Author: Sheena John

Temporary Closing of Church Building

Dear Members, Friends, Visitors and Staff of UUCE,  

Due to the Covid-19 virus, based on guidance from the UUA and discussion with knowledgeable members of the congregation, the UUCE building will be closed to in-person meetings, including Sunday service, for the time being and while the … read more.

Share the Plate on Music Sunday 3-8-2020

This Sunday the collection during the service will benefit our music program.

Please if paying by check note on the memo line if the amount is to go to your pledge or the collection this Sunday for our Music Program.

We thank you for your generosity.

UUtheVote Postponed

This event is postponed that was to be held on Saturday, March 28, at the home of Dotty Carringi and Mike Moutrie in Elgin due to the current situation with the Corona Virus.
Contact Dotty by email at dotster2@comcast.net for more information.

“Progressive people of faith can … read more.

Share the Plate Recipient for March 2020

Sundays during the the month of March, UUCE will donate half of all unpledged donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin.

Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
At … read more.

Board Meeting Minutes 1/15/20

Present: Stephen Day, Erica Lavine, Jamie Yucuis, Elizabeth Olson, Kevin Sweeney, Mary Knapp, Rev. Leland

Absent: Tom Lesiewicz

Called to order at 7:09

Consent Items/Reports — Accepted with no objections

Agenda

Financial Reports

Endowment Committee Report

Executive Team minutes

Ongoing Business

Minister Contract Review — We reviewed the changes made after the last discussion. … read more.

New Titles in the Library

Stop by the library to review some of the new books recently added to our library collection: 

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee – Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer 

“This book is adamantly, unashamedly, about Indian life rather than Indian death.” (from the Prologue) 

“Treuer is an easy companion: … read more.

CommUUnity Garden Planning

Calling all Gardeners!  Planning for our CommUUnity garden will take place on Sunday, March 8 after the service, in the 3rd floor couch room.  Last summer we harvested over 260 pounds of squash, tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers and carrots, plus 50 pints of cherry tomatoes from our small garden.  The produce was donated to help feed persons in need in Elgin.  With … read more.