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UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM
You Are Invited to

Our Annual Worship Service
&
Potluck in the Park!
 
Sunday, June 10 th at 10:15 am
Crystal Lake Park, Urbana

Rain or Shine

This Sunday's worship service will be in the park with a potluck immediately following. Bring your favorite picnic food to share. You will also need to bring lawn chairs, beverages, plates, napkins, cups and utensils for your crew.
We have rented the large pavilion for our use and there is a volleyball net and children’s playground nearby.

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. Click for a map !
Sunday, June 17, 2018
"Reflections on Ending This Chapter"
Beth Cobb, Assistant for Services

(Services will be in Fellowship Hall on this Sunday)

Beth Cobb has been the Assistant for Services at UUCUC for nearly 20 years, through five ministers and two sabbaticals and she will be retiring at the end of June (though not leaving the congregation). In this service, she will share some insights into what she has learned about being part of a team creating meaningful worship services. Beth will also share what it has meant to be part of so many weddings and memorial services for friends and strangers. We will be honoring her service and contributions to our Sunday experience in this special service.
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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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
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 3, 2018.

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.
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CARE CORE NEWS
Joys and Sorrows

Penne & Jonny Beckett - Our 5th, yes 5th, great granddaugter was born on May 30th! Welcome Marilyn Elaine Lee Miller.
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEWS
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 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 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.”  
Thank you to all that have committed to our children and youth! We still have some spots available fall RE. What a great opportunity to work our new interim DRE, Michele Townsend Grove!

PreK – Chalice Children: 1 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, June 7
Membership Committee Leaders Meeting / 5:30 pm / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
 
Saturday, June 9
Loss of Life Partner Covenant Group / 11:30 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, June 10
Worship Service in the Park / 10:15 am / Crystal Lake Park, Urbana
Potluck immediately following service / Crystal Lake Park, Urbana

Monday, June 11
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
Moving Forward Support Group / 7:30 pm / YRUU Classroom

Tuesday, June 12
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 9:00 am / Nursery
Board of Trustees Business Meeting / 7:00 pm / Library

Wednesday, June 13
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Thursday, June 14
(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