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10:15 AM in Fellowship Hall
Sunday, September 16, 2018
“The Story of Lori, the Hubbard Bubbard”
Elizabeth Davis (guest speaker) and the Worship Committee

Twenty years ago, a young mother was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. Her daughter Elizabeth will tell about her mother’s life and battle with the disease, and her own story of being raised to confront adversity and to “keep things in perspective”. The UUCUC Band will be playing. This service may extend beyond an hour.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
"A Wider Vision: Celebrating the Transcendentalists"
Rev. Florence Caplow

The Transcendentalists, a loose-knit group of writers, intellectuals, speakers, Unitarian ministers, and reformers in 19th century New England, are among our spiritual ancestors as Unitarian Universalists. They included Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Peabody, Nathaniel Hawthorn, and others. This small group profoundly changed America and American values. September 19th is the 182nd anniversary of the first meeting of the Transcendentalist Club. Our theme this month is "Vision", and we will celebrate the transformative vision of the Transcendentalists. The UUCUC choir will be singing music from Transcendentalist composer Charles Ives. Children and youth will begin in service before going to their classes.
Soul Matters - September - Vision!
September 19 was the first meeting of the Transcendentalist Club (1836) - (more here and here) and it's also Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Bookmark our UUCUC Events and UUCUC Calendar webpage for future reference.
Wake Joy Class! Six weeks from September 20 to October 25, Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Channing Murray Foundation. Rev. Caplow will be teaching a free 6-week class on Buddhist practices for developing greater joy and ease in your life, at the Channing Murray Foundation on campus. This is the first part of a two-part series (the second six weeks will be in the winter). Some of the material in the class will be based on the book Awakening Joy, by James Baraz. Register at the first class. Questions? Email Rev. Caplow at minister@uucuc.org.
Our Book & Magazine Exchange is Sunday! Bring in your books and magazines for exchange in Fellowship Hall after our service on Sunday, September 16. These exchanges will take place monthly during the church year so please only bring in a small amount each time. Books and magazines can be for children and adults. You can take home books or magazines without donating any and vice versa.
The Adult Discussion group will meet at a new time on Sundays. We are moving to 9:00 am in the library. Topics range far and wide. It is usually an open forum but we can pre-set topics too. We are always looking for people to share their perspectives but you are also welcome to just come and listen.
Watch your email in the next week for an electronic invitation to the “Celebration of Shared Ministry” ceremony between Rev. Caplow and UUCUC . The big event is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, at 11am, with a reception following. We will be sending out invitations using Evite and we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible.

If you have difficulty managing the electronic invitation, please contact Jim Hannum ( jwhannum@gmail.com ) or RSVP on a paper form at the Hub table in Fellowship Hall. Non-members and friends are also welcome to sign up to attend at the Hub table.
Each member and friend of the church will receive an electronic invitation, so don’t reply that you are bringing a “guest” if he/she is also RSVP’ing from a separate invitation. We don’t want to double count people! We expect a large group, so appreciate hearing from you as soon as possible to aid us in planning.
Did you know our church calendar is available on our website? It is and you can view specifc dates, view the calendar as a week, a month or an agenda. Its a valuable resource to plan your upcoming event or meeting. Also, you can add already scheduled events or meetings to your own google calendar - just click the title of event/meeting and chose "copy to my calendar".

Click the links above or use this link: https://uucuc.org/uucuc-calendar. Make sure to add the link to your favorites.
Write on! Thanks to enthusiastic responses, our book project - The Story That Changed My Life - has gotten off to a rousing start with nearly 30 people indicating their interest in participating. To jump-start your writing effort, stick around after services on Sunday, September 23rd for the short workshop, "3 Steps to Start Writing Your Story." We will meet in Children's Chapel at 11:45 am. Looking forward to getting this bus on the road!
The Accessiblity Team is pleased to soon be getting a new Assistive Listening System for the sanctuary! The Audio Everywhere system works with our WI-FI and the receivers are smartphones or tablets! Many people already have a smart device which will be compatible with this new convenient system. For people who do not already have their own smart device, we will need to have devices available to loan during services. If you have recently upgraded your device and have an extra you would be willing to donate to the church please contact Wendy Graves at wgraves7@msn.com or (217) 493-8824. Devices compatible with this system should be an iPhone 5s or higher or an iPod Touch 6 th generation or better or an Android device at least OS 5 with Wi-Fi at least 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Tagore Festival, Saturday, September 29th at Channing-Murray, 5-10 pm. The festival is in honor of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), poet, dramatist, musician, philosopher, and humanist who became the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. The festival commemorates Tagore's visit to the UIUC campus in 1912 when he delivered a series of lectures at the Unitarian Church of Urbana, now the home of Channing Murray Foundation.
Join us for a festive evening with a keynote address by Elleke Boehmer, Prof of World Literature in English at Oxford University, a catered Indian dinner, and a cultural program by the East Central Illinois Bengali Assn. This will be the 29th year of the festival. Tickets for the dinner go fast - $16 adults, $14 for students, free for children under 8. You may send a check to Channing Murray ( 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana ) with Tagore Festival in memo line or use paypal at eciba.mailing.list@gmail.com
Pathway to Membership Class
Sunday, October 7
Noon – 3:30 pm

