Posts from September 2022

UU the Vote

Race to Election Day: Fall Flex for 4 Million! Our Fall Flex for 4 Million leverages the power of our national, state, and local networks to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate in critical ballot measures and combat the voter suppression laws that have made it more difficult for people to vote. We’re hosting events across the country to engage and mobilize Click here to read more

PADS Needs

Hello, Thank you to our UUCE friends who volunteered to provide Monday lunches in September: Carol Nelson, Heike Spayne, Tom & Ruth Durkin and Mike Moutrie.  The PADS needs list for the week is: Healthy individually packaged snacks (that four of the sheltered children can take to school) such as fresh fruit and juice boxes. Other supplies that are needed: deodorant, toilet paper, napkins, paper bowls and cups, small bags of chips for lunches, powdered coffee creamer, and loofahs for…

Greetings from the Worship Team

Thank you to everyone that joined us two weeks ago for our In-Gathering / Water Communion service!  It was great to have everyone together once again, including the choir, for the service.  I’m sure the taco luncheon afterwards helped boost attendance, but I hope we’ll continue seeing so many of our friends – old and new – at future services!  Speaking of future services, in the coming weeks we have some of our annual favorites lined up on the schedule. …

Child-Care Announcement

Dear friends, I am excited to announce that UUCE child-care will be reopening this Sunday, September 25th, 10:00am – 12:45pm.  We have hired three new child-care workers, Lindsey Monahan, Susan Goldberg and Hannah Day. Susan and Hannah will be job sharing. We are delighted and honored to have these three on board and I think they will make a wonderful team.   Many thanks to Ann Kremer who helped with the interview process and preparing the child-care room.   In peace, Mila…

Ethnic Eating

The third installment of Ethnic Eating will take us to Anguilla, a lovely Caribbean island paradise. The local restaurant I have found offering Caribbean cuisine is actually Bahama Breeze on Golf Road in Schaumburg. We will be going at 5 pm on Saturday, November 12th. Again, please indicate your interest @ dwhislip@gmail.com as early as possible so I can secure the reservation. Thanks in advance. Peace,Dan dwhislip@gmail.com847-243-3820

UU Ministry for Earth 

The InterNātional Indigenous Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC) extends a special invitation for you to participate in the online portion of this week’s sacred gathering, “Stories and Songs of the People.” We are humbled The InterNātional Indigenous Initiative for Transformative Collaboration (INITC) invited us to share this information with our community. Our partner has asked that this information not be shared or promoted on social media.  As possible, you are invited to attend the live online programs (via Zoom). Among…

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

Sunday, September 25, 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…

RT is making progress.

Hello friends! The smell of fresh tacos is still lingering after Sunday’s celebratory Homecoming Luncheon and I’m once again grateful for the incredible community we’ve got here. That had to be the largest attendance we’ve had since March 2020. I’m also grateful for my fellow Revitalization Teammates who dug deep to pull that event off… in spite of the weather and pandemic hurdles thrown at us. We welcomed Sarah Stultz to the RT and have been meeting twice a month…

UUA Worship and Inspiration, Choosing to Connect, by Priscilla Shumway

“When we acknowledge that all life is sacred and that each act is an act of choice and therefore sacred, then life is a sacred dance lived consciously each moment. When we live at this level, we participate in the creation of a better world.”–Scout Cloud Lee Every Saturday morning, my husband and I rise early and head off to volunteer at our local food bank. The food bank is supported by people from twenty-eight different congregations, including our Unitarian…

Doing things, a little differently

I’ve had a career in non-profits long enough to know: people get nervous about new people who come along and say “we’re going to try doing this a little differently.” Human beings have a tendency to assume that the way we are currently doing this is the correct or best way to do them, and when someone comes a long and proposes a new way, it feels like a criticism or a rebuke. Also, we usually have good reasons for our current methods. Change often feels like…

PADS Sign Up for October

We need five volunteers to offer lunch, one for each Monday in October. You may sign up here. REMEMBER, UUCE WILL REIMBURSE YOU FOR YOUR MEAL EXPENSES! Volunteers once again have the option of serving their meal in person (masks on). It is a very rewarding experience to see the immediate fruits of our cooking labors — the smiles, the compliments, the thank yous. We make a difference! The PADS needs list for the week is: paper bowls, powdered coffee…

Alice Macy Book Group September 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…