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Happening This Weekend at UUCUC!
TODAY Wake Joy! Class Continues in 2019!
Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm starting January 24th!
Channing Murray Foundation on Campus

Rev. Caplow's Wake Joy class will resume in January. This class focuses on practices for cultivating happiness. There will be six sessions, starting January 24th, from 4:30 to 6 pm on Thursdays at Channing Murray Foundation on campus. The class is open to those who attended in the fall, and for new students. All are welcome. There is no charge for the class, but please register at https://uucuc.breezechms.com/form/e249ee
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Tonight UU Happy Hour at Po’ Boys!
 
Join us for the UU Happy Hour at Po’ Boys Restaurant. Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to get together, chat & relax. Po’ Boys is located at 202 E University Ave, Urbana. For more information about the Happy Hour Group contact Russ Rybicki at russadr@fastmail.fm.
Auction Event - Flashback Dance Party - 3 Spots Left!!
We have 5 spots left at $15 per person (see details below). Email nancydietrich01@gmail.com if you’d like to attend.

What: ‘60’s, ‘70’s, ‘80’s Flashback Dance Party
When: Saturday, January 26 th 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Where: Papa Del’s upper room, 1201 S. Neil St., Champaign
Come dressed in your favorite outfit from the ‘60’s, ‘70’s, or ‘80’s, then get ready to dance! We’ll provide pizza, soft drinks, and music to dance to your favorite songs from back in the day. Cash bar will also be available. 

Offered by Nancy Dietrich, Julie Laut, Cindy Ingold, David Wolf, and Russ Rybicki
This Sunday's Worship Service: "Touched by Suicide"

Rev. Florence Caplow

10:15 am / Sanctuary

In America, there is one death by suicide every 12 minutes, and every year there are nearly a quarter of a million people who lose a loved one to suicide. Through story and music we will acknowledge this painful reality, with compassion and care. Youth from 6th grade through high school are invited to attend this service. There will also be an opportunity to share personal stories after the service, led by Jim Hannum and Marilyn Ryan. 
Special Film Screening: "Growing Up Trans"
 
The Welcoming Congregation Committee invites you to join us on Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 pm in Fellowship Hall for a special showing of the documentary Growing Up Trans . Initially produced by Frontline, this film discusses the joys and challenges of raising a transgender child and the choices now available to transgender kids and their families. There will be a discussion after the film, as well as information regarding local resources and support groups. All are welcome, so bring your friends and family!
UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM in Sanctuary
“Under Pressure - Should We Change?”
February 3, 2019
YRUU (our UUCUC high school youth group)

YRUU shares their perspective on how pressures on today’s youth are different than they were for previous generations. From stress as students to keeping up with the latest technologies - YRUU will share their personal stories. 
"Filling Up and Spilling Over" 
February 10, 2019
Rev. Florence Caplow

In this all ages service we will be celebrating the connections between love and generosity. We will honor St. Valentine's Day and love with a "chocolate and fruit communion"! Our UUCUC Choir and Youth Coordinator, Emily McKown, will be singing.This is also a "New Members Sunday" and the beginning of our annual pledge stewardship drive for the coming church year. Come welcome new members, celebrate, and enjoy some chocolate!
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Bookmark our UUCUC Events and UUCUC Calendar webpage for future reference.
Antiracism workshop, Saturday February 2nd
The Racial Justice Project is excited to host a workshop, “Critical Cultural Competency” on Saturday, February 2nd from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, conducted by trainers from Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training, a nationally recognized organization, whose aim is dismantling racism and building racial justice in institutions. This is a special opportunity to learn from professional anti-racism trainers.

Lunch will be provided. Childcare available. To register:  Critical Cultural Competency Workshop. Questions? Contact Jennifer Livingston tjehlhome@gmail.com (952) 237-8835.

To read about Crossroads and see a course description:  Crossroads Workshop Description.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
A message from the Accessibility and Membership Committees…
 
Yes, we’re “rolling out” our new name badge kiosk – both literally and figuratively. 
 
