From the Dream Team
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day when we encourage you to financially support that which you care about, are committed to, and love. Generosity is a spiritual practice and today is a good day to evaluate this practice in your life. Tree of Life encourages you to consider giving to two programs that are near and dear to us.

The first is Compassion for Campers. C4C has been providing survival essentials to our homeless unsheltered neighbors for years and is especially in need this year. While normally only active in the summer, due to the pandemic and the end of the PADS program, we are continuing our service through the winter. You can learn more about C4C here https://treeoflifeuu.org/compassion-for-campers-indoor.../

The second is Jail Brakers. Jail Braker's mission is to provide support to families affected by incarceration. They provide gas cards and emotional support to families with loved ones in prison and housing and other support to returning citizensto break the cycle of imprisonment. Here is an example from Jail Braker's director, Cheryl Niemo "I recently received a request for help for a man who spent the past 20 yrs in prison. The man was given 85 dollars upon release and spent 70 to get to Kane Co. We are coordinating with the Elgin Police Dept to help this individual." You can learn more about Jail Brakers here https://treeoflifeuu.org/serve/jail-brakers/

To give to either of these programs, click on this link https://treeoflifeuu.breezechms.com/give/online and pick Compassion for Campers or Jail Brakers Fund. All proceeds go to these programs with no administrative overhead.




Contacts
Rev. Jennifer Gracen
Interim Minister

Judy Stettner 
Office Administrator 

Heather Madaus 
Interim Director of Religious Education 
Cassandra Vohs-Demann 
Director of Music 

Billy Seger
Accompanist
 
Leah Mikkelson
Board President 
Office Hours:
Our office will be closed most days while our staff works from home. Hours listed below are for when restrictions are lifted.

Monday 10-2 
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10-2
Thursday 10-2  
Friday 10-2
Others by appointment
Our Board Members:

Leah Mikkelson - President
President Elect - Sue McCowin
Janet Burns - Treasurer
Irene Raven - Secretary
Steve Lyons - Trustee
Mike Bissett- Trustee
Ivy Sitkoski- Trustee
Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation
5603 Bull Valley Road
McHenry, IL 60050