A warm and welcoming spiritual home to thinkers, doers
and all citizens seeking a deep understanding of the good.

 "Growing our Spirit
  Supporting Community
  Nurturing our Environment"

SJC Shared Basket
May/June
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Midwest Veterans Closet

Midwest Veterans Closet is a super spreader of food, goods, and dignity for our military heroes. Many are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.

We also provide for active-duty service members, many of who are newly stationed at Great Lakes, the only Naval Recruit Training Center in the country. All of your donations of goods are FREE to current and once-proud soldiers and their families.

We rely solely on donations to keep our doors open -- please give what you can, so together, we can continue to serve those who serve(d) us by providing a hand-up and dignity because they do the most for us -- provide for our freedoms.  

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There are several ways to contribute:

By check: Please indicate on the memo line your intent for your donation: "Full to MVC" or "Split between PCUUC and MVC."

Mail checks to: PCUUC
                      P.O. Box 858
                      Grayslake, IL 60030
Give online:

https://pcuuc.breezechms.com/give/online

Be sure to use the drop-down menus to select the fund(s) you wish to support and the payment method (credit/debit card or ACH transfer).

Give by text:

847-999-7060 and enter the amount you'd like to give. Your donation will automatically be split between PCUUC and Midwest Veterans Closet.

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PCUUC Services take place online or in person each Sunday at 9am followed by Religious Education at 11am.  Join us for an upcoming service.

New PCUUC Committee Grant Initiative
Applications accepted till May 29
The Annual Stewardship Campaign is on now--
there's still time to pledge

and to fill out the new Volunteer Stewardship Form

May 22

Guest Speaker Jeff Phillips

Music Collaboration

as Spiritual Practice

9:00am in the Colby Barn

and on Zoom

A smart fellow named Bruce Moon asked me what seemed to be an easy question: "Why do you run Open Mic Night?"

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In trying to answer that, I learned some things about myself, my music making, and my spirituality. I'll tell you my story, and explain a few direct connections to the faith of my youth, and my UU faith now. 

Jeff is a lifelong musician, a husband, a father and recent grandfather. By day he is an audio, video, control and acoustics systems designer. By night, he is a gigging musician, a member of four bands, and a live audio mixing engineer. He is a member of Countryside Church, UU, in the village of his residence, Palatine, Illinois.

Service Leader is Tamara Wanshek

Religious Education (RE) at 11am & 7pm (held virtually). For more information, contact Director of RE Jennifer Weigand at Dre@prairiecircleuuc.org

If you are new to PCUUC and would like to join us register here: https://pcuuc.breezechms.com/form/a4e5c5

Click here for information about upcoming services.

Here's how SJC organizations have benefited from

your Shared Basket donations so far this fiscal year:

Waukegan Public School Foundation (July and August) . . . . . . . . . . .  $842.18

Home of the Sparrow (September and October). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $594.73

Northern Illinois Food Bank (November and December) . . . . . . . . . . . $647.96

One Hope United (January and February). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $521.02

Liberty Prairie Foundation (March and April) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $458.19

Midwest Veterans Closet (May and June)

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PCUUC Statement in Response to the Black Lives Matter Movement

As people of faith dedicated to justice and liberation, we stand in grief, outrage, and solidarity with those who are protesting the use of excessive force by the police, which has resulted in the deaths of far too many people from Native, Black, Latinx and other marginalized groups in the United States. Our stance is based on the Unitarian Universalist Principles that serve us as moral guides, specifically the 1st Principle, “The inherent worth and dignity of every person,” 2nd Principle, “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations,” and 6th Principle, “The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”

Further, we recognize our individual and collective responsibility to name the ways anti-Blackness and white supremacy show up in our families, work environments, social networks, and communities, and in the local, national, and transnational systems and institutions in which we participate, including in our own Unitarian Universalist denomination and our church community. We are committed to working in consultation with Black churches and Black-led organizations to bring our UU principles into meaningful action, and in doing so to fight for an end to systemic racism.

Anti-Racism Working Group (ARWG) and the PCUUC Board

ARWG Report 2/3/21