UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM in Sanctuary
Sunday, January 28, 2018
“Adulting Is Hard, Y’All”  
UUCUC Young Adult Group

This is the first Sunday service offered by our active Young Adult Group. You’ll hear from us about what we experience as young adults (20’s and 30’s) in this congregation, and the struggles we currently face. We hope you’ll come and enjoy the service!
Sunday, February 4, 2018
“When Things Fall Apart”
Rev. Florence Caplow and Julie Laut

What do we do when things fall apart? When divorce, death, or loss come our way? Given the inevitability of change, how do we find our way when we find ourselves in the big gnarly waves that life sometimes sends us? We will explore this through music, poetry, and reflection.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
Rev. Florence is leading a weekly meditation at Channing Murray on campus, 4:30-5:30 pm every Thursday except tonight (1/25), instead there will be a silent meditation. All are welcome, no meditation experience necessary.
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Tonight is the UU Happy Hour! We will meet at at Esquire Lounge, come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to chat and relax. Esquire Lounge is located at 106 N. Walnut, Champaign.

For more information about the Happy Hour Group contact Russ Rybicki at russadr@fastmail.fm.
How to Die in Oregon – Free film showing hosted by the UUCUC Death with Dignity Group. Sponsored by the Champaign County ACLU and Final Options Illinois.

This Saturday, January 27th, 9:30 - 12:30 pm in
UUCUC Fellowship Hall - Join Us!

In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity. Post-film discussion will follow.

Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries. Preview the trailer Preview the trailer.
Open Meeting with Minister: Religious Education at the Crossroads

Come learn more about the Director of Religious Education transition and talk with our minister about thoughts and concerns you may have as we move forward. There will be two open meetings this week. The first is from 9 to 9:45 am on Sunday the 28th, in the back of Fellowship Hall. The second will be Tuesday night, January 30th, from 7-8 pm, also in Fellowship Hall. Childcare will be available for both meetings.
Next RJI Meeting - Sunday, January 28th, 9-10 am, UUCUC Library. Want to get even more involved in RJI? Please join us.
Join us for our next Pathway to Membership Class! On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Noon - 3 pm OR Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:30 - 8:30 pm in UUCUC Children's Chapel.

In this fast-paced and interactive class for those considering membership with UUCUC, you'll learn about the principles and foundation of the Unitarian Universalist Church. You'll also learn about the governance of UUCUC, activities and opportunities available to our church community, our social action mission, religious education offerings, and the role you can play as a supporter. Anyone age 14 and up can become a UUCUC member.

At the completion of this class, you'll have an opportunity to "sign the book" and become a member of UUCUC. Choose one of the classes and sign up early, as they tend to fill up.

A light meal will be provided at each class and child care is available. For questions and to sign up, email  Sherry Bohlen or (217) 417-1148. There will be a sign-up sheet on the HUB table in Fellowship Hall throughout the month.
Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Class Thursdays in February, 4:30-5:30 pm, Channing-Murray

Rev. Florence will lead a four-part class in mindfulness and emotional intelligence, as a continuation of the ongoing meditation group. Register at the first class on February 1 st .
"In Whose Honor?" Film Screening - Sunday, February 4th, 2:30 pm in the UUCUC Fellowship Hall. Free film showing sponsored by the UUCUC Racial Justice Initiative.  

Filmmaker Jay Rosenstein focuses on the story of Charlene Teters, a Spokane Indian whose campaign against Chief Illiniwek, the University of Illinois' beloved team mascot, turned our town upside down and made people rethink the larger issues of culture and identity. Ross Wantland, Director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, will join us for discussion.
Workshop on the "Art of Reading Aloud" February 10, 1-3 pm, Church Library.
Back by popular demand! Rev. Florence will be offering an experiential workshop on the art of sharing prose or poetry through reading aloud, for those who might be interested in participating as readers in future services. No experience necessary! Register online or sign up at the HUB table. 
Red Herring is turning 50! Join us on February 17th for The Red Herring's Golden Birthday Party. We are celebrating The Red Herring's 50-year anniversary with live music, storytellers from over The Red Herring years, memorabilia from half a century of our history, a raffle of local goods and Red Herring swag, cooking from the Red Herring kitchen, and more to be announced soon. https://www.channingmurray.org/
Musicians include Paul Kotheimer, The Merry Travelers , Dewclaw, Relevator featuring Kenna Mae, Harry of the Earth Music , and many others TBA.
Storytellers include founding participants Bill Taylor and Vern Fein.
Time: 4:30-10:30pm (scheduled lineup TBA)
Admission: Pay-what-you-can donation (*$10 suggestion, more if you can, less if you can't)
GOLDEN WEEK: We have special events scheduled from February 16th-February 22nd to honor Red Herring and Channing-Murray Foundation's rich history and diverse mission:
February 16th Potluck and Contradance in the Chapel (7pm-11pm)
February 17th Red Herring Golden Birthday Party (4:30-10:30pm)
February 18th Vegan Home Cooking & Baking Class (7:30-9pm)
February 19th Grassroots Eco Justice Symposium (5pm-8pm)
February 20th Coffeehouse Open Mic (6pm-10pm)
February 21st Red Herring Indian Fusion Dinner (5pm-8pm)
February 22nd Meditation, Yoga, and Wellness Gathering (4:30pm-9pm)
Thank you to our community past and present, far and wide, for such a fulfilling 50 years. Here's to many more!
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Board of Trustees Notice

The BOT has called a Special Board of Trustees Meeting for Sunday, January 28th at 11:45 am in the Library.

