We are a mid-sized congregation located in Elgin, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago.

Our Sunday Service begins at 10:30 AM.  The Sanctuary is located on the second floor, and is accessible by elevator.  Everyone is invited to join us on the first floor in Fellowship Hall for coffee after the service. Dress is casual.

Service topics are focused on monthly themes using resources from Soul Matters Sharing Circle. Our Worship Committee is adept at collaborating with our minister to create meaningful lay-led services, which happen approximately once a month (more frequently in summer). For a list of upcoming service topics, please see our most recent Unichord newsletter here.  To listen to recordings of recent sermons, click here.

Map and Directions

Values

  • Connection
  • Integrity
  • Transcendence

Mission

At UUCE, we covenant to:

Nurture the spirit

Grow in relationship

Serve with love and compassion

Ends

Nurture the spirit

The people of UUCE, across the lifespan:

  • Find inspiration and challenge for lives of connection, integrity, and transcendence.
  • Articulate and live our Unitarian Universalist values and beliefs.

 

Grow in relationship

The people of UUCE, across the lifespan:

  • Develop deep, broad, healthy relationships.
  • Connect across difference with authenticity and integrity.
  • Partner with Unitarian Universalist congregations and institutions to grow in covenant.
  • Build and steward the resources of UUCE together to advance our mission and Unitarian Universalism.

 

Serve with love and compassion

The people of UUCE, across the lifespan:

  • Actively practice giving and receiving compassionate care.
  • Create a space of trust and safety to engage with issues that may divide us.
  • Work in authentic partnership with interfaith and community groups, to create a more just and compassionate world.