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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, July 15, 2018
"Her/Hymn Service"
Barbara Hudgings and Worship Committee

Learn about women composers throughout history and also sing favorite hymns.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
"Speaking Up for Children in Foster Care"
Sandy Hannum, Pricilla Kron & Sherry Bohlen

This service will look into why the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program was created and how it works. Sherry Bohlen, Sandy Hannum, and Priscilla Kron, who are all current CASAs, will give their reflections on being an advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. Because of the terrible mishandling of immigrant families in this country, there are many additional children in foster care right now who should never have been taken from their parents. This will be touched on as well.
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.
Come to the 3rd Annual Interfaith Alliance Picnic! The Membership Committee invites members and friends of our UUCUC community to join other community people of faith at the upcoming Interfaith Alliance Picnic!  Click to see the flyer! Our own Anne Newman and Puppet Folk Productions will be presenting a featured puppet show. Please come to represent UUCUC and join the fun!!  Questions? Email Sherry Bohlen .
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hospitable Parking - Please reserve spaces in the parking lot for guests and newcomers and for persons with limited mobilty. You'll find a map of close-by parking areas at the Connections Hub table in Fellowship Hall.
Our Minister, the Rev. Florence Caplow, is on vacation and study leave from June 28th to August 8th . For pastoral care needs, please contact Cindy Loui , and all other needs, contact our UUCUC Office Manager, Rosalyn Maziarka or call the church office at (217) 384-8862.
CARE CORE NEWS
Joys and Sorrows

Nancy Nichols & Sally Babbitt - Tom Neufer Emswiller has a short hospital visit this week and is home now. Cards are welcome.

Kyle Kroha - Thankful for the addition of Shiloh and Odie to our home. Two bonded 12 years old brother beagle-basset hound crosses, they are the Bagel Brothers!
Do you need a ride to church? Would you be willing to give a ride to a fellow congregant? We are so pleased to announce that Anne Reeser (217) 369-1764 has generously volunteered to coordinate rides to church on Sundays for those who need them. If you need a ride, call Anne by Saturday night. If you are willing to be on a list for giving people rides please call Anne today and let her know so she can have a list of drivers to call on. 
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEWS
July Shared Offering is supporting Salt & Light Ministries.

Salt & Light Ministries is a nonprofit ministry created in 2004 whose vision is to share love by fighting poverty with dignity through opportunities that engage, empower, and equip for lasting change.

Toward this end, Salt & Light Ministries offers workplace preparedness through job preparedness instruction, practical work experience in its grocery store in Urbana and its thrift stores in Urbana and Champaign and also offers classes in financial education. Computer labs offer introductory computer skills and free internet Wi-Fi.

The recently-opened facility on Philo Road in Urbana offers food choices in a high-density area underserved for healthy food choices.

Shared Offering Note: All designated checks/envelopes and half of the Sunday plate offerings in July will be sent directly to Salt & Light Ministries. 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.
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.
 
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.
 
To learn more about, you can find 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 .
SMALL GROUP MINISTRY
UUCUC’s Gastronomical Society (often referred to as “Gastro”) invites all members and friends of our church community to join them as they enjoy monthly meals together.
Gastro members are encouraged to take a turn at hosting in their home, a park, at the church, or at a restaurant. When a member hosts in their home, a park or at church, the host chooses a dinner theme with members contributing potluck style. It’s great fun and a wonderful way for members to try out an inventive or challenging new recipe or to share a tried-and-true family favorite! Gastro members not only love to eat – they love to cook and create!

In the last several years, Gastro has enjoyed a Chinese New Year celebration, a themed dinner with foods beginning with the letter “s”, a taste of Spain, refreshing summer fair, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, take-a-risk surprise, a Saturday brunch and German food at Riggs Beer Company. 

The group is striving for diversity and for inclusion of new members so think about signing up to be on the Gastro list. Each month, you’ll then receive an announcement of what the host for the month has planned and an invitation to sign up. 

When you receive the announcement of the month’s plan, sign up quickly! There is almost always a maximum number of people that the host can accommodate and, once that number has been reached, a wait-list is set up. 

July’s Gastro is being hosted by Thom and Sherry Bohlen and will be on Friday, July 20. The theme is an old-fashioned backyard picnic and members are invited to bring one of their favorite childhood picnic foods! The Bohlens assure you not-to-worry if the weather is too hot and humid. There’s ample space inside to sit and enjoy your “picnic” fare in the cool of the air-conditioned house! And (in the interest of preventing disease spread by fleas, ticks and mosquitos) they’ve treated their yard to prevent as many of those little critters as possible.

Terry and Barbara England promise old-fashioned root beer floats! Picnic’s on!! Don’t miss the fun.

To be added to the Gastro list, contact leader Terry England at englandba@comcast.net. Then watch for further details of the July event including directions to sign up.
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, July 12
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
 
Saturday, July 14
Loss of Life Partner Chalice Circle / 11:00 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, July 15
Mindfulness Mediation / 9:20 am / YRUU Classroom
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, July 16
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
Caregivers' Chalice Circle / 7:00 pm / Library

Tuesday, July 17
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 9:00 am / Nursery
UU Feminist Book Group / 7:00 pm / Library
Social Action Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, July 18
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Thursday, July 19
Care Core Steering Committee / 11:00 am / Library
*Membership Committee Meeting / 5:30 pm / Fellowship Hall
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
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UUCUC Contact Information
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.
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
Kate Barton
Events Coordinator
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