Past Events

Youth and Adult D&D

The youth will be meeting in third floor couch room, the adults will be meeting in Fellowship Hall.

Religious Education (RE) Sunday

We’ll plan to have RE on the following dates (and for those of you involved in D&D, we’ll plan to have games on the following dates as well): Jan 22nd Feb 5th Feb 19th Mar 5th Mar 19th Apr 2nd Apr 16th Apr 30th May 14th May 28th June 4th (this will be our last day before a summer break) We will continue to have our 2 age groups: 11 and under and 12 and up. As ever, if you have…

Elgin Pride 2023

UUCE is proud to support Elgin’s first ever Pride parade and festival on Saturday, June 3, 2023. Elgin Pride 2023 is an all-ages, family-friendly parade and festival celebrating decades of LGBTQIA+ activism and organizing for equal rights. There will be food, music, vendors, and activities in downtown Elgin’s Festival Park. The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and has a half mile route. The festival will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For more information, including parade information and the ability…

Alice Macy Book Group

The Book Group has been meeting once a month continually since 1992 to discuss a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction. As the pandemic eases, the group meets 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 12:00 for a potluck lunch and…

Ethnic Eating

 We are dining at SCHNELL’S BRAUHAUS at 45 Slade Street, Palatine IL RSVP to if you would like to join us.

Annual Meeting/Sanctuary

The Annual Meeting is held each year in May, at this meeting church members vote on the budget, new board members and any bylaw changes. A quorum is required.

Prairie Voices Rehearsal

Prairie Voices rehearses every Thursday at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. We perform in Sunday Services regularly, so you can hear the wonderful music we make. Contact our Music Director if you’re interested in joining! Learn more about Prairie Voices and our other music programs on our Music page!

Mother’s Day Potluck

The Revitalization Team held a potluck in honor of Mother’s Day at the church the evening of Saturday, May 13th.  While it was certainly not required, many folks brought recipes they remembered from growing up.  Thanks to everyone who showed up and a shared their stories!

Shared Harvest Spring Picnic

UUCE members and friends of the church are invited to attend a Spring Potluck Picnic hosted by Shared Harvest Food Co-op on Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at UUCE. Bring a dish to share, enjoy good food, visit with Shared Harvest owner/members and supporters, and learn about their efforts to open a community-owned organic food co-op in Elgin. Tours of McQueen Station Farm will be available (register at picnic check in). The event will be held largely outdoors but…