Notes of Faith: Unitary Service Climate Change Theme; Community service project; LCMS Hym Sing |

DECATUR — The issue of climate change will move from generalizations to specific impacts on central Illinois during the April 24 service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Decatur.

Former Presidential Advisor Don Wuebbles will speak on “Earth’s Climate Change: A View from Central Illinois” at 10:15 a.m. at 3773 N. MacArthur Road. The service will also be available on Zoom.

Wuebbles is professor emeritus of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois. From 2015 to early 2017, Wuebbles served as Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President, serving as a White House expert on climate science.

His climate work has already helped the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.


MOUNT ZION — The Mount Zion United Methodist Church is planning a “Love Your Neighbor” initiative for Mount Zion residents by offering various free services Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The community is encouraged to sign up for these services, ranging from small gardening jobs to replacing batteries in smoke alarms to free blood pressure checks.

For more information and to register, contact Cheri Davis at 217-864-4813.


SPRINGFIELD — Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its 175th anniversary “Hymn Sing” in honor of the founding of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in the United States.

The celebratory anthem will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at its downtown campus, 220 S. Second St., Springfield.

The hour-long program will feature music by the composer and LCMS lyricists. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 217-787-2322 or visit


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Jessica C. Bell