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10:15 AM in Fellowship Hall
This Sunday, August 19th is the last Summer Service that will be held in our air-conditioned Fellowship Hall. Sunday services will return to the Sanctuary on Sunday, August 26, 2018, with Water Service.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
"Getting REal: A Transformative View of Religious Education"
Michele Grove and Rev. Florence Caplow

Come learn more from our new Interim Director of Religious Education, Michele Townsend Grove! After a national search, we were thrilled when one of the top interim religious educators in the country agreed to come to UUCUC for two years, to guide us through a visioning process about our program. Interim religious education work is a relatively new field, and Michele is a leader in it. She will be sharing some of her life story and she will give us a preview of the interim work we will be doing together.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
"Water Service: Our Lives Flow on in Endless Song"
Rev. Florence Caplow and Michele Grove

The UUCUC Water Service is our annual multi-generational Ingathering service at the end of the summer. Please bring a small vial of water from somewhere sacred to you, from far away or nearby. This is a beautiful UU tradition for all ages, honoring the waters of the world and our joining together in community once again. The service will be co-led by our minister, Rev. Caplow, and our new Interim Director of Religious Education, Michele Grove.  

We will return to our Sanctuary for this service and for the rest of the Sunday services for the year. Please be aware that the Sanctuary is not air-condiditoned.

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.
now forming!

Sign up today at Hub Table in Fellowship Hall or
see Membership Coordinator, Sherry Bohlen, for more details.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make connections in a growing church community.
All members and friends welcome!
Same Name, New Purpose. The Uniter is coming back on a quarterly basis. Attention board members, committee chairs, group leaders and staff: We invite you to submit in-depth, mini-articles to share with visitors, our congregation and community. Please do not submit any news announcements for the Uniter (but please continue to submit for weekly eNews). Email your submission(s) to pubs@uucuc.org, in a word document, ready to cut and paste. See our publicity policy for details.

Notice: Due to everyone getting back into the swing of church life, we have extended the Fall Uniter dates to accommodate your submittals. Don't delay!

2018-2019 Schedule (Mark your calendars - Set alarms)
Fall Uniter (Covers: September / October / November)
Submissions Due: August 29, no later than noon
Distribution: September 9th

Winter Uniter (Covers: December / January / February)
Submissions Due: November 21, no later than noon
Distribution: December 5

Spring Uniter (Covers: March / April / May)
Submissions Due: February 20, no later than noon
Distribution: March 6

Summer Uniter (Covers: June / July / August)
Submissions Due: May 22, no later than noon
Distribution: June 5
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.
Joys and Sorrows

Sharon and Tom Neufer Emswiler - We will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 18th! Because of Tom’s health condition, we will have a quiet celebration at home with our family. We have missed worshipping with our UUCUC family over the spring and summer and look forward to being able to join you once again in the late summer/fall. Thanks to the many folks bringing meals to our home. We appreciate it greatly!

Tamara Ducey - Prayers for younger wonderful cousin who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer undergoing treatment Tuesday.

Brian and Sylvia McDermott - All our family and friends helping make Andrew and Qing's wedding memorable, especially the Urbana Fire Department.

Beth Cobb - 42 years ago August, Emil and I were married right here in the still warm and humid Sanctuary.
A memorial service for Marcia Langdon , daughter of former member, Dee Langdon, will be held on Monday, August 20 th at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary. 
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. 
August Shared Offering is supporting Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is a nonprofit organization committed to ending illegal convictions and prisoner abuse, ending placement of children in adult prisons, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. The EJI provides legal representation, provides research and educational materials, and produces reports and films on racial injustice. The founder and executive director is Bryan Stevenson, a distinguished lawyer, activist, writer, and teacher. Dr. Stevenson and his staff have won reversals, relief or release for over 125 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row. In April 2018, EJI opened The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama to address the legacy of racial terror in this country. Dr. Stevenson has many awards that honor his work. We urge you to read his book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption and go to EJI.org to learn more about this organization.
Teacher Training and Tacos. There will be a religious education leader training following Water Servicve on Sunday, August 26th, 11:45 am - 2:00 pm in the Children’s Chapel. Anyone who is signed up to be a Sunday morning leader or is interested in exploring possible religious education leadership is welcome to attend! We will get to know each other, learn about the year and plan for our teacher teams! Please RSVP to Michele at RE-director@uucuc.org by August 24th, so we are sure to have plenty of lunch and childcare for everyone. 
Religious Education Start-Up. Children and youth religious education begins on Sunday, September 9th. We will begin in worship to start the year and dedicate our religious education leaders. Watch for more information on the children and youth program next week including children and youth registration. Watch for the new online registration available to families! If you have questions, please call/email Michele at the church 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, August 16
Care Core Steering Committee / 11:00 am / Library
Membership Committee Meeting / 5:00 om / Fellowship Hall
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1

Friday, August 17
(Rental: Schmidt Wedding Rehearsal) / 4:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Saturday, August 18
(Rental: Schmidt Wedding) / 1:00 pm / Fellowship Hall, Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, August 19
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
Monday, August 20
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
(Rental: Marcia Langdon Memorial) / 5:00 pm / Sanctuary
Caregiver's Chalice Circle / 7:00 0m / Library
Tuesday, August 21
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 8:30 am / Nursery
UU Feminist Book Group / 7:00 pm / Library
Social Action Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall
Thursday, August 22
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Saturday, August 24
Loss of Life Partner Covenant Group / 11:30 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: August 23
Last day for content: Wednesday,
August 22 by Noon the latest.
September Uniter: September 9th
Last day for content: Wednesday August 29 by Noon the latest.
Send your submittals to pubs@uucuc.org

Don't forget to publize your meeting/event!
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.

We will be resuming regular office hours in September!
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Kate Barton
Events Coordinator
Michele Townsend Grove
Interim Director of Religious Education
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Coordinator
Matt Sheppard
Music Director
Shornor Vineyard
Custodian and Building Caretaker
Rosalyn Maziarka
Office Administrator
Matthew Gladden
Jody Hanger
Assistant for Religious Education
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator
Emily McKown
Summer RE Teacher
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper