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Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection will be on Sunday, October 24th 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 Prius(es) with the open hatchback(s). Styrofoam peanuts are NOT 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

PADS Signup for November

Dear Friends, Thank you to all who volunteered in October to provide lunches for PADS, the homeless shelter in Elgin. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for November where you may choose your desired level of participation. Feel free to contact me with questions. Thank you. Dotty Carringi, UUCE PADS Coordinator dotster2@comcast.net847-502-4835 “Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads4

Reopening Postponed

We’re committed to a reopening that honors our UU Principles and is safe for all: young, old, healthy, immunocompromised, vaccinated, and those who cannot get vaccinated yet or at all. Because of this, we are postponing our reopening until the cases for school-aged children meet our metric goals again. School-Age COVID Cases UUCE has three metrics for determining reopening. Two of our metric goals are being met, but in order to reopen, school-age cases need to have a two-week downward…

We’re all Booked for October. Yay!

Dear Friends, Although we are all booked up for October, will you consider supplying one of the three courses, either main dish, vegetable or fruit/dessert for November? Here’s a testimonial from a monthly contributor: “Helping PADS is an easy way to give back to the community, since UUCE and our volunteers have already established a relationship. Even when we’re not able to serve the meals because of COVID, the staff is very grateful for our home-cooked dishes. I make the same…

Good News — Please Read! In-Person Reopening Celebration Service Planned for Sunday, October 17

We are excited to announce that reopening is near! Wednesday evening the Reopening Team met and determined that COVID-19 metrics are in alignment to reopen the church. While Kane County and surrounding areas still carry “high” COVID risk levels, key metrics have been declining for several weeks and it appears that we can carefully begin to meet in person again. October 17th has been chosen as our first in-person service date since the pandemic shut us down. Please note this is subject to change if metrics move in the wrong direction. Aptly, this service…
Copper collection plate on a wooden table

YWCA of Elgin

The Share the Plate recipient for the month of October is the YWCA of Elgin Every year we work together to support the mission of the YWCA of Elgin by collecting funds and participating in their “Giving Tree” Program. YWCA Mission YWCA Elgin is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.We will get a head start this season by collecting funds in October and starting our Secret Santa shopping in November. We do…

PADS Signup for October

Thank you to all who volunteered to provide lunches for PADS, the homeless shelter in Elgin, in September. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for October. Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835“Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin PADS

Another Outdoor Event Planned for Sunday, September 19th with In-Person Religious Education (RE)

Last Sunday’s outdoor event test case went very well so we are planning another outdoor/zoom hybrid service for this Sunday September 19th.  We learned a lot and will make a few adjustments which includes moving back a bit into the shade of some tree. The building will still be closed at this time. We invite those in the congregation who are interested to bring chairs and watch the Zoom service outdoors with masks and social distancing. This will be held during the regular Zoom service time. If you’ve been eager to meet…

PADS Signup for September

Dear Friends, There is still one vacant volunteer opportunity for next Monday, Sept. 20. Will you consider supplying one of the three courses: either main dish (and starch) or vegetable or fruit/dessert? Below is the link to the PADS Signup for September, where you can choose which one you’d like to offer. Feel free to contact me with questions. And remember, UUCE can reimburse you. Thank you so much! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads2 Dotty CarringiUUCE PADS Coordinator847-502-4835“Homeless Doesn’t Have To Mean Hopeless” — Elgin…

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection will be on Sunday, September 26, 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! Note: Please try to reduce your use of Styrofoam. More…

UU Virtual Retreat Event, Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion

Virtual Retreat Event Sat. Sept. 25th at 1 pm. Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion with featured speaker Alex Kapitan.    What does it mean to be a men’s group, woman’s group, community or congregation that affirms and embraces gender diversity? As Unitarians honor their commitment to practice “welcoming all,” it’s important to engage in what this practice calls on us to do. Alex Kapitan, a trans and non-binary UU leader, who has served as a consultant for Unity Temple on this topic,…