Author: Sheena John


Our congregation supports the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee through our purchases of fair-trade coffees, teas, chocolates, olive oil, and more.  The UUSC is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates.

Thanks to the UUSC’s Coffee Project, UUs are linked with small farmers and their … read more.

Board Meeting Minutes 12/4/2019

Present: Stephen Day, Erica Lavine, Tom Lesiewicz, Jamie Yucuis, Elizabeth Olson, Kevin Sweeney, Mary Knapp

Absent: none

Called to order at 7:18

Consent Items/Reports — Accepted


Minutes of November 20th meeting 

Financial Reports 

RE Team report

Mike Moutrie feedback

Ongoing Business 

Discuss communication regarding the minister contract renewal. 

New Business

Off-site retreat agenda discussion – we … read more.

Small Group Update

The ideas keep rolling in for new small groups. We have been approached by members to start the following groups:

1. History and Heritage discussion group

2. Weekly Current Affairs discussion group

3. Singles group

The first Sunday morning Adult Conversation Group met and was … read more.

Take Down Decorations

After the Service on January 19, some volunteers needed to take down the Christmas decorations in the Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall. Many hands make quick work and should take less than half an hour! Meet Sheena in the Sanctuary after the service.

January Share the Plate

The Share the Plate recipient for January is The Community Crisis Center .

The Community Crisis Center was founded by a group of dedicated volunteers to meet the needs of individuals and families impacted by crisis and violence in the state of Illinois. Employees provide comprehensive services … read more.

Living Our Values Every Day

     A series of three Sunday services in November described the intrinsic nature of social justice in the practice of both Unitarians and Universalists, and social action by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin over the past 50 years.  The program on November 17th gathered about … read more.