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745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
217-585-9550 https://www.aluuc.org

July 2019

“A Course In Miracles” Class ~ ALUUC

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” (Alan Cohen) We began our study in September of 2016 and have just finished Chapter 30 of the 31 chapter text.  We should be finishing the text in July.  From that point, we will spend a few weeks reading the Manual for Teachers, which is part of the book.  After that, we'll…

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August 2019

Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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7:15 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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August 3 ~ Bonnie Ettinger & Michael Burnett – A Midsummer Benefit Concert ~ ALUUC

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

August 3, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:30pm. A Midsummer Benefit Concert featuring the music of Bonnie Ettinger & Michael Burnett. $20 at the door. Wine, soft drinks, and snacks have been donated; You can also bring your favorites! All proceeds benefit the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation. For more information, contact Click here to download the flyer...

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August 4th, 2019 Sunday Service ~ What’s a Fair Tax ~ Jim Dixon, Labor Activist and Community Organizer

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Some see the flat tax as a more equitable way to finance Illinois' government; others protest that it will hurt some wage-earners. What does the new system mean for the state and its people? Change for Change ALUUC Announcements August 4, 2019

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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August 7 ~ Compassion & Choices Group ~ ALUUC

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Members and  friends of this group are invited to join a meeting at ALUUC on Wednesday,  August 7 at 7 pm to discuss our efforts to promote a compassionate alternative for terminally ill patients in Illinois. This is the first regular monthly meeting, which will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. We will schedule the next viewing of "How to Die in Oregon." If you can attend, please notify Rev. Woulfe, so we will know how much…

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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7:15 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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August 11, 2019 Sunday Service ~ The State of the Wall: Separation of Church and State in America ~ Frank Kopecky, UIS Faculty (Retired)

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

What are the trends in the development of the law of church state relations, and what impact have recent U.S Supreme Court decisions had on the Wall? ALUUC Announcements August 11, 2019

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August 11 ~ Pathways to Membership – session 1 of 3

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Pathways to Membership is a special series for people interested in membership at ALUUC. The next series will be held on Sunday, August 11th at noon (session #1) and Monday, at August 12th at 7 pm (sessions #2 & #3). Please contact Rev. Martin Woulfe () if you would like to attend. Child care is available upon request. Sunday August 11th at noon Session #1 Seeds: Sharing Our Stories. This session focuses on sharing important themes and stories from our…

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August 11 ~ Movie Night: “The Favourite” ~ ALUUC

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

5:00pm In the early 18th century, England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead, while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance to return to her aristocratic roots. 119 minutes.…

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August 12th ~ Pathways to Membership – sessions 2 and 3 of 3

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Pathways to Membership is a special series for people interested in membership at ALUUC. The next series will be held on Sunday, August 11th at noon (session #1) and Monday, August 12th at 7 pm (sessions #2 & #3). Please contact Rev. Martin Woulfe () if you would like to attend. Child care is available upon request. August 12th Session #2 Roots: An inside scoop on UUism and ALUUC. This session is intended to present and discuss various themes and…

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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2019-2020 ALUUC Board Meeting

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 10, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

The ALUUC Board of Directors meeting will be at 6 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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7:15 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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August 18, 2019 Sunday Service ~ Civil Rights Today ~ Jim Lewis, Former U.S. Attorney, Central District Of Illinois

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

The United States has struggled with race and poverty, ever since the first enslaved people arrived on its shore 400 years ago. The struggle is rooted in the nation's economic, political, educational, social and criminal justice systems. Are we moving forward? Can we? Sundae Sunday, an Ice Cream Social will follow service ALUUC Announcements August 18, 2019

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Social Justice Committee Regular Meeting ~ ALUUC

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 21, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We meet the 3rd Sunday at 12 noon in the Berkley Moore room. All are welcome; we need You and welcome your concerns and ideas. Be the change you want to see. Nancy Derrig and Meg Evans, SJC Co-chairs, ()

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August 18, 2019 ~ Sundae Sunday Ice Cream Social!

