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Mask and Vax Policy

To enter Eliot Unitarian Chapel's building at any time, any day of the week, everyone is expected to be vaccinated and to wear a mask. 

 

Reminder: Our policy is to provide additional protection for those on our staff and in our preschool and our congregation who are immune and/or age compromised. This policy shows our concern and care for each other. Please keep wearing your mask to church and any time you are in our building. Masks are available in Founders Hall and in the Sanctuary vestibule if you have forgotten yours.


 

Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!

 

Sunday, May 22 – 10:00 am ONLY

Flower Communion – Rev. Barbara H. Gadon

In the UU tradition, we celebrate our belonging in community by bringing a few flowers to share. Join us for this beloved intergenerational ritual. 

Featured musicians: David Nalesnik, piano, and the Eliot Chapel Choir

 
 

Eliot Chapel worships in person in our Sanctuary as well as offering a livestream option online. Our in-person services take place at 10:00 am Sunday mornings. The livestream service will appear here on the website and on our YouTube channel for viewing.

 

You may download an order of service here.

 

 

If you are a guest or newcomer, we welcome you! Email welcome@eliotchapel.org to get connected right away. You may also sign the guest book where you can choose to opt in to our communications list, find out about religious education programming for children, or talk to someone about any questions you have about Eliot Chapel or Unitarian Universalism. Thanks for joining us today!

 

Every Sunday, Eliot Chapel shares half of the offertory with an organization in the community whose work reflects our shared values. This is one way that we care for our community and our neighbors. We are very pleased that May’s recipient is Metropolitan Congregations United. The mission of MCU is to harness the moral authority of St. Louis congregations to work for justice. MCU puts faith into action by developing leaders who move their congregations, organizations, and communities to change public policy for the common good. Eliot Chapel has been a member congregation for many years. Many of our leaders see their leaders as good friends and partners with whom to share the important work of social justice. MCU helps us to fulfill our commitment to justice, equity, and compassion for all. Key issues for MCU are breaking the school to prison pipeline, police reform, justice reform, prison reform, access to health care, and voting rights, among many others. These are also issues that we are passionate about.

 

Here’s how you can give:

  • Online: Click here. Make sure “Shared Plate” is your chosen fund.
  • By Mail: Please write “MCU” in the memo line of your check and mail it to Eliot Unitarian Chapel, 100 South Taylor Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122. 
  • By Text: Text "Eliot SharedPlate $(enter the amount)" to 73256. A link in the reply text will take you to our secure database webpage where you can complete your transaction. Please note, "SharedPlate" must be entered as one word to reach that preferred option.
 
 

May 22, 2022

Upcoming Services

Sunday, May 29 – 10:00 am ONLY

"Invisible Casualties of War" – George Grimm-Howell

Recent seminary graduate George Grimm-Howell will explore themes of moral injury that are often just beneath the surface for survivors who return from military conflict. Acknowledging this can help us provide trauma-informed care in our spiritual communities.

 

 

Sunday, June 5 – 10:00 am ONLY

“Woven in a Single Garment of Destiny”

Hear from Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray and a talented crew of worship leaders from around the country in this inspiring service from the UUA during a watch party hosted by Trina Priese in Adams Hall.

 

 

Sunday, June 12 – 10:00 am ONLY

“How to Give a Blessing” – Rev. Krista Taves

In a non-creedal faith with pluralistic understandings of the sacred, how do we give blessings? 

 
 

 

 

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Our Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) is holding General Assembly (GA) this year on June 22-26 in Portland, Oregon. It will be both in-person and virtual this year. This will be the first time to be held in-person since 2019. GA is where the congregations conduct the necessary business of the UUA. Eliot is entitled to 10 voting delegates who can attend either virtually or in-person. If you are willing to be in the delegation, let Rev. Barbara know.  

 

But GA is a lot more than just business meetings. There are workshops on a myriad of subjects in small groups, worship services and singing in the full hall with over a thousand people, great lectures, and a chance to meet UUs from across the country. GA is held every year at various locations across the country. If you have never attended, consider going at least once. It is an unbelievable experience!  

 

One highlight for us here at Eliot this year is that Rev. Barbara Gadon will be recognized as retiring at the Service of the Living Tradition on Thursday evening, June 23. You don’t want to miss that.

 

REGISTER TODAY!

 

 

Support for Ukraine

 

In March, many were asking how we could support the people struggling for their freedom and their lives in Ukraine. The Partner Church Council reached out to our partner church in Romania, asking if we could help refugees entering their country. Unitarians in Transylvania were already volunteering their help through the Hungarian Unitarian Church. You can read Rev. Sandor Kiss’s message in a recent This Week at Eliot. Eliot Chapel decided to dedicate the collection for the two following Sundays to aid Ukraine through this effort, and in early April, we wired $7,500 to the Hungarian Unitarian Church's Providence Aid Association for Ukrainian Assistance. We have recently learned of the impact of this gift. Watch the video above to hear directly from the aid workers and see photos and read reports to learn more.

 

Ukrainian Emergency Response Report, March 2022

Ukrainian Emergency Response Report, April 2022

 

Ukraine emergency response March 2022 p1

 

Ukraine emergency response April 2022 p2

 

Ukraine emergency response April 2022 p3

 

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Eliot Unitarian Chapel      100 South Taylor Ave.     Kirkwood, MO 63122     314-821-0911