The UU Military Ministry Great Lakesgreat lakes

offers weekly Unitarian Universalist worship for Navy recruits. Great Lakes Naval Station is 25 miles north of Chicago and 20 miles south of Kenosha on the shores of Lake Michigan. All Navy recruits attend basic training (boot camp) there. 550 young adults attend UUMMGL worship services annually. UUMMGL is using Faithify to raise $5,300 for its fiscal year 2017-2018 budget (total budget $9,300). Your donations will pay for the ministerial coordinator, UU religious literature for recruits, worship supplies, and administrative expenses. The ministry distributes about 500 copies of the UUA’s Bless All Who Serve: Sources of Hope, Courage and Faith for Military Personnel and their Families and 100 copies of Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Young Adulthood. Please donate generously: Thank you!!


Congregation Approved Green Home Capital Campaign

At a specially-called meeting, the plan for energy-saving and much needed building improvements was explained, the few questions and concerns addressed, and a nearly-unanimous vote called, approving the use of 50k of existing funds and the capital campaign to commence to raise the remainder. A tote board will track the progress of the fundraising. In the coming weeks, pledge forms will be available each Sunday. You can place yours in the collection plate or hand to any member of the committee: Dave, Steve, Benjamin, Karen, Diane, Julia, Ron, or Liz. Watch for notices of the projects as they begin!


Caring Circle

The Caring Circle continues in our efforts to provide support to our church community in times of need, transition and celebration.  Our ability to provide support is made possible not only by the many volunteers who offer their time, but also by the information that is provided to us by our members so that we may reach out to those in need.

The Caring Circle provides support and coordinates assistance such as phone calls, cards, visits, and email. We are able to provide assistance that may include simple errands, rides, meals, and small chores.
Please click on link to for the most up-to-date list of our Caring Circle Coordinators.


Join the Celebration Singers!

Once again, the Singers will be enriching our Sunday services — and we need you!  If you have sung in a school or church choir, even years ago, or would like to try it for the first time, you are welcome.  If you are a professional, you’re welcome as well!  The only requirement is that you can carry a tune.  No need to read music – – we can deal with that.  We just need your voice, your smiling face  and good spirit.  We rehearse on Sunday mornings at 9:00 in the Religious Education building and perform approximately twice a month for the 10:30 service.  Rehearsals will begin THIS SUNDAY at 9:00. The first performance is October 9.

I promise rehearsals that are relaxed and fun .  My scientific research documents that people who are enjoying themselves sing better! Please call or email Julia Beckman, Director, with questions or to sign up: 630-985-4688  or


Small Group Ministry 

Want a way to connect to the church? Looking for a place to share yourself? Looking for a place to meet others? Then you need to join a Covenant group!

Groups are forming now! Please contact Jessica Friess  to sign up or for more information.


Men’s Group News

Thank you for your interest in the new UCH men’s group.  A core of six met to make plans to move forward.  We discussed our purpose and goals as well as a few other current topics affecting contemporary men and men of UU faith. 
At this point, the six of us suggest the group focus on philosophical discussions and reflection as opposed to a focus as a small group ministry.  We also agreed somewhat definitely to a regular meeting time and place, that being every third Sunday at 12:15 in the living room.  You are welcome to join us!



Calling all kids (and grown-ups) who love Poke’mon!

You are invited to play, trade cards, do crafts, read books, bring figurines and stuffed animals, and discuss/debate all things Poke’mon. It will be a fun get together for kids who want to meet other kids who love Poke’mon. Friends are welcome too!

Kate, Connor, and Jill Jackson will be hosting a standing Poke’mon playgroup every third Sunday at UCH in Joshi Chapel in the RE building from 12:00-2:00. Kids are welcomed to bring bagged lunches or snacks.

We look forward to hearing from all of our UCH Poke’mon Trainers and seeing everyone! For more information and to RSVP contact Jill Jackson