This Week at TUC
Love is the Spirit of our church and service is its law.
Rev. Colleen Vahey is TUC's new ¾-time minister, beginning August 15th.
Rev. Vahey was ordained as a UU minister in 2012.  Over the past 20 years she has served as a hospital chaplain, a religious educator, a college lecturer, as Assistant Minister at Countryside Church UU in Palatine, IL and currently as the part-time Faith in Action minister at Unity Temple in Oak Park.  Born and raised in Wisconsin, Colleen has also lived in Australia, Switzerland, France, and Czech Republic.  She and her husband currently live in River Forest with their three children and three animal companions. She enjoys reading, kayaking, and spending time in nature.


This Sunday - August 13th

10am             Forum – Climate Issues.  Speaker TBA. Seventh Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Sunday, August 20th
10:00am        Forum – Rev. Colleen Vahey, our new minister, will discuss and take questions about her hopes and dreams for her first year with us.
Sunday, August 27th
10:00am                    Forum – What’s happening at TUC in the 2017-2018 church year? Committee chairs, board members and congregants will discuss their plans. Comments and suggestions welcome.

No Services, Religious Education, during the summer season.
If childcare is needed, contact the church office by Friday morning (8-10am) before the Sunday Forum.

Meetings & Events

Saturday, August 26th, 9:00am, Mayfield Garden Event: Selective harvesting of potatoes. Come and join the fun and friendship!

Sign up for the Beloved Conversation program, fall, 2017, an "experiential curriculum that provides a space to re-form/fuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior…" Details below.

Caring Committee

Velna and George Kolodziej's Memorial Service is 2pm, Saturday, August 19th at TUC.
. Velna and George (step)'s son, Paul Von Mertens, Musical Director for the Brian Wilson Band, will arrange and direct the music program for the memorial service. More details will be provided.  See her obituary at Legacy.


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Social Action

  Please oppose Trump's Voter Fraud Commission, renamed the Voter Suppression Commission by the ACLU. Everyone who completes this Action will be invited to a garden party 6 pm on July 15th at a home in Oak Park! The link for the action to oppose the commission is: Action For A Better Tomorrow.
Contact TUC member Karen Ahmed about the Garden Party.


New opportunities to Take Action!:
State Issues:  See CRS legislative update at  Take Action to:
Support reproductive choice - HB 40 (Go to: Reproductive Choice)
Tell your Senator to "Ban the Box" in Higher Education

Chicago Issues: Contact your alderman to support the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) and the changes to the police contract that this group wants. Contact Karen for fact sheets on all these issues.


Sisters of Notre Dame - Soup Kitchen.  Want to help out but don't have the time - the Sisters Soup Kitchen are looking for donations of paper supplies (plates, bowls, silverware, napkins). If you are interested, please contact Gale Holmlund.




Bulletin Board

 There is a recycling container in the Concourse for recycling your printer ink cartridges.  We are partnering with Funding Factory and will receive cash back for each cartridge we recycle with them.  Thank you for participating!!!

Fall, 2017, The Beloved Conversations program is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to re-form/fuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. New ways of being are learned through the actions of conversation and probing dialogue. 
The program consists of a 1.5 day weekend retreat that launches the curriculum, followed by 8 weeks of guided dialogue/experiential exercises. Each session in the 8 week curriculum is two hours, and highly structured. The retreat is facilitated by a trained Fahs Collaborative staff person, the following eight sessions are facilitated by members of the congregation running the program. The work is done in small groups of 10-12 participants. See Program dates TBD. For more information, contact Mena Boulanger.


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