Worship for this Sunday - June 28, 2020
Our Congregation will live-stream the Sunday worship service of the
Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly
this Sunday at 9am and Noon

Live stream link for the 9am time can be found here .

Live stream link for the Noon time can be found here .
OFFERTORY :: Maywood Fine Arts
Unity Temple Gives. Each week we give our Sunday collection to an organization that aligns with our values. This Sunday's collection will benefit  Maywood Fine Arts – providing affordable, quality arts education to enrich the lives of children and families in Maywood and the surrounding communities. To learn more go here .

To contribute to Unity Temple’s Sunday collection, please text 73256 with the message UTUUC $____ (dollar sign followed by your donation amount), and select "Offering". You may also give at the UTUUC website, or send a check, payable to Unity Temple, noting Maywood Fine Arts on the memo line, to 875 Lake St., Oak Park, 60301, and we will send a collective check on your behalf. Thank you for your generous support!

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This Sunday we invite you to join Unitarian Universalists all over the world. Our Congregation will live-stream the Sunday worship service of the Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly. You can view this worship service at 9am or at noon through the UTUUC YouTube page here .
Conversation with
Rev. Galen Guengerich
You may also join us on Zoom Sunday at 1pm for a presentation and conversation with Rev. Galen Guengerich. He is the senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City and the author of The Way of Gratitude: A New Spirituality for Today. Following our hour with Rev. Galen, there will be an opportunity for members to share with one another in a Zoom Coffee Hour. Please join us at Zoom Meeting ID 998 0901 7313, Password 875875. Or  here .  
Newcomers Welcome! It is so exciting to see new people joining us virtually on Sunday morning! We would love to be in touch with you, invite you to our virtual offerings and answer your questions about our community. Please take a moment to tell us more about your interests here or contact Tina Lewis at  tlewis@unitytemple.org .
Newcomer Meet and Greet
Welcome! We would love to get to know you and answer your questions about us. Please join Tina Lewis, Director of Membership & Engagement for a Q&A session each Sunday morning from 9:30-10am beginning July 5. The group may be accessed in the following way: Zoom Meeting ID: 842 6357 2497 Password: 943449. Questions may be directed to  tlewis@unitytemple.org
Join us each week as we pres ent online programming of engaging songs, story readings, and short activities that will instill our fine young people's spiritual growth, serving as an opportunity to connect and practice our principles. Besides the weekly video portions that will be available on the UTUUC youtube channel, we will keep our parents/ caregivers informed of "Live" events during service times that will take place throughout the summer. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or great thoughts, please contact summer_re@unitytemple.org

Summer RE Session 4: Join us for quintessential summer activities and a fun craft to honor Dads. We will celebrate the warm weather, connections and possibilities ahead. Join us on the UTUUC Youtube channel under the Summer RE Playlist!   
Summer RE Session 5: This week, we will create beauty by composing nature poems, reading a story about dinosaurs, and singing a fun song about food. We will learn to reach out to others by showing love and compassion and touching the hearts of young and old alike. Summer RE Playlist!   
Unity Temple Faith In Action Network
Spiritually Grounded / Deeply Relational / Strategically Effective

Let us raise our collective voice for justice and compassion! Please  complete these calls to action  (page 1), and as you are able,  support an organization living our values  (page 2). 
Safe, Fair & Free Elections Tell Congress to Pass Vote by Mail and Protect Democracy during this pandemic. Sign the petition from UU-the-Vote here .
July 14 :: What is Fair Tax in IL? Join UUANI at 7pm for a presentation on the IL Fair Tax referendum with Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) – a bipartisan 501(c)(3) think tank. Bring your hard questions! Co-sponsored by UUANI & LaGrange Area League of Women Voters. Register  here . Commit to vote in support of the Fair Tax on the November 2020 ballot by signing this pledge  here .
Contact: uuani@uuani.org
Faith in Action Newsletter 
Sign-up  here  to receive our Faith in Action newsletter with calls to action for justice and compassion. 

