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Oaktober Celebration at UUCE Thursday, October 28

Renowned speaker and eco champion Ed Collins is scheduled to speak at UUCE on the history and importance of oaks in the national landscape and even the world landscape. Ed is the Director of Land Preservation & Natural Resources for the McHenry County Conservation District. He is a dynamic speaker and presented at a UUCE Sunday service several years ago. This free event is on Thursday,  Oct. 28th, @ 7 p.m. and is hosted by the Wild Ones of Greater Kane County. Any…

Unitarian Universalist for Social Justice

Summer Quarterly Meeting Sunday, August 29, 2021—2 to 5 p.m.—Via Zoom Meeting ID:  873 5722 4554 Passcode:   436162To participate via phone call 1-312-626-6799 Program—2 to 3:25 p.m.  “”A Comprehensive Overview of Justice Reform since the beginning of 2020” Evan Freund, Chair of our Interfaith Criminal Justice Task Force, will be the presenter.  Presentation will include: 1. The law eliminating money bond in Illinois 2. The progress of the CPD consent decree that IFCJTF advocated for 3. The New State law regulating the use of force by…

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection is this Sunday, July 25, 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

Upcoming Events Offered by the UUA MidAmerica Region

1. UU History Renaissance Module  Date & time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT  The UU History Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Wednesdays, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11, 1 – 3pm EST / 12 – 2pm CST / 11am – 1pm MST / 10am – 12pm PST. The module will be led by Arran Liddel and Kirsten Hunter. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee for this…

Draft Statement of Conscience

Our Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (GA) delegates are Elizabeth Olson and Rev. Leland Bond-Upson, they will be voting Saturday on the Statement of Conscience. The UU General Assembly traditionally is held the Wednesday after Father’s Day, runs for five days and is preceded by staff Professional Days (Pro Days). This is the second year it is being held online. Next year it is scheduled to be held in Portland, Oregon. Draft Statement of Conscience Undoing Systemic White Supremacy: A Call to…

From CASA Kane County

To Our CASA Supporters & Friends This time of year, as plants grow and multiply, gives one a renewed and positive outlook. Even plants need sunshine, water, and care to grow strong an tall. Our children also need support, especially our most vulnerable children in foster care. I am so proud of our team, leadership, and the wonderful CASA/GAL volunteers that give so much of their time, care, and oversight to the children that we serve. In this Voice edition,…

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection June 27, 9:00 to 9:30 AM

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection is this Sunday, June 27, 9:00 to 9:30 AM, 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 is taken to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora. Thank you for recycling. Mary Alice

From the Church Office

Earlier this week I once again had the opportunity to attend the Association of UU Administrators (AUUA) Professional Days, this year it was held online. 120 Administrator joined in from Canada, the US and Mexico. It was a wonderful experience. Pro Days always reminds me how important it is for both staff and volunteers to keep in mind our Covenant when doing our important work. Here it is: At UUCE we covenant to: Nurture the spirit Grow in relationship Serve…

Upcoming Events Offered by the UUA MidAmerica Region

UU History Renaissance Module Date & time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST The UU History Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Wednesdays, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11, 12 – 2pm CST. The module will be led by Arran Liddel and Kirsten Hunter. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee for this 6-session module is $300, payable on a sliding scale according…

Join the Book Group

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. For our June 28 meeting we’re reading “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The…

Upcoming Events Offered by the UUA MidAmerica Region

UU History Renaissance Module Date & time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST The UU History Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Wednesdays July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4 and 11 at 12 – 2pm CST. The module will be led by Arran Liddel and Kirsten Hunter. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee for this 6-session module is $300, payable on a sliding scale according to availability…

A Note from the Church Office

Dear members and friends, I will be out of the office June 10 – June 15. If you have anything to submit for the June 11 newsletter, please send it to me no later than end of the day  Tuesday, June 8.  While I am out of the office, the church phone will be forwarded to Rev. Leland.  Thank you. Mila Brinker, Interim Administrator 847-888-0668Office Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10am – 2pm,  Sunday – 10am – 12pm