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Barring the Children — A Multi-Generational Service
ABOUT THE SERVICE: Josiah Ewing writes: “Christians are still acting as some of the greatest obstacles in the way of children and young people getting to know Jesus instead of empowering them. And we bar children for being like Jesus, the son of refugees and a poor migrant laborer.” ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Josiah Ewing received his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological School. He is currently a doctoral student in the field of theology at the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. His pursuit of theological studies has led to his involvement as a prison chaplain, work at a church in Ghana, working as a behavioral therapist, among other involvements. His dissertation research focuses on the intersection of Christian biopolitics, white supremacy, animal studies, and the US prison-industrial complex.

Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Byron Colby Barn)

1561 Jones Point Road · Grayslake, IL

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)

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