UU Church of Stockton
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 5PM
- Created: 29 November 2013
Please join our UU Stockton family for our 114th Christmas Eve gathering, featuring the UU Stockton choir.
Many blessings for a wonderful holiday season and happy new year 2014!
Illinois Passes Marriage Equality
- Created: 05 November 2013
November 5th, 2013 the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate both passed legislation that will make same-sex marriage legal in Illinois as of June 1st of next year. Our own Rev. Erik was interviewed by ABC 17 Rockford about the historic vote.
Harvest Potluck Video: Blue Boat Home
- Created: 03 November 2013
Many thanks to Rich Mattas for creating this beautiful tribute to our church featuring the music of UU musician Peter Mayer and to everyone who helped with the Harvest potluck.
- Created: 27 October 2013
At our annual Halloween celebration, we explored some of the origins of the Halloween story and the tradition of Tick-or-Treating. In Renaissance Europe, the poor would travel from door to door offering to pray for the souls of the departed in exchange for 'soul cakes.' In a modern twist we celebrated this tradition by praying on the blessings from the congregation in exchange for Halloween candy. Here are the blessings we offered:
- Wish for every person to have a safe warm home to live in this winter
- Wish for more empathy towards others different from ourselves
- May the world find peace and listen to each other
- May all the beings of this world - two legged and all others - be blessed with abunhdant food, and also housing heat and clothing throughout the coming season
Great Beginnings & Chocolate Finales - Thank You!
- Created: 01 October 2013