Get Out the Vote in Wisconsin & Michigan! Join us in #LivingOurValues with our 5th UU principle–valuing the democratic process! Our Vote Love team is partnering with Indivisible Chicago on a non-partisan postcard writing campaign to get out the vote. Instructions will be provided. To request a bundle of 100 postcards to pick-up in Oak Park, please sign-up herePlease select "Unity Temple Vote Love" in the "How did you hear about the Postcard campaign" field. So far we have 27 members writing 3300 postcards! Let's keep multiplying this great effort!Questions?  votelove@unitytemple.org
UU Prison Ministry Pen Pals :: UU Prison Ministry of IL works with the Church of the Larger Fellowship-Worthy Now Ambassador program to support individuals and congregations interested in a ministry with prisoners. There are many people living in prison awaiting a match with a pen pal. If you are interested in learning more visit here. Contact:  restorativejustice@unitytemple.org
Canned Goods Needed :: Beyond Hunger (formerly the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry) is in urgent need of the following canned goods:
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Meat Meals-such as ravioli
  • Canned Meat-such as tuna
Please bring items to Beyond Hunger at First United Church of Oak Park - 848 Lake Street in Oak Park. Please go to the rear entrance in the parking lot off of Kenilworth and look for the drop-off window. Donation drop off hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday–10am till 4pm. *Please do  not  drop off donations on Wednesdays as we reserve this day to serve clients. Thank you for your generous support! Questions? Contact Barbara: foodrescue@unitytemple.org
UUANI Action of the Week
The Justice in Policing Act is the first-ever national comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, end racial profiling, change the culture of law enforcement, empower our communities, and build trust between law enforcement and our communities by addressing systemic racism and bias to help save lives. The Justice in Policing Act would:
1) establish a national standard for the operation of police departments; 2) mandate data collection on police encounters;
3) reprogram existing funds to invest in transformative community-based policing programs; and 4) streamline federal law to prosecute excessive force and establish independent prosecutors for police investigations.

TAKE ACTION: H.R. 7120 was just introduced in congress last week – TAKE ACTION to urge your representatives in Congress to pass H.R. 7120 NOW. Read more about the Justice in Policing Act  here . Allied with the Interfaith Coalition against Racism (ICAR)

Allied with the American Civil Liberties Union Questions, comments, suggestions? Contact Us.
Weekly Choral Warm-up and Singing Sessions! Unity Temple Choral Session will be held each Wednesday evenings, 7-7:30pm. Music director, Marty Swisher will lead participants in vocal warm-ups to maintain vocal health and agility. In addition, a song will be taught. Some weeks special guests including other musical faith leaders, composers and songleaders will join us to share songs. Join us! 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 895 0302 7611
Password: 062305
Children and Family Check in Zoom Call! ::   Children and Families are invited to a Zoom call with Emily and Val every Saturday morning at 10. Come to say hi, or share whatever you'd like. We'd love to see you!! 

Saturdays at 10am Central Time
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 939 9911 3783
Password: 853543
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Please note :: There will be NO Saturday Children and Family Zoom call on July 4th. 
sharing, Mondays at Noon :: Need a lunchtime boost in your day? Every Monday at Noon Jen Marling and Tina Lewis invite you to take a break in your workday and briefly share something good that has happened to you recently. We hope you can join us! Click  here  to join the call. Questions may be sent to tlewis@unitytemple.org .

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Meeting ID: 985 1473 6011
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Daily Mindful Reflection Community 30 minute meeting, 7 days a week! Starts at 8:25am and ends at 9am every day, seven days a week. This will be different from our regular Tuesday night meeting. The daily meditation will include opening words, 20 minutes of mindful reflection, and closing words. 

All are welcome! You are welcome to attend regularly or sporadically. The Zoom  link for the daily mindful reflection is listed below. Zoom does not allow the use of the phone numbers to provide dial-in access on this platform. Note: We use a different Zoom link on the 1st Saturday of each month. See below. Questions contact mindful@unitytemple.org .