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Join us for our annual Ice Cream social after the service! We’ll bring the ice cream, the toppings, and the bowls, you just need to bring yourselves :-)

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PFLAG Meeting ~ ALUUC

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 17, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

ALUUC hosts our local PFLAG chapter (Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) on the Third Monday of every month at ALUUC at 7 pm. This is a safe and confidential gathering of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer) people, their families, friends and allies to meet and share. This PFLAG group is open to all and welcomes your energy! Visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PFLAGSpringfieldIL To contact the group by email:

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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7:15 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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The Racial Justice Project ~ ALUUC

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 25, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

This project meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm, ALUUC and is open to all. We can use input and ideas. Please contact co-chairs John Record or Lisa Udel at if you would like to join us.

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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August 25, 2019 Sunday Service ~ Every Long Journey ~ Rev. Linda Slabon, UU Minister, DeKalb (Retired)

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Curiosity is a gift but to act on it requires courage. Empathy is a skill and to learn it enables us to move from a place of shame to a place of compassion and courage. Come listen to the voices of curiosity, empathy, and courage in the songs we sing, in the meditative music of crystal tone bowls, and in the words of Rev. Linda’s sermon. ALUUC Announcements August 25, 2019

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August 26 ~ Humanist Group ~ ALUUC

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“I hold my peace, sir? no; No, I will speak as liberal as the north; Let heaven and men and devils, let them all, All, all, cry shame against me, yet I'll speak.” ― Emilia, Othello Maurine Magliocco (retired professor of English at Western Illinois University) will facilitate the ALUUC Humanist Group’s discussion of William Shakespeare’s play Othello at 7 PM on Monday evening, August 26, at ALUUC. First performed around 1604, Othello is a pioneering exploration of racial prejudice.…

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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August 27 ~ ALUUC Book Group ~ ALUUC

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

The ALUUC Book Group will meet on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 PM in the Channing Room. For this meeting, attendees will each give a short presentation about one or two books we have read which others in the group might be interested in reading. There will not be a “selected” reading for the month. Group members will also suggest/recommend books which might be selections for the Book Group to read during the Autumn months. We welcome any and all…

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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7:15 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States
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We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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September 2019

Choir Rehearsals ~ Fuller Room

September 1 @ 9:20 am - 10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We welcome returning and new choir members to join together on Sunday mornings at 9:20 and begin singing music for services. We meet in the Fuller room for rehearsals and prepare songs for usually two services each month, except January and summer months. There are no auditions, though it is important to be able to match pitches and feel the rhythm of music from old times and new, and of different styles. Singing together is a time of uplifting joy…

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September 1, 2019 Sunday Service ~ LOCAL, LOCO: Public Radio Filling the Local News Vacuum ~ Randy Eccles, NPR Illinois/WUIS General Manager

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

State is local at NPR Illinois. The local television and print newsrooms have reduced their commitment to coverage of the Springfield community.  NPR Illinois wants to prevent Springfield from becoming a news desert.  How can public media grow to fill this vacuum?  How can it host informed conversations to improve our quality of life? Change for Change ALUUC Announcements September 1, 2019

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September ALUUC Drum Circle Gathering

September 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on September 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Drum Circle gatherings will be held twice in September in the Sanctuary at ALUUC!  Beginners are welcome! Sunday, September 1 -  12:15pm-1:30pm - if the weather is nice we will go outside Monday, September 16 - 6:00pm-7:00pm - if the weather is nice we will go outside If you would like to participate: 1. Contact Diana DeWeese to tell her you are going at OR say you are going at https://www.aluuc.org/drum AND 2. Let her know if you need a…

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

6:30 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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September 5 ~ News Group ~ ALUUC

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

The News Group will meet Thursday, September 5, at 7:00 pm in the Channing Room. Please join us in an open discussion of events in the national, state or local news. All are welcome to attend. For further information contact Kurt DeWeese, Frank Kopecky, or email .  

