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SJC Shared Basket
July/August
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The Annual School Supply Drive
is back!

Help us fill 40 backpacks with school supplies for 40 Round Lake kindergartners!

The Shared Plate for July and August will be for monetary donations to purchase school supplies needed to fill backpacks for Round Lake Elementary District 116 incoming kindergartners.

Forty backpacks were purchased with grant money awarded to this project by the PCUUC Board. PCUUC members and friends are encouraged to help us fill those backpacks with needed school supplies.

Actual school supplies will be accepted until July 24 (you can pick up a list at service) so that the filled backpacks can be given to incoming kindergartners at a Kindergarten Readiness family event at the Round Lake Library on July 29 from 6-8 p.m. All PCUUC members and friends are invited to attend this event.

80% of the families whose children attend Round Lake schools live below the poverty level, so buying new school supplies each year is a financial burden on those families. The filled backpack drive provides low-income families with the school supplies their children need to get off to a great start in school.

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There are several ways to contribute:

By check: Please write "Split" or "Backpacks" in the Memo line of your check.

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 Round Lake School Dist. 116..

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for Job Posting

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On the second Sunday of each month, PCUUC services are available via Zoom only. All other services are held in-person and via Zoom.

July 3

PCUUC Speaker

Tamara Wanshek

"You can learn a lot from kids' cartoons"

9:00am in the Colby Barn

and on Zoom

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Tamara will use messages from various movies and shows geared towards children to elaborate on UU principles and the difficult questions we tackle as UU adults.

Tamara is a long-time member of PCUUC, sings in the choir, leads services, and helps in RE when she can. She has two boys, Zach and Aiden, and lives with her partner Kent and cats Millie and Busch in Round Lake Park.

Service Leader is Janean Friedman

 

Religious Education (RE) is in person this summer except the second Sunday of each month which is a virtual service and virtual RE class. All students should attend the first part of service with their families, and then they will be sung off to class after the Story for all Ages. This summer we will have a one-room school house for ages 3 and older. Most of our summer lessons will be held outside so please dress your children accordingly and feel free to send a water bottle (please no juice or soda). Just a reminder that during the summer our RE classes end immediately following service. 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 between July 1, 2021

and June 30, 2022:

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)

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

One Hope United