For more information, email Sherry Bohlen
Register Your Children and Youth for Religious Education!
The Religious Education program for children and youth is off to a good start! On Sunday mornings, children and youth can attend one of the following classes:
  • Nursery care for children ages 0-5 (room #3)
  • Pre-Kindergarten class for ages 3-4 (Room #4)
  • Kindergarten-1st grade (Room #2)
  • 2nd-3rd grade (Room #1)
  • 4th-5th grade (Children’s Chapel)
  • MAGS (Middle Age Group 6th-8th grade)
  • Coming of Age (For ages 12-15- this is a special program that takes a commitment)
  • YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists 9th-12th grade)
We ask that every family register even if you have registered in the past! This link is to an online version. There are also paper copies available at the church. Please note that this online registration is a test. It is our hope that all will work smoothly. Please call or email Michele Grove, Interim Director of Religious Education if you have any problems.  RE-director@uucuc.org (217) 384-8862.

Stop by the Religious Education Welcome Table. In the basement foyer, a welcome table for children, youth and their parents will provide information on classes. Stop by. There are also registration forms available for any family who has not had the opportunity to register their children and youth for our Sunday morning religious education program. 
Coming Of Age
If you are interested in learning more about being a Mentor for one of our Coming of Age youth, please reach out to Michele Grove, Interim Director of Religious Education: RE-director@uucuc.org . (217) 384-8862

A parent and youth Coming of Age Orientation is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th from Noon to 2:00 PM. We hope that Coming of Age families will join us! Lunch will be served as a part of the festivities. 
Coming of Age Youth and Families: Mark you calendar!  The Coming of Age youth are going on retreat Friday, October 12 to Saturday, October 13th. This will be a great time to be in community with the other youth and advisers! More information will come soon.
Joys and Sorrows

Care Core on behalf of Anne Reeser - Anne's daughter suffered a minor stroke and is in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Anne is optimistic that with therapy she will recover fully.

Christine Cahill - Joy that I spent Friday with daughter Sadie and her fiancé Andy and her father doing wedding planning. Sadie and Andy are getting married Allerton Park next September.

Randy Locke - Today my family celebrates the recent wonderful news that my father's last medical check up last month showed his brain cancer was cured and has a very low probability of returning. It has been a long journey since the initial diagnosis in September 2010, and we are elated at the recent news and to have you in our lives. We love you, Pop!
The "2018 Out of the Darkness Walk" to raise awareness and help fight suicide will take place on Saturday, September 22 in Crystal Lake Park. For more information, to join the walkers, or to make a donation, please go to www.afsp.org/ChampaignUrbana or contact Marilyn Ryan at marilyn.ryan@gmail.com
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. 
UUCUC Shared Offering. Each month a selected organization is chosen to receive half of our weekly Sunday plate collections, designated checks written to UUCUC with organization's name written in the memo line, cash envelopes collected within the specified month designated for "shared offering" and on-line donations through our give webpage .

For the month of September we are supporting GCAP - The Greater Community AIDS Project. GCAP serves the needs of those affected with HIV and AIDS in East Central Illinois and educates the public about HIV and AIDS. GCAP offers a variety of programs including: Champaign House-- a 4 bedroom transitional housing facility for people living with HIV who are homeless. In addition we coordinate with the Eastern IL Foodbank to provide food needs for those with HIV; provide emergency assistance grants (over $19,000 last year) through a client's HIV case manager over a 10 county area. We provide education to individuals and group about HIV related issues including prevention, living with HIV and caring for those that are HIV positive. We coordinate with Shelter Plus Care – GCAP is a sub-recipient of the Housing and Urban Development program administered by Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) that helps to place individuals in housing while receiving intensive support services. There have been over 1100 visits to the Foodbank this past year. Champaign house has had 7 individuals and their families move in and 5 move on to a more permanent housing situation.

