Church Social Life

Ethnic Eating Update

People apparently enjoy island time. Twenty-six folks enjoyed the food and fellowship Saturday night at Mariscos El Charco. If you didn’t get to go with the group, I would highly recommend this local Elgin jewel. It was delicious and the portions plentiful. I’m still eating part of mine. Now let’s turn our attention to February. On the 19th of next month, we will be dining at 5:00pm at Tango Sur at 3763 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago. For those of…

February Ethnic Eating

When you read this, we may not have visited our January restaurant, but it’s never too soon to think about eating – especially when the eating is in the country of Argentina. Yes, for February, we will be visiting an Argentine steakhouse with an Argentine chef who prepares authentic Argentine dishes. The menu will be varied enough to include non-steak eaters if that thought had crossed your mind. So put a pin in your calendars for Sunday, February 19th and…

Hygge Hangout

The Revitalization Team will be hosting a Hygge Hangout in Fellowship Hall on Friday, January 13, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  More information on what “hygge” is can be found in the last paragraph taken from a sermon that Stephen Day gave around this time last year.  In the spirit of hygge, we are keeping this simple.  We will provide warm lighting, tea and hot cocoa, and a few hygge activities such as small coloring or crafting materials.  Please feel…

Ethnic Eating December and January Restaurant Choices (and group photo)

Last Saturday, 12 hearty adventurers braved the wintry weather to sample the cuisine of Albania including various versions of the burek and other delicacies of the Balkan peninsula. A great time was had by all!  For January, we will be visiting another island country of the Caribbean – Antigua and Barbuda. And we won’t have to go far. We’ll sample the dishes of the sea at Marisco El Charco at 302 S. McLean Blvd, Suite G, Elgin, IL at 5 pm on…

Gift Wrapping Social

Don’t wrap your seasonal gifts at home alone! You are invited to a gift wrapping event hosted by the Revitalization Team on 12/17 from 2-4pm. Bring your unwrapped gifts and wrapping supplies,  join with other members, and wrap your gifts in a  holiday  atmosphere in Fellowship Hall!

Ethnic Eating December Update

Put away your flowered shirts and the pool toys, our trip to the Caribbean is over. However, I think the 11 folks who went enjoyed the flavors and the community.  That brings us to December’s selection. As I previously said, I found a restaurant with foods of Albania. However, I also found the date I had proposed conflicted with some scheduled activities of some members, so we will now be attending Cafe Beograd on Saturday, December 3rd at 5 pm.…

Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck

November 19, 2022 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Before the craziness of the holidays begin, we came together for a low-key community potluck. There were no rules about who should bring what – everyone just brought whatever they wanted to. Lots of fellowship was had by all.

Ethnic Eating

Only 3 years in the making, the Ethnic Eating group finally made it to the Mercat a la Planxa restaurant to try Catalon cuisine. It was worth the wait! Tapas and paella and tons of flavor made for an enjoyable evening. If you were unable to go with the group, I’d highly recommend it to go on your own.  Now to news of October’s dining opportunity. For October,  the country is Angola, located on the west coast of southern Africa.…

Ethnic Eating

The third installment of Ethnic Eating will take us to Anguilla, a lovely Caribbean island paradise. The local restaurant I have found offering Caribbean cuisine is actually Bahama Breeze on Golf Road in Schaumburg. We will be going at 5 pm on Saturday, November 12th. Again, please indicate your interest @ dwhislip@gmail.com as early as possible so I can secure the reservation. Thanks in advance. Peace,Dan dwhislip@gmail.com847-243-3820

UUCE Campout – fun had by all!

Thanks to all who joined us for the July Bonfire and campout! It was great to see everyone and catch up. Please join the Revitalization Team at our next event: https://uuce.org/events/fox-river-trail-walk-in-down-town-elgin/