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Good News — Please Read! In-Person Reopening Celebration Service Planned for Sunday, October 17

We are excited to announce that reopening is near! Wednesday evening the Reopening Team met and determined that COVID-19 metrics are in alignment to reopen the church. While Kane County and surrounding areas still carry “high” COVID risk levels, key metrics have been declining for several weeks and it appears that we can carefully begin to meet in person again. October 17th has been chosen as our first in-person service date since the pandemic shut us down. Please note this is subject to change if metrics move in the wrong direction. Aptly, this service…

Another Outdoor Event Planned for Sunday, September 19th with In-Person Religious Education (RE)

Last Sunday’s outdoor event test case went very well so we are planning another outdoor/zoom hybrid service for this Sunday September 19th.  We learned a lot and will make a few adjustments which includes moving back a bit into the shade of some tree. The building will still be closed at this time. We invite those in the congregation who are interested to bring chairs and watch the Zoom service outdoors with masks and social distancing. This will be held during the regular Zoom service time. If you’ve been eager to meet…

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection will be on Sunday, September 26, from 12:00 to 12:30 pm in the church parking lot.  Please separate your CLEAN food grade from your packaging foam and put them in the car with the sign for food foam or packaging foam. No Styrofoam peanuts are accepted (take those to UPS store).  The Styrofoam collected will be taken to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora. Thank you for recycling! Note: Please try to reduce your use of Styrofoam. More…

UU Virtual Retreat Event, Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion

Virtual Retreat Event Sat. Sept. 25th at 1 pm. Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion with featured speaker Alex Kapitan.    What does it mean to be a men’s group, woman’s group, community or congregation that affirms and embraces gender diversity? As Unitarians honor their commitment to practice “welcoming all,” it’s important to engage in what this practice calls on us to do. Alex Kapitan, a trans and non-binary UU leader, who has served as a consultant for Unity Temple on this topic,…

PADS Lunch Signup for September

Thank you to all who volunteered to provide lunches for PADS, the homeless shelter in Elgin, in August. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for September, where there are two vacant volunteer opportunities. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads2

This Sunday’s Service

To lift our spirits, we are planning an outdoor event as a test case with the hope of having additional gatherings more regularly. The Executive Team (ET) has worked with the Worship Team to plan an on-site, in-person, outdoor event on the original reopening date of September 12th. We invite those in the congregation who are interested to bring chairs and watch the Zoom service outdoors with masks and social distancing. This will be held during the regular Zoom service time. If you’ve…

Outdoor Event September 12th

Dear friends,  To lift our spirits, we are planning an outdoor event as a test case with the hope of having additional gatherings more regularly. The Executive Team (ET) has worked with the Worship Team to plan an on-site, in-person, outdoor event on the original reopening date of September 12th. We invite those in the congregation who are interested to bring chairs and watch the Zoom service outdoors with masks and social distancing. This will be held during the regular Zoom service time.…

UUCE Book Group September 27, 1:00PM

The Book Group has been meeting once a month continuously since 1993 to discuss a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction. As the pandemic eases, the group is returning 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 1:00; on September 27 we…

PADS Signup for September

Thank you to all who volunteered to provide lunches for the homeless shelter in Elgin in August. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for September. Note: there are now 25 PADS guests, including two children. Get in Contact Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions.

August Signup Schedule for Elgin PADS

Following is the link to the August signup schedule for Elgin PADS Monday lunches. There is one opening left, on Monday, August 30.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads1Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions, dotster2@comcast.net.

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection will be Sunday, August 22, from 12:00 to 12:30 pm in the church parking lot.  Please separate your CLEAN food grade from your packaging foam and put them in the car with the sign for food foam or packaging foam. No Styrofoam peanuts are accepted (take those to UPS store).  The Styrofoam collected will be taken to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora. Thank you for recycling. Mary Alice Masonick