New Roles for UUCE Staff

Sarah Skochko will start on August 26 as Coordinator of Membership, Outreach, and Social Media. She will also preach, be available for pastoral care, and collaborate on implementation of programs at UUCE. Katy Siepert will move into the position of Director of Faith Formation, focusing on high schoolers through elders. She will also be doing Read More

Unitarian Universalism in the United States

Here is a recent message from Carey McDonald, Vice President, Unitarian Universalist Association. A summary of the state of Unitarian Universalism in the United States: “…membership is steady, while religious education enrollment and average Sunday attendance continue to fall. Adult membership is steady overall, coming in at 154,704, almost identical to last year. We have Read More

Greetings from Seminary! by Sarah Skochko, Intern Minister

Greetings from windy, chilly Chicago! I write this from my dorm room at the Catholic seminary, which is kind enough to rent space to visiting students from Meadville Lombard. This year, they put most of us Unitarians on the same floor (sequestering us from the nuns?), so it feels a little like being away at Read More

A Star Upon the Highest Bough: Creating Community at the Holiday Bazaar

by Judy Shaw Thanks to all who contributed and participated in the Harvest Holidays Bazaar! You responded so generously to the pleas for art, crafts, baked goods, and the treasures you were ready to pass on. You sang, strummed, tootled and tickled the ivories. You made delicious soup and took fabulous photos. You made so Read More

Monday, December 24, 2018-Christmas Eve Services

UUCE will be offering two Christmas Eve services this year: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Family Service: This service is meant to be inclusive of all ages from cradle to sage. There will be singing and storytelling, celebrating the Christmas Story. 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Candlelight Service: A quiet service of stories, music, and meditation on Read More