Thanks to the handiwork of Herb Heistand, and with the able assistance of Tom McDermott, a new name badge kiosk will soon appear in the foyer.
 
The Accessibility and the Membership Committees have heard your concerns about the safety issue of storing our name badges on the stair where there’s danger of someone losing their balance and taking a tumble. As these committees began searching for remedy to this potential danger, they soon realized that there was no free wall space available so a free-standing portable kiosk was designed and built utilizing and repurposing some of the remaining walnut from the tree that was removed from the church grounds.
 
The Accessibility and the Membership Committees hope you enjoy your new kiosk and that you appreciate the research and effort that went into creating it for your convenience and safety.
You are invited! Yes, YOU!
 
What? Mindfulness meditation practice
When? Sundays at 9:00 am
Where? YRUU classroom
 
Sometimes we get caught up thinking about the past or the future, and miss out on the present. All those interested in spending some time in the present moment are welcome at the mindfulness practice.
 
This invitation is especially for anyone who hasn't come before, or who hasn’t come recently. No meditation experience is needed, because we listen to a guided meditation (except for the 3rd Sunday, which is unguided).
 
The door is always left slightly open during the practice. The hope is that anyone arriving late, no matter what time it is, can feel welcome to quietly enter and benefit from the remainder of the practice.
 
Practicing mindfulness with a group of people deepens the experience for everyone. Please consider checking it out!
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEWS
UUCUC Shared Offering. Each month a selected organization is chosen to receive half of our weekly Sunday plate collections, designated checks written to UUCUC with organization's name written in the memo line, cash envelopes designated for "Shared Offering" within the specified month and on-line donations through our give webpage .

Our Shared Offering for January is NAACP
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the largest and most recognized civil rights organization in the United States. NAACP works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

The Champaign County Branch of NAACP provides programs and services to promote and enhance civil and equal rights of all citizens, promotes political empowerment and the enactment and enforcement of civil rights laws, and promotes educational excellence, economic development, and outreach. One NAACP program, the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO), is a yearlong achievement program to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our UUCUC Calendar page .

Note: Parenthesised meetings/events are outside rentals. Asterisk meetings/events are closed.
Thursday, January 24
Safety Committee Meeting / 2:00 pm / Library
(Rental: Many Paths, an Agnostic AA) 6:00 pm / Classroom #1

Friday, January 25
YRUU Night / 6:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Saturday, January 26
Loss of Life Partner Covenant Group / 11:30 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA Group) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, January 27
Adult Discussion Group / 9:00 am / Library
Mindfulness Meditation Group / 9:00 am / Library
Children's Choir Rehearsal / 9:15 am / Classroom #1
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Sanctuary
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall
Film Showing: Growing Up Trans / 2:00 pm / Fellowship Hall
Immigration Discusion / 4:00 pm / Children's Chapel

Monday, January 28
Stewardship Committee Meeting / Noon / Library
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children’s Chapel

Wednesday, January 30
Last day for content for eNews & Order of Service by noon, the latest.
(Smart Recovery) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary
 
Thursday, January 31
Safety Committee Meeting / 2:00 pm / Library
(Many Paths: An Agnostic AA Group) / 6:00 pm / Rm #1
 
Saturday, February 2
Critical Cultural Competency Workshop / 8:30 am / Fellowship Hall
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA Group) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1
YRUU Reserve / 6:00 pm / YRUU Classroom
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: January 31, 2018
Last day for content: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by noon the latest.
Winter Uniter

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UUCUC Contact Information
Regular Church Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Coordinator
Michele Townsend Grove
Interim Director of Religious Education
Emily McKown
Youth Coordinator
Matt Sheppard
Music Director
Shornor Vineyard
Custodian and Building Caretaker
Rosalyn Maziarka
Office Administrator
Matthew Gladden
Accompanist
Kate Barton
Facilities & Events Coordinator
Event Scheduling: events@uucuc.org
Building Related: facilities@uucuc.org
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper
Kelsey Libert
Childcare Coordinator