Author: Deborah Bond-Upson

Wife of the minister, mother of our four children, UU minister, educator and artist. I also help with media :)

Sunday Service Weather Cancellation?

In the event of a weather advisory the Executive Team will decide whether to hold services.


Notification of the canceling of a service will occur as follows:


An email will be sent out via the UUCE list.


The information will be posted on the website.


The church phone (cell) … read more.

December 2019 Share the Plate

UUANI is the Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois.

UUANI provides UU congregations across Illinois with advocacy and legislative leadership to build community and power to promote justice and a healthy planet.

Your Social Justice Leadership Team has been provided with timely and effective leadership training from … read more.

New Team Promoting Small Groups!

While you weren’t looking, the number of teams/committees in UUCE grew by one.

The Executive Team recently approved the charter for the Small Group Facilitation Team. A lot of words but, essentially Dan and I have volunteered to help form new groups and affiliations; to assist … read more.

All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry Needs

The All Peoples Interfaith Food Pantry which UUCE supports has asked if we can help with the following items. They are frequently requested and seldom available. They need  cooking oil, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash and disposable razors.

Some clients are homeless, and coffee … read more.

Minister’s Message for Nov. 15, 2019

November 15th, 2019
Minister’s Message: Big News! A More Connected UUCE!

Decades ago Marshall McLuhan said “the medium is the message”.

Today marks the first phase of our communication and information transformation. Our message promotes the value of connection, integrity, and transcendence. Now we … read more.