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UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM in Sanctuary
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Blessing of the Animals
Rev. Florence Caplow

Our Sunday service, in honor of the birthday of St. Francis, will be a celebration of animals, both our companions and the wild ones. This will be an outdoor service, weather permitting. If it is rainy, the service will be held in the Sanctuary, and animals are still invited to attend. You can bring your pet (on a leash or in a carrier please), or, if your pet is shy, you can bring a photo to be blessed. Kids, you can even bring your favorite stuffed animal! All are welcome and all will be blessed.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
  Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant
 Jose Angel N.

  Jose Angel is the author of Illegal , published by the University of Illinois press. October's theme is "Sanctuary?" and this is an opportunity to hear a first person account of what it is like to be undocumented in this country.
Soul Matters
October "Sanctuary"
Sanctuary Music Playlist
Our Soul Matters theme for the month of October is "What does it mean to be a people of sanctuary?" What comes to mind for you when you hear the word "sanctuary"? Each of our services this month will touch on this theme, and our new Soul Matters covenant groups will also be exploring the theme. Another way to explore the monthly theme is through music. Here is a playlist of Songs of Sanctuary  https://tinyurl.com/y7zxnrnp
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Bookmark our UUCUC Events and UUCUC Calendar webpage for future reference.
Enroll today for PATHWAY TO MEMBERSHIP CLASS! This Sunday, October 7, 2018, Noon – 3:30 pm

Join others interested in learning about the history and philosophy of Unitarian Universalism in general and about the Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign (UUCUC) in particular. Learn about our governance, activities, opportunities and social action mission. Meet others interested in UUCUC membership. At the end of the class, you’ll have an opportunity to “sign the book” and become a member of our church community. Childcare available. Lunch provided. CLICK HERE to enroll. Or email Sherry Bohlen, Membership Coordinator , for further information.
Church Tour This Sunday! Are there parts of our church building you have never explored or are curious about? This Sunday, October 7, Todd Kinney will offer a short tour after our Sunday service. Meet Todd at the Welcome Table in the foyer outside the sanctuary at noon. Tours will take place approximately once a month.
UU Voices Reading Group, led by Rev. Florence Caplow

Many Unitarian Universalists also maintain a relationship with other theological and philosophical understandings: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Paganism, Humanism, or (fill in the blank!) Skinner House books has published a series of short books with personal, heartfelt essays by UUs who feel that they are, in one way or another, "trans-religious". This reading and discussion group will meet once each month on Sunday after church, and will begin with reading Christian Voices in Unitarian Universalism (available in paperback or as an e-book). If you are interested, please email Rev. Caplow at minister@uucuc.org for more information. Some loaner books will be available. First session will be October 14 at noon.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
TIME CHANGE: The Mindfulness Meditation Group will now be meeting at 9:00 AM every Sunday before the worship service. This will be simpler than the variable meeting time, and will avoid a conflict with another Sunday morning meeting (that some participants may wish to attend). All are welcome to join at 9:00 AM in the YRUU classroom, regardless of experience or inexperience with meditation. It is recommended that newcomers arrive on time if they have questions. As always, the door will be left open a crack so that late arrivals can feel welcome to join in quietly. Questions? See our info page or contact Marie McEnroe at reezlebee@gmail.com .
We Need YoUU!!!! Looking for a Childcare Coordinator and some Childcare Providers. Our Religious Education department is looking for a few good people to join our staff in the growing Sunday morning nursery program (ages 0-6). Child care providers also have the opportunity to work special weekday and weekend events. This is a great opportunity for anyone 14 years old or older.  

Pay range is between $13.50 and 16.50 an hour based on position and experience. Interested persons should contact Michele Grove, Interim Religious Education Director for more detailed information on each position and how to apply. Email: RE-director@uucuc.org  Call: (217) 384-8862.
November 10th: Installation of our minister, Rev. Florence Caplow, and Celebration of Our Shared Ministry. All are invited, but RSVP responses are essential. If you are a member or friend of UUCUC, you should have received an electronic invitation. If you are not a member, or can't find your invitation, click this link to RSVP: http://evite.me/vaKz5TB9WA . Many of you have not yet opened your electronic invitation. This may be you! 
Questions? Contact Jim Hannum jwhannum@gmail.com
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
There will not be any formal religious education classes this Sunday, October 7th. Children are encouraged to join the Blessing of the Animal worship service. Bring your pet or a photograph of your pet. There will also be an opportunity to bless your stuffed animal! Child care is available for children ages 0-5.

