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Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” The seven Principles and six Sources of the Unitarian Universalist Association…

This Sunday in Religious Education (RE)

In honor of Earth Day, our two Religious Education classes will join together in a service project on the church lawns, picking up sticks and twigs. Dress for the weather and prepare to have some outdoor fun! Susan Goldberg, Religious Education Coordinator

Growing the Dream Stewardship Campaign Wrap Up

The Stewardship Team has reached out to the remaining folks and we have not had much response and time is of the essence in our budget planning for the new year. We had an optimistic goal of $225,000 and a break even goal of $200,000.  We did great but not enough to get to our goals.  The total is $151,462.  We have 66 pledges.  Most folks increased their pledge (40) and we are so appreciative of this!  A few folks…

New Titles in the Church Library

Stop by the library to review some of the new books recently added to our library collection: Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn “Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition)” by Jon Kabat-Zinn, delves into the practice of mindfulness to navigate stress, pain, and illness. Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, applies mindfulness meditation to stress reduction and presents practical techniques to harness the innate wisdom…

Ethnic Eating Update

Fifteen hungry UUers went to A Taste of the Himalayas in St. Charles to enjoy the cuisine of Bhutan and I’m fairly sure that everyone was glad they did. The food was tasty and we had an entire room to enjoy fellowship with one another. My only regret was I couldn’t be part of all the different conversations going on around me. There was a relative quiet when the food arrived. I highly recommend this restaurant if you get a…

The Grandmother of all Potlucks: Save the Date!

The Revitalization Team invites you to potluck with us in honor of Mother’s Day, the next generation!  Last year’s dinner was such a success, we decided to do it again. This year’s event will be held at the church the evening of Saturday, May 11th.  While it’s certainly not required, we encourage you to bring a recipe that is tradition in your family.  Maybe something passed down through the generations?   Either way, please save the date and plan to spend…

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The UUA is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States. Our faith is diverse and inclusive and the UUA’s 1000+ member congregations are committed to Seven Principles that hold closely the worth and dignity of each person as sacred, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs.

Walks in the Woods

All are welcome to experience these free guided walks to see spring ephemeral wildflowers in bloom. Each walk is led by a naturalist familiar with that nature preserve.Don’t miss these fleeting floral wonders! Mary Alice Masonick
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4th Quarter Share the Plate

  Beginning April 1, 2024 our Share the Plate recipient will be Centro de Informacion, with offices in Elgin, Carpentersville, and Hanover Park.  Centro is in the National Immigration Legal Services Directory and was awarded a grant from the State of Illinois this year to serve the burgeoning number of Spanish speaking immigrants overflowing the greater Chicagoland area.        All of Centro’s staff are bilingual (Spanish/English).  The agency provides assistance with over a dozen legal immigration issues.  In…

CAUUC Spring Conference

The Chicago Area UU Council will be holding its spring conference on Saturday, April 13th at the Unitarian Church of Evanston and via Zoom. The conference theme is: “Welcoming Congregation Renewal—The Work of Welcome is Never Done” The conference will include education, advocacy/allyship, and action components in support of our focus: improving how welcoming and inclusive we, as UUs and UU congregations, are to people that identify as transgender or non-binary. We are looking to elevate those voices and create…

From the Church Office

Dear friends, I will be taking the week of April 7th off, returning to work on Sunday April 14th. The church office will be closed at this time. If you have an emergency, please email the Executive Team ET@uuce.org or the Board of Trustees BoT@uuce.org There will be no Unichord Update sent out on Friday April 12th. Please visit our website www.uuce.org for all Upcoming Events, News Announcements and Upcoming Services. I will reply to your emails as soon as…