New Things at Awake!

Good morning, and Happy Tuesday! We have had a fun and busy summer at Awake, and we are looking forward to the great things we have planned for the fall. One of the things we¬†are working on is a revitalization of our blog, to make it a more fun and engaging part of the work…

Why Awake Matters to Me – Lisa Polderman

I learned about Unity the winter of 2013 from Julie Freeney as we waited for Owen and Cora to come out of their kindergarten classroom. Soon after I started attending, Pastor Julie asked me if I was interested in joining a committee looking to create opportunities for community, education, and coffee in Berwyn. I was…

Holly on Why Awake Matters to Me

Holly Little helped found Awake, is on the Leadership Team, and taught as an instructor in our summer reading program. Holly moved to Berwyn from Nevada as a young adult and has a background in after school programs and childcare. A little over two years ago we started a “coffee committee” here at Unity to…

Why Awake Matters to Me

Tracy Bostrom is on Awake’s Leadership Team and teaches our Young Foodies at the Table cooking class. Tracy is a lifelong Berwyn/Cicero resident and has been active in the community as a coach and business person. I want to share with you all why the vision and mission of Awake matters to me. Simply said,…

After School Club – Shining Lights

As you read in our last blog post, we ran a reading program this past summer that was a great success. Maybe one of the best things to come out of it was the relationships we developed with families, program aids, and teachers as a result of the program, and the opportunity to see people…

Embracing Mistakes on the Path to the Divine

Peter is one of my favorite characters in the Gospels. He’s so utterly human. He constantly get things wrong, just like all of us. But in his fumbling, he sometimes manages to get it just right. And I think this is because he doesn’t hold back, he allows himself to fumble around and be human…

What is Tango?

What is tango? The word conjures many connotations: sensual, romantic, intricate, captivating, intense. It was the intricacy of the dance that first drew me to it. Seeing Argentine tango on many dance shows I became fascinated by the footwork, the closeness of the dancers, and the way two dancers moved as if they were one…