Theology Discussion Group Begins Sunday

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Theology Discussion Group begins Sunday 9-9-18 EVENING at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Anyone is welcome to come even if you didn’t sign up. No readings are required for the first session. One bite at a time. You may know that answer to the question, “How do you eat an elephant?”, but it applies to theology as well. Theology brings to …

Sunday School Starts 9-9-18 Following Worship!

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All ages will meet for 45-60 minutes, beginning with a snack in the Youth Center immediately following worship. High School students and teachers have Sunday School in the Youth Center. Elementary and Middle School children have Sunday School together in Room 6. Worship music will be offered to Elementary students (first two Sundays of the month) and to Middle School students …

Resurrecting Easter – Sunday Seminar

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Sunday Seminar: 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Today, Pastor David will offer a presentation on the variety of ways Easter is celebrated among our Orthodox sisters and brothers. Insights from John Dominic Crossan’s and Sarah Sexton Crossan’s new book, Resurrecting Easter, will be featured. How did Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Roman Catholic and Protestant) manifestations of Christianity come to …

LGBTQ Experiences of Church Panel Presentation and Q & A

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The Welcoming Team is pleased to invite everyone to share in two upcoming Adult Seminars. On Sunday, April 29, Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser, who is Lead Pastor of Community UCC on campus, Rachel Muir, who is the Children, Youth and Family Outreach Coordinator of the UP Center of Champaign County, and Reverend David Oliver-Holder will make a panel presentation on the …

Seminar Series: Challenges to Sustainability in Central Illinois

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Upcoming Seminar: “Challenges to Sustainability in Central Illinois”, Sundays, April 8, 15 and 22 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. From the time European immigrants first settled the rich prairies of Central Illinois, the area has offered its inhabitants a livable environment with diverse flora and fauna, highly productive farmland, space for development, and abundant clean water. But the …

Seminar Series: “Reformation Roots”

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Sundays, February 4, 18, 25, March 11, 18 and 25, at 11:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Beginning today (February 4), Warren Hapke and Pastor David will be leading a 6-session DVD-based series called “Reformation Roots.” We live in the post-Reformation era when denominations are trying to discover common ground rather than points of disagreements. Many of those earlier areas of …

Seminar: Evolution Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Evolution Sunday, February 11, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will welcome two presenters from the University of Illinois. Sam Beshers got his BA at Swarthmore College and a PhD in Biology from Boston University. He is currently Research Associate in the Department of Entomology and Coordinator of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UIUC. He studies the organization and …

Sunday Seminar, Jan. 21: Organ Donation

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Join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship Sunday for the seminar entitled, “Organ Donation.” Lola Lewis, the Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinator, will answer your questions about organ donation. How do you sign up, what happens, what are the different types of organ and tissue donation, how it helps recipients, and more. If you are considering becoming an …