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Build Back Fossil Free, 2022 Letter to President Biden

UUCE member Mary Alice Masonick reached out to church leadership for approval to add our congregation to the UUA’s letter to President Biden to take decisive action on climate change, please see the letter below. Her request was unanimously approved. We would like to thank Mary Alice, for her endless dedication to protecting our planet. Dear President Biden, As organizations collectively representing millions of members and supporters, including Indigenous, Black, Brown, and frontline communities, we urge you to use your…

Chalice Sparx Family Camp & Retreat

Registration for this summer’s Chalice Sparx Family Camp & Retreat for Unitarian Universalist families is now open. Join us July 8-10 in Cassopolis, Michigan for an amazing all ages experience at lovely Camp Friedenswald in southwestern Michigan — only 90 miles from Chicago, 120 miles from Ann Arbor and 195 miles from Indianapolis. At Chalice Sparx camp and retreat for families you will experience a truly   multigenerational community. There are no camp counselors here to whisk away the children separate…

Did You Know?

Email List Rules As outlined in our Electronic Communications policies periodically we are to publish the email list rules.  They are below.  Participation in the UUCE’s e-mail lists is a privilege and not a right.  The UUCE Executive Team reserves the right to suspend participants from lists who violate the below standards and rules.  These rules will be communicated to all participants by the List Manager.  Participants must be a member or friend of UUCE.  [A friend of the church…

Did You Know?

Our Mission and Vision At UUCE we covenant to:  Nurture the spirit  Grow in relationship  Serve with love and compassion   To nurture the spirit, the people of UUCE, across the lifespan:    Find inspiration and challenge for lives of connection, integrity and transcendence.    Articulate and live our Unitarian Universalist values and beliefs.  To grow in relationship, the people of UUCE, across the lifespan:    Develop deep, broad, healthy relationships.   Connect across difference with authenticity and integrity.  …

From the Church Office

On behalf of the Worship Team and myself, we would like to thank Alice Macy and Suzanne and Paul Hanifl for their generous donations to UUCE to upgrade our systems to support live streaming our Sunday services. Eventually we will return to live worship, streaming will remain a part of our outreach to the wider community and will allow members and friends to join us remotely. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and these donations have made it possible to move us forward on this project. We thank Alice, Suzanne and Paul for their support and desire to help us…

UU Zoom Retreat Event

We are excited to announce a Virtual Retreat Event:   Difficult Conversations, the Art and Science of Working Together  Join author Kern Beare for a three-part, interactive Zoom event. Saturdays Feb. 19th, 26th & March 5th, 2022  10 am – 12:30 pm . This interactive workshop will explore principles and strategies that will allow you to approach difficult conversations in a radically new way.    Open to people of all gender identities.  Registration Cost is FREE.  To register and get link: send name & e-mail…

The Seven Principles

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every…

MidAmerica Region Newsletter

MidAmerica Messenger Volume 9 Issue 7 | January 2022 The MidAmerica Region is where UUs visibly live our faith, create connections, grow our membership, and welcome all persons who share our UU values. View this email in your browser.

Practicing Gratitude This Holiday Season – A Message from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

However you celebrate, holidays and rituals are an invitation for reflection. They remind us of our past, and they also invite us to be attentive to the present moment. Practicing gratitude helps us all to be intentional in naming the gifts that surround us, reminding us that we are loved and we all share a fundamental interdependence. Practicing Gratitude This Holiday Season – A Message from UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray – YouTube

PADS Signup for January

Dear Friends, Thank you to everyone who helped this past year! Here is the link to the PADS signup for January.  No serving is required, as the staff has been handling that during the pandemic. Note, there are five Mondays in January, where we have volunteered to prepare and deliver lunches.  Feel free to contact me with questions. Thank you. Dotty Carringi UUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aaba82ca4fc1-pads6

Human Rights Day, December 10

Dear Friend, Today is Human Rights Day. Seventy-three years ago today, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  In adopting that Declaration, they shared a common aspiration for “all members of the human family” to have these rights recognized, and that one day, Member States would affirm these rights in their national laws. As we all know, there’s a long way to go before the UDHR is incorporated into the national laws of…