Upcoming Events

Here are all our upcoming events! Click on an event title to read more about the details. You can also sort events by category if you’re looking for something specific. If you’d like to add an event to our calendar, contact us.

Fox River Trail Walk in Elgin

You are invited to join the Revitalization Team on Friday, August 19, at 5:30pm for an out-and-back walk along the Fox River in downtown Elgin. We’ll go from Festival Park to Walton Island and Pioneer Park. 1.5-mile round trip but people can feel free to turn around at any point along the way. Come early and explore the Elgin Farmer’s Market that runs from 3-7pm.RSVP through this event in our Members & Friends Facebook Group, or just show up. Kick…

Sunday Worship Service

Join us at 10:30am every Sunday for a Worship Service filled with inspiration, reflection, music, and community. Everyone is welcome to join us online while we stream our worship through Zoom. If you’re new to our church, visit our New Visitor page to learn more about our services. View our Upcoming Services learn about the topic for this week, as well as the coming weeks.

Buddhist Sangha

Every week, a self-directed group of UUCE members and friends meet (virtually at this time) to explore Buddhist practice and principles. Meetings include time for meditation, as well as discussions of Buddhist related topics. First time guests will be provided a brief orientation to meditation and the evening’s schedule. All are welcome! Interested in Attending? Fill out this form to get more information about how to participate!

4th Sunday Styrofoam Collection

Sunday, August 28, from 11:30am – 12pm Please separate your CLEAN food grade Styrofoam from your packaging Styrofoam and bag as needed.  Styrofoam peanuts are NOT accepted (take to UPS store).  Place your Styrofoam in the Prius with the open hatch in the church parking lot. Joe Masonick will be doing the collection. We’ll drive it to Dart Container Corporation in North Aurora (open 24/7).  Please try to avoid using Styrofoam because its use is not sustainable. Many people manage to avoid…

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 will return 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 12:00 for a potluck…

Executive Team Meeting

The Executive Team meets monthly to manage church business. If you would like to learn more about the Executive Team, visit our Church Leadership page. Meeting attendance is limited to Executive Team members, or by invitation. However, updates about church business can be found on our Blog.

Worship Team Meeting

The members of the Worship Team meet monthly to coordinate and plan the Sunday Services. To learn more about the activities of the Worship Team, visit our Church Leadership page. Meeting attendance is limited to Worship Team members, or by invitation.

Finance Committee Meeting

The members of the Finance Committee meet monthly to review the church financials. To learn more about the activities of the Finance Committee, visit our Church Leadership page. Meeting attendance is limited to Finance Committee members, or by invitation.

Christmas Eve Service

For many, Christmas is a time to share with friends and family. We’ll be doing our part to spread Christmas Cheer this Christmas Eve by gathering to share some carols, Christmas stories, and fellowship with our UUCE family.

PADS Lunch Volunteer Opportunity

Every Monday, UUCE volunteers help to provide lunch at the PADS shelter. New volunteers are always welcome! To learn more and sign up, visit our PADS Lunches page.