Upcoming at Northlake

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Sunday, Jan 14 @ 10:25 am – “Faith and Freedom” – Rev. Jim VanderWeele


The first of a two part series featuring UU minister, theologian, and professor James Luther Adams. His 1975 essay “The Church That Is Free” contains an excerpt quoted in our hymnal reading #591. Rev. Jim will share its text with paragraph by paragraph commentary.

Sunday, Jan 21 @ 10:25 am – “The Prophethood of All Believers” – Rev. Jim VanderWeele


In the second message on JLA, we turn to his 1947 essay “The Prophethood of All Believers” and unpack his distinction between foretelling and forthtelling and its significance for our prophetic insight and the actions that follow our prophetic insights early in the 21st century.

Sunday, Jan 28@ 10:25 am – “Requiem Service” – Chris Knowlton


This Sunday we remember interesting, impactful, and often prophetic people (poets, scientists, artists, musicians, etc.) who contributed significantly to our world before dying in 2017. Through vignettes provided by members of our congregation, we’ll focus in on a handful of these individuals, better understand their legacies by hearing their own words, honoring their memories, and being re-inspired by their goals, accomplishments, and dreams.

Sunday, Feb 4 @ 10:25 am – “Only Love” – Rev. Jim VanderWeele


How do we love? How do we grow into greater depths of loving? In a personal message on perseverance we examine The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz looking at its revelation that it is best to disconnect from the “track of fear,” wherever it may appear, in order to maintain our focus on the “track of love.” Our lives are controlled by the choices we make, and we can choose and then commit to living a life that focuses fully on the “track of love.”

Northlake Sanctuary side steps
Choir during service
Race Matters Service 2-28-16
Image of part of the Standing on the Side of Love poster highlighting the word love