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UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM in Sanctuary
Flowers in your garden? Bring cut flowers (long stemmed) for the Flower Ceremony this Sunday! They will be placed in vases for the service, then shared at the end. All flowers welcome!
Sunday, June 3, 2018
"Flower Celebration: Sharing Our Gifts"
Rev. Florence Caplow

UU churches around the world celebrate "Flower Communion" or the "Flower Celebration" originally developed in the early 20th century by Rev. Norbert Čapek, who founded the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. He wanted to unite the diverse religious traditions of his congregation by celebrating the beauty of nature. In this last service in the sanctuary before the summer begins, we will also honor all who give their time and energy to this congregation. Please bring long-stemmed flowers to share with others in this favorite multi-generational service. Childcare is provided for the youngest children, but all ages are welcome in the service.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Worship and Picnic in the Park
Rev. Florence Caplow

Join us for our annual Worship Service and Potluck at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana. The service will begin at 10:15 with the potluck to follow. The Large Pavilion is rented for the event, so the service and potluck will be held rain or shine. Bring your own lawn chair for the service. Also, bring your favorite picnic food to share – along with beverages, plates, napkins, cups and utensils for your crew. Crystal Lake Park is located north of West Park Street, west of North Broadway Avenue. We will meet at the Large Pavilion, which is located near the parking lot off of North Central Avenue. There is a volleyball net and children’s playground nearby. The choir will be singing.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Bookmark our UUCUC Events webpage for future reference.
UUCUC Mindfulness Meditation Group Join fellow UU's in a mindfulness meditation 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 Tour on Sunday, June 3rd! Are there parts of our church building you have never explored or are curious about? Todd Kinney will offer a short tour after our service on Sunday. Meet Todd at the Welcome Table in the foyer outside the Sanctuary approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the service. Tours will take place approximately once a month during the church year.
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Writing Workshop, Saturday, June 16th 2-4 pm
Location: UUCUC Library
“The Story That Changed My Life" taught by Gail Cohen 
 
We are planning an anthology of stories by UUCUC members and friends, on the theme “The Story That Changed My Life.” Interested? Curious? Come to this workshop to explore your own story. No writing experience necessary. Taught by Gail Cohen, a UUCUC member with 45 years of writing, teaching and publication history, with support from Rev. Caplow, who has edited two anthologies. For questions or to find out more, email Gail at  gailsquilt@gmail.com .
ANNOUNCEMENTS
New accessible entry to the Sanctuary being constructed next week! 

News from your Property Committee: We are pleased to announce that work will begin next week on a sloping entryway into the sanctuary. Our selected contractor, Tim Gibbs, will begin Monday morning and he hopes to wrap up by Friday afternoon. We are excited about this step forward in accessibility and safety. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Hunter.
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CARE CORE NEWS
Joys and Sorrows

Debbie Sperry - I am overjoyed that a court date, June 11, is set to finalize the adoption of my daughters, Karmyn and Kataryna. We are thankful for all of the support the church has given to our family.

Virgina Brubaker & Gail Schiesser - We got the pathlogy report from Virginia's mastectomy & there is no evidence of the cancer that was there earlier. There will be 2 more months of chemo to prevent later flare-ups. We deeply appreciate the support you have given us on this journey.

Amy Robison - My son, Arch, has now graduated from college and now heads to Omaha for a 6 month stint with Americorp and the Student Conservation Association.

Barbara Jauhola - Exactly 39 years ago today, my sister Sue and her husband, Arden, were married in this Sanctuary by the Rev. Ed Harris. Their marriage is still going strong.

Sally Babbitt - Many thanks to my family for planting a Norway Spruce in Heritage Park (Champaign Park Service) to honor what would have been the 50th wedding anniversary of Holt and I, had he lived. It was touching & very special.
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEWS
Today is the last day to support our May Shared Offering: FirstFollowers.
For more information about FirstFollowers, visit their website and like their Facebook page. Please make sure you designate on your check or envelope "FirstFollowers".
June Shared Offering is supporting Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private, nonprofit international association, created in December 1971 on the belief that all people have the right to medical care regardless of gender, race, religion, creed, or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national boundaries. MSF often works in crisis contexts, including crises caused by natural disasters, health emergencies, and armed conflict and war.

Doctors Without Borders/MSF won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

Shared Offering Note: All designated checks/envelopes and half of the Sunday plate offerings in June will be sent directly to Doctors Without Borders/MSF. Thank you in advance for your generous support.
‘Our’ Habitat Build begins at 8 AM this Saturday, June 2nd . The address of the site is 1404 Beslin, Urbana, about two blocks west of Goodwin. 
UU News
UUWorld Magazine
By David Gross

Having visited many other UU churches and as a frequent attendee at the annual UUA General Assembly, I often find in the UUWorld stories names or places that are familiar. The recent Summer 2018 issue is of special interest. “The Coffee Hour Central” story prompted me to think about whether our church is already succeeding in this subject. Both the “Wakanda or Watts” story and the “The Universalist Klansman” story are painful, but worthwhile reads. “On the Days That I Eat” story reminds me of the great joy of our local Coffee House music events. Finally, as a historical quiz, can you find in the list of recently retired ministers two who have been guests in our pulpit? I recommend reading, or at least skimming, all of this Summer 2018 issue.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
Summer religious education classes for K-5 will begin in earnest on June 17! The nursery will be available for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to help Emily McKown with summer RE. We are just about full, but are still looking for assistants on July 22, August 12, and August 19. Check your calendars – If you’ve signed up to teach RE in the fall, it’s a wonderful way to meet some of the young people you might have in your class.

Emily will primarily use the Miracles curriculum from the UUA Tapestry of Faith collection this summer. If you are interested in looking at it, here is the link. The UUA writes in part, “Participants explore different kinds of miracles, from the awesome, ordered beauty of Earth and all life on it, to their own capacity to transform themselves and others to bring forth love and justice.”  
Teaching opportunities for fall RE are still available – we had three brand-new teachers sign up just last Sunday!

PreK – Chalice Children: 2 openings
2 nd/3 rd – Faithful Journeys: 2 openings
4 th/5 th – Love Connects Us: 1 opening
6 th – Riddle and Mystery: 3 openings
YRUU – 3 openings
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, May 31
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
 
Friday, June 1
(Rental: Wedding Rehearsal) / 4:00 pm / Sanctuary

Saturday, June 2
Rental: Wedding) / 1:30 pm / Sanctuary
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, June 3
Partner Church / 9:00 am / Library
Mindful Meditation Group / 9:20 am / YRUU Classroom
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Sanctuary
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall

Monday, June 4
(Construction of Sanctuary ramp - Sanctuary not accessible)
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
Moving Forward Support Group / 7:30 pm / YRUU Classroom

Tuesday, June 5
(Construction of Sanctuary ramp - Sanctuary not accessible)
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 9:00 am / Nursery
Personnel Committee Meeting / 5:00 pm / Library
Worship Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Library
 
Wednesday, June 6
(Construction of Sanctuary ramp - Sanctuary not accessible)
eNews and OOS content is due to pubs@uucuc.org no later than noon
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary 
Adult Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary
 
Thursday, June 7
(Construction of Sanctuary ramp - Sanctuary not accessible)
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
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UUCUC Contact Information
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
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
Jody Hanger
Assistant for Religious Education
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator
Emily McKown
Summer RE Teacher
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper