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April 23, 2017

This Week, The Upcoming Month, & Beyond! 
Mother's Day at New2U
Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 14) and New2U is offering a couple of stunning necklaces that your mom (or wife or significant other) would love: a blue topaz with small diamond and a Tiffany heart pendant. Make her happy--and support the programs of UUSG. Check them out at New2U.
Social Hour
Thank you, Green Sanctuary Team, for our Social Hour this morning! We are grateful that our WOW Team will host next week. We appreciate you!
Sanctuary Closed April 24 - May 2 
Our Sanctuary will be undergoing a makeover in anticipation of the 175th anniversary. The floor will receive new paint that will encapsulate any remaining lead paint left from the past, as well as new carpet that is extremely durable and stain-resistant, receives the highest EPA rating for carpet, and is warm, welcoming, and beautiful. The Sanctuary will be closed April 24-26 for painting and 27-29 for the paint to dry. May 1–2, the new carpet will be installed.
Slate of Candidates 
The Proposed Slate of Candidates for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Nominating Committee has been announced. View the slate online or in the Common Room.
LRE April Update
Today was the end of the K-5 "Read-a-thon." Next week, adults are asked to donate change for all the books the kids read...Don't forget to bring your spare change on April 30!
McDonald Farm Native Plant Sale!
The Green Sanctuary Committee is not hosting a native plant sale this year but that doesn’t mean we’re leaving you out in the cold! The Conservation Foundation, recipient of April’s BOW offering, is hosting a native plant sale and taking online orders between now and April 30, for pick up at McDonald Farm May 13! Many activities are planned at the Farm for the May 13 event, including sale of organic vegetable plants, a native landscaping workshop, and an historic house tour. It’s a great opportunity for you to learn more about the work The Conservation Foundation is doing in Kane County! If you are unable to get to the Farm on May 13 to pick up your order, arrangements can be made to pick up in Batavia. See McDonald Farm Native Plant Sale for more information.
Special Board Budget Meeting
All UUSG members are invited to attend a special Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 25, at 7pm.
April showers may bring flowers, but we hope spring brings many of you to join Luncheonettes this month! All ladies, UUSG members and friends, are invited: Andres Restaurant in Batavia, 11:30am-1pm, Wednesday, April 26. Please RSVP by Tuesday at noon at
Friday Flick
Join us Friday, April 28, at 7pm, in the Common Room for Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand.
Spring ReUUnion & Potluck for New(er) UUs
If you’ve participated in any New UUs session since 2015, we invite you to join the Welcoming Team for a ReUUnion and potluck dinner in the Common Room on Saturday, April 29. Please come at 6pm with a dish to share. Feel free to BYOB. This is a chance to reconnect with the folks with whom you shared Spiritual Journeys, explored different beliefs, and exchanged insights. You might meet some new friends too! Please RSVP online. Questions? Please contact Kate or Jim Frazier.
Interweave is a local group of LGBTQ members, friends, and allies who meet once a month after second service. Join us on Sunday April 30, at 12:30pm for fellowship and interesting discussions.
Congregational Meeting 
The Social Justice Team invites you to a short congregational meeting to be held in the UUSG Sanctuary at 12:30pm on April 30th right after 2nd service. We will be voting to decide if UUSG will, as a congregation sign on to the joint UUA and UUSC Declaration of Conscience affirming our commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity, compassion, truth, and core values of American Society. Also considered will be the Food and Water Watch pledge, to resist extreme attacks on our environment. Your participation is needed to ensure that we have the required quorum. Childcare will be provided. RSVP here.
Mark Your Calendar
Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 21, at 12:30pm.
April BOW Offering
The Conservation Foundation is celebrating it's 45th anniversary of conservation work in 2017. It's mission is to preserve and restore open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of the environment in Chicago's collar counties. April's BOW collection will go toward TCF's work in Kane County to increase individual and group conservation actions with emphasis in the Fox River corridor. Programs it can be applied to include building stewardship through youth education programs such as Mighty Acorns, homeowner conservation through educational presentations and TCF's Conservation @ Home certification program, rain barrel sales events, storm drain stenciling, river clean up actions, etc. TCF also supports the land preservation needs of Kane County park districts and the Forest Preserve as needed.
Save the Date for LRE!
We are celebrating our LRE program and all it entails. If you have helped the LRE at all, taught a class, held a hand of a youth who was off to class or ANYTHING in between, we are celebrating YOU! Friday, May 12th at 7:00pm. The festivities will be held at the MacKay-Zacker residence: 506 Timbers Trail, St. Charles 60174.
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