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2022 Action of Immediate Witness Proposal addressing Military Emissions.This Action of Immediate Witness, AIW, will offer much needed solutions that UU’s can take to address our dire climate situation. Thursday, May 12, 5 PM PDT, 6 PM MDT, 7 PM CDT and 8 PM EDT Two ways to watch: Facebook Live or UUJEC’s Zoom Link passcode 111461 This AIW is calling for Unitarian Universalists and others to protect the future of life on this planet by calling on the Biden Administration, Congress and the United Nations to include military emissions…

From Marj Askins, Religious Education (RE) Coordinator

Religious Education will be taking a Summer Break. As our beloved community prepares for summer, and our families prepare for vacation and adventures, the RE program will wind down classes for a couple of months. The last day of classes will be June 12. Instead, we will be focusing on adding some resources to the sanctuary to make intergenerational services more accessible for both kids and adults! We’re also hoping to plan some more activities with youth from other congregations,…

From the Board of Trustees

Hi everyone!  Time for another update on what your board has been up to!  This month the board has been focused on getting ready for the Annual Meeting on May 22nd. The meeting will be held in person in the sanctuary, and we encourage all members to attend and vote. A big part of the annual meeting is approving the budget for the year, and the finance committee has been hard at work crunching the numbers and trying to put…

1st Quarter Share the Plate Report 

Our generous community donated $629.00 to our Share the Plate recipients for the first three months of 2022.   January – Faith in Place received $62.50  February – the Community Crisis Center received $95.00  March – the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) received $471.50   Thank you for your contributions.  “For it is in giving that we receive.”  St. Francis of Assisi Mila Brinker, Church Administrator 

From the Worship Team

Greetings from the Worship Team. We are now several months into being a lay-led church. While the Worship Team has always participated in shaping our Sunday services, we are now doing it all. We as a team have actually absorbed the role of Minister. Every Sunday, we deliver a complete worship service to you, from music and video, community connections and share the plate, to the sermon and readings. As a team, we develop a weekly theme, and each of…

From the Church Office

Dear friends, The church office will be closed Thursday May 5 – Tuesday May 10. If there is an emergency while the church office is closed, please contact the Board of Trustees bot@uuce.org or the Executive Team ET@uuce.org In faith, Mila Brinker, Church Administrator

New Titles in the Library

Stop by the library to review some of the new books recently added to our library collection: Good Poems edited by Garrison Keillor According to Keillor, a good poem “…cuts through the static. It makes its way in the world; it is passed around by email, read at weddings, or used as a friendly benediction…good poems offer a truer account than what we’re used to getting. Selected and arranged with marvelous style, Good Poems includes poems about lovers, work, failure,…

Budget Open House

This next Budget Open House will follow the worship service on Sunday, May 8th and will be offered online and on-site. This is an opportunity to ask questions regarding the proposed budget we will be voting on at our May 22 Annual Meeting. Finance committee members will attend to answer questions.

From the Revitalization Team

Hello all! The Revitalization Team has been busy! In March, several members of our team attended ‘A Second Slice of Pi’, which was a virtual conference held by the UUA for small congregations. It was great to get together to share ideas with others that are having some of the same challenges as UUCE, and hear some fresh perspectives on how we can be more efficient and effective moving forward. Alongside this, the Revitalization Team has had several meetings with…

CASA Kane County Volunteers Needed

Attend our Upcoming Information Meeting! Tuesday, April 19 | 9–10 amAsk any questions and learn how your impact can help children from abuse and/or neglect situations in the foster  care system.   For more information click here. “You come in changing a child’s life, and you end up changing yours too.” – CASA Volunteer

Only 2 weeks left to register for our Regional Assembly 2022!

Only 2 weeks left to register for our Regional Assembly 2022! Registration closes on Monday, April 25th! Register today for our virtual MidAmerica Regional Assembly on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, 9a-1p CT / 10a-2p ET! Registration for Regional Assembly ends on Monday, April 25th at Midnight Central Time. There will not be any registrations accepted after registration closes. We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker, social justice educator, storyteller and speaker, CB Beal! We will have worship, the annual business meeting,…

From Marj Askins, Religious Education (RE) Coordinator

As we approach the last couple of months of the religious education year at UUCE, and prepare to enter the slower, summer months – I find myself starting to think about what the RE Program might be able to do in the future. I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to continue to have RE on-site into the fall and long into the future, but the simple fact remains that to do much of anything with our incredible kids, we need RE…