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Happening This Weekend at UUCUC!
Wake Joy class in cancelled this week. We will resume next Thursday.
Antiracism Workshop, Saturday February 2nd
Still 2 spots open!

We look forward to welcoming everyone who has registered with coffee and bagels on Saturday! Lunch is also provided.

The Racial Justice Project is excited to host, “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.

To read about Crossroads and see a course description:  Crossroads Workshop Description
Questions? Contact Jennifer Livingston tjehlhome@gmail.com (952) 237-8835.
This Sunday's Worship Service: "The Distant Future: The Year 2000" YRUU Reflections on Technology

YRUU (our UUCUC high school youth group)

10:15 am / Sanctuary

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. 
Helping a Local Church After Tragedy
Please join our 4th - 5th grade class in Fellowship Hall this Sunday to help Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. On Jan. 21st, a fire completely destroyed their Sanctuary and extensively damaged the remainder of their structure ( photos ). They have found a temporary home for worship services and hope to rebuild. Our class has made peace cranes as a symbol of hope for Mt. Olive. Please join us by writing a word of hope on an origami crane. Donations are also appreciated. Checks can be written to Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (P.O. Box 342, Champaign, IL 61820-9997).
UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM in Sanctuary
"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!
"Walking Each Other Home"
February 17, 2019
Care Core Committee

Caring for one another is a essential part of our lives as members of this church. Come hear stories of the joy of helping and being helped. The choir will be singing, and we will hear a special musical guest.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Bookmark our UUCUC Events and UUCUC Calendar webpage for future reference.
Exploring Immigration at UUCUC
February 10, 2019 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm / Fellowship Hall
The Social Action Committee has agreed to move forward with a church-wide effort on immigration. This is exciting, given the immense need to respond to crises at the border and those that exist right here at home. Join the newly-formed immigration team at UUCUC as we talk with Ricardo Diaz, C-U Immigration Forum and Ben Muller, C-U FAIR (Friends & Allies of Immigrants & Refugees) about their work and how we might best assist immigrants and refugees. Information gathered during our time together will help us determine where we are best able to focus our efforts and support. Interested in knowing more? Call Pam (773) 556-3418 or Claire (217) 356-6710. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Rev. Florence Caplow will be out of town from today through next Tuesday, but can be reached via email: minister@uucuc.org .
Board of Trustees Business Meeting Minutes.


You can also find archives of the meeting minutes on the Board of Trustees webpage.
February is brought to you by Hospitality Team A
Welcome Hospitality Team A co-leaders Jenna Zeidler & Pam Richart & Team A volunteers who will assist with bell ringing, ushering, welcoming, providing decorations & snacks during the month of February.

Thanks to Team C co-leaders, Wendy Graves & Marcy Joncich & Team C volunteers who helped out in January. Stop by the Hub table in Fellowship Hall to sign up for a Hospitality Team or to find out which Team you are already on.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
UUCUC’s Child Care team is building. The eNews has already featured the new child care coordinator, Kelsey Libert. This week, we are proud to also introduce the child care providers. If you see any of them, please take a few moments to say hello. 

If you have child care needs for your upcoming program or church-related meeting, please follow our new child care policy. Providing child care is an important part of this congregation’s mission. 
UUCUC Child Care Policy. Kelsey Libert, Child Care Coordinator

Email  childcare@uucuc.org  at least 48 hours in advance of your requested date and time of event. Please provide us with the number of children expected and their approximate ages so that we can be best prepared. We do our best to provide child care when needed but know there are times when members of our child care team may not be available. If you submit a request for childcare less than 48 hours in advance, the chance for finding available providers decreases. We will communicate the arrangements once established and let you know if we run into any issues.  
CARING CONGREGATION
Chet Strohecker fell in his home last week, breaking his hip and several bones in his left arm. After surgery and a stay at the hospital, he is recovering at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, 201 Lafayette Ave E, Mattoon, IL 61938
Joys and Sorrows

Sylvia & Brian McDermott - Joy! Our son, Evan, has accepted a job analyzing water samples in South Bend, In - despite the winters there!
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 .

During the month of February our Sunday services’ shared offerings will support Austin's Place (AP). AP is the only emergency shelter for single women in Champaign County. This initiative operates solely on volunteer effort - from volunteers who stay overnight, transport guests, do laundry, make phone calls, advertise, collect donations, etc. Dedicated service meets significant needs and provides valuable support to all the guests that come through the doors. Austin’s Place is a safe sanctuary for 11 hours overnight (8 pm - 7 am) for women who would otherwise be out on the streets. After being screened by Courage Connection, they are picked up in a van (provided by the First United Methodist Church) & welcomed by 2 volunteers, to a warm, safe space at AP, where they are offered snacks, basic toiletries and a warm space to sleep. Volunteers treat guests with care and respect, not trying to solve their problems, just relating to them as human beings & affirming their humanity. AP operates December 1 - March 15 in space provided by First United Methodist church in Champaign.
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 31
(Rental: Many Paths, an Agnostic AA) 6:00 pm / Classroom #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

Sunday, February 3
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

Monday, February 4
Stewardship Committee Meeting / Noon / Library
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children’s Chapel

Tuesday, February 5
Board Chairs Potluck / Noon / Fellowship Hall
Personnel Committee Meeting / 5:00 pm / Library

Wednesday, February 6
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, February 7
(Many Paths: An Agnostic AA Group) / 6:00 pm / Rm #1
Worship Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Library
Finance Committee Meeting / 7:30 pm / Fellowship Hall
 
Saturday, February 9
Loss of Life Partner Covenant Group / 11:30 am / Library
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA Group) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: February 7, 2019
Last day for content: Wednesday, February 6, 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