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How to Be a Safe Adult with Youth Webinar

Event format: Online Date & time: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT Type of event: Training Sponsor: UUA Congregational Life Staff Group Congregations of all sizes ask how to support youth in being involved in all areas of congregational life and leadership. Foundational to this is having adults in leadership understand how to be a safe adult with youth. What are appropriate personal topics to share with youth? What should you do if…

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…

Let’s Have Enough of Everything Essential for Everyone

There’s talk in Congress and in business of shortening the work week from five days to four. Apparently, this is made both possible and necessary by automation, and robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI). As machines replace more and more jobs, the wealth the new system produces must fund whole new methods for supporting human life. We cannot just let the billionaires keep it all, can we? A shorter work week is a start in this direction. It seems that the…

Reopening Update

The Executive Team (ET) continues to plan for reopening our church and is pleased to share this update. We met with the Board of Trustees (BoT) on July 18 and reviewed our reopening checklist. The checklist details policy decisions that need to be made as well as tasks that should be completed prior to reopening.  Several key decisions were made, and the BoT is working on a policy statement specifying at a high level how we will move forward regarding masking, distancing, and other safety issues.  We expect to have a follow up meeting soon…

PADS Lunch Signup for August

Following is the link to the August signup schedule for Elgin PADS Monday lunches. There are still 2 openings for the month. Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions, dotster2@comcast.net.

PADS Lunch Signup for August

Following is the link to the August signup schedule for Elgin PADS Monday lunches. There are still 4 openings for the month. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads1 Here’s an endorsement from Joe, one of the former PADS guests: “Monday afternoon lunch was a home prepared meal and it made me feel like I was sitting at a counter in my own house. Thank you for bringing the lunch and your smiles.” Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions, dotster2@comcast.net.
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The Boys and Girls Club of America

The Share the Plate recipient for the month of August is: The Boys and Girls Club of America Help get a kid’s great future started today! Boys & Girls Clubs keep kids safe by providing a positive environment where they can learn, play, and grow. Donate today to help get more kids on the road to a greater future! Imagine a place where who you are, where you’re from or the circumstances that surround you don’t determine your access to experiences…

Wordplay is Good Fun and Good for You

Here is another nifty online service, Wordsmith.org. This newsletter is the brainchild of Anu Garg, a (subcontinent) Indian, who has been awarded U.S. citizenship. Part of the Wordsmith array is the A Word A Day. If you like words and learning, or want to build your vocab, this site is for you. Here is a recent email, dealing with words that mean nothing at all close to its component word parts. Misericord has nothing to do with misers, or misery…

Oaktober Celebration at UUCE Thursday, October 28

Renowned speaker and eco champion Ed Collins is scheduled to speak at UUCE on the history and importance of oaks in the national landscape and even the world landscape. Ed is the Director of Land Preservation & Natural Resources for the McHenry County Conservation District. He is a dynamic speaker and presented at a UUCE Sunday service several years ago. This free event is on Thursday,  Oct. 28th, @ 7 p.m. and is hosted by the Wild Ones of Greater Kane County. Any…

First Light Meditations

A well-regarded meditative resource has come to my attention, and I want to share it with you.  All Souls New York City is one of our most successful and prestigious churches.  It was co-led for years by Rev. Forrest Church (son of Senator Frank Church) and Rev. John Buehrens (two term President of the UUA).  They co-wrote the popular A Chosen Faith:  An introduction to Unitarian Universalism.   All Souls NYC is now led by Rev. Galen Guengerich, and this is his creation,…

PADS UUCE August Signup Schedule

A big THANK YOU to all who signed up in July. The PADS staff and guests are very grateful for your support of meal donations. Following is the link to the UUCE August signup schedule for Elgin PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) Monday lunches. Note, there are five Mondays in August. Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions, and thank you for considering helping with our PADS effort. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads1 PADS Lunch Signup for AugustHello! Welcome to the…

Unitarian Universalist for Social Justice

Summer Quarterly Meeting Sunday, August 29, 2021—2 to 5 p.m.—Via Zoom Meeting ID:  873 5722 4554 Passcode:   436162To participate via phone call 1-312-626-6799 Program—2 to 3:25 p.m.  “”A Comprehensive Overview of Justice Reform since the beginning of 2020” Evan Freund, Chair of our Interfaith Criminal Justice Task Force, will be the presenter.  Presentation will include: 1. The law eliminating money bond in Illinois 2. The progress of the CPD consent decree that IFCJTF advocated for 3. The New State law regulating the use of force by…

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