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PADS Lunch Signup for September

Thank you to all who volunteered to provide lunches for PADS, the homeless shelter in Elgin, in August. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for September, where there are two vacant volunteer opportunities. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads2

This Sunday’s Service

To lift our spirits, we are planning an outdoor event as a test case with the hope of having additional gatherings more regularly. The Executive Team (ET) has worked with the Worship Team to plan an on-site, in-person, outdoor event on the original reopening date of September 12th. 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…
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UUANI

The Share the Plate recipient for September is: Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois UUANI provides Unitarian Universalists across Illinois with advocacy and legislative leadership to effectively build community and power to promote justice and a healthy planet.  We bring social justice into the heart of the spiritual life of congregations and develop ways for church communities to live the UU principles. We help bridge communities and congregations and align spirituality with tangible actions to affect change.

Outdoor Event September 12th

Dear friends,  To lift our spirits, we are planning an outdoor event as a test case with the hope of having additional gatherings more regularly. The Executive Team (ET) has worked with the Worship Team to plan an on-site, in-person, outdoor event on the original reopening date of September 12th. 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.…

UUCE Book Group September 27, 1:00PM

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. Join us on the last Monday of each month at 1:00; on September 27 we…

Reopening Update

This Isn’t What We Hoped For UUCE leadership gathered on August 20th to review our reopening plans. Discussion began with a review of the troubling virus trends locally as well as new UUA guidance on gathering that coincidentally became available that day. After much discussion and review of all the information available to us, the group sadly but unanimously voted to delay our reopening for in-person services due to multiple COVID concerns. These concerns include: The trend of local infection…

PADS Signup for September

Thank you to all who volunteered to provide lunches for the homeless shelter in Elgin in August. Here is the link to the PADS Signup for September. Note: there are now 25 PADS guests, including two children. Get in Contact Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions.

August Signup Schedule for Elgin PADS

Following is the link to the August signup schedule for Elgin PADS Monday lunches. There is one opening left, on Monday, August 30.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054AABA82CA4FC1-pads1Contact Dotty Carringi for meal ideas or other questions, dotster2@comcast.net.

Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection

The Fourth Sunday Styrofoam Collection will be Sunday, August 22, 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

How to Be a Safe Adult with Youth Webinar

Event format: Online Date & time: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm EDT Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT Type of event: Training Sponsor: UUA Congregational Life Staff Group Congregations of all sizes ask how to support youth in being involved in all areas of congregational life and leadership. Foundational to this is having adults in leadership understand how to be a safe adult with youth. What are appropriate personal topics to share with youth? What should you do if…

Did you know…?

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…

Reopening Update

The Executive Team (ET) continues to plan for reopening our church and is pleased to share this update. We met with the Board of Trustees (BoT) on July 18 and reviewed our reopening checklist. The checklist details policy decisions that need to be made as well as tasks that should be completed prior to reopening.  Several key decisions were made, and the BoT is working on a policy statement specifying at a high level how we will move forward regarding masking, distancing, and other safety issues.  We expect to have a follow up meeting soon…