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Join us for Worship and Religious Education Sunday at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, November 13
Service for Veteran's Day
Rev. Joanne, church members and friends will speak.
Adult Choir will sing.
Children have their annual rake-a-thon.

Sunday, November 20
Abundance
Rev. Joanne will preach.
Children begin in the sanctuary.
The Children’s Choir sings.
Dedication of the daughter of Dana and Michael Antonelli.
Guest at Your Table begins.

Sunday, November 27 
Advent: Hope, Joy, Love, and Peace 
Worship Committee will lead the service.
The Adult Choir will sing.
No regular RE classes; special craft activities for children.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Annual Rake –A-Thon is this Sunday, November 13 during the RE hour at 10:15 a.m.  Children are asked to dress according to weather and to bring a rake (CLEARLY MARKED WITH NAME), and some leaf bags.  Parents are invited to join the fun.  Last year we raked over 70 bags of leaves.

KID”S KLUB 

Prairie Fire Glass Blowing will be the Kid’s Klub event this month.  Children will meet at Prairie Fire Glass in Monticello, IL at 10:30 Saturday, November 19th.  The cost is $8.00 per child. As of this writing there are 3 openings left, before we start a waiting list for a second group to attend.  Sign up at the Religious Education table at the far left side of the fellowship hall as you enter from the sanctuary. 

The Holiday Pageant this year will be a Winter Speech Choir about the Solstice with readings, vignettes, and music shared by our children and youth.  Be sure to join us on December 10th.  This year’s pageant was edited and put together by Dana Kinzy.

Mark your calendars NOW! Holiday Pageant rehearsals will be Sunday December 4, during RE class time, Thursday December 8, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 10, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.

SOCIAL ACTION  
Shared Offering Selection Meeting
7 pm Tuesday, November 15
UUCUC Fellowship Hall

Please join us to hear nominees present their argument for why their nominated nonprofit organization deserves to be the recipient of a financial contribution from our church.  Then cast your vote for the most deserving!

Eleven nominees will be selected by vote of those in attendance at the meeting.  The chosen organizations will then receive half of the cash collection (as well as any designated checks) from each Sunday service for one month during 2017.  Be a part of this important mission to support the good works of deserving organizations!

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen Backpack Project

Celebrate the holidays by giving backpacks filled with goodies to warm, nourish and support men and women who are guests at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.  With a forecast of a cold winter ahead and with the current lack of shelter spaces in our community, these backpacks will be especially welcome this year.

Please stuff your backpack with toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, deodorant, hand lotion for hands chapped by the cold, shampoo, soap, etc., and with cold weather items such as gloves, hats, scarves, socks, sweatshirts, tee shirts, long underwear, and regular underwear. Other items could include hand warmers, cough drops, books, decks of cards, small fleece blankets, candy, gum, and non-perishable food items. All items should be new. All back packs should be new or nearly new as well.

Label your donated backpack with gender and size of intended recipient (i.e. Male-XL or Female-M).  Experience has shown us that XL & XXL are often requested.  Please note that we will not be giving out children’s backpacks this year.

Drop your filled and labeled backpack at the Social Action Table in Fellowship Hall from December 4 – December 11 anytime the church is open.  Please sign the donor list on the Social Action table.  Tax forms will be available.  After the 11th, you can still donate a backpack by dropping it off directly at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, 124 West White St., Champaign, at the back door, between 9 and noon from December 12-15.

Join us in maintaining this wonderful holiday project tradition!  If you have questions, contact Sandy Hannum.

DECORATING THE SANCTUARY 
FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS 
Did you know that we have twenty-four windows in our Sanctuary that could be filled this winter holiday with red poinsettias?  All it would take is for some of us to purchase them.  For $13.00, you could purchase a poinsettia (or two) in memory of someone or in honor of someone. 

Please look for the poinsettia table in the Fellowship Hall by the Hub Table, beginning this Sunday morning, to make your purchase.  Any questions should go to Beth Cobb.
PART THREE:                                                    RACIAL JUSTICE FILM SERIES

FERGUSON:  A Report from Occupied Territory Sunday, November 13

The United States is currently in the midst of a national dialogue regarding racial profiling and police brutality; a dialogue triggered by the killing of Michael Brown in August of 2014. Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory goes to the frontline of this discussion, and offers invaluable insights from Ferguson residents for whom the burdens of discrimination and injustice are a daily fact of life. 


In addition to offering a searing commentary on the contributing factors behind the unrest in Ferguson, the film also pays tribute to the growing movement which is currently sweeping far beyond the city's borders. Protestors from all walks of life are joining together in record numbers, and are seeking to dismantle a system that they believe remains influenced by the residue of slavery.

Film viewing and discussion to follow                                
Doors open at 2 pm / Film Starts at 2:30                                                                                             
To arrange for childcare, email Jenny Hunt or Kathleen Robbins
  THANKSGIVING DAY POTLUCK  

Would you like to share Thanksgiving dinner with U-U friends? There will be a sign-up in Fellowship Hall after the service on Sun., Nov. 13, and Sun., Nov. 20, or you can contact me directly:  Sylvia McDermott, 217-398-1948. 

The McDermott family will provide a turkey, stuffing, and gravy, & beverages; please indicate what side dish (to feed 8-10) you will bring.  If there are fewer than two dozen of us, we’ll dine at the McDermott home (407 Van Buren St., Savoy); more than that, we’ll gather in Fellowship Hall. Festivities begin at 5:30!

NEWS & UPDATES

Rattle the Stars  Saturday, November 12, 5-10 pm

Visit this "Art Show for Understanding Mental Illness and Suicide"  held at our church.                          
Free admission.  Donations appreciated. 

Magazine and Book Exchange Sunday Next Week!

Because of Thanksgiving we are combining our Magazine and Book Exchange Sunday in November.  Next week, Nov. 20, bring in your magazines and books to exchange in Fellowship Hall.  Magazines and books can be for children or adults. Remaining books will be donated.  Remaining magazines will be recycled.

JOYS AND SORROWS
BOTH A JOY AND A SORROW
From Jesse & Nancy Winters

We have found a house in Asheville, NC (joy) and are leaving Urbana at the end of the month (sorrow). Thank you for having welcomed us to this UU community.  We will visit you!  Please visit us in North Carolina.
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Please join us to hear nominees present their argument for why their nominated nonprofit organization deserves to be the recipient of a financial contribution from our church.  Then cast your vote for the most deserving!

Eleven nominees will be selected by vote of those in attendance at the meeting.  The chosen organizations will then receive half of the cash collection (as well as any designated checks) from each Sunday service for one month during 2017.

Be a part of this important mission to support the good works of deserving organizations!