Posts from July 2022

From the UU@UN A note from Director Bruce Kotts

Dear Friend,One of the most cherished UN Security Council Resolutions is its 2000 resolution 1325 that “reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.”   My favorite example of this imperative is when Navi Pillay served as the President of the International Criminal…

PADS Sign Up for August

Here is the link for the PADS signup for August. We need four Monday volunteers to provide lunch. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aaba82ca4fc1-pads13?fbclid=IwAR3XIa8E9LaAi_w9Jo66-0FUIr8khPOF-k7EnSPwiL8ctq-DBa_eH1eUlLI Thank you to our wonderful July volunteers: Dan & Kathy Hislip, Mike Moutrie, Ruth & Tim Durkin and Heike Spayne.  The PADS current needs list is as follows: spoons, toilet paper, paper towels, bottled water and cereal — the items may be placed in the church PADS basket by the welcome table. Thank you for your service and generosity. Dotty CarringiUUCE…

4th Sunday Styrofoam Collection

Sunday, August 28, from 11:30am – 12pm Please separate your CLEAN food grade Styrofoam from your packaging Styrofoam and bag as needed.  Styrofoam peanuts are NOT accepted (take to UPS store).  Place your Styrofoam in the Prius with the open hatch in the church parking lot. Joe Masonick will be doing the collecting. We’ll drive it to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora (open 24/7).  Please try to avoid using Styrofoam because its use is not sustainable. Many people manage to avoid…

Alice Macy Book Group July Selection

The Book Group has been meeting once a month continually since 1993 to discuss a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction. As the pandemic eases, the group will return to meeting in a member’s home, where they host a potluck lunch. Each book is selected by the entire group, and membership is open to all members and friends of UUCE who enjoy a good book. Join us on the last Monday of each month at 12:00 for a potluck…
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

2nd Quarter Share the Plate Report 

Our generous community donated $703.85 to our Share the Plate recipients for the 2nd quarter of 2022.    April – Organization for Autism Research $243.50  May – Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) $147.50  June – The Trevor Project $312.85  Thank you for your contributions!   “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher  Mila Brinker, Church Administrator