In Response to the Murder of George Floyd
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.
PCUUC has formed both an Anti-Racism Working Group - ARWG which meets the 1st Tuesday each month as well as an Anti-Racism Book Group that meets the 4th Tuesday of the month. If you are interested in either or both let the firstname.lastname@example.org know and we'll add you to the distribution list.
September's book is White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngleo, Ph.D. https://www.robindiangelo.com/publications/
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Board Updates are included in the eWeekly and the minutes are posted on the website once approved. Updates are archived on the leadership page. The Board meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Contact the office if you'd like to attend and the details will be shared. Our next meeting is October 13th.
Members and Friends- Consider joining the PCUUC Community Group on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1214457982092226/
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To 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:
PCUUC P.O. Box 858
Grayslake, IL 60030
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Donate by TEXT (847) 999-7060 to set up your giving account. It is set by default to be shared basket. Email the office if you need to clarify a donation.
September thru December Shared Basket
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Northern Illinois Food Bank https://solvehungertoday.org/
During this time of crisis your support is needed more than ever so the Food Bank can serve our neighbors facing unprecedented challenges. Those impacted by the current crisis:
Seniors on a fixed income
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WRITE A CHECK - Mail 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 - NIFB and PCUUC, NIFB means it all goes to NIFB, and if memo line is blank all goes to the PCUUC general fund.
TEXT to (847) 999-7060 and follow the prompts.