Zoom information:
Topic: Daily Mindful Reflection
Time: Every Day (including weekends) at 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Best Way to Join:
Meeting ID: 373 008 242
Password: 4IFrYx

First Saturday of every month Daily Mindful Reflection Zoom Link:
ID: 529 444 050
Then enter meeting ID and password
Austin Community Food Pantry
Third Unitarian Church, in collaboration with Praise Temple congregation and Thankful for Chicago, is launching a weekly summer food pantry – Saturdays, 10am-Noon in the church garden at 301 N. Mayfield Ave., Chicago (2 blocks E of Austin; 2 blocks south of Lake). Donations and volunteer support are welcome. All volunteers must sign-up in advance and are required to follow safety precautions. Please complete the form  here  to let us know if you'd like to help. Questions? Contact TUCPantry@gmail.com  

Third Unitarian Church
Community Pantry
Saturdays 10am-Noon
301 N. Mayfield Ave, Chicago
RE Survey for Families :: As we look to the future of our Religious Education programming for children and youth, we are hoping that you will help guide us in planning. If your family participates in RE, or would like to, please fill out the survey provided  here . We appreciate your feedback and your willingness to share. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Rev. Emily Gage  egage@unitytemple.org  
or Val Ridenour 
Mealtrain Returns! We are now able to resume our custom of setting up meals for households welcoming babies or recovering from surgeries. Please click  here  for participation guidelines in response to COVID-19. To request a Mealtrain contact  caring@unitytemple.org

1. You may only request a Mealtrain if your household is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and/or you have not been directly exposed to a person who has tested positive within 14 days of the request.
2. ONLY sign-up to prepare and deliver a meal if everyone in your household is healthy.
3. Do not have person to person contact with anyone in the household receiving the meal at the time of drop-off.
4. Meals will be left at the door. Receiving households may be contacted by phone once the meal is left at the door.
5. Follow CDC guidelines here
6. Additional Resources
June 30 :: Mindful Reflection Online Community Tuesday Evenings Zoom meeting room opens at 6:45pm Program starts at 7:10pm. You Are Welcome Here! We will follow our usual format with 20 minutes of Mindful Reflection followed by a dharma talk and discussion. Questions email mindful@unitytemple.org

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You should not need to enter these numbers, but just in case, here they are: Meeting ID: 829 387 209 Password: 887083
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June 26 :: Women"s Connection UU The Vote Inviting all adults to join at 7pm, zoom UU the Vote-Things you can do big and small in the upcoming election.

Meeting ID: 880 9384 8587
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June 28 :: Join the Religious Literacy for All Ages Class Sunday This class will provide people of all ages with an overview of religious beliefs, practices and rights. This week's class will be led by Stephen Lee and will focus on Islam and sharia. There will also be a focus on what the Bible has to say about race. You can register for the class and receive updates by emailing  vridenour@unitytemple.org
Time: June 21, 2020 7pm Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 447 757 962
Password: Unity
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NEW! As we continue to find new ways to join together in community: live streaming worship service, online Mindful Reflection gatherings, daily stories and activities for all ages on our YouTube channel, children and family check in, virtual dinner parties and so much more, we have launched two additional ways for our community to continue to financially support UTUUC. Details can be found here . If you have questions reach out to office@unitytemple.org

Administrative Office
Administrative offices will be closed temporarily. Staff is working remotely as much as possible. If you need to reach us, please email and we will respond as quickly as possibly. You can reach the ministers here . Staff can be reached here .
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
NOTE: As of March 13, 2020 we are temporarily suspending in person AA meetings. This link will take you to a list of suspended/relocated AA meetings in Chicagoland. 

There is an AA meeting every Sunday in Gale House at 7pm entitled "Let's Talk About It-Atheists, Agnostics, Anyone" (QuadA). It is for anyone with a desire to stop drinking, regardless of religious beliefs. The first Sunday of each month is an "open" meeting, open to anyone, particularly those who are unsure about going to AA and just wish to listen, or people who are concerned about someone else. Come talk, or just listen. What we say here, stays here. Questions about AA contact Ron  winder.upper@hotmail.com .
Planned Giving offers a variety of meaningful ways to support our congregation through charitable gifts and can be made by anybody – young and old, working or retired. These gifts are made today, but they support the future needs of your congregation and Unitarian Universalism. You can obtain more information about planned gifts by contacting the Planned Giving Team at  plannedgiving@unitytemple.org