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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Choir Rehearsals ~ Fuller Room

September 8 @ 9:20 am - 10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We welcome returning and new choir members to join together on Sunday mornings at 9:20 and begin singing music for services. We meet in the Fuller room for rehearsals and prepare songs for usually two services each month, except January and summer months. There are no auditions, though it is important to be able to match pitches and feel the rhythm of music from old times and new, and of different styles. Singing together is a time of uplifting joy…

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September 8, 2019 Sunday Service ~ Water and Stone Communion ~ Rev. Martin Woulfe

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

It is no accident that on the first Sunday following Labor Day, many UUs will return to their respective faith communities and participate in a ritual of re-connection, often referred to as “Ingathering Sunday.” We blend mineral and water, poetry and poignancy. Our contributions to the Communion Bowl convey far more than some may suppose. Special Drumming, Sung Milestones ALUUC Announcements September 8, 2019

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Sept 8 & 9 ~ Pathways to Membership Sessions ~ ALUUC

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until September 9, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Pathways to Membership Sessions September 8 Session #1 Seeds: Sharing Our Stories. This session focuses on sharing important themes and stories from our own life stories, with a special emphasis on our faith journeys. September 9 Session #2 Roots: An inside scoop on UUism and ALUUC. This session is intended to present and discuss various themes and developments within UUism as a whole and ALUUC in particular. We will explore the Principles & Purposes, the Sources, and some important milestones.…

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Sept 8 & 9 ~ Pathways to Membership Sessions ~ ALUUC

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until September 9, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Pathways to Membership Sessions September 8 Session #1 Seeds: Sharing Our Stories. This session focuses on sharing important themes and stories from our own life stories, with a special emphasis on our faith journeys. September 9 Session #2 Roots: An inside scoop on UUism and ALUUC. This session is intended to present and discuss various themes and developments within UUism as a whole and ALUUC in particular. We will explore the Principles & Purposes, the Sources, and some important milestones.…

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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2019-2020 ALUUC Board Meeting

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 10, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

The ALUUC Board of Directors meeting will be at 6 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

6:30 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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Choir Rehearsals ~ Fuller Room

September 15 @ 9:20 am - 10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We welcome returning and new choir members to join together on Sunday mornings at 9:20 and begin singing music for services. We meet in the Fuller room for rehearsals and prepare songs for usually two services each month, except January and summer months. There are no auditions, though it is important to be able to match pitches and feel the rhythm of music from old times and new, and of different styles. Singing together is a time of uplifting joy…

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September 15, 2019 Sunday Service ~ Making Deeper Connections ~ Covenant Groups and Rev. Martin Woulfe

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Whether you are new to ALUUC or have been active for years, we all can appreciate the deep human desire to be heard by others and to feel connected with one another.  In this service, we will offer an opportunity to appreciate the dynamics and benefits of joining a Covenant Group. This service will include a homily called “Can You Hear Me Now?” ALUUC Announcements September 15, 2019

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Social Justice Committee Regular Meeting ~ ALUUC

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 21, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We meet the 3rd Sunday at 12 noon in the Berkley Moore room. All are welcome; we need You and welcome your concerns and ideas. Be the change you want to see. Nancy Derrig and Meg Evans, SJC Co-chairs, ()

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September 15 ~ Covenant Group Open House ~ ALUUC

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

SAVE THE DATE! The ALUUC Covenant Groups invite you to a Covenant Groups Open House Date: Sunday, September 15th Time: 12 pm (after service) Where: ALUUC RE Commons Enjoy a light lunch while learning about the benefits of joining a covenant group this fall. Covenant Groups are a great way to get to know others while practicing in active listening and engaging in thought-provoking conversations. Childcare will be available. All Are Welcome Covenant Groups are a great way to get…

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September ALUUC Drum Circle Gathering

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on September 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Drum Circle gatherings will be held twice in September in the Sanctuary at ALUUC!  Beginners are welcome! Sunday, September 1 -  12:15pm-1:30pm - if the weather is nice we will go outside Monday, September 16 - 6:00pm-7:00pm - if the weather is nice we will go outside If you would like to participate: 1. Contact Diana DeWeese to tell her you are going at OR say you are going at https://www.aluuc.org/drum AND 2. Let her know if you need a…

