Posts by Revitalization Team

Hygge Hangout

The Revitalization Team will be hosting a Hygge Hangout in Fellowship Hall on Friday, January 13, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  More information on what “hygge” is can be found in the last paragraph taken from a sermon that Stephen Day gave around this time last year.  In the spirit of hygge, we are keeping this simple.  We will provide warm lighting, tea and hot cocoa, and a few hygge activities such as small coloring or crafting materials.  Please feel…

Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck

November 19, 2022 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Before the craziness of the holidays begin, we came together for a low-key community potluck. There were no rules about who should bring what – everyone just brought whatever they wanted to. Lots of fellowship was had by all.

From the Revitalization Team

Hello Friends, Earlier in the year, the Revitalization Team, Board of Trustees, and Executive Team joined forces for a Joint Leadership Task Force. The main activity of this task force was to look at how the church was functioning as a lay-led congregation. We came up with a long list of activities that a minister normally leads or is involved in and discussed where we thought we had gaps and what priorities we should work on. One of the things…

Food for Greater Elgin Volunteer Opportunity

Hello all, On behalf of the Revitalization Team, you are invited to participate in a volunteering event, the details of which are below: When — Next Thursday, Oct 13 , from 5:00 – 8:30 pm Where — Food for Greater Elgin, 1553 Commerce Dr., Elgin, IL 60123 Food for Greater Elgin is the second largest food pantry in Kane County.  Every week, Food For Greater Elgin hosts guest-choice distributions offering both day and evening shifts for our guests’ convenience. This style…

Halloween Movie Night Saturday October 29, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Happy October everyone!  The weather has cooled off, the leaves are starting to change, and pumpkins are starting to appear on front stoops – which means it’s the perfect time for a Halloween Movie Night!  We hope you can join us Saturday, October 29th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for a family viewing of The Nightmare Before Christmas at the church.  More details will be forthcoming, but we wanted to give you a chance to mark your calendars before time…

RT is making progress.

Hello friends! The smell of fresh tacos is still lingering after Sunday’s celebratory Homecoming Luncheon and I’m once again grateful for the incredible community we’ve got here. That had to be the largest attendance we’ve had since March 2020. I’m also grateful for my fellow Revitalization Teammates who dug deep to pull that event off… in spite of the weather and pandemic hurdles thrown at us. We welcomed Sarah Stultz to the RT and have been meeting twice a month…

Join us Sunday September 11th for UUCE’s Homecoming!

The tradition of Homecoming that we’re all familiar with started in 1910 at the University of Illinois as way of giving alumni and new students the opportunity to get closer to one another and realize the “real greatness of the University”. The members of the Revitalization Team think that sentiment fits perfectly for our much-anticipated return to UUCE after a summer of vacations and time off! The festivities will take place right after the Sunday Water Communion Service and all are welcome…

Walk along the Fox River in Downtown Elgin Friday, Aug. 19

You are invited to join the Revitalization Team on Friday, August 19, at 5:30pm for an out-and-back walk along the Fox River in downtown Elgin. We’ll go from Festival Park to Walton Island and Pioneer Park. 1.5-mile round trip but people can feel free to turn around at any point along the way. Come early and explore the Elgin Farmer’s Market that runs from 3-7pm. Feel free to RSVP through this event in our Members & Friends Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/events/372575538335244 Or…

UUCE Campout – fun had by all!

Thanks to all who joined us for the July Bonfire and campout! It was great to see everyone and catch up. Please join the Revitalization Team at our next event: https://uuce.org/events/fox-river-trail-walk-in-down-town-elgin/

Family Cookout & Overnight Camping

The Revitalization Team invites you to another exciting family-friendly event at UUCE – this time a cookout and camping opportunity! We’ll meet at the church on Saturday, July 30th at 5pm for a potluck/cookout including a bonfire and a chance for outdoor games. As the sun sets, those that wish to are welcome to pitch their tents and spend the night under the stars. We’ll wake up early in the morning to some camping breakfast (again, BYO) and attend the…

Picnic, Fellowship and Little Church Visit

Dear friends,  The Revitalization Team invites you to a ‘bring your own lunch, drink and chair picnic’ after the service on Sunday, June 5th.  At 2pm following lunch and fellowship (under the shade of the trees out back), we are invited to the 104th Annual “Old Church Meeting” inside the little church in the cemetery next door to UUCE.  Chris Cudworth, Author and Artist will be their guest speaker, he will be focusing on Religion and Nature. There will be…

From the Revitalization Team

My son, Ethan, started his first job on Monday.  It is a salaried position with benefits and everything!!  I can barely stand myself!!! Has a mother ever been so proud!?!    Ahem.  As I was saying…  Watching him take this first real step into adulthood makes me think back to when I got my first job.  I was just out of college and had moved into my first real apartment.  It was so freeing!  I could arrange the furniture however I…