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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…

Easter Egg Hunt Planned, Volunteers Needed

Paul Higginbotham and Brenda Link are co-chairing an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23rd. We will have the Easter Bunny visiting and there will be a photo opportunity available for folks to take pictures of their littles with the BUNNY!  We are asking for church members to volunteer from 9 am-noon to help with a UUCE information table and a kids art table.  Please let Paul Higgenbotham or Brenda Link know if able to help or need more information.

Bingo Night

Join us on Friday, February 23 for a family-friendly evening of good, old-fashioned BINGO – with fabulous prizes! The games start at 6:30pm, so arrive a bit early to claim your boards, grab some food, and get settled before the fun begins. This event is open to everyone – members, friends, visitors, and all! The Revitalization Team

The Hygge Hangout has been Rescheduled to 1/26!

Due to the bad weather forecast the Revitalization Team has reschedule Hygge Hangout to January 26th. The Revitalization Team will once again be hosting a Hygge Hangout in Fellowship Hall on Friday, January 26, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. More information on what “hygge” is can be found at the end of this email from a sermon that Stephen Day gave around this time in 2021. In the spirit of hygge, we are keeping this simple. We will provide warm…

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

Join us in Fellowship Hall after the Christmas Eve service to enjoy some Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.  We’ll have undecorated cookies plus various icings and non-pareils provided by the church, but feel free to add your own to share as well! The Revitalization Team

Landscaping and Bonfire – Saturday!

This is a reminder that we have a Landscaping Workday followed by a Bonfire this Saturday (October 28).  The weather looks like it’s going to be perfect for outdoor work and a bonfire – partly cloudy and 52!  We’ll be starting at 3pm and focusing on taking care of some weeding around the Meditation Garden and the building.  If we have enough people, we can spread some woodchips as well.  Around 5pm we’ll start lighting the fire so that it’ll…

From the Revitalization Team

As summer draws to a close, I hope you are feeling refreshed and eager to return to the more structured comforts of our UUCE church year. It’s been a busy season for your Revitalization Team! Once again, I’d like to encourage you to get as involved as you can with our community. The groups and teams we have are filled with opportunities to build connections with loving people. And if the Revitalization Team interests you, our doors are always open…

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

On September 23rd from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin and ELGbtq+ are partnering to present 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, a play brought to you by Mosaic Players – a traveling theatre troupe whose work embraces social justice, human rights, and equality. 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a scintillating satire of women’s roles in the 1950s, enlisting its characters in a caricature of the sexism, heterosexism, consumerism, and Communism exuberant in the era. Come join us for this absurdly adorable…

Walk after the Farmers Market

The Revitalization Team invites you, and your friends and family to come and take a leisurely stroll along the Fox River on Friday, August 18th.  We will start at the downtown Elgin Farmers Market on S. Riverside Drive, meeting at the UUCE booth.  At 7:00 pm we will start our walk, heading north along the river until we get to the dam at Kimball.  This is family-friendly, and will be at a slow pace along the bike path,  which is paved.

Save the Date—UUCE Community Picnic, June 11

Please plan to join us for a one-of-a-kind picnic celebration. We will be zipping over to Burnidge Woods Forest Preserve (2.2 miles from church) directly after the flower communion service on Sunday, June 11. We have reserved the main pavilion from noon until sunset and it has an accessible cement path up to the pavilion. Activities will include: Suggestions: Help us plan for food… RSVP HERE.

For the Mother of all Potlucks!

The Revitalization Team invites you to potluck with us in honor of Mother’s Day!  The event will be held at the church the evening of Saturday, May 13th at 5:30pm. While it’s certainly not required, we encourage you to bring something that you loved eating while growing up.  Maybe a favorite dish your mother made?  Either way, please save the date and plan to spend some time feeding both body and heart with our beloved community.  More details to follow! Sharon…