Posts from June 2023

Citizens’ Climate Education

As the new church year begins July 1st, it has been decided by the Executive Team, Finance Committee and the Worship Team to change things up a bit with our Share the Plate program. We will now have quarterly recipients, our 1st quarter is July, August and September. We hope that having quarterly recipients will allow us to created a deeper relationship with the recipient, while lessening some of the Worship and Finance Committee’s work. You might remember the Board…

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

Join us on September 23, for a presentation of the play: 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. Tentatively scheduled for 4:30 with a Q&A with the cast and a potluck afterwards. Suggested ticket donation $10. The Revitalization Team

From the Church Office

Dear friends, The church office will be closed Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, June 29. If there is an emergency while the church office is closed, please contact the Board of Trustees or the Executive Team In faith, Mila Brinker, Church Administrator

PADS Volunteer Opportunities Open for October 16th

Thanks to the generosity of our volunteer’s commitment to furnish lunches to the Elgin PADS homeless shelter. A new Sign Up is posted on our website for the fall. Thank you! Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

July Ethnic Eating

For July, no changes – we will be going to Bahama Breeze on Sunday, July 9th at 1:00 pm at 406 East Golf Road in Schaumburg. If you are interested in joining us then, you can let me know by text at 847-243-3820 or by email at so I can make reservations. The cutoff date will be Sunday, July 2nd to let me know. 

From the UUA’s Braver/Wiser Courage and Compassion for Life As It Is

Claiming Our NamesRev. Otto O’Connor This reflection was originally published on June 10, 2020. We’re grateful to Rev. Otto for allowing us to republish it today. “No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.”—Marsha P. Johnson Happy Pride. It feels strange to say that; this moment is anything but happy because of an assault in this country on Black and brown bodies that has never really ended. The movement for Black Lives and what’s become known as…

Save The Date! – UUCE Auction on November 4, 2023

Finally, after a long break due to the pandemic, we are bringing back our most loved and profitable fundraiser – the UUCE Service Auction. On Saturday November 4 we will convene early evening to share some snacks, beverages, and a whole lot of friendly but competitive bidding on your favorite activities and events. More details will be forthcoming as the date draws closer but mark your calendars now since you don’t want to miss this event!

4th Sunday Styrofoam Collection June 25th

Please separate your CLEAN food grade Styrofoam from your packaging Styrofoam and bag as needed.  Styrofoam peanuts are NOT accepted.  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 it; indeed, entire countries do without it. Thank you! Mary Alice Masonick

Ethnic Eating July Date Change

Last Saturday, six intrepid souls from the EE group met at Ali Baba Kabab in Schaumburg to partake of a little bit of Azerbaijan cuisine. I will only say that not every month will be a home run, but it was interesting. If this was a Yelp review, I would say that the food was pretty good, but the service and the overall ambience was lacking. One interesting thing I learned too late to use, it was that most of…

Friday, July 14th – Kane County Cougars Game – Fun, Fellowship and Baseball

A few nights per season, the Kane County Cougars host All Faith’s Night , where churches can get tickets at a reduced price.  UUCE will be participating in this on Friday, July 14th. The game starts at 6:30 pm, and there are post-game fireworks and base running.  It will be at Northwestern Memorial Field, in Geneva IL. The tickets are $8 ea, and are in the reserved section.   I will be buying the tickets all in one go, so we get seats next to each…

New PADS SignUp for Fall 

UUCE is committed to supporting basic needs of our homeless neighbors by regularly delivering meals and supplies to Elgin PADS, which stands for Public Action to Deliver Shelter. Here’s the signup link: PADS Lunch Signup for September, October, November And … they continually need: Individually packaged snacks (for kids to take to school), ramen (chicken or beef), canned fruit; paper goods like: toilet paper, napkins, cups, bowls and plates; tea, powdered lemonade, Kool-aid, and powdered coffee creamer.You may leave supplies in…
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