Posts from June 2024

Summer Admin Office Hours

For the remainder of the summer the Administration Office’s email, phone and in person office hours will be as follows: Wednesday-Friday 10:30am-3pmSunday 10am-1pm On Sundays my door is always open if you’d like to stop by and chat in person!Wednesday-Friday I ask that if you’d like to connect in person to send me a quick heads up via email: administrator@uuce.org or call the church at 847-888-0668 so that I can ensure I am available and prepared for your visit. I also ask…

Changes to the Unichord and Announcement/Event Submission Process Are Here!

Please Read the Entirety of this Announcement as it Contains Important Information. As you may know, the Executive Team has decided starting in July that the Unichord Newsletter will be published monthly instead of weekly, occurring on the first Friday of each month. As always – ALL submissions must be received no later than the Tuesday before the publish date. Any submissions received after Tuesday will be included in next month’s Unichord. TO SUBMIT AN ANNOUNCEMENT OR EVENT: (Please read…

From Sarah Stultz – Church Administrator

Dear Friends, Thank you for such a warm welcome as I settle into my new role as Church Administrator here at UUCE. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of spending time with many of our awesome team members as well as Mila in preparation for what I hope will be the smoothest of transitions for our community. While I know we will all dearly miss the dedication, care and love Mila has brought to this role for…

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for May 6, 2024

Present: Krista Wagner, Steve Stultz, Kevin Sweeney, Erica Khan, Henry Fixemer, Ann Kremer, Tom Lesiewicz, Mike Moutrie Began at 6:35pm Todd Underwood accepted to be the delegate to Mid-America Regional Assembly Shared feedback re: budget open house with Krista Approval of Minutes Financial: Kevin went through financial updates Budget: Kevin went through budget updates Looked at Budgets A and B for what it will look like if we hire a part-time minister A:  Krista motion to present, Steve second; Aye…

No Childcare this Sunday

There will be no childcare offered this Sunday June 23. Our childcare team will be having their annual meeting where we review this past year and plan for next year.

The Abbey’s are our new Pantry Volunteers

The Abbey family stepped up to take over Norm Wilkinson’s volunteer job of transporting donations from UUCE to the All-Peoples Interfaith Pantry at First Congregational Church. Thank you, Norm Wilkinson, for your many years of organizing and delivering our donations to the pantry and thank you Jen, Ross, and Adrian for taking over this important job!

From Mila Brinker

Dear friends, It has been officially announced that Sarah Stultz will be our new church administrator. I’m so happy for Sarah and UUCE. I have confidence Sarah will do a great job and our members and friends will welcome her with open arms and respect any boundaries she sets and changes she implements. Remember… change is good. Thank you for allowing me to serve the congregation again these past four years. It’s been a wonderful experience. And thank you for…

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen for 2024

Each year, the Environmental Working Group evaluates fruits and vegetables for those with the most and least pesticides.  Sadly, strawberries still lead the list as the most contaminated produce. It’s best to eat organic strawberries. Be in the know and protect your health and the health of your family!  The 2024 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen can be viewed via the link below.  Printed copies of the lists can be picked up in Fellowship Hall. Printed copies of the lists…

Bienvenidos a Elgin – WOW!

The outpouring of support at UUCE again for migrant families is very impressive!  Almost every item for this round has been claimed already!   Our only outstanding items are 4 pillows and a tool box (with screw drivers, hammer, scissors, tape, pliers, wrench and any other basic tool essential in a home). If you would like to provide the tool box, please use the Sign-on Genius  https://bit.ly/uucewelcomepart2 If you would like to provide any of the pillows, watch for additional…

All Peoples Interfaith Pantry Donations on Hold

We would like to thank member Norm Wilkinson for his many years of volunteering to be the church’s All-Peoples Interfaith Pantry organizer and delivering our donations. Unfortunately, Norm is no longer able to take on this task.   We are looking for someone who is committed to organizing this social justice opportunity and occasionally write an announcement for the newsletter.  If you are able to take on this important volunteer opportunity, please email administrator@uuce.org. 

No Monthly Styrofoam Collections & Volunteer Opportunity

Member and dear friend Norm Wilkinson is no longer able to organize and deliver the Styrofoam collection. If you are willing to take on this volunteer opportunity, please send an email to administrator@uuce.org Until a volunteer comes forward, no monthly Styrofoam collections will be held for the foreseeable future. Clean Styrofoam can be dropped off at Chicago Logistics Service, 701 Wesemann Dr., West Dundee (off of IL 72). (They take it to the same place we were, Dart Container Corporation…
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