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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…

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…

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…

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection is this Sunday, July 25, from 12:00 to 12:30 pm in the church parking lot. Please separate your CLEAN food grade from your packaging foam and put them in the car with the sign for food foam or packaging foam. No Styrofoam peanuts are accepted (take those to UPS store). The Styrofoam collected will be taken to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora. Thank you for recycling. Mary Alice Masonick

Rev. Michael Dowd, July 18th

On July 18th, Rev. Michael Dowd will be our guest.  Since April 2002, Michael and his wife (UU science writer and fellow climate activist Connie Barlow) have traveled North America delivering talks in some 500 UU congregations, summer camps, and minister retreats, as well as for other religious and secular groups.  Their pro-science, pro-future ministry was featured as the cover story of our national membership magazine, UU World, in the spring of 2006. They’ve also been featured in major media throughout…

Reopening Update

The Executive Team (ET) continues to plan for a post-Labor Day return to in-person services. There is much to do before then! Returning to in-person Sunday services is a more challenging aspect of reopening than you might think. In alignment with our UU values of inclusion and Beloved Community, the ET is recommending that our Sunday services be fully accessible for everyone, from our families with young children, to visitors, elders, and the immunocompromised, which means we’ll want to structure our Sunday…

The Statement of Conscience (SOC): Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy

Elizabeth Olson reports The Statement of Conscience (SOC): Undoing Intersectional White Supremacy (PDF) was adopted. The draft version was shared last week. The General Assembly affirmed these “Actions of Immediate Witness” designed to encourage social justice activism this year. Defend and Advocate with Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Communities (PDF) The COVID-19 Pandemic: Justice. Healing. Courage (PDF) Stop Voter Suppression and Partner for Voting Rights and a Multiracial Democracy (PDF) [by clicking on each bullet point separately, you will be able to see the details of…
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Citizens Climate Lobby

The Share the Plate recipient for July is: Citizen’s Climate Lobby At our last Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the Board of Trustees voted to endorse federal legislation H.R. 2307. Thanks to Mary Alice Masonick, a longtime UUCE member and advocate with Citizens Climate Lobby, for her activism, and for sharing this vital work with us. A Climate Change Organization We exist to create the political will for climate change solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the…

Upcoming Events Offered by the UUA MidAmerica Region

1. UU History Renaissance Module  Date & time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT  The UU History Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Wednesdays, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, and August 11, 1 – 3pm EST / 12 – 2pm CST / 11am – 1pm MST / 10am – 12pm PST. The module will be led by Arran Liddel and Kirsten Hunter. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee for this…

Draft Statement of Conscience

Our Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (GA) delegates are Elizabeth Olson and Rev. Leland Bond-Upson, they will be voting Saturday on the Statement of Conscience. The UU General Assembly traditionally is held the Wednesday after Father’s Day, runs for five days and is preceded by staff Professional Days (Pro Days). This is the second year it is being held online. Next year it is scheduled to be held in Portland, Oregon. Draft Statement of Conscience Undoing Systemic White Supremacy: A Call to…