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PFLAG Meeting ~ ALUUC

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 17, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

ALUUC hosts our local PFLAG chapter (Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) on the Third Monday of every month at ALUUC at 7 pm. This is a safe and confidential gathering of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer) people, their families, friends and allies to meet and share. This PFLAG group is open to all and welcomes your energy! Visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PFLAGSpringfieldIL To contact the group by email:

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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Adult RE Class – The Power of Myth ~ ALUUC

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 6, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

September 18 & 25, October 16, 23 & 30, and November 6 6 PM @ ALUUC (room to be assigned) In 1988, Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell joined together for a series of celebrated conversations about the influence of mythology upon the larger cultures of the world and personal lives.  Originally broadcast on PBS, this series was hailed as a tour de force.  Presented by Rev. Woulfe, attendees will view one episode each week and then reflect on its relevance.  This…

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

6:30 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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September 20th or 21st ~ Movie Outing – Downton Abbey ~ AMC Theater TBD

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 21 @ 10:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Yes, they made a movie that it is a continuation of the long running and award winning series about the life and times of the people who live and work at the fictional Downton Abbey during the 1910s-20s. Are you a fan? Then join a group of UUs to see the movie! If you are interested, please tell Marissa DeWeese () or give your availability to see the movie at https://www.aluuc.org/da. Deadline to sign up is September 15!

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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Choir Rehearsals ~ Fuller Room

September 22 @ 9:20 am - 10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We welcome returning and new choir members to join together on Sunday mornings at 9:20 and begin singing music for services. We meet in the Fuller room for rehearsals and prepare songs for usually two services each month, except January and summer months. There are no auditions, though it is important to be able to match pitches and feel the rhythm of music from old times and new, and of different styles. Singing together is a time of uplifting joy…

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September 22, 2019 Sunday Service ~ That Time I Searched for God ~ Rev. Martin Woulfe

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Rumi wrote, “I searched for God and found myself. I search for myself and found God.” In this service, Rev. Woulfe will share his insights into the significance of this poetry, and what he himself discovered through the process. Intern Commissioning Ritual, Potluck, Involvement Expo ALUUC Announcements September 22, 2019

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September 23 ~ Humanist Group ~ ALUUC

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Sarah Iaiennaro will facilitate the ALUUC Humanist Group’s discussion of Natalie Wexler’s book The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System--and How to Fix It at 7 PM on Monday evening, September 23, at ALUUC. “Education journalist Wexler mounts a compelling critique of American elementary schools, which, she argues, focus exclusively—and futilely—on boosting reading and math test scores, ignoring social studies, history, and science….An informative analysis of elementary education that highlights pervasive problems.” ~ Kirkus Reviews  …

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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September 24, 2019 ~ Book Discussion Group ~ ALUUC

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

The ALUUC Book Group will meet on Tuesday, September 24 at 7 PM in the Channing Room. The book selection for the month is the 2011 historical novel, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. We welcome anyone interested in reading a wide variety of books to join us for the 2019-2020 year. For questions, email…

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Adult RE Class – The Power of Myth ~ ALUUC

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 6, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

September 18 & 25, October 16, 23 & 30, and November 6 6 PM @ ALUUC (room to be assigned) In 1988, Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell joined together for a series of celebrated conversations about the influence of mythology upon the larger cultures of the world and personal lives.  Originally broadcast on PBS, this series was hailed as a tour de force.  Presented by Rev. Woulfe, attendees will view one episode each week and then reflect on its relevance.  This…

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The Racial Justice Project ~ ALUUC

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 25, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

This project meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm, ALUUC and is open to all. We can use input and ideas. Please contact co-chairs John Record or Lisa Udel at if you would like to join us.

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

6:30 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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September 26 ~ Sneak Preview of Martin Woulfe’s Odyssey ~ ALUUC

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Thursday September 26, 7 pm In various religious traditions, including Unitarian Universalism, ministers who have acquired some seniority are invited to share a presentation about their life and ministry. Such a presentation is commonly called an “Odyssey.” Rev. Woulfe will be sharing his narrative to his peers at the UU Ministerial Retreat in October and will offer members and friends of ALUUC a sneak preview.

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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Choir Rehearsals ~ Fuller Room

September 29 @ 9:20 am - 10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We welcome returning and new choir members to join together on Sunday mornings at 9:20 and begin singing music for services. We meet in the Fuller room for rehearsals and prepare songs for usually two services each month, except January and summer months. There are no auditions, though it is important to be able to match pitches and feel the rhythm of music from old times and new, and of different styles. Singing together is a time of uplifting joy…

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September 29, 2019 Sunday Service ~ The Spirituality of Salsa ~ Rev. Martin Woulfe

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

ALUUC’s very own Salsa Ambassador, Julio Barrenzuela, won the right during the 2019 Fantasy Auction to assign a topic of his choice to Rev. Woulfe. This could prove to be a quite memorable pulpit performance. Traditional Milestones, Special Congregational Meeting ALUUC Announcements September 29, 2019

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September 29, 2019 ~ Special Congregational Meeting ~ ALUUC

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Please plan to attend a Special Congregational Meeting after the service on September 29, 2019. We will need to vote on two resolutions (more details are below): To approve the Sanctuary Addition Building Project, with authorization to obtain a mortgage To approve the transfer of $200,000 from our Endowment Fund to help fund this project If you have questions or concerns, or if you would like to make a donation, please feel free to contact the Committee members: Deborah Hagan,…

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October 2019

“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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October 2 ~ Compassion & Choices Group ~ ALUUC

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Members and  friends of this group are invited to join a meeting at ALUUC on Wednesday, October 2, at 7 pm to discuss our efforts to promote a compassionate alternative for terminally ill patients in Illinois. This is the first regular monthly meeting, which will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. The film “How to Die in Oregon” will be shown here on Sunday, October 13.  Additional details will be published next month. If you can attend,…

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Oct 2 ~ Compassion & Choices Group ~ ALUUC

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Members and  friends of this group are invited to join a meeting at ALUUC on Wednesday,  October 2, at 7 pm to discuss our efforts to promote a compassionate alternative for terminally ill patients in Illinois. This is the first regular monthly meeting, which will be held on the first Wednesday of each month. ALUUC is pleased to once again host a public viewing of the documentary How to Die in Oregon which will be shown here on Sunday, October…

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

6:30 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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October 5, 2019 ~ Outdoor Flea Market ~ ALUUC

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Got something to sell but no place to sell it? ALUUC is the place to come! Rent a booth, bring your stuff, sell it and keep the proceeds (or donate back to the congregation)! Doughnuts, Coffee, & Lunch will be sold as well! For more information, email . More about the Flea Market here...

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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Choir Rehearsals ~ Fuller Room

October 6 @ 9:20 am - 10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We welcome returning and new choir members to join together on Sunday mornings at 9:20 and begin singing music for services. We meet in the Fuller room for rehearsals and prepare songs for usually two services each month, except January and summer months. There are no auditions, though it is important to be able to match pitches and feel the rhythm of music from old times and new, and of different styles. Singing together is a time of uplifting joy…

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October 6, 2019 Sunday Service ~ It All Began with a Hairbrush ~ Dee Evans, Ministerial Intern

October 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We think about treating others with Inherent worth and dignity - but what about oneself? Dee will reflect on age (being young and old) and applying the first UU principle to ourselves - maintaining our inherent worth and dignity when others treat us as if we don't count. Change for Change, Birthday Song ALUUC Announcements October 6, 2019

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Oct 6 ~ Change 4 Change Sunday Collection

October 6 @ 10:45 am - 11:00 am
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Thanks for you most needed generosity. For October: ALUUC Homeless Dinners at Helping Hands Winter Warming Center. ALUUC members will again serve meals once a month on Sunday night during this winter. Arena Foods supplies the food at cost. We provide funding, drinks, utensils, desserts, service & good cheer. Each monthly dinner costs $325 and serves 50 homeless adults. Contributions (or sponsoring a whole $325 dinner if you can) allow us to continue this ALUUC tradition. Michelle Green has done…

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October ALUUC Drum Circle Gathering

October 6 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Drum Circle gatherings will be held twice in September in the Sanctuary at ALUUC!  Beginners are welcome! Sunday, October 6 –  12:15pm-1:30pm – if the weather is nice we will go outside Monday, October 14 – 6:00pm-7:00pm – if the weather is nice we will go outside If you would like to participate: 1. Contact Diana DeWeese to tell her you are going at  OR say you are going at https://www.aluuc.org/drum AND 2. Let her know if you need a drum. Happy Drumming!

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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2019-2020 ALUUC Board Meeting

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until June 10, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

The ALUUC Board of Directors meeting will be at 6 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

6:30 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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Oct 10 ~ News Group ~ ALUUC

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

The News Group will meet on Thursday October 10, at 7:00 pm in the Channing room. Please note that this is the 2nd Thursday rather than our usual 1st Thursday of the month.  The News Group conducts an open discussion of whatever is in the news. There is no set agenda, and all are welcome to attend. For additional information please contact  Kurt DeWeese, or Frank Kopecky, or email .  

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Zen Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We are an affiliated group of the Prairie Zen Center in Champaign, Illinois. Our guiding teacher is Elihu Genmyo Smith, co-founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and our practice is led by Ed Mushin Russell, dharma heir of Genmyo. Participation in SZG does not require membership, affiliation or any specific beliefs. Anyone interested in silent meditation practice is welcome. Meditation mats, cushions and chairs are available and you are welcome to bring your own. Instruction and guidance are available…

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Choir Rehearsals ~ Fuller Room

October 13 @ 9:20 am - 10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We welcome returning and new choir members to join together on Sunday mornings at 9:20 and begin singing music for services. We meet in the Fuller room for rehearsals and prepare songs for usually two services each month, except January and summer months. There are no auditions, though it is important to be able to match pitches and feel the rhythm of music from old times and new, and of different styles. Singing together is a time of uplifting joy…

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October 13, 2019 Sunday Service ~ The Spirituality of the Indigenous Peoples ~ Rev. Martin Woulfe

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

To many, Monday is an occasion to celebrate Columbus but to a growing number, it is a day to recognize the contributions of – and the devastations suffered by – the Indigenous Peoples of North America. In today’s service, we will focus on the latter and why their legacy has become increasingly important to remember. Traditional Milestones ALUUC Announcements October 13, 2019

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October 13, 2019 ~ Special Showing: “How to Die in Oregon” ~ ALUUC

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Don't miss...The award-winning documentary How to Die in Oregon Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 2:00pm Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation 745 Woodside Road, Springfield, IL Even with the best palliative care, the diseases that kill us often cause intolerable pain and suffering. Tat's why Illinois needs medical aid-in-dying authorization like in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia. Medical aid-in-dying is only for terminally ill, mentally competen adults. If you're terminall ill...…

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October ALUUC Drum Circle Gathering

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Drum Circle gatherings will be held twice in September in the Sanctuary at ALUUC!  Beginners are welcome! Sunday, October 6 –  12:15pm-1:30pm – if the weather is nice we will go outside Monday, October 14 – 6:00pm-7:00pm – if the weather is nice we will go outside If you would like to participate: 1. Contact Diana DeWeese to tell her you are going at  OR say you are going at https://www.aluuc.org/drum AND 2. Let her know if you need a drum. Happy Drumming!

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“A Course In Miracles” Adult RE Class ~ Tuesdays in the Berkley Room

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

“A Course In Miracles is a self study system of spiritual awakening that teaches the way to inner peace and awakening through the power of love and forgiveness.” - Alan Cohen We have now finished the Text portion of A Course In Miracles (in only 2 years and 9 months).  We have begun studying the Manual for Teachers and two other sections of the Appendix.  We expect to start from the beginning in a few weeks. We meet each Tuesday…

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October 16-19 ~ Mexican Consulate Building Usage

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - October 19 @ 4:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Notice of Building Usage by the Mexican Consulate The Mexican Consulate will conduct an outreach program here from Noon on Wednesday, October 16 through 4 pm on Saturday, October 19.  During this time, no other activities will be scheduled for the sanctuary.  All other rooms may be utilized.

