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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 29, 2018
"Is this who we are?”
Ben Leff and Worship Committee

Amidst the recent furor over the Trump administration's immigration policy, a common refrain has been to assert that "this is not who we are"-- that these cruel policies fundamentally clash with American values and our history as a "nation of immigrants." This sentiment, however well-intentioned, ignores the long history of xenophobia in American society. Indeed, recent policies and rhetoric represent only the most recent of many surges of nativism in American history. Thus, one might argue that this is exactly who we are. In this service, exploration of the current political climate in its historical context by relating it to previous waves of immigration and nativism. As well as how Unitarian Universalist principles can underlie a thoughtful, ethical, and humane perspective on immigration policy.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
“Each Breath is Borrowed Air”
Janet Revell Barrett, Sam Beshers, and the Worship Committee

The pace of our contemporary lives makes it difficult to slow down, inviting moments of awe and wonder into our lives. We reach toward these restorative dimensions of experience on this summer morning by contemplating the expansiveness of the air we breathe, the panoramic sweep of earth, sea, and stars, the intertwined strands and molecules of life, and the interconnected lattice of our social worlds. Inspired by a hymn of this title, Jody Hanger, Virginia Brubaker, Kiri Fagen-Ulmschneider, Sam Beshers, and Janet Revell Barrett will interpret the rich meanings of text and tune, inviting those in attendance to pause in gratitude and appreciation for the wonders of reason and science, art and nature.

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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.
UU Happy Hour today, July 26th, at Crane Alley. Join us at the UU Happy Hour today, July 26th, at Crane Alley. Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to get together, chat, and relax. Crane Alley is located at 115 W. Main St., Urbana.  For more information about the Happy Hour Group contact Russ Rybicki at russadr@fastmail.fm .
Are there parts of our church building you have never explored or are curious about?  This Sunday, July 29, Todd Kinney will offer a short tour after our Sunday service. Meet Todd at the Welcome Table in the foyer outside the sanctuary approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of the service. Tours will take place approximately once a month during the church year.
Come to the 3rd Annual Interfaith Alliance Picnic - This Sunday, July 29, 4pm - 7 pm! 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 .
What’s Your Story? Everyone has had life-changing experiences. Some are funny. Others enlightening. Yours may be dark. What commonality do they share? Each is a personal tale that can’t be told by anyone else.

We plan to produce an anthology of stories written by UUCUC members and friends entitled, “A Story That Changed My Life.” Everyone’s invited to be part of this project. Use your own name. Pick a pen name. Ask for help putting your tale together. All aspects of the project will be overseen by Reverend Caplow.

Look for "Call for Submissions" cards on Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Fill one out and be part of this project! For more information, contact Gail Cohen at gailsquilt@gmail.com .
Our Office Administrator, Rosalyn Maziarka, is traveling to the mountains of Montana for a vacation with her daughter - August 6 - 10, 2018 . During that time, our awesome office volunteers will be assisting with office related duties. Please note: there will NOT be an eNews on Thursday, August 9th. Therefore, if you have church related events/meetings and announcements you would like to post, please submit by next Wednesday 8/1, for next week’s eNews.
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.
Hospitable Parking - Please reserve spaces in the parking lot for guests and newcomers and for persons with limited mobility. You'll find a map of close-by parking areas at the Connections Hub table in Fellowship Hall.
Do you need a ride to church? Would you be willing to give a ride to a fellow congregant? Volunteers who could pick up others on the way to church are still needed. We'd like to have a list we could use to find rides for folks who need them. Volunteers would not be committed long-term but would be contacted as needed. Please call Anne Reeser (217) 369-1764, if you would be willing to be let us add your name to this list. 
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.
Did you know that we are offering RE classes every Sunday over the summer?  Emily McKown, our lead teacher, is doing amazing things with our kids downstairs and outside. They have done science experiments, learned about transformation by making instant ice cream, and are currently piecing together a quilt and learning about social justice. Emily is joined every week by a volunteer helper from our congregation.
The nursery is also available every Sunday. Mary and Max Foltz are here to care for the littlest so that their adults can fully participate in worship. Children are also more than welcome to sit through the worship service if that is where they feel most comfortable.
Please welcome Michele Grove, our Interim Director of Religious Education!  Her first day on the job will be Wednesday, August 1. Jody and Michele will be spending some time together during the next few weeks to make for a smooth beginning to the RE year.  
Regular RE classes begin September 9! We are still in need of many teachers – please see the sign-up sheet at the Hub Table if you are interested. Jody is usually around on Sunday mornings if you have questions, or you can email her at re-director@uucuc.org .
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 26
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1

Saturday, July 28
Loss of Life Partner Chalice Circle / 11:30 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, July 29
Hospitality Team B Breakfast Meeting / 8:30 am / Children’s Chapel
Mindful Meditation Group / 9:20 am / YRUU Classroom
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Fellowship Hall
Broadly Graded Summer RE / 10:15 am / Children’s Chapel
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall
Care Core Meeting / 11:45 am / Library
Monday, July 30
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
Tuesday, July 31
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 9:00 am / Nursery
Wednesday, August 1
eNews and OOS content is due to pubs@uucuc.org no later than noon
Thursday, August 2
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
Friday, August 3
(Rental: Williams/Keller Wedding Rehearsal) / 1:00 pm / Sanctuary
Saturday, August 4
(Rental: Williams/Keller Wedding) / 3:00 pm / CC, Library, Sanctuary
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1
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September 2018.

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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
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
Jody Hanger
Assistant for Religious Education
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator
Emily McKown
Summer RE Teacher
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper