Posts by Church Administrator (Page 8)

Did You Know?

To vote at our annual meeting in May, our bi-laws state you must be “an active voting member”. An active voting member of the church is any member who has reached the age of sixteen years and has made an unrestricted contribution of not less than $100.00 to the general operating fund, for which no goods or services were provided (hereafter “unrestricted contribution”), during the first eleven months of the twelve months preceding the annual meeting, except that the minimum…
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

Community Crisis Center

This month’s Share the Plate recipient is: The Gretchen S. Vapnar Community Crisis Center Located in Elgin, Illinois, the center was founded in 1975 by a group of dedicated volunteers to meet the needs of individuals and families in crisis. Employees provide comprehensive services to individuals and families suffering due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or economic/ financial difficulties. The Crisis Center is one of the oldest domestic violence shelters in the state and was instrumental in organizing both the…

Scrip for the Holidays Deadline Monday Dec 14, 10am

Friends, The Holiday Season is upon us. Due to social distancing, many of us are choosing gift cards over gifts because we are not gathering with our family and friends. Let’s save some money, save some time, and help the church all at the same time! If you are planning to purchase gift cards, please check shopwithscrip.com for the computer or the RaiseRight app for your smart device first.  Why use Scrip instead? I’m glad you asked! -You don’t have to go…

Building Repairs

Rev. Leland and myself along with Mike Moutrie and Joe Masonick (our Building Team) have been working on overseeing some needed repairs to the exterior of our Prairie Cathedral. So far about 2/3’s of the building’s front has been re-stained, split and rotted siding has been replaced, and the building lights have been replaced! Mike made special screens for the lights so they don’t create light pollution. We are also in the process of having the parking lot weeds and…

What is Scrip?

Did you know we have a year-round gift card fundraiser called Scrip? Every gift card you order or reload will give the church a portion of that sales price. “Starbucks gives UUCE 7% of all my spending since I reload my card through Scrip.” Jamie Yucuis If you would like to participate, all you need to do is download the RaiseRight app onto your smartphone. Using the app allows you to select from any of the 250+ vendors that will…

UUCE is on Facebook?

Did you know that UUCE has two completely different areas on Facebook? UUCE Facebook Page The Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin has a Facebook page, which is the public face of our organization. This is where staff and volunteers post information geared toward visitors, potential members, and our wider Elgin community. Each week, the Worship Team posts an event for the upcoming Sunday’s service in an effort to keep our services welcoming and available to the public while we meet…

Building Policy

For everyone’s health and safety, the UUCE building is closed to the public. Employees and leaders who have a key to the building are permitted to enter given they abide by the following rules. All members, employees, and visitors entering UUCE must sign in at the visitor table outside the church offices. Face masks covering your nose and mouth are required for all inside the building. If you forgot your mask, disposable masks are available at the sign in table.…