Posts by Dotty Carringi

Wrapping Social

This Saturday! December 16Gift Wrapping SocialUUCE Fellowship Hall2-4:00 Don’t wrap your seasonal gifts at home alone! You are invited to a gift wrapping event on 12/16 from 2-4pm. Bring your unwrapped gifts and wrapping supplies, join with other members, and wrap your gifts in a holiday atmosphere in Fellowship Hall. The Revitalization Team hosted last year, and it was a big success – and Dotty is bringing it back this year! Bring your gifts, snacks, puzzles, art projects and games,…

Circle Supper Kickoff: Save the Date October 20

From November/December through April, UUCE members and friends will meet once a month in groups of six to eight for an evening of good food and lively conversation. You are cordially invited to join this congenial program as a host or alternate.  Sign up as a “host” and you will be scheduled to host one dinner at your home and to attend dinners at other members’ homes each month of the program. The host(s) is only responsible for preparing a…

PADS Thank You Letter and January Link

This past year has brought many challenges to the Elgin PADS shelter’s staff and guests, and I’d like to thank our UUCE volunteers for stepping up. The following friends and members have prepared and delivered (and sometimes served) lunch on one or more Mondays throughout the year: Mike MoutrieKathy & Dan HislipTom & Ruth DurkinDiana HeizerHeike SpayneCarol NelsonKrista WagnerSusan GoldbergGladys MachletSusan SwingMichele RamseyKathie WachholderDoug Elwell Thank you also to the unnamed donors who have furnished paper supplies and other items…

Alice Macy Book Group

Founded by the late member Alice Macy, The Book Group has been meeting continually since 1993 where we discuss a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction. The group meets in a member’s home. Each book is selected by the group, and once per quarter we discuss a “wildcard” book of your choice. Attendance is open to all members and friends of UUCE who enjoy a good book. Join us on the last Monday of each month at noon…

The UUCE Book Group Marks 30 Years!

In 2002 Alice Macy, the founder of the group, wrote in the Unichord: “The UUCE Book Group will celebrate ten years of meeting on a regular basis, and during that time we’ve read and discussed 85 books…but it’s about much more than books—it’s about friendship and mutual support, camaraderie and laughter, sharing ideas and experiences.” This year is the 30th anniversary of the Book Group which has met continually since 1992, and we’ve read dozens more, perhaps three times more.…

Alice Macy Book Group

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…

We’re all Booked for October. Yay!

Dear Friends, Although we are all booked up for October, will you consider supplying one of the three courses, either main dish, vegetable or fruit/dessert for November? Here’s a testimonial from a monthly contributor: “Helping PADS is an easy way to give back to the community, since UUCE and our volunteers have already established a relationship. Even when we’re not able to serve the meals because of COVID, the staff is very grateful for our home-cooked dishes. I make the same…