On Sunday, October 14th, all children and youth will go to religious education classes.
Register Children and Youth for Religious Education. If you have not registered your child or youth for our religious education program, please do so through the following link. We ask that everyone registers once a year so that we have the most up-to-date contact and health information for our participants. So far, it has been a great year and we look forward to more fun and learning! https://uucuc.breezechms.com/form/0aadff
Professional Staff working with the current religious education program:
Religious Education Start-up is a busy time! It is also fun to meet new friends and see the creative things happen in the Sunday Morning classes. Please know that the following professional staff are working to care for those involved and create programming:

Interim Director of Religious Education: Michele Townsend Grove re-director@uucuc.org
Youth Coordinator: Emily McKown  youthcoordinator@uucuc.org
Coming of Age: Youth in 7th and 8th grade have been meeting with the Coming of Age leadership since the beginning of religious education . Now it is time for these youth to talk with their parents and determine if they wish to commit to the Coming of Age program for the rest of the year. A commitment poster is hanging in the Coming of Age classroom (church library). We ask all youth who wish to commit to this program to sign the poster with their parents. Coming of Age is open to children ages 12-15. When you sign the poster, can you reach out to Michele Grove and let her know? She wants to be sure that all participants and their parents are receiving communication.
Coming of Age Retreat: COA Participants and advisers are going on retreat, Friday evening October 12th to Saturday at lunch on October 13th.  If you have not already received the information sheet and permission slip from Michele Grove, please email her so that she is sure to include you. Michele needs to know who is going no later than Monday, October 8th.
Mark Your Calendars! Interim Religious Education Start-up . All are invited to join in a part of the interim religious education start-up retreat on Friday evening, October 19th, 7:00 to 8:30 PM and Saturday, October 20th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Friday evening is open to the entire congregation. Saturday is a more focused planning time and is for anyone involved in some area of lifespan religious education (children, youth and adult). Nancy Combs-Morgan from the Mid-American Region will be with us lead this evening. Since Michele Grove has joined the staff as an interim religious educator, this will be a good time to understand what the next two years holds and how you may be involved in dreaming a UUCUC religious education future. 
CARE CORE NEWS
Joys and Sorrows
 
Karen Folk - A joy, after 2 months of severe depression and anxiety, my daughter Anna is finally better and much more like her usual cheerful self.
 
Jody Waitzman & Kye Ewing - We were married this past Friday! It was a beautiful day of celebration with friends and family.
 
The Herzog Family - A joy, every Sunday for the past 18 months, we have been lighting a candle for our cousin, Ella. Instead of starting college last fall with our son, Jonah, Ella spent the year going through chemo and radiation with several hospital stays to treat complications. She's a fighter, our Ella, and last week she moved into her dorm and started college at the University of Washington.
 
Trisha & Randy Locke - A joy, last weekend we celebrated our daughter, Allison's 13th birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary. Feeling blessed.
 
Anne Reeser - A sincere Thank You for all your thoughts, prayers, good wishes for my daughter who had a slight stroke. She is back to work, expecting full recovery.
 
Claudia Gross - My chemotherapy port is OUT!
 
Jenny Hunt - In remembrance of my father Barrie Hunt, who passed away 9 years ago.
 
Peggy Patten & Todd Kinney - Gratitude that our daughter, Maura, is okay. Maura was hit by a car while walking in Chicago neighborhood. She spent the evening in the ER and was sent home with bumps and bruises, but otherwise fine. We are grateful to her good friend who stayed by her side, as well as prompt medical attention.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE NEWS
October is brought to you by Hospitality Team D! Welcome Hospitality Team D co-leaders Anne Sharpe & Priscilla Kron & Team D volunteers who will assist with bell ringing, ushering, welcoming, providing decorations & snacks during the month of October. 

