Friday Update June 9, 2023


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Friday Update

“The Ocean I Travel”
June 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 

Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
One of our greatest sources of delight is the natural world.  185, Ralph Waldo Emerson began the famous Divinity School Address with the words: “In this refulgent summer, it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life.” Reflections on delight, our earthly home, interdependence, and what this can teach us about the holy and ourselves.

Order of Service

We will share the plate with Severson Dells
Our mission is to link people to nature through education and research in the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area. We promote awareness of the natural world, fostering respect, enjoyment and preservation now and in the future.
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Volunteers for Sunday, June 11
Ushers: Pam Wilson & Barb Wilson
The Racial and Economic Justice Team will provide Hospitality this Sunday.
They will be at the Welcome Table, will be greeters and will bring treats for the coffee hour.

Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer. Spitty and others are happy to help you become familiar with how to handle this easy job.
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The annual meeting will begin immediately after the service this Sunday, June 11. We will be live streaming it to Facebook only. Childcare is available for the Annual Meeting, in the nursery with Ms. Lauren
2022 – 2023 Annual Report
Annual Meeting Agenda

Racial and Economic Justice Team is meeting on Sunday, June 11 after the Annual Meeting. We hope to see you there! Gloria Perez and Kathie Mattison

Please note our office manager Autumn Powell will be on vacation from June 12 – June 19. Submissions for the June 13 Kairos are due today Friday, June 9. There will not be a Friday Update next week. If you need anything please contact Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson or Rev. Joyce Palmer.

Hi friends!  

I’m absolutely THRILLED that we will be hosting the legendary Holly Near in concert, with her trio of musicians, on Thursday, July 20th, at 7 pm.  Holly Near is a prolific singer/songwriter and peace and justice activist.  You know her song, “We Are a Gentle Angry People.”  This is a real treat to have her here.  Please come and be part of this special event.  

Advance tickets are required – $25/ticket.  You can buy your ticket(s) and learn more about Holly Near here:  

Please spread the word and invite your friends to come as well!  

In faith,

WCCC will be hosting two pro-choice political leaders on June 13th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Church.  Sen. Steve Stadelman will discuss the main issues of the recent session in Springfield including S.B. 1909 which is the new law that deals with the “Crisis
Pregnancy centers” which deceive women seeking abortions. There are over 1,000 in our state, one is just around the corner from our new clinic.
We will also be happy to welcome City Council Member Karen Hoffman, who will discuss current laws on the local level of interest to us.
Don’t miss this very interesting meeting! 
Barb Giolitto, WCCC President

Past Sunday Services

Did you know you can watch past Sunday services anytime? We have them on our website under past worship services so you never have to miss a Sunday! Click here to find a service that you haven’t seen yet! You can also always go to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Judy Gustafson   
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Spitty Tata
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds, Rebecca Beneditz

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