Posts from February 2023

Copper collection plate on a wooden table

The Fund for Global Human Rights

The Share the Plate recipient for March is the The Fund for Global Human Rights. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and our community are in solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria and the first responders and community activists mobilizing support for communities impacted by the devastating earthquake on February 6, 2023. We know that this is a time that global solidarity can strengthen mutual aid on the ground and support long-term movement-building for human rights. Currently, UUSC…

PADS March Sign Up and Needs

Thank you to everyone who provided meals and/or served them at the PADS shelter this month. The March Signup is now available UUCE PADS Lunch Group: PADS Lunch Signup for March (signupgenius.com) or on our website uuce.org. The needs this week are: disposable masks, Kool-Aid mix and lemonade mix, regular flavored coffee pods, granola bars, 12 oz. plastic cups and paper bowls. Thank you for your generosity, Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

Ethnic Eating; The Tastes of Argentina and More

I think I enjoy writing this blurb right after we visit the restaurant of the month. This month is no exception. The tastes of Argentina are still around. Yesterday, our small group of adventurers attended Tango Sur in Chicago. Accompanied by Argentine wine, we sampled the foods of that great country, empanadas, eggplant and, of course, steak.  You could cut the steak with a fork it was so tender. Everyone of our group left well satisfied. If you get a…

No Unichord Update March 17 and 24

The church office will be closed March 11 – March 28th, there will be no Unichord Update published on Friday, March 17 and Friday, March 24. If you would like to submit an article for the for the March 10th Unichord, please do so by Tuesday, March 7th, email articles to administrator@uuce.org. While the office is closed, check our website www.uuce.org for upcoming worship service information, announcements and event dates. While the church office is closed if you have an…

From the UUSC Response to the Earthquake Impacting Turkey and Syria

Our hearts go out to the people of Turkey and Syria as they face the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. February 7, 2023 https://www.uusc.org/uusc-response-to-the-earthquake-impacting-turkey-and-syria/ The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and our community are in solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria and the first responders and community activists mobilizing support for communities impacted by the devastating earthquake on February 6, 2023. We know that this is a time that global solidarity can strengthen mutual aid on the ground…

Ethnic Eating Update

We are all set for Argentine cuisine for Saturday but the world continues to spin and likewise March means a new country and a new cuisine. For March, that means Armenia. I had originally selected a restaurant with some Armnenian dishes but a fellow congregant has an Armenian friend who has suggested an actual Armenian restaurant so that’s where we are going. Join us at Sayat Nova at 157 E Ohio Street in Chicago on Sunday, March 5th at 4:30…

Valentine’s Potluck

Join us this coming Saturday, February 11th, for our Valentine’s Potluck beginning at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall at the church – hosted by the Revitalization Team. Please bring yourself and your sweetie or a friend (if you want) and a dish to share. There are no rules about who should bring what – just bring a food item that you love to share with everyone present. The only request is that you bring/know the ingredients for those of us with…

PADS Update and Needs

Thank you to everyone who signed up to furnish and serve lunches in February. All Mondays are now filled. PADS needs are kids size socks (all toddler & kid’s sizes), powdered creamer, napkins and cups. You may leave your donations at church in the basket marked PADS. Thank you! Thank you! Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

4th Sunday Styrofoam Collection

Sunday, February 26, 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’s Gift to UUCE

Alice Macy was a long-time, beloved, and generous member of our church. After her death in April 2022, Alice left a significant financial gift to UUCE. Included with her gift was a letter to the UUCE Board of Trustees that stipulated how she wanted her gift to be used, specifically for maintenance of, or improvements to our UUCE building, grounds, or parking lot. She also requested the formation of a committee to oversee how her gift, which totaled $73,666.39, and…

From the UUA’s Braver/Wiser

Communion and SustenanceRev. Tania Márquez “Food for us comes from our relatives, whether they have wings or fins or roots. That is how we consider food. Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships.”—Winona LaDuke My mom does not keep a recipe book. Every meal she made was made from memory and intuition. No measuring cups: only the knowledge of her eyes and hands that could measure the exact amount of spices or ingredients needed for…

Ethnic Eating Reservation Deadline

Sunday is the deadline to sign up for this month’s dining out at Tango Sur, the Argentine restaurant. Come enjoy the food and fellowship with us. We’d love to have you join us. My contact details are dwhislip@gmail.com or text to 847-243-3820. 
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