarian Universalists and people of faith and conscience joined us last night for our prayer vigil, #WeCantBreathe.
Join us tonight for a virtual prayer vigil with the UUA
Tonight at 7pm EST.
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We extend our deep sympathy to the family of George Floyd and all the people hurting across the country.
First Universalist Minneapolis is inviting all UU's to attend their worship this weekend, responding to the protests. UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray will be part of the worship service.
The worship will be livestreamed on their YouTube channel at 10 a.m. CDT on Sunday, May 31.
Our worship service begins at 10:45 am so you can watch First U's and then UCH's. Or note that the congregation also records and posts their worship services, if you cannot join them live.
We side with love amidst the violence and racism that pervades our country. What can you do? Bear witness, pray, act from your heart.
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Profound truth. Share with your folks who yearn to understand this American experience.
Our deepest condolences to the family of Ahmaud Arbery.
youtube.com Pastor Moss delivers a sermon for a time such as this as he delivers a sermonic movie, preaching a requiem for Ahmaud Arbery - "A young man just shy of his 2...
Seems like very helpful information.
erinbromage.com Please read this link to learn about the author and background to these posts. It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. An epidemic curve has a relatively predictable upslope and once the peak is reached, the back slope can also be predicted. We have robust data from t...
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youtube.com YouTube channel of the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale located at 11 W. Maple, Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
Founded in 1887, The Unitarian Church of Hinsdale is now well into its second century of service to Chicago’s western suburbs. Our 200 members are drawn from many communities and represent a broad mix of men, women, children and teens with a common spiritual bond–the freedom to pursue a liberal and humanistic religious life based on individual freedom of belief. Our religious education, Coming of Age, and Youth Groups stress tolerance and inclusion and help our children develop their own beliefs and ethics, in an environment free of dogma and fear. Our church is a Welcoming Congregation, dedicated to inclusiveness towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. The UU Ministry for Earth has certified our church as a Green Sanctuary in recognition of our programs and achievements in fostering sustainability for our faith community and our members. Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry has certified us as a Reverence for Life Congregation, the first in the world. To learn more go to: www.hinsdaleunitarian.org
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