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From the Church Office

Dear friends, The church office will be closed Thursday May 5 – Tuesday May 10. If there is an emergency while the church office is closed, please contact the Board of Trustees or the Executive Team In faith, Mila Brinker, Church Administrator

PADS Signup for May — Only One Opportunity Left!

Dear Friends, Four awesome volunteers signed up to provide Monday lunches to the Elgin PADS shelter in May. Fortunately, they left one slot open… just for you!Here is the link to sign up: Thank you. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

New Titles in the Library

Stop by the library to review some of the new books recently added to our library collection: Good Poems edited by Garrison Keillor According to Keillor, a good poem “…cuts through the static. It makes its way in the world; it is passed around by email, read at weddings, or used as a friendly benediction…good poems offer a truer account than what we’re used to getting. Selected and arranged with marvelous style, Good Poems includes poems about lovers, work, failure,…

4th Sunday Styrofoam Collection May 22

Sunday, May 22, 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 Red Prius in the church parking lot. 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 it; indeed, entire countries do without it. Thank you! Mary Alice…

PADS Signup for May

The Elgin PADS Shelter needs 5 volunteers to provide lunches, one for each Monday in May. You may sign up for the entire meal or for one of the three components. Please contact Dotty Carringi for more information.  Here is the link to sign up:

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: with your name, email address, congregation affiliation, & any questions. Upon confirmation, a short video prerequisite and the Zoom link will be sent.