This service was organized by Diane Scott with the following personal reflections and a song presented by members of the congregation's Peace Committee (in order):
Why I Meditate, Marilyn Myles
Why I Study Non-violent Communication, Sue Piha
Why I Serve on the Oak Park-River Forest School Board, Ralph Lee
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, folks song lyrics by Alice Wine, performed by Charlie Rossiter and Jack Rossiter-Munley
What I Learned About Peace While Working for Justice, Rich Pokorny
What War Taught Me About Peace, Stephen Jordan
Diane Scott has been a member of Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation since 1999 and has happily helped with 3rd Saturday Coffeehouse for the last eight years. Along with Marilyn Myles she has led writing workshops at the annual women's retreat. Diane is currently a member of the Unity Temple Board of Trustees. She has gone door-to-door for Harold Washington and Barack Obama, protests against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and believes it is good to speak what is in your heart. She can be reached at Dihome@comcast.net.
Readings and sermon delivered by Psychologist Madeleine Van Hecke on July 17, 2011. Madeleine and her husband, Greg Risberg, have been members of Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation for seven years. She is a Chalice Circle member and writes the Beacon column each month that describes possible Chalice Circle topics. Madeleine has conducted workshops on the topic of forgiveness at the adult education center, Common Ground, where she is a regular lecturer. She was an award-winning professor when she taught courses in psychology, critical thinking and creative thinking at North Central College in Naperville. Currently Madeleine provides workshops to businesses and other organizations based on her two books, Blind Spots: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things (Prometheus Books, 2007) and The Brain Advantage (Prometheus Books, 2010). She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sermon delivered by Rev. Alan Taylor on July 3, 2011. The congregation welcomed back Rev. Taylor this Sunday following his 6-month sabbatical.