Sermon delivered by Nitrice Johnson on July 29, 2012. Nitrice has worked as a volunteer crisis counselor for Rape Victims Advocates, as intake counselor and later Executive Director of the Chicago Abortion Fund, as well as a safe sex educator for African American Women Evolving. Presently, she is working on obtaining a degree in Psychology and spends her free time designing and creating beautiful jewelry. If you would like to contact Nitrice Johnson, e-mail her at email@example.com.
Readings and reflections were delivered by The Sugar Beet Cooperative on July 22, 2012. The Sugar Beet Cooperative will be a corner grocery store and neighborhood gathering place in the Oak Park/Austin area. It will provide high quality, locally sourced food produced in ecologically sound ways. Not only will it offer good food at fair value to member-owners and the community, The Sugar Beet Co-op will also serve as a hub for sharing and learning, which in turn will support our regional food shed.
The members of the The Sugar Beet Cooperative who presented today are Cheryl and Anthony Muñoz, Jenny Jocks Stelzer, Michael Stelzer Jocks, Krista Mikos and Karen Bara. Mark Robinson performed music for the service. You can find more information about The Sugar Beet Cooperative at www.sugarbeet.com or by contacting Cheryl Muñoz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-988-6205.
This sermon was led by Kimberly Vulinovic and Kim Wade on July 15, 2012. Kim Vulinovic has been attending Unity Temple since 1999 and became a member in 2000. She resides in Oak Park and has run Yoga Kids of Oak Park, an educational yoga business for children, since 2001. She also teaches adults, incorporating lyengar alighment techniques for a class that is calming, energizing athletic and safe. To contact Kim and find out more about Yoga Kids classes, visit her website at www.yogakimv.com
Kim Wade has always been a creative individual who enjoys the challenges of living an active lifestyle. She earned a BFA in Theater and has worked professionally as an actor since childhood. She describes herself as a very active person, both physically and spiritually. Her personal philosophy is that joy is an option and happiness is a choice. She enjoys working with clients across the spectrum from beginner to advanced, and with those searching for both physical and emotional realignment. You can reach Kim and learn more about her work at www.innergazeyoga.com.
Rich Logan is a musician/Yoga instructor/Massage therapist who has played the Chicago Kirtan scene for several years. He has taught Yoga/movement for 10 plus years. Rich has been a band member with Devi 2000, Amy and the Ananda Bliss Tribe, and Jagati, recording albums with each. He has also played with Dave Stringer and Wade Imre Morissette. Rich can be contacted at email@example.com.
Sermon delivered by Janet Holden on July 8, 2012. Janet has been a “GA Junkie” ever since she attended her first General Assembly in Nashville in 2000 when her luggage got lost. She realized that she could buy a different UU T-shirt in the Exhibit Hall every day and still fit right in. Since coming home from the 2010 GA in Charlotte, she has been working on the Congregational Study Action Issue, Immigration as a Moral Issue. The decision to attend the Justice GA this year, held in controversy in Phoenix, AZ, was not an easy one for many reasons. Janet will explore what this GA means on a personal, spiritual level as well as what it means for our UU faith.