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October Board Update

Visit our Board of Trustees page to meet our current BOT leadership. New Business Statements of Support We discussed the efforts it would take to have a public statement of support for political things (such as the Fair Tax Act), and it was not something we were able to do for this election. Political Discussion Group We discussed creating a separate group (on Facebook or elsewhere) for civil political discussion. If this is done, it will be as a “social”…
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Elgin CROP Walk

This month’s Share the Plate recipient is: Elgin CROP Walk Hunger is one of the greatest injustices facing our world, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Ending hunger is possible, and it is possible in our lifetime. You can help make it happen! For nearly half a century, CROP Hunger Walks have ensured that more people worldwide have access to nutritious sustainable food sources. Stand with neighbors in our community who rely on food assistance programs. Partner with…

Fall Music Sunday

We’re still on Zoom every Sunday, but our plans for Fall Music Sunday are going ahead! It’s scheduled for November 15th this year, which gives us plenty of time to plan and prepare for this virtual concert. If you want to participate you have two options: Record a video of yourself performing your song and submit it by November 11th Perform your son live on Zoom during the service. There will be a rehearsal/sound check on November 15th before the…

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…

Building Policy

For everyone’s health and safety, the UUCE building is closed to the public. Employees and leaders who have a key to the building are permitted to enter given they abide by the following rules. All members, employees, and visitors entering UUCE must sign in at the visitor table outside the church offices. Face masks covering your nose and mouth are required for all inside the building. If you forgot your mask, disposable masks are available at the sign in table.…
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Minister’s Discretionary Fund

This month’s Share the Plate Recipient is: The Minister’s Discretionary Fund The is a special fund here at UUCE that is used to support our members and friends who are facing emergency financial need. It’s a separate checking account that the minister uses at their discretion to provide confidential assistance. Records are kept of all the money that’s given out, but those records remain anonymous to assure confidentiality. Contributions to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund are accepted periodically to replenish the…

August Board Update

Visit our Board of Trustees page to meet the current BOT Leadership. Board Business Reopening the Building The Board reviewed the Executive Team’s procedures for reopening the building to small groups. The Board unanimously voted to allow the building to reopen to small groups based on the procedures. Survey Results This past month, the Board sent out a survey to UUCE members to measure the community comfort with reopening the building, or resuming some amount of activities in person. The…
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UU Prison Ministry of IL

This month’s Share the Plate recipient is: The UU Prison Ministry of Illinois UUMPI is dedicated to addressing the gross injustices in our criminal justice system: mass incarceration, dehumanizing treatment, lack of restorative justice, and barriers to housing and employment for inmates upon release. They focus on two main functions: Working with those who are victims of the system while they are in prison, and after release. Leading the advocacy effort to change the broken system itself. UUMPI’s most recent…
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Elgin Cooperative Ministry

This month’s Share the Plate recipient is: Elgin Cooperative Ministry As persons of many faiths, we are united by our call to care for the holistic well-being of our neighbors. Elgin Cooperative Ministry The Elgin Cooperative Ministry is a coalition of religious and secular organizations in Elgin, focused on serving the community and relieving food insecurity. Its member organizations include the All People’s Interfaith Food Pantry and the Community Crisis Center, both of which we support with donations of goods.…
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PADS of Elgin

This month’s Share the Plate recipient is: PADS of Elgin Public Action to Deliver Shelter, or PADS, works to provide support and shelter to homeless families and individuals in Elgin. They provide a safe place for people to sleep, eat, shower, and do laundry, providing all the necessary beds, food, hygiene products, and laundry detergent. They also help individuals create an action plan by identifying barriers which led to homelessness and ways to overcome them. Each year, PADS of Elgin…
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CASA Kane County

This month’s Share the Plate recipient is: CASA Kane County Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kane County is a nonprofit volunteer organization that has been advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system since 1988. CASA Kane County recruits, trains, and supervises community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates and Guardians ad Litem for children who are in court due to abuse, neglect, or private guardianship. CASA Kane County serves over…
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Boys & Girls Club of Elgin

This month’s Share the Plate recipient is: The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. They provide a safe and enriching environment for children to gather, get assistance, seek mentorship, and find inspiration. With the help of professional mentors and support from community members, the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin helps children build the skills and…