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UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM in Fellowship Hall
Summer Services will be held in our air-conditioned Fellowship Hall starting on Sunday, June 17th and will continue in Fellowship Hall until Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
"Sounding the Call"

The UUA's annual General Assembly features some of the most memorable worship and
music of our entire denomination. In this service, we will stream the Service of the Living Tradition from this year's General Assembly in Kansas City, MO.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
"What to Make of a Diminished Thing"
Adam Davis and Worship Committee

Diminishment, personal and environmental, can be a source of deep sadness. Robert Frost's poem, 'The Oven Bird', offers wisdom for acknowledging these feelings and moving forward.
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.
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Next UU Happy Hour Thursday, June 28th at Houlihan’s.

Join us at the next UU Happy Hour Thursday, June 28th, at Houlihan’s. Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to get together, chat, and relax. Houlihan’s is located at 1900 S 1st St., at the I Hotel in Champaign. For more information about the Happy Hour Group contact Russ Rybicki.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Church Office Summer Hours
Starting June 18th, the church office will start summer hours: Monday through Thursday 10 am - 2 pm and Friday 10 am to Noon.
Moving Forward, the divorce support group , is taking the summer off from meeting. We will resume in the fall, after Labor Day, if interest remains.
Attention UUCUC Photographers - Our office administrator will be working on updating our website with new photos of our church community, in addition using for eNews and Uniter publications. What a great way to share your gift with us. We are looking for photos from this past church year and for the coming church year. Please email admin@uucuc.org for a link to a google drive folder to share photos you have taken. Note: we will respect those who have requested their photo to not be posted.
Wake Now Our Vision UU Legacy Challenge. Have you named our church in your Will or Trust or designated the church as one of the beneficiaries of your retirement account or donor advised fund? If yes, our church may be able to receive a 10% matching cash gift, up to $10,000. Click HERE to find out how to apply for this amazing gift. Would you like to learn how to plan a gift that will support your commitment to this congregation and our UU work for love and justice? Please contact Mona Shannon for more information and to let her know that you applied for a matching gift. The UU Congregation at Shelter Rock is providing this generous grant to all UU organizations. Half the grant funds have already been allocated. Act today.
CARE CORE NEWS
Joys and Sorrows

Jody Hanger - Chris and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday (6/19)!

Libby Tyler - Joy and sorrow in saying goodbye to UUCUC and Urbana, as we head west to our new home in Albany, CA. This has been a wonderful, supportive, church community for us for over 25 years. We will miss you!

Sandy & Joe Finnerty - We welcome the newest Finnerty - Allisandra Cora Marcelino Finnerty, born to son Dan and daughter-in-law Christine.

Cindy Ingold - Thinking of my mom, Genie Ingold, who died on June 19, 2014.

Umeeta Sadarangani - 12 years ago today (6/17), Marilyn and I had our commitment ceremony in our Sanctuary. We are celebrating 19 years together. A great joy!
PROPERTY COMMITTEE NEWS
We are happy to celebrate the new entryway into the Sanctuary! The short steep ramp into the Sanctuary has now been replaced by a practically unnoticeable gradual incline. There is now a carpeted surface from the Sanctuary to the entrance of the Fellowship Hall. The result is a much more comfortable, easily maneuverable surface for everyone.

You may be surprised to know that the previous ramp into the Sanctuary was a challenge for those with disabilities. It posed such an impediment to some people that they did not feel welcome or comfortable attending services. This project is a wonderful example of how we are working to create a supportive, welcoming place for all people. 

Thank you to all the Committees who were instrumental in supporting this project and most of all the congregation who have spoken loudly with their voices and their financial support to improve our churches accessibility.
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEWS
June is LGBTQI Pride Month and Support for the Uniting Pride (UP) Center. Many locals travel to Chicago for the Pride Parade which is coming up on Sunday, June 24 th. One of the reasons the local UP Center celebrates with a Pride Parade in September, is to allow for locals to enjoy the Chicago festivities without having to make a choice. UP Center also knows that a September event allows the campus community to participate and serve as a welcome back to CU.

Twenty years ago, our congregation was pursuing a several year process of workshops and discussion to earn the UUA designation of being a Welcoming Congregation for LGBTQI folks. Since then we’ve had wins, but more recently some big setbacks. In 2011, President Obama ended the military’s policy of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ which freed LGB citizen’s to serve openly. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of same sex marriage nationwide. Subsequently, Trans were also allowed to serve openly in the military. BUT, President Trump has rescinded that decision. Last week the the Supreme Court ruled against a gay couple and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission on narrow grounds. We still have lots of work to do. Several of our church families are dealing with youth who are questioning their gender identity and/or their sexual orientation. This is where we can make a real difference; by supporting them and local organizations like the UP Center ( www.unitingpride.org ) Watch for more opportunities for UUCUC to build alliances with the UP Center.

Kathleen Robbins and Jerry Carden
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.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
Summer religious education classes for K-5 will be in Children's Chapel. The nursery will be available for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Coming Soon - A wonderful opportunity for OWL (Our Whole Lives)
training close to home!

Where?
Unitarian Universalist Church Bloomington-Normal
1613 E Emerson
Bloomington, IL

When?
July 19-21, 2018
July 19, Thursday: 5:00 dinner, 5:30-9:30 training (with snacks)
July 20, Friday: 8:00 breakfast, 8:30-5:30 training (including lunch)
July 21, Saturday: 8:00 breakfast, 8:30-2:30 training (including lunch)

Cost?
$275 per person

Registration fee includes training sessions and all meals and snacks as indicated. Participants are responsible for the required materials, travel, and hotel accommodations.

Here’s the best part! UUCUC will pay the registration fee for two participants . If needed, there is room for help with accommodation as well. Those interested must be willing to commit to teach OWL twice as part of a team in the next five years.

For those unfamiliar, OWL is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education program for youth. We are blessed to have been able to offer this class at our church to all our interested middle schoolers for many years. In our religious education program, it is offered every other year. More details about the OWL curriculum are available at http://www.uua.org/re/owl .

If you are interested, please contact Jody Hanger, RE Assistant, at re-director@uucuc.org . She would be happy to answer questions, put you in contact with other trained OWL facilitators in our congregation, or help get you registered for the training.
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, June 21
Care Core Steering Committee / 11:00 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
 
Saturday, June 23
Loss of Life Partner Covenant Group / 11:00 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, June 24
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Fellowship Hall
Broadly Graded Summer RE / 10:15 / Children's Chapel
Young Adults Group / 11:30 am / Fellowship Hall

Monday, June 25
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel

Tuesday, June 26
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 9:00 am / Nursery
BOT Study Session / 7:00 pm / Library

Wednesday, June 27
eNews and OOS content is due to pubs@uucuc.org no later than noon
Membership Committee Meeting / 5:30 pm / Peggy Patten's Home

Thursday, June 28
(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