Also note the following changes in the Board of Trustee Business meetings for the remainder of the church year. These are noted on the church calendar. 

Thursday, February 8, 7 - 9 pm in Children's Chapel 
Thursday, March 8, 7 - 9 pm in Children's Chapel 
Thursday, April 12, 7 - 9 pm in the Library
Thursday, May 10, 7 - 9 pm in the Library
Unique Opportunity! The General Assembly of the UU Association of Congregations (GA of the UUA) will be within driving distance, in Kansas City, June 20-24, 2018. After this year, the annual conference will revert to sites on either coast (Spokane in 2019 and Providence in 2020). GA is an annual gathering of thousands of UU’s for the business meetings and elections of the association, hundreds of workshops, wonderful music, worship and is overall one heck of a great party that runs from dawn to midnight each day. Our church will have six voting delegates, but to be honest, it is more fun to attend without the obligation of delegate status. In recent years, a dozen or more of our members have participated in GA. Details on registration and housing are available at www.uua.org (search GA 2018). On any Sunday, Claudia and David Gross will be delighted to chat about their many great experiences at GA. For the most favorable registration costs and housing arrangements, it is helpful to register on or soon after March 1.
CARE CORE NEWS
Amy Robinson's father-in-law, Arch George Robison, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. He would have turned 93 at the end of this month. 
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEWS
We will share January’s offering with Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism , which has been organizing since the early days of the Movement for Black Lives, to elevate the voices of people of color within Unitarian Universalism. RJI proposed BLUU be a Shared Offering recipient to strongly support BLUU’s efforts. 

Our congregation has contributed approximately $3,490.00 to the Black Lives of UU shared offering. Although we have exceeded our minimum goal, we hope for widespread participation among our members. If you haven’t yet joined in this offering, please consider a donation of any amount so that we can resoundingly demonstrate our support for BLUU.
Please continue will the donations for both the Men's Shelter at FUMC and the Women's Shelter at Austin's Place. Support is still neBoth shelters will run through March 31st. For specific details of acceptable items or to drop off donations, visit the SAC table after worship service.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
Can you help? The 6 th -7 th Grade class is taking a Beliefs Survey on Sunday, January 28th. If you are willing to participate in the survey, stop by their special table by the back stairs in the Fellowship Hall. They will appreciate your help in this class project.
Pen Pals have begun to write letters. All 18 pairs will be writing until March 3 when they will discover who their mystery secret pal really is in person.
The sign up sheet for the Annual Chef-A-Thon is on the RE table . The theme this year is “International Flair.” Children ages 4-12 are welcome to enter. Make a dish of your choice, add a secret ingredient given by Cindy, have the famous judges taste your dish and you may win Best in Show!
UUCUC Mindfulness Meditation Group Join fellow UU's in a mindfulness mediation practice before worship service on Sundays ( detailed schedule) in the YRUU room. As always, the door will be left slightly open so that late arrivals can enter quietly.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our events page .

Note: Parenthesised meetings/events are outside rentals. Asterisk meetings/events are closed.
Friday, January 26
Moving Forward Divorce/Separation Group / 3:30 pm / YRUU Classroom

Saturday, January 27
"How to Die in Oregon" Free Film Screening / 9:30 am / Fellowship Hall
(Rental: Many Paths: An Agnostic AA Group) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, January 28
Open Meeting with the Minister / 9:00 am / Fellowship Hall
Choir Rehearsal / 9:00 am / Sanctuary
RJI Meeting / 9:00 am / Library
Children's Choir Rehearsal / 9:15 am / Classroom #1
Mindful Meditation Group / 9:20 am / YRUU Classroom
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Sanctuary
Fellowship Hour / Immediately following service / Fellowship Hall
Adult Discussion Group / 11:30 am / Library
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall
Hospitality Team A Coffee Chat / 11:30 am / YRUU
Special Board of Trustees Meeting / 11:45 am / Classroom #1
Pathway to Membership Class / Noon / Children's Chapel

Monday, January 29
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
Pathway to Membership Class / 5:30 pm / Children's Chapel
UU Horn Band Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary

Tuesday, January 30
Stewardship Committee Meeting / Noon / Library
Open Meeting with the Minister / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, January 31
OOS & eNews content submittals are due by noon to pubs@uucuc.org.
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary 

Thursday, February 1
Membership Committee Meeting / 4:00 pm / Fellowship Hall
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: February 1
Deadline for content: Wednesday,
January 31 by Noon
March 2018 Uniter: February 28
Deadline for content: Wednesday, February 21 by Noon
UUCUC Contact Information
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
Cindy Wakeland
Director of Religious Education
Matt Sheppard
Music Director
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Coordinator
Rosalyn Maziarka
Office Administrator
Shornor Vineyard
Custodian and Building Caretaker
Beth Cobb
Assistant for Services
Matthew Gladden
Accompanist
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator