What we're about

Our Fellowship has met every Sunday morning in Grayslake for almost 11 consecutive years (QUICK LINK for upcoming services & events). (http://www.prairiecircleuuc.org/#!worship/c1k76) We have roughly 92 members and friends. Our community focuses on living a principled life, serving the wider community. Our children’s education program guides our youth in social justice, open-mindedness, cooperation, and the embrace of diversity. The Adult Enrichment Program provides discussion groups and book clubs that explore and challenge spiritual and social philosophies.

Socially, we have picnics, dinner parties, and fundraisers, among other activities. Our outreach includes community service activities such as volunteer work for PADS -- providing Advocacy Dignity, and Shelter. We volunteer for the citizenship programs conducted by the Hispanic American Community Education and Services (HACES), and we participate in the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up program regularly. We raise funds for the Avon Food Pantry.

We continually strive to meet the needs of our Fellowship intellectually, spiritually, socially, and emotionally.

Religious Education for Youth: we believe in introducing ideas to youth, not indoctrinating them. We introduce ideas before ideologies, and allow them to find what resonates with them as individuals. We offer a space for children to build a spiritual foundation for themselves.

In addition to Religious Education on Sundays, we offer many other ways for families to be connected and involved. Please click here for more details about our Children’s Religious Education program. (http://www.prairiecircleuuc.org/#!childrens-religious-education/c1fcv)

As a self-governing, all-inclusive fellowship, we draw wisdom from a wide variety of religious and philosophical traditions. We provide a home for those who seek a rational and compassionate philosophy of life. Our goal is to help each other grow in knowledge and wisdom, guided by the

Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles. (http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles)

A link to these principles is also provided at the end of this text.

We are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which has approximately 1,040 member fellowships in the United States. The Oldest Unitarian congregation was established in 13th century Europe, and is still active today. The oldest continuously active Unitarian Fellowship in the United States was founded in Boston in 1630.

New! View a sermon given at church. (http://youtu.be/DJjm7Bjc2Ws)Get an idea of what our services are like, the kind of topics that are presented, and the general atmosphere during a service. More recorded sermons and church services will be posted when available.

Click here to visit us on Facebook! PCUUC Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/Prairie-Circle-Unitarian-Universalist-Congregation-169222083092305/?fref=ts)

Also check out our other links:

Seven Principles (http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe/principles)

web site: Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation (http://www.prairiecircleuuc.org/)

video: You are a “Uni-What”?

web site: Children‘s Religious Education at Prairie Circle (http://www.prairiecircleuuc.org/#!childrens-religious-education/c1fcv)

Upcoming events (1)

Getting the Hell Out of Religion.

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Join by your account or call in[masked] The meeting is ID[masked] and passcode,[masked]. ABOUT THE SERVICE: Rev. Tony Larsen speaking. Sometimes we UU's emphasize the Unitarian side of our history, when the Universalist side is in some ways more interesting and even radical. September 30th will be the 250th anniversary of the founding of Universalism in America! So we will celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary on the Sunday before. Tony's sermon will focus on what John Murray and other Universalist forebears believed and did, what "miracles" convinced them they were right, why universal salvation is still such a controversial idea, and what can Universalism mean for some of us today? ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired from ministering at Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine, Wisconsin (after 42 years--a record!). Tony studied to be a Catholic priest before he switched to the UU ministry and has written a book entitled "Trust Yourself: You Have the Power" (Impact Publishers, 1979); authored a UUA curriculum called "A Catechism for Unitarian Universalists" (1988); and contributed chapters to 2 Skinner House books, "Salted With Fire" and "Everyday Spiritual Practice."

Past events (285)

It’s Time to Atone.

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