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Adult RE Class – The Power of Myth ~ ALUUC

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 6, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

September 18 & 25, October 16, 23 & 30, and November 6 6 PM @ ALUUC (room to be assigned) In 1988, Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell joined together for a series of celebrated conversations about the influence of mythology upon the larger cultures of the world and personal lives.  Originally broadcast on PBS, this series was hailed as a tour de force.  Presented by Rev. Woulfe, attendees will view one episode each week and then reflect on its relevance.  This…

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Meditation Group ~ ALUUC

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

6:30 pm Thursdays, the Meditation Group meets at the ALUUC. This group will teach you how to quiet your mind and focus on your spirituality. Please contact Debby Hagan or Ed Russell at  for more information.

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October 19, 2019 ~ Chili Cookoff ~ ALUUC

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

Is your chili “The Best Chili™”? Do you like to eat chili? Then come to ALUUC’s 2nd EVER Chili Cookoff! Saturday, October 19th! Doors Open at 6pm, with Chili tasting to begin immediately. There will be voting for the best chili, with winner(s) to be declared at 8pm. Winner gets bragging rights & a trophy. This event costs $10 to attend. $5 for children 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. ALUUC will provide tea, lemonade, water, and some alcoholic…

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Choir Rehearsals ~ Fuller Room

October 20 @ 9:20 am - 10:10 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:20 am on Sunday, repeating until May 31, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We welcome returning and new choir members to join together on Sunday mornings at 9:20 and begin singing music for services. We meet in the Fuller room for rehearsals and prepare songs for usually two services each month, except January and summer months. There are no auditions, though it is important to be able to match pitches and feel the rhythm of music from old times and new, and of different styles. Singing together is a time of uplifting joy…

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October 20, 2019 Sunday Service ~ The Spiritual Kinship Between Catholics & UUs ~ Rev. Martin Woulfe

October 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

I have often stated that “Catholicism prepared me to love like a Universalist and that the Jesuits taught me to think like a Unitarian.” In this service, I will share some of the ways that these two different traditions are kindred spirits – and other ways in which they diverge. Sung Milestones ALUUC Announcements October 20, 2019

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Social Justice Committee Regular Meeting ~ ALUUC

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 21, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We meet the 3rd Sunday at 12 noon in the Berkley Moore room. All are welcome; we need You and welcome your concerns and ideas. Be the change you want to see. Nancy Derrig and Meg Evans, SJC Co-chairs, ()

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October 20-21 ~ Pathways to Membership Sessions ~ ALUUC

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until October 21, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We'll have a Pathways to Membership class on Sunday, October 20th and Monday October 21st. If you or someone you know would like to join ALUUC, now if a great time to do so. We have so many activities going on, and there's so many cool things to choose from. Please contact either Tracy Zieber at or Martin Woulfe at for more information. Pathways to Membership Sessions Sunday, October 20 Session #1 Seeds: Sharing Our Stories. This session…

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October 20-21 ~ Pathways to Membership Sessions ~ ALUUC

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - October 22 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until October 21, 2019

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

We'll have a Pathways to Membership class on Sunday, October 20th and Monday October 21st. If you or someone you know would like to join ALUUC, now if a great time to do so. We have so many activities going on, and there's so many cool things to choose from. Please contact either Tracy Zieber at or Martin Woulfe at for more information. Pathways to Membership Sessions Sunday, October 20 Session #1 Seeds: Sharing Our Stories. This session…

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PFLAG Meeting ~ ALUUC

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 17, 2020

ALUUC, 745 Woodside Road
Springfield, IL 62711 United States

ALUUC hosts our local PFLAG chapter (Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays) on the Third Monday of every month at ALUUC at 7 pm. This is a safe and confidential gathering of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer) people, their families, friends and allies to meet and share. This PFLAG group is open to all and welcomes your energy! Visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/PFLAGSpringfieldIL To contact the group by email:

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