As people of faith dedicated to justice and liberation, we stand in grief, outrage, and solidarity with those who are protesting the death of George Floyd and the use of excessive force by 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.
Ways to Donate
Donate by mail with a personal check or bank bill pay, please indicate where the funds should go on the memo line and send to:
P.O. Box 858
Grayslake, IL 60030
If you'd like to set up reoccurring payments please consider our monthly direct debit program with no additional fees through our financial institute. The form is HERE.
You can donate electronically by credit card or ACH using the button below. Indicate which fund to apply the donation in the note section.
or by TEXT
which is set by default to be shared basket. Email the office if you need to clarify a donation.
The full calendar is available above by clicking on the calendar image, using the link on the eWeekly or accessing thru the top tab Community Life.
Virtual Monthly Meetings/Gatherings
Social Justice Meeting - 1st Sunday following service
Retired Women's Brunch Bunch - 1st Wednesday
Welcoming Congregation - 2nd Sunday following service
PCUUC Board - 2nd Tuesday of the month
Men's Fellowship - 3rd Tuesday
Prairie Women - 3rd Monday
Book Club - 4th Thursday
****Choir is on summer hiatus ****
Service details are distributed Friday mornings by email If you would like to explore our online services, please send an email to email@example.com and let us know.
Board Updates are included in the eWeekly each Thursday and minutes posted on the website. The Board has resumed our regular schedule of Tuesday evenings at 7:15pm. Contact the office if you'd like to attend and the details will be shared. Our next meeting is July 14th.
BOARD UPDATE - PLEASE READ
On June 30, 2020, the combined outgoing/incoming PCUUC Boards met to discuss in-person reopening of PCUUC Committee/Group meetings, worship services, RE activities and the Annual Picnic.
Although the Restore IL Plan, Phases 3 and 4 allow for small in person committee/group meetings following CDC social distancing guidelines, the PCUUC Board strongly recommends that PCUUC Committee and small group meetings continue to be done virtually to provide opportunity for all members to participate and eliminate any possible risk of exposure.
The PCUUC Board decided to continue virtual worship services through August/September 2020. The Board will meet July 14th and would like to determine a longer plan to incorporate Worship's July 9th discussion from their monthly meeting along with the input provided from RE. Stay tuned.
The PCUUC Board agreed to cancel the PCUUC Annual Picnic scheduled for September 2020. The Board is open to virtual alternatives to the picnic.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Board@PrairieCircleUUC.org
Please read the Thursday editions of the eWeekly for updates and resources.
Members and Current Friends - Consider joining the PCUUC Community Group on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1214457982092226/
July Shared Basket - HACES
Hispanic American Community Education and Services.
As we continue to meet virtually on Sundays please remember:
Shared Plate donations sent on Sunday by TEXT are split with HACES and PCUUC.
Giving online requires you select the fund you'd like to contribute to.
Alternatively, you may donate directly and avoid double fees: https://www.haces.org/
Checks can be sent to: PCUUC - P.O. Box 858 - Grayslake, IL 60030. Please be certain to identify your giving intent by using the memo line. SPLIT means 50/50 - HACES and PCUUC, HACES means all goes to HACES, and if memo line is blank all goes to the PCUUC general fund.
Donors that contribute monthly by ACH can request that a certain amount be added to their pledge processing to go to the monthly SJC organization. Email the office if you'd like to consider this monthly option starting July 1st.
H.A.C.E.S. strives to strengthen the lives of immigrants through quality programs and services assisting individuals to restore their self-confidence by closing education, language and cultural gaps between clients and the larger community. Services focus on helping clients acknowledge and value their contribution to the greater good of all, and providing the structure to address any challenges that might stand against personal and collective growth.Donors that contribute monthly by ACH can request that a certain amount be added to their pledge processing to go to the monthly SJC basket. Email the office if you'd like to consider this option starting July 1st.