Posts from April 2024

Board Games with the Board and ET!

It’s hard to believe yet another church year is beginning to wind down! Our Annual Meeting is May 19 and, before know it, we will be having a water communion in our beautiful sanctuary to commemorate beginning another year of community and spiritual fulfillment.  We’ve had some big conversations this year, so let’s keep it going! The Board of Trustees and Executive Team would like to invite you to an evening of conversation and community on Friday, April 26 from 6-9pm…

Annual Meeting – Save the Date!

Hi friends, Our Annual Meeting is on May 19 at UUCE. More information will come as the date approaches. For those of you who have not attended and Annual Meeting before, this is where qualifying members vote on important issues such as the Board slate, the Endowment Team slate, the upcoming budget,  by-laws changes,  anything UUA General Assembly delegates will vote on, and more.  Please mark your calendars to attend the Annual Meeting and the budget open house meetings sent…

Did you know?

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” The seven Principles and six Sources of the Unitarian Universalist Association…

This Sunday in Religious Education (RE)

In honor of Earth Day, our two Religious Education classes will join together in a service project on the church lawns, picking up sticks and twigs. Dress for the weather and prepare to have some outdoor fun! Susan Goldberg, Religious Education Coordinator

Growing the Dream Stewardship Campaign Wrap Up

The Stewardship Team has reached out to the remaining folks and we have not had much response and time is of the essence in our budget planning for the new year. We had an optimistic goal of $225,000 and a break even goal of $200,000.  We did great but not enough to get to our goals.  The total is $151,462.  We have 66 pledges.  Most folks increased their pledge (40) and we are so appreciative of this!  A few folks…

New Titles in the Church Library

Stop by the library to review some of the new books recently added to our library collection: Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn “Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition)” by Jon Kabat-Zinn, delves into the practice of mindfulness to navigate stress, pain, and illness. Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, applies mindfulness meditation to stress reduction and presents practical techniques to harness the innate wisdom…

Ethnic Eating Update

Fifteen hungry UUers went to A Taste of the Himalayas in St. Charles to enjoy the cuisine of Bhutan and I’m fairly sure that everyone was glad they did. The food was tasty and we had an entire room to enjoy fellowship with one another. My only regret was I couldn’t be part of all the different conversations going on around me. There was a relative quiet when the food arrived. I highly recommend this restaurant if you get a…

The Grandmother of all Potlucks: Save the Date!

The Revitalization Team invites you to potluck with us in honor of Mother’s Day, the next generation!  Last year’s dinner was such a success, we decided to do it again. This year’s event will be held at the church the evening of Saturday, May 11th.  While it’s certainly not required, we encourage you to bring a recipe that is tradition in your family.  Maybe something passed down through the generations?   Either way, please save the date and plan to spend…

Did You Know?

The UUA is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States. Our faith is diverse and inclusive and the UUA’s 1000+ member congregations are committed to Seven Principles that hold closely the worth and dignity of each person as sacred, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs.

Walks in the Woods

All are welcome to experience these free guided walks to see spring ephemeral wildflowers in bloom. Each walk is led by a naturalist familiar with that nature preserve.Don’t miss these fleeting floral wonders! Mary Alice Masonick