Category: Community Connections

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.

Small Groups News

Small groups are alive and well . . . and growing.

First of all, the Adult Discussion Group met every week in January (including a joint meeting with the Social Justice Committee). Attendance has been good but the discussions have been excellent. The topics centered around … read more.

Music Sunday just around the corner!

It’s 2 weeks until Music Sunday, and time to start thinking about what song you want to share. Our spring Music Sunday will be on March 8th this year, so mark it on your calendar! If you’re interested in participating, send an email to … read more.

Board Meeting Minutes 12/18/2019

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

Absent: Tom Lesiewicz

Called to order at 7:15

Consent Items/Reports — Accepted


Minutes of December 4th meeting 

Financial Reports: Financial, Earmark

Executive Team minutes

Ongoing Business 

Off-site retreat planning — We discussed the location, logistics, and facilitators for our … read more.


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.