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Bienvenidos a Elgin – WOW!

The outpouring of support at UUCE again for migrant families is very impressive!  Almost every item for this round has been claimed already!   Our only outstanding items are 4 pillows and a tool box (with screw drivers, hammer, scissors, tape, pliers, wrench and any other basic tool essential in a home). If you would like to provide the tool box, please use the Sign-on Genius  https://bit.ly/uucewelcomepart2 If you would like to provide any of the pillows, watch for additional…

All Peoples Interfaith Pantry Donations on Hold

We would like to thank member Norm Wilkinson for his many years of volunteering to be the church’s All-Peoples Interfaith Pantry organizer and delivering our donations. Unfortunately, Norm is no longer able to take on this task.   We are looking for someone who is committed to organizing this social justice opportunity and occasionally write an announcement for the newsletter.  If you are able to take on this important volunteer opportunity, please email administrator@uuce.org. 

No Monthly Styrofoam Collections & Volunteer Opportunity

Member and dear friend Norm Wilkinson is no longer able to organize and deliver the Styrofoam collection. If you are willing to take on this volunteer opportunity, please send an email to administrator@uuce.org Until a volunteer comes forward, no monthly Styrofoam collections will be held for the foreseeable future. Clean Styrofoam can be dropped off at Chicago Logistics Service, 701 Wesemann Dr., West Dundee (off of IL 72). (They take it to the same place we were, Dart Container Corporation…
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

1st Quarter Share the Plate

Christmas In July, August and September. For our 1st quarter of the new fiscal year, we have chosen the YWCA of Elgin’s Giving Tree as the recipient of our Share the Plate collection. We are collecting early to give the YWCA plenty of time to prepare for their important program and this also gives our dedicated Finance Committee time to collect your donations and prepare the check for the recipient. Instead of doing the shopping ourselves, we hope to raise at least $800 to be…

Church Summer Picnic – Sunday, June 9, @ noon

Please join us for our annual picnic celebration immediately following the Flower Communion service on June 9 (roughly 12pm). We have reserved pavilion 1B at the Burnidge Forest Preserve (different shelter from last year – see below) from noon until sunset. The pavilion has a fireplace, picnic tables, and a wheelchair accessible cement path. We will provide a catered Mexican lunch from Emily’s – we ask that you bring non-alcoholic drinks and/or dessert to share! Other Suggestions:• Bring games (e.g.…

 Bienvenidos a Elgin

Our effort to collect another complete Apartment Kit this month at UUCE is under way!  We are again collecting household items for an immigrant family awaiting asylum. While 62 families have been housed to date through the efforts of Centro de Informacion, there are many more waiting.  These Kits make a huge difference to families who have so little. Many thanks to everyone who has pledged so far to bring items! To see what is needed and to choose items…

PADS Signup for June, July & August

UUCE volunteers stepped forward to furnish 6 wholesome lunches to PADS of Elgin during the past 3 months! Here is a new link. PADS Lunch Signup for June, July, August If you are able to provide a meal, part of a meal or serve, please follow the link to the SignupGenius site. Thank you for supporting our Elgin community. Dotty Carringi, UUCE PADS Coordinator

Bienvenidos a Elgin

Last fall UUCE collected and delivered 3 Apartment Kits for Centro de Informacion’s Bienvenidos a Elgin project, a grant-funded effort to assist asylum-seeking migrant families new to the area. Centro de Informacion has to date housed 62 migrant families, and the Apartment Kits that we and other churches provided were extremely helpful to those families who had no household items.  There continue to be additional families still in need of housing so Centro is again seeking additional Apartment Kits.   We are launching…

Religious Education (RE)

This coming Sunday, June 2, is the last Religious Education class before the summer break. The lesson is “The Future and Me,” and the students will explore the questions, “what will I be like 50 years from now, and what will the world be like?” We will end with a celebration. Hope you can be there! Susan Goldberg, Coordinator of Religious Education

PADS Signup for June, July & August

Dear Friends, We filled all the slots for the past 3 months to furnished six wholesome lunches to PADS of Elgin! Thank you, UUCE volunteers! PADS Lunch Signup for June, July, August (signupgenius.com) Above is a link for June, July and August — the first and third Mondays of the month. If you are able to provide a meal, part of a meal or serve, please sign up on the signupgenius site above. Contact me if you have questions. Thank…
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

Share the Plate Report Update

Our generous community has donated $2,647.87 so far, this fiscal year.  1st Quarter – July, August and September – Citizen’s Climate Education – $926.37 2nd Quarter – October, November and December – Planned Parenthood of Illinois – $1007.00 3rd Quarter – January, February and March boys and Girls Club of Elgin – $714.50 4th Quarter April, May and June – our current recipient is Centro de Informacion  We accept donations via cash or check. Please make all checks out to UUCE and indicate on…

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