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   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"


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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.

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Read the eWeekly
newsletter here!

SJC Shared Plate
Northern Illinois Food Bank

At Northern Illinois Food Bank, we focus ondelivering food and healthy eating services to the Northern Illinois community. As part of the national Feeding America network, we serve our neighbors in 13 counties by providing 250,000 meals per day.

Our mission: To provide nutritious food and resources for our neighbors, with dignity, equity and convenience, through partnerships and innovation.

Your financial gift supports food distributions and feeding opportunities across 13 counties within Northern Illinois. Every $1 donated can provide $8 worth of groceries for a neighbor in need.


There are several ways to contribute:

By check: Please write "Split" or "NIFB" in the Memo line of your check. (A split donation means half to PCUUC and half to NIFB.)

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

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February 5

Guest Speaker
Jim Whitton

9:00am in the Colby Barn
and on Zoom

"The Relationship of Hope and Resilience"

In his message, Jim will talk about the importance of maintaining hope and hope’s impact on the power of our resiliency. He will also discuss how our resiliency, or bounce back power, is greatly strengthened by being open to the encouragement of others. “We get by with a little help from our friends.”


James Whitton is a recent PCUUC member, married and has two adult children. Healthcare has been his family's field of choice; both his wife, daughter, son and daughter in-law are all nurses and Jim is a health care administrator. He is a retired USAF Medical Service Corps Officer after 25 years of service and is now serving as Chief, Defense Health Agency, at Great Lakes. His team provides health care support to service members remotely located from military hospitals. Jim feels his purpose in life is to be in service to others in whatever form that may take.

Click here for information about upcoming services.

Here's how SJC organizations have benefited from

your Shared Plate donations in the past year:

One Hope United (January/February 2022). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $521.02

Liberty Prairie Foundation (March/April 2022) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $458.19

Midwest Veterans Closet (May/June 2022)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $649.06

Round Lake Elementary District 116 (July/August 2022) . . . . . . . . .  $941.47

Northern Illinois Food Bank (September/October 2022). . . . . . . . . . $609.11

Midwest Veterans Closet (November 2022) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $268.85

PADS Lake County (December 2022) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $440.75

Northern Illinois Food Bank (January/February 2023)

PADS Lake County
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

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