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Growing the Dream Stewardship Campaign Winding Down

Our  Stewardship campaign Growing the Dream is done this Sunday, March 24. So far we have reached 63% of our optimistic goal of $225,000 in pledges.  Thank you to all who have turned in their pledges this year!  We appreciate your generosity. Our goal just to maintain current levels of staff and expenses is $200,000.  We are at 71% of this goal so we still need additional pledges.  We need all pledges complete by March 24, so the finance team can create…

Safer Cell Phone Use Guide

Environmental Working Group recently published their guide to safer cell phone use. One of the 6 guidelines provided is to limit children’s phone use, because young children’s brains can absorb twice as much cellphone radiation as those of adults.   Here’s the link: https://static.ewg.org/ewg-tip-sheets/EWG-CellPhoneGuide.pdf If anyone with a color printer can print a few copies for UUCE, please do! Mary Alice Masonick

Religious Education Update

This Sunday, March 24, the youth and children will be meeting for religious exploration. The Youth should go directly to the Couch Room at 10:30 and spend the entire worship time planning their upcoming service.  The Littles will be sung out as usual. This week’s topic is Talking About God, inspired by the UUA curriculum, Riddle and Mystery. We have a lovely story book to read and a surprise craft that that has been on request!  We look forward to…

Ethnic Eating Update

Eleven of our UU sea(food)farers navigated to Port Edward Restaurant to enjoy the cuisine of Bermuda. We sat in a room with a boat floating in the middle and enjoyed the food as the wine flowed like, well, wine. If you enjoy seafood as well as appreciate a novel setting, I highly recommend Port Edward in Algonquin.  Our next opportunity to dine will be on April 14th at 2:30 pm at the Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen at 410 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL.…

Marwood UU Youth Camp Registration is OPEN for 2024

Midwest Unitarian Universalist Youth Camp (MUUYC) is affectionately known as Marwood. We are a not-for-profit camp for youth that meets for one week each summer. Campers entering 7th grade in the fall are invited to attend Marwood Jr. High Camp for 4 consecutive years followed by 3 additional years at Marwood Compass Camp, keeping campers connected all the way through their high school years. Marwood is staffed by 17 volunteer counselors that combined have over 260+ years of experience at this…

Stewardship Weekly Update

We are so excited to share the latest update on our  Stewardship campaign  Growing the Dream. Today we have reached 48% of our optimistic goal of $225,000 in pledges.  Thank you to all who have turned in their pledges this year!  We appreciate your generosity. We still have a ways to go to reach our goal and we need everyone to contribute. We need all pledges complete by March 24 so the finance team can create a budget for the new…

Bulletin Board Email List and Board Minutes

Did you know the Board of Trustees’ minutes are posted on our website www.UUCE.org under News > Church Business. Take a look and see all the hard work our Board has taken on for us this past fiscal year. And thank you, Todd Underwood, for posting the minutes on our website. Also, did you know we have a Bulletin Board Email list? Participation in the UUCE’s e-mail list, also known as the Bulletin Board email list, bb@uuce.org is used for…

Prospective / New Member Class

Our next class for prospective/new members will be held on Sunday, April 28th at 12:00pm for anyone interested in learning more about our church.  During the class, we’ll share the history of Unitarian Universalism – both as a religious tradition and our local church’s past, how our church operates, and what it means to be a “member”.  This class is open to all – whether you’ve visited once or been a member for many years!  If you are interested in attending, please email Stephen.Day@uuce.org so…

Easter Egg Hunt Planned, Volunteers Needed

Paul Higginbotham and Brenda Link are co-chairing an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23rd. We will have the Easter Bunny visiting and there will be a photo opportunity available for folks to take pictures of their littles with the BUNNY!  We are asking for church members to volunteer from 9 am-noon to help with a UUCE information table and a kids art table.  Please let Paul Higgenbotham or Brenda Link know if able to help or need more information.

Stewardship Weekly Update

The annual Stewardship campaign Growing the Dream is going strong to reach our optimistic goal that includes a budget for a quarter time minister. We still have a ways to go though and we need everyone to contribute. We need all pledges complete by March 24. This year we are facing a deficit. For our church to maintain current levels of functioning we need to raise $200,000 this year through our Stewardship campaign. That comes out to an average of $3175.00 per…

Check out RaiseRight (formerly ShopWithScrip) 

RaiseRight (formerly ShopWithScrip) is being revived for UUCE!  If you’re not familiar with this fundraising platform, RaiseRight works within our capitalist marketplace to benefit schools, churches and other non-profit organizations through donations from national brands.  RaiseRight sells gift cards to pay for your everyday shopping and spending year-round. It provides UUCE with a 1% to 14% donation as soon as you purchase the gift cards, and gift cards never expire. Our program includes over 450 brands where you may already…

This Week in Religious Education

On Sunday, March 10, the Littles will meet at their usual time. Their topic will be “Stuff Happens.” The Youth will go directly to the Couch Room at 10:30 and spend all their time planning their upcoming Youth Led Sunday (April 14). Hoping for full attendance!  Susan Goldberg, Religious Education Coordinator

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