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Waukegan Foundation School Supply Drive - SJC Shared Basket
For the months of July and August, the Social Justice Committee is partnering with the Waukegan Foundation to help ensure that the most at-risk kids have everything they need to start the school year off eager and ready to learn. Please donate to purchase new school supplies and backpacks for families in our community. Learn more about the initiative here.
The Waukegan Foundation is planning to distribute the backpacks to students on July 31st but will continue to accept monetary donations for school supplies in August and will use this money to purchase more school supplies to distribute at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.
Giving thru PCUUC online - https://pcuuc.breezechms.com/give/online. Be sure to select the fund(s) you wish to support from the pull down and payment method (credit/debit card or ACH transfer).
Text - 847-999-7060 "$amt Supplies Fund" and your donation will be split between PCUUC/Waukegan Foundation
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PCUUC Services take place online each Sunday at 9am followed by Religious Education at 11am. Join us for an upcoming service.
"Meditation for Care Toward Self and Others"
Progressive relaxation followed by meditation can be a way to tone down and tune out stress. It can teach focus in a way that can sustain over time can create a more peaceful mind. This focus promotes possibilities of improved thinking and behaviors. This morning's meditation looks at loving care toward self and extends to larger communities.
Susan Schreiber-DeVillez was formerly a clinical social worker/psychotherapist and instructor in behavioral sciences for National-Louis University. She currently works with immigrants to help them prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam. At home in Grayslake, she lives with two housemates and Mr. Twinkie, a 10-lb terrier and highly evolved spiritual advisor.
The Worship Team has planned two Outdoor In-person Services for the month of August. These services will be held at Nippersink Forest Preserve, Shelter D at 9:00am located at 900 W. Belvidere Road, Round Lake, IL 60073.
Guests are invited to bring blankets and or lawn chairs. An area of the lawn will be partitioned to respect families and individuals whom wish to be masked and/or maintain a 6-ft distance in seating. Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
COVID Safety Procedures Include:
Use of masks outdoors is optional (with the exception of singing).
Singing outdoors is permitted with the use of a mask.
A partitioned area will be available for those choosing to be near other fully-masked persons.
Paper copies of Order of Service and other handouts will be provided, if needed.
Group recitations are allowed without mask-wearing.
Staying 6 feet apart from others should be heeded, when possible.
Prairie Circle does not require the vaccination status of congregants. Please be respectful, however, while in conversation and maintain safe practices.
Outdoor In-Person Services Planned August 1st and 22nd
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