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From CASA Kane County

To Our CASA Supporters & Friends This time of year, as plants grow and multiply, gives one a renewed and positive outlook. Even plants need sunshine, water, and care to grow strong an tall. Our children also need support, especially our most vulnerable children in foster care. I am so proud of our team, leadership, and the wonderful CASA/GAL volunteers that give so much of their time, care, and oversight to the children that we serve. In this Voice edition,…

UUCE PADS Lunch Group New Coordinator

Hello! I’m pleased to announce that I’m the new coordinator for the UUCE PADS Lunch Group! PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) of Elgin aims first to meet the basic needs of homeless individuals, then provide case management. The shelter provides a safe place to sleep, meals, showers, laundry facilities and personal hygiene products. Last year PADS provided 13,611 nights of shelter and 38,111 meals to 302 men, women and children. Please consider signing up to make, deliver and/or serve one…

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection June 27, 9:00 to 9:30 AM

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection is this Sunday, June 27, 9:00 to 9:30 AM, 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 is taken to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora. Thank you for recycling. Mary Alice

From the Church Office

Earlier this week I once again had the opportunity to attend the Association of UU Administrators (AUUA) Professional Days, this year it was held online. 120 Administrator joined in from Canada, the US and Mexico. It was a wonderful experience. Pro Days always reminds me how important it is for both staff and volunteers to keep in mind our Covenant when doing our important work. Here it is: At UUCE we covenant to: Nurture the spirit Grow in relationship Serve…

Upcoming Events Offered by the UUA MidAmerica Region

UU History Renaissance Module Date & time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST 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, 12 – 2pm CST. The module will be led by Arran Liddel and Kirsten Hunter. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee for this 6-session module is $300, payable on a sliding scale according…

Join the Book Group

The Book Group has been meeting once a month continuously since 1993 to discuss a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction. As the pandemic eases, the group is returning to meeting in a member’s home, where they host a potluck lunch. Each book is selected by the entire group, and membership is open to all members and friends of UUCE who enjoy a good book. For our June 28 meeting we’re reading “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The…

Upcoming Events Offered by the UUA MidAmerica Region

UU History Renaissance Module Date & time: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST The UU History Renaissance module will be offered in an online format on Wednesdays July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4 and 11 at 12 – 2pm CST. The module will be led by Arran Liddel and Kirsten Hunter. Registration is limited to 15 participants and the fee for this 6-session module is $300, payable on a sliding scale according to availability…
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Community Crisis Center

The Share the Plate recipient for the month of June is: The Community Crisis Center The Gretchen S. Vapnar Community Crisis Center was founded in 1975 to meet the needs of individuals and families in crisis. Employees provide comprehensive services to individuals and families suffering due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or economic difficulties. The mission of the Community Crisis Center is to provide Safety, Hope, Advocacy, Respite, and Education for those impacted by crisis and violence in Illinois. Visit…

A Note from the Church Office

Dear members and friends, I will be out of the office June 10 – June 15. If you have anything to submit for the June 11 newsletter, please send it to me no later than end of the day  Tuesday, June 8.  While I am out of the office, the church phone will be forwarded to Rev. Leland.  Thank you. Mila Brinker, Interim Administrator 847-888-0668Office Hours: Wednesday – Friday 10am – 2pm,  Sunday – 10am – 12pm

May Board Update

In Attendance : Tom Lesiewicz, Kevin Sweeney, Erica Lavine, Steve Stultz , Elizabeth Olson, Jamie Yucuis, Rev. Leland New Business Request for Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Endorsement Elizabeth will be reaching out to the requestor to get more details and provide guidance. Ongoing Business Fundraising We discussed some ideas on how to fundraise to ease our budget crunch. Tom has reached out to the Grand Victoria Foundation to get help with fundraising and writing grant requests. Annual Meeting…

Upcoming Events Offered by the UUA MidAmerica Region

Small Congregation Check-In Date & time: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm EDT A time for leaders of small congregations in the MidAmerica Region and elsewhere to check-in about the challenges UU religious communities are encountering as we respond to the Coronavirus outbreak. This is part of a twice monthly connection opportunity. Please register for each date you wish to attend. For more information and registration: Small Congregation Check-In May 27 Congregational Leaders Check-In Date & time:…

PADS Lunch May Signup, Looking for New Scheduling Volunteer

I will be creating the June schedule for PADS lunches and am still looking for someone to take over the scheduling task for UUCE. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested. The time commitment for creating the schedule is minimal and does not require that you provide any lunches. Also, PADS has requested that we provide lunch on Memorial Day 5/31 if possible. I have updated the signup to include this additional date. This might be a good opportunity…