This Week at TUC
Love is the Spirit of our church and service is its law.
 This Sunday – March 26th – Women’s History Month

Share the Plate – OP/RF Food Pantry- this Sunday is your opportunity to contribute canned goods, pasta or cereal to the food pantry. A collection box will be in the Concourse.  For donation suggestions, click HERE.

10:00am    Nursery open and childcare provided.

10:00am    Forum: no forum
11:15am    RE classes begin after “Time for All Ages”
11:00am    Celebration of Life Service: Rev. Henley will introduce one of the most influential woman of her times; although her male colleagues, except Horace Mann, betrayed her in life and after her death. She was the guiding force behind the Dial. Do you know Margaret Fuller?

12:00pm    Coffee Hour   Allen Matthews has opportunities for service, which is our covenant law!  Be a Sunday greeter or host a coffee hour! Most Sundays from April 2nd to Closing Sunday are available. Act now! Contact Allen.






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Social Action

Opportunities for activism – from Karen Alanis
State Issues:  Fill out witness slips for these House Bills:

  • Support HB 3202 (Investigations of Police Conduct), and
  • HB 2373 (Expand Record Sealing Eligibility)
  • Oppose HB 1722 (Increase penalties for gun possession – Illinois’ penalties are already high compared to other states.) If you have never done this before, go to

If you are not in Senator Harmon’s and Representative Lilly’s district – along with filling out witness slips – please contact your representative about the bills.

Chicago Issues: Contact your alderman to support the Coalition for Police Contracts Accountability (CPCA) and the changes to the police contract that this group wants. Contact Karen for fact sheets on all these issues.

Upcoming events: FORCE (Fighting to Overcome Records and Create Equality) is organizing a free workshop and expo on April 8th for people with records. Let Karen know if you are interested in  passing out flyers after service on March 19th or 25th to publicize the event. Also: FORCE Expo – volunteers are needed for April 8th workshop.

Sisters of Notre Dame – Soup Kitchen.  Want to help out but don’t have the time – the Sisters Soup Kitchen are looking for donations of paper supplies (plates, bowls, silverware, napkins). If you are interested, please contact Gale Holmlund.

auction 2Auction 2017 Doorbuster Catalog Accessed HERE

Many Doorbuster Auction items are already in the concourse  – many priced for sale. A check
or cash to Deb Donovan (or in the collection plate with a note) and the item is yours! A few items
of art are on display that will be in the Live Auction on April 30A big Thank You for your generosity from the hard-working Auction Committee:
Debby Donovan, Martha Glynn, Sandra Guzman and Chrystal Caden-Price.

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Roberta Wilson expresses her gratitude to all of you – her church family – who celebrated her birthday!











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Meetings & Events

Tonight, March 21, 6:30-8:00pm, CANA meeting at TUC. It’s spring-summer planning time!

Tonight, March 21st 6:30pm, a community gathering on Public Safety at Austin Town Hall.  5610 W. Lake Street

Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:15am  At the Cook County Board meeting, Dr. Phalese Binion will present Rev. Henley with the Toni Prekwinkle Award as they celebrate Women in Ministry. Dr. Binion is chief executive officer of the Westside Minister’s Coalition.

County Board Room, County Building
118 N. Clark Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL

The Westside Ministers Coalition of Chicago and Vicinity Inc., is an organization whose mission is to provide services that will initiate self-help efforts to improve the Austin community of Chicago in areas of housing, public safety, clergy involvement, education, health, energy conservation, community, youth and economic development, to work in cooperation with other organizations sharing similar values in accomplishing our goals.

Let Rev. Lillie know if you want to attend the following presentation with her:  Rebuilding The Black Community: Economic Solutions to Stop Crime

When: March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E 56th St
Chicago, IL 60637This Wednesday, March 22nd, CRS invites TUC and Unity Temple members to attend the 8:30am Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) Report release press conference at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle. Let Karen Alanis know what your interest is in this, and she will provide more details.

Community of Congregations Spring Meeting, April 27, 7pm, Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, 405 S. Euclid, Oak Park.  Several women from religious communities on both sides of Austin Boulevard will share hopes, challenges, and stories – a time to listen to one another and deepen understanding.  RSVP to Katie Avalos:

Now you can sign up for the Saturday, April 15, 5:30pm traditional Seder at TUC, this year with Unity Temple members sharing the preparation and celebration. Rev. Emily Gage will be our leader in this celebration of Jewish liberation and Unitarian values of freedom and justice. Sign up at: www.

Commuity of Congregations Spring Meeting, April 27, 7pm, Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church, 405 S. Euclid, Oak Park.  Several women from religious communities on both sides of Austin Boulevard will share hopes, challenges, and stories – a time to listen to one another and deepen understanding.  RSVP to Katie Avalos:

And mark your calendar for the Annual Wheat Lecture – May 14th – Clarence Page will be speaking at this event.  Clarence Page is an American journalist, syndicated columnist, and senior member of The Chicago Tribune editorial board.

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Day of the Mural Move! Thank you TUC for bringing this William Walker treasure
to the larger world of DuSable Museum

*Policy: Items require a TUC member, staff or minister sponsor (contact)named or implied with the entry.

Rev. Lillie’s schedule: 
Tues-Wed: office hours 10am – 2pm
To schedule an appointment: or call 301-655-3798

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