Church Business

UUCE’s main leadership comes from the Board of Trustees, and the policies set down by the Board are put into practice by the Executive Team. To foster open communication and accountability, UUCE’s leadership posts regular updates so congregants know what’s being discussed and implemented in our church. Visit the Church Leadership page to learn more about UUCE’s Leadership.

 Fundraising Open House

Fundraising Open House Sunday September 17th 12-2:00pm Please bring your fundraising ideas to this all-church brainstorming session, we will be meeting in the Sanctuary. We are looking for proven fundraising ideas to help solve our income problem! Contact with any questions.  Thank you! Krista Wagner President, Board of Trustees Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin

From the Church Office

Next week’s Unichord newsletter deadline is Tuesday August 8th. I’ll be taking a few days off and preparing the newsletter a bit earlier. The church office will be closed Thursday August 10th – Tuesday August 15th. Mila Brinker, church administrator

From the Board of Trustees

Hello all, As my term as the President of the Board of Trustees ends, I want to take a bit of time to reflect on the 2022-2023 church year. One of the biggest threads that I see running throughout the year is increased communication, both within the church and with our friends and neighbors outside of UUCE. The Board and Executive Team each had a representative attend the other team’s meetings, and, speaking for the Board, this greatly increased our…

Very Important Request from ET

Dear Members and Friends of UUCE: As part of our shared ministry at UUCE, we value a healthy and active religious education program. We, on the Executive Team, believe that the vitality of our RE Program is crucial to our success as a religious community. We hope you share that perspective! We are currently involved in a search for a new Religious Education Coordinator. Our goal is to have someone in that role for the upcoming church year. The formation…

From the Church Office

Dear friends, The church office will be closed Sunday, June 25 – Thursday, June 29. 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

BOT Meeting Approved Minutes 4/23/23

BOT Meeting 4/23/23 Present: Erica Levine, Henry Fixemer, Krista Wagner, Kevin Sweeney, Tom Lesiewicz, Mila Brinker Absent: Steve Stultz Meeting started: 1:15 Check in with everyone. Centering – Mila New Business Approval of 2/26/23 Meeting Minutes – Approval, but add last names. Approval of 3/26/23 Meeting Minutes – Approved; last names Discussion of the Draft Budget and financial reports – Had the budget open house today; Kevin shared updates Supplemental meeting – 4/30 after church Discussion of proposed Bylaws Changes…

UUCE Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting is this Sunday, May 21st, after church, in the sanctuary. At this meeting church members vote on the budget, new board members and any bylaw changes. A quorum is required.

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes 1/29/23 & 2/12/23

BOT Meeting 1/29/23 & 2/12/23 Present: Erica, Krista, Steve, Tom, Henry Check in – Centering – Krista ET – Previous employee news Kevin Sweeney / ET – Finance Share the Plate change – Discussed streamlining the process Worship Team’s budget for guest speakers – Will discuss Feb. 12th Part-time minister option – February 12th Treasurer position – Discussed the transition to new treasurer 11/26/2022 Minutes Approved The rest will be covered in the February 12th, 2023, meeting: · Strategy/Next Steps/Council…

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes March 2022

Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin   March 27th, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes  Present: Steve Stultz, Erica Lavine, Jamie Yucuis, Thomas Lesiewicz, Mila Brinker (ET representative)  Absent: Rowan Fixemer  The meeting was called to order at 11:45 am.  New Business   Mike Murschel discussion – Mike was referred as a potential person to provide potential pastoral care and weddings/funeral services.  We discussed what the services and cost structure would be.    The meeting minutes from Feb 27 were unanimously approved.  Employee Handbook –…

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…

One Step at a Time: A Message from the Reopening Team

Many folks have expressed concerns about our reopening process. Some ask why we are not moving more quickly, and some are concerned that we should be more cautiousness. Please know we hear you and care. Where we are: We are open for in-person services. Hooray for that big step! Again, we say we are delighted to see you and be with you again. We continue to offer virtual services on Zoom and strive to improve through enhanced streaming. We feel…