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Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC) 

Unitarian Universalists – Fight for dignity and justice. Housing costs are rising, food and energy are becoming more expensive, and millions of Americans struggle as they try to pay for childcare, medical care, and other basics.  Young workers worry about the cost of education and older workers worry about their retirement. click here to read more

 Ethnic Eating

Has your summer included some travel? If so, congrats! If not, don’t despair. I’m going to invite you to take a trip in your mind that will hopefully ignite your tastebuds. Yes, we are going to restart Ethnic Eating, picking up right where we left off with a trip to the food of Andorra.  Just to whet your appetite, we will be frequenting Mercat a la Planxa at 638 S Michigan Ave in Chicago at 6 PM on Saturday, September 24th.…

Did You Know?

Did you know that UUCE maintains a small inventory of durable medical equipment for the use of UUCE members and friends? Durable medical equipment is “any medical equipment used in the home to aid in a better quality of living.” Our “loaner” closet, located on the third floor, has the following items available: 1 wheelchair 1 bedside commode 1 elevated toilet seat 4 shower seats of various sizes 4 walkers 1 pair of lightweight, adjustable crutches 1 covered bucket/pail There is a…

Did You Know?

The UUA is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States. Our faith is diverse and inclusive and the UUA’s 1000+ member congregations are committed to Seven Principles that hold closely the worth and dignity of each person as sacred, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs.

From the UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray: UUs Remain Committed to Reproductive Justice

Boston, Mass. (June 24, 2022) – The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued its decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women Health Organization case, which overturns Roe v. Wade, upending nearly 50 years of access to abortion. Below is a statement from Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), regarding this decision: This decision manifests the worst fears of those of us who have been working for decades to protect and affirm reproductive rights. The Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s…
Copper collection plate on a wooden table


Our Share the Plate partner for August was chosen by the Youth of UUCE, in honor of Immunization Awareness month. With its partners, UNICEF reaches almost half of the world’s children every year with lifesaving vaccines. In over 100 countries, they work with governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other United Nations agencies to engage communities, procure and distribute vaccines, keep supplies safe and effective, and help ensure affordable access for even the hardest-to-reach families.

All-Ages Rock Painting

Come paint rocks with us after the service on Sunday August 14th! Participants of all ages are welcome, and both rocks and paints will be provided, though you’re always welcome to bring extras. There will be an opportunity to paint some UUCE community rocks, as well as paint whatever you’d like! For more information, reach out to RE Coordinator Marj Askins.

MidAmerica Messenger

Volume 10 Issue 2 • August 2022 Click here to see the Unitarian Universalist’s MidAmerica Region August newsletter. MidAmerica Messenger – August 2022

From the UU@UN A note from Director Bruce Kotts

Dear Friend,One of the most cherished UN Security Council Resolutions is its 2000 resolution 1325 that “reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.”   My favorite example of this imperative is when Navi Pillay served as the President of the International Criminal…

4th Sunday Styrofoam Collection

Sunday, August 28, from 11:30am – 12pm Please separate your CLEAN food grade Styrofoam from your packaging Styrofoam and bag as needed.  Styrofoam peanuts are NOT accepted (take to UPS store).  Place your Styrofoam in the Prius with the open hatch in the church parking lot. Joe Masonick will be doing the collecting. We’ll drive it to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora (open 24/7).  Please try to avoid using Styrofoam because its use is not sustainable. Many people manage to avoid…

Alice Macy Book Group Selection

The Book Group has been meeting once a month continually since 1993 to discuss a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction. As the pandemic eases, the group has returned 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 12:00 for a…