July 22, 2018

Dwelling in the Tragic Gaps

Community activist Parker Palmer and nature writer Annie Dillard both reflect on the power of “gaps” in their writing. Palmer addresses the tragic nature of gaps between the worlds we live and the world we wish for while Annie Dillard names “gaps” as the dwelling place of the holy. This Sunday will look into the gaps to discover how Palmer and Dillard may be both right about the nature of in-between spaces.

Our Worship Leader will be Rev. Dr. Nicole C. Kirk and our Worship Associate will be Heike Eghardt.



Your UCE Board of Trustees is excited to announce that our two-year Interim Senior Minister will be Rev. Gregory Stewart beginning August 1st. Rev. Greg spent many of his growing up years in Chicago, in Illinois and in the Midwest. See More.

This next fiscal year the SJC is changing its process for selecting organizations to better reflect our values and mission.   We will continue to accept nominations for Share the Plate organizations from any UCE member. However, the organizations no longer need to be ones UCE members work with or volunteer at; nor need they be based in Evanston or the Chicago metropolitan area. There will be no single criteria for inclusion other than that they are 501(c)(3) organizations and have a social justice mission. Instead, we will look for whether they meet at least 3 criteria from among 14 that we have agreed are important, not all of which criteria would be true of any one organization.   To see more information about Share the Plate criteria and the process for choosing recipients, click here.
This also includes a nomination form.We encourage you to nominate between 1 and 3 organizations that you respect and that could benefit from our Share the Plate program. The nomination form should be submitted to [email protected] Nominations of organizations must be made by July 31, 2018.

Join us to Stand in support of Black Lives Matter  Sundays, 11:10am-11:30am
You are invited to stand on Ridge Avenue between 11:10am and 11:30am to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Signs and buttons are available for purchase at the back of the sanctuary.  Sponsored by the REAL team.
Questions? Contact Martha Holman at [email protected]


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