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The UUCE Book Group Marks 30 Years!

In 2002 Alice Macy, the founder of the group, wrote in the Unichord: “The UUCE Book Group will celebrate ten years of meeting on a regular basis, and during that time we’ve read and discussed 85 books…but it’s about much more than books—it’s about friendship and mutual support, camaraderie and laughter, sharing ideas and experiences.” This year is the 30th anniversary of the Book Group which has met continually since 1992, and we’ve read dozens more, perhaps three times more.…

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Email List Rules As outlined in our Electronic Communications policies periodically we are to publish the email list rules.  They are below.  Participation in the UUCE’s e-mail lists is a privilege and not a right.  The UUCE Executive Team reserves the right to suspend participants from lists who violate the below standards and rules.  These rules will be communicated to all participants by the List Manager.  Participants must be a member or friend of UUCE.  [A friend of the church…

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Our Mission and Vision At UUCE we covenant to:  Nurture the spirit  Grow in relationship  Serve with love and compassion   To nurture the spirit, the people of UUCE, across the lifespan:    Find inspiration and challenge for lives of connection, integrity and transcendence.    Articulate and live our Unitarian Universalist values and beliefs.  To grow in relationship, the people of UUCE, across the lifespan:    Develop deep, broad, healthy relationships.   Connect across difference with authenticity and integrity.  …

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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…

Have You Heard of AMUUSE?

Mary Harlos suggested we share this Did You Know… Did you know AMUUSE, is a singles group for Midwest Unitarian Universalists and friends? They have weekend camps and summer camps away during normal times but right now they have zoom programs. Mary says it is easy to get on their mailing list and then have access to all their events. Mary has found them to be warm and welcoming, a nice way for singles to expand friendships! Visit their website…

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To vote at our annual meeting in May, our bi-laws state you must be “an active voting member”. An active voting member of the church is any member who has reached the age of sixteen years and has made an unrestricted contribution of not less than $100.00 to the general operating fund, for which no goods or services were provided (hereafter “unrestricted contribution”), during the first eleven months of the twelve months preceding the annual meeting, except that the minimum…

What is Scrip?

Did you know we have a year-round gift card fundraiser called Scrip? Every gift card you order or reload will give the church a portion of that sales price. “Starbucks gives UUCE 7% of all my spending since I reload my card through Scrip.” Jamie Yucuis If you would like to participate, all you need to do is download the RaiseRight app onto your smartphone. Using the app allows you to select from any of the 250+ vendors that will…

UUCE is on Facebook?

Did you know that UUCE has two completely different areas on Facebook? UUCE Facebook Page The Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin has a Facebook page, which is the public face of our organization. This is where staff and volunteers post information geared toward visitors, potential members, and our wider Elgin community. Each week, the Worship Team posts an event for the upcoming Sunday’s service in an effort to keep our services welcoming and available to the public while we meet…