Author: Sheena John

Administrator Out of Office

Sheena is out of the office on Friday June 19, 2020 and back on Wednesday July 1, 2020. Phone calls will be passed on or handled during this time and deadlines for the Unichord Update remain the same.

Auction Event Reminders

If you had Auction Events scheduled over the summer, the automatic reminders that generally go out have been turned off for the foreseeable future.  It was causing some confusion for people to be getting announcements for events that were not happening.  If you are going to be … read more.

Share the Plate June 2020

The Share the Plate recipient for June is Elgin Cooperative Ministry whose member organizations include the All People’s Interfaith Food Pantry and Community Crisis Center that we support with donations of goods.

As persons of many faiths, we are united by our call to care for … read more.

Styrofoam Recycling Pick Up Saturday 5-30-20

Norm Wilkinson and Tom Durkin will be collecting Styrofoam Saturday May 30 from 1-2pm at the Schmidlin’s house across from and slightly east of the church. The address is 39W733 Highland Ave. If you can’t make it that Saturday don’t worry, we will plan collections … read more.

2020 UU Women’s Connection Retreats

The UU Women’s Connection Council made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Spring Retreat at Pilgrim Park because of COVID-19 and the uncertainty about group gatherings.

We continue to plan to hold an intimate weekend retreat on August 21-23, 2020 at Ronora Lodge and Retreat Center, Watervliet, … read more.

UUtheVOTE Special Announcement from the UUA


I am grateful to share my message today with the Rev. Ashley Horan, the UUA’s Organizing Strategy Director. We write to share an update on UU the Vote and how it is pivoting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

UU the … read more.

Share the Plate for the Month of May

During the month of May our church will share half of all non-pledged donations received with PADS of Elgin. The money collected will be used for funding for our involvement in providing lunches for their daytime shelter program and to make a cash donation to … read more.