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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…

Annual Meeting Sunday, May 22

Dear UUCE Members, Please mark your calendars; our Annual Meeting is Scheduled for Sunday May 22, following the Worship Service and will be offered online and on-site. The Annual Meeting is always held in May. At this meeting, officers are elected, the operating budget will be submitted by the Finance Committee and voted on by the membership and any amendments to the By-Laws are voted on at this time. A quorum is required. Written proxy votes will be accepted for motions…

UU Prison Pen Pal Workshop, Sunday, May 1, 2-4 PM via ZOOM

Learn what it’s like to correspond with someone in prison—the rewards & the pitfalls. Sponsored by the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) Ambassador Program of Illinois. We have over 30 incarcerated persons waiting to be matched! Pre-registration required: RSVP to: prisonpenpals@unitytemple.org with your name, email address, congregation affiliation, & any questions. Upon confirmation, a short video prerequisite and the Zoom link will be sent.

A Peacemaking Prayer

Our hearts go out to those who are suffering the horrors of war inflicted on them. This prayer was written by the Rev. Eric Cherry, of the UUA International Office. A Peacemaking Prayer By Rev. Eric Cherry The history is complex,the politics are intense,the fear and anger are overwhelming,and the future is unclear. But glimpses of a hopeful visionwill not be bombed into oblivionby anyone. In prayer, we call to mind the peacemakers.Neighbors of differing faithswith different historieswith different politicswith…

From Marj Askins, RE

Learning to be Together Again As we enter a new phase of this pandemic (again), and plan to be back in person for our Worship and Religious Education, I am feeling some tension – and I’m sure you are too. There is a strong desire to go “back” to the way things were before the virus, and also an urgent need to figure out how we do this in a new version of the world, one where we live alongside the virus…
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Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

For the month of March, our Share the Plate recipient is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Help UUSC deliver aid with dignity and assist grassroots communities who are left out of traditional relief aid following crises. Your generous gift is a lifeline of support for people around the world rebuilding their lives and recovering from disasters. UUSC is often called to respond to unexpected crises and provide resources to communities whose needs are urgent and access to aid is…

2022 Regional Assembly

Register now for Regional Assembly 2022! Register now for the virtual MidAmerica Regional Assembly scheduled for Saturday, April 30th, 2022, 10am – 2pm ET / 9am – 1pm CT! We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker, CB Beal! CB will present their keynote address, we will hold worship, our Annual Business Meeting, and there will also be time for break out rooms for connection and conversation. Their keynote topic will be “The Glass is Refillable: Pandemic exhaustion, Lifelong Faith Formation, and Preemptive…

From the Worship Team

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the place Dr. Seuss refers to as, “The Waiting Place”.  This time of year I always seem to get stuck in The Waiting Place – waiting for W2s so we can get our taxes done (and, hopefully, get some money back), waiting for the weather to warm up, waiting for Spring Break…  Hopefully, one thing we won’t have to be waiting on too much longer is a return to in-person activities and services! …