Thanks to Team B co-leaders, Jennifer Livingston & AJ Herzog & Team B volunteers who helped out in September. 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.
MUSIC COMMITTEE NEWS
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You are invited to an Autumn Coffee House and Variety Show!
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7 pm

Please join us for a fabulous event to entertain friends and family. 
We can’t do this without you! Please sign up bring a snack, help with set-up/clean up, or perform. You can present a song, a story, a dance, a poem, a skit or whatever you want to share. The show will follow the usual format of brief performances (5-7 minutes each).
Again, anyone can help. Sign up to perform, bring yummy snacks, or help with setup/cleanup. A link to the google sign-up sheet goo.gl/QWqSqZ, or just send us a note to the email address and we’ll add you to the list. Questions or Concerns? Contact Tanja Hodges at thodg01s@gmail.com.
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 collected within the specified month designated for "shared offering" and on-line donations through our give webpage .

For the month of October, we are supporting Feeding Our Kids. Feeding Our Kids is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides nutritious food to food-insecure kids in Champaign County on weekends and school breaks. Two Moms started this grass roots group in 2013 when they became concerned that elementary school students were going home hungry over the weekend and trying to find ways to feed themselves and their siblings. From initially providing food to a few students at two schools, Feeding Our Kids has grown to serve over two dozen schools throughout Champaign County. Their goals are to spread community awareness of hunger and assist every Champaign County school in need. With 1 in every 5 children in need, hunger touches all of us, whether those struggling are our neighbors, school friends, or work colleagues.

We believe that all kids are full of the potential to do great things. We do not believe that hunger should prevent them from achieving that greatness. With the help of the community we are able to insure that these kids are able to have something to eat each weekend.

For information on volunteering or to donate please go to www.feedingourkids.org . Checks made payable to “Feeding Our Kids” can be mailed to PO Box 7422, Champaign, IL 61826.
Join SoAct in welcoming Chibundo Anwuli Egwuatu on October 14, after worship, at the Social Action Committee Table in Fellowship Hall.

Talk with Chibundo about her sex work activism and reading group taking place at Channing Murray on alternating Sundays, from 2pm to 4pm. Participants are learning about contemporary sex work activism using film, articles, and blog posts. Most importantly, the group is focused on action. Chibundo is a Predoctoral Fellow and GEO Steward with the Department of Anthropology at the U of I. 
CROP Walk Helps with Tsunami Relief

When there is a disaster, the overseas portion of CROP Walk funding is diverted to help with relief operations where needed. As you know, Indonesia was struck by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake last Friday, followed by a disastrous tsunami which has killed at least 1,234 people, with hundreds still missing. Please know that your CROP Walk donations will be put to good use for search and rescue, support for displaced people, continued evacuations, reconnecting electricity and communications networks, and providing fuel, especially for generators at hospitals and cellular operators.
Death with Dignity Group is hosting "Healthcare and the Art of Dying with Dignity" on Saturday, October 27, from 10am - 11:30am in Fellowship Hall.

As we contemplate how we will face end-of-life issues for ourselves and our family members, it is important to know how to make ones wishes known, and be sure they are carried out. Three physicians will discuss issues related to healthcare at the end of life, followed by a Q and A period. 

Topics include: How can you make a strong ally of your physician? How can you increase the likelihood that your wishes will be carried out when you are nearing the end of life? Are written documents enough? How can you talk to your family to make sure they will be comfortable supporting your wishes? The three speakers for this workshop are: Dr. Michael Aref, palliative care physician, Carle; Dr. Claire Barker, geriatrics physician (retired from Carle); Dr. Joyce Beitel, family practice physician (retired from Carle).

There will be information tables about end of life issues, Hospice, and physician aid-in-dying legislation proposed for Illinois. Light refreshments will be served.
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, October 4
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
Finance Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Children's Chapel
Membership Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Saturday, October 6
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, October 7
Adult Discussion Group / 9:00 am / Library
Mindful Meditation Group / 9:00 am / YRUU Classroom
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Outside - South End of Church
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall
Visitor's Welcome Room / 11:30 am / Library
Fall Pathway to Membership Class / 12:00 pm / Children's Chapel
Soul Matters Covenant Group #8 / 1:00 pm / Classroom #1
 
Monday, October 8
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
 
Tuesday, October 9
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 8:30 am / Nursery
BOT Business Meeting / 7:00 pm / Classroom #1

Wednesday, October 10
Last day for content for eNews & Order of Service at noon.
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary
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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
Events Coordinator
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper