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Join us for Worship and Religious Education Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

Sunday, October 23

Beyond Categorical Thinking:
Searching for the best fit in a minister
with special guests, 
Joann Dale and Michael Takada,
and the Ministerial Search Committee.
The Adult Choir and the CrUUners will sing.

Sunday, October 30

What the Living Do
Rev. Joanne will preach. Adult Choir will sing.
Please bring a memento that reminds you of 
someone you love who has died if you would 
like to participate in a ritual of remembering.
More details below. 

A SPECIAL INVITATION
BRING A MEMORY: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 
On Sunday, October 30, Rev. Joanne will lead a service called, "What the Living Do". Part of the service will include a ritual to honor loved ones who have died and whose memory lives on. She leads this as a celebration of the holy days called by various names: Halloween, Samhain, All Souls Day, among others. 

If you feel so moved, please bring a photograph of someone who has died, whose memory you would like to honor. Alternatively, you might like to bring an object or a small special food item that reminds you of the person whom you would like to remember. 

During the service, you will be invited to come forward to silently add your item to an altar of memory. So that others can view your item, you might label it. For example, you could write: In memory of my father, Joseph Giannino. His daughter, Joanne Giannino.

If you have questions, please email Rev. Joanne at  interim-minister@uucuc.org
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Why Do We Trick or Treat? (by Brandi Broxson, Real Simple Magazine, October 2016.)
Is it the candy? CLICK HERE FOR THE ANSWER

Our Director of Religious Education, Cindy Wakeland is away at the LREDA (Liberal Religious Educators Association) Fall Conference in San Diego. While she is gone, these are the RE members that can be contacted for assistance: Dana Kinzy, (dkinzy@gmail.com) Rene Trilling, (renee.trilling@gmail.com) or Sharon Michalove, (sdmichalove@gmail.com)

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
From Sherry Bohlen, Membership Coordinator

A big shout-out to UUCUC members Barbara Hudgings, Pat Nolan and Claire Szoke who have carried the UUCUC banner in CU FAIR’s Refugee Resettlement Center vision!   (As many of you already know, CU FAIR is an acronym for “Champaign-Urbana Friends Assisting Immigrants & Refugees”.)

The long-term vision of CU FAIR is to support Catholic Charities in establishing a proper Refugee Resettlement Center in Champaign County.  TO LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE
JOYS AND SORROWS
10/16/2016

Tom Neufer Emswiler - from Care Core; Tom is suffering from a painful kidney stone. He will have surgery on Friday. He is receiving great care from his wife and children. But asks for your thoughts and prayers.

Beth Cobb - My sister-in-law, Ann, died suddenly on Thursday evening. She is the second of my husband's siblings to die. Please join me in keeping her extended family in your thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Hudgings - My friend, Bob Smith, died last Sunday after a 2 year battle with cancer. We emailed almost every day for almost 20 years. When we were together - it was like no day had passed. I miss this funny, creative, loving man.
NEWS & UPDATES
Last Call!! "BEYOND CATEGORICAL THINKING" 
This Sunday, October 23rd from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. come join us.

Lunch will be served!  Please sign up if you plan to attend so that we can plan on numbers. Send an email to  msc@uucuc.org to sign up.  Childcare will be provided, along with lunch for the children. 

End-of-Life Study Group
Ed Gogol, president of Final Options Illinois (http://www.finaloptionsillinois.org) will visit us from Chicago to lead our next meeting on November 3, 7:00-8:30 in the Children’s Chapel.  He will discuss efforts to pass legislation to legalize physician-aid-in-dying in Illinois. Contact Karen Retzer (karenfooteretzer@yahoo.com) by October 28, if childcare is needed.

Our UU team of Habitat-volunteers needs   one more person.. The day is next Saturday from 8:AM to 3:PM. That is October 29th which is the next to last day of Habitat's Interfaith Build-Blast, to button up the second house for the winter. Last Wednesday our first team-of-five worked with teams of five from 3 other faith groups, to frame the first house, with oversight by Habitat's staff. Sign up at the Social Action Table.

DISCUSS THE SERMON TOPIC WITH OTHERS DURING THE SOCIAL HOUR
Each Sunday, starting October 23, there will be a table designated in Fellowship Hall for those who wish to discuss the sermon topic delivered during the morning service. Look for the table top sign. These will be informal, self-guided discussions.

BOOK EXCHANGE SUNDAY
This Sunday, October 23, is the 4th Sunday of the month, our Book Exchange Sunday. Bring in 1 or 2 books to donate that are in good condition to set out on the designated table at the far east end of Fellowship Hall. Books can be for children or adults. You are also invited to take home a book or two that interests you. Remaining books will be donated to Books for Prisoners Program or the Urbana Free Library. Book Exchange Sundays will be repeated the 4th Sunday of most months of the church year (check eNews for dates).

Seeking Friendly Helpers
Can you answer the phone, take messages, and greet visitors to the church for a few hours, on a weekday? If yes, please contact Mona Shannon at 649-5049 or at mona4shannon@gmail.com. We need extra help in the office while we recruit for a new Office Administrator. 
Call for SHARED OFFERING NOMINATIONS

Do you know of a nonprofit organization (local, state, national, or international) that deserves a financial contribution from the church?

The Social Action Committee (SAC) is now soliciting nominations for the SHARED OFFERING recipients for 2017 to be chosen by our church community.

The chosen organizations will receive half of the cash collection from each Sunday service for one month, as well as any designated checks.

Please submit your nomination through the survey available on the Social Action table in Fellowship Hall or through the survey available through this link: http://conta.cc/2cZuiO6 .
Deadline for submitting is Nov 6.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate a worthy recipient organization!
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, WISHING EVERYONE PEACE AND HAPPINESS.

It has been a pleasure meeting some of you, and I am sad that I did not meet more of you.  I appreciate the time that I had here at the church. 

Linda Scheidler
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UPCOMING EVENTS
EVENTS CALENDAR  CLICK HERE 
The World Religions book group will meet on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 P.M. in the church library.  This month's topic is Hinduism.
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT UU HAPPY HOUR!
Thursday, October 27 at Huber's in Champaign, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Join us as we  get together to chat and relax.  Huber’s is located at 1312 W. Church  St., Champaign.  For more information about the Happy Hour Group contact  Russ Rybicki at russadr@fastmail.fm.
COMING SOON!  UU COFFEEHOUSE
Saturday, November 5, 7:00 pm  

Calling all singers, dancers, instrumentalists, actors, poets, etc! Start planning YOUR act for our fall coffeehouse. Look for sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall after the service, or email Tanja Hodges, thodg01s@gmail.com, to sign up. We also need volunteers to bring treats and help with set-up and cleanup." Don't forget to sign up to perform in or help with the Coffeehouse (Saturday Nov. 5) at the Hub Table!
HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
HIGH STREET HOUSE FOR RENT
This is a 2 bedroom 1 bath, with a huge yard. Contact Roland Realty at (217) 351-8900, or click here: For rent 
If you or someone you know is looking to rent a house, the rental house on High Street is available immediately. 
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