Mike Benner is the Executive Director. GCAP formed as a grass-roots effort in 1985 as the Gay Community AIDS Project, but changed it's name a few years later as it became clear that HIV could infect/affect anyone.  By giving generously to GCAP, your dollars will help support neighbors in our own community. To read more about GCAP, click here or visit their website.
The Pride Parade is this Saturday, September 15 . Come join our UU walkers in this fun, joyous event. Wear your UU t-shirt or other bright colors, carry a rainbow flag, bring your kids! Rumor is that the YRUU young adults will be making signs and joining us! We will gather at 4:30pm in the parking lot behind the News Gazette building in downtown Champaign. The parade starts at 5pm and is only about a ½ mile walk. Be part of the parade, not just an observer!! Contact Jim Hannum ( jwhannum@gmail.com ) if you have questions.
Mark your calendars to learn about getting big money out of politics!
When: Monday, September 24th 7-9PM
Where: UUCUC Fellowship Hall
Child care & refreshments to be provided . Please RSVP (see below) if you will need child care.

Move to Amend, the national campaign to end Corporate Personhood and get big money out of politics, in collaboration with the Social Action Committee, invites you to a community presentation on the topic of challenging corporate rule and creating authentic democracy.

Greg Coleridge, the Outreach Director of Move to Amend, will give a historical overview of how 132 years of Supreme Court rulings have bestowed corporations with constitutional rights. He will then address how we can mobilize locally to overturn this trend and pass a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to end corporate personhood. Community members will present in conjunction with Greg on the intersection of corporate rule and the local issues they work to overcome. This will be followed by a facilitated discussion and Q&A.

For more information & for child care RSVP, contact : Doug Jones at (217) 377-6787 djones42@gmail.com   or Nancy Dietrich (217) 337-0334 nancydietrich01@gmail.com . For more info on the national campaign, contact: Milly Harmon at barnstorming@movetoamend.org   (916) 318-8040 MoveToAmend.org
CROP Walk 2018 is Coming! This photo from Darfur illustrates some of the people on the other side of the world who have to walk about six miles every day to get the water they need. When you participate in a CROP Walk you are reminded of what this actually means, and it is hard to imagine doing it on a daily basis.

The C-U CROP Hunger Walk this year will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, October 14. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. The walk will be a six-mile loop, starting and ending at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect, Champaign. Our church will have a team of walkers in this interfaith event, collecting donations to alleviate hunger and poverty.

Please consider joining the team of UU Walkers! You can sign up at the Social Action table or online at www.crophungerwalk.org/champaignil . You can make a donation to support this great cause in person, or at the above mentioned website.
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, September 13
Care Core Steering Committee / 11:00 am / Library
RE Strategic Planning / 1:00 pm / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
Racial Justice Project Meeting / 6:30 pm / Library

Saturday, September 15
Worship Committee Rehearsal / 1:00 pm / Sanctuary
Youth Banner Party Gay Pride Parade / 3:00 pm / Fellowship Hall
(Rental: Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, September 16
Adult Discussion Group / 9:00 am / Library
Mindful Meditation Group / 9:20 am / YRUU Classroom
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Fellowship Hall
Religious Education Classes / 10:15 am / See RE specific class list
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall
Book & Magazine Exchange / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall
Monday, September 17
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
(Rental: ECIRMAC Meeting) / 4:00 pm / Children's Chapel
Caregiver's Chalice Circle / 7:00 pm / Library
Tuesday, September 18
(Rental: DSC Playgroup) / 8:30 am / Nursery
(Rental: Sistering C-U / 6:00 pm / Children's Chapel
UU Feminist Book Group / 7:00 pm / Library
Social Action Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, September 19
Last day for content for eNews & Order of Service at noon.
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: September 20
Last day for content: Wednesday,
September 19 by Noon the latest.
Send your submittals to pubs@uucuc.org

Don't forget to publize your meeting/event!
UUCUC Contact Information
Regular Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Coordinator
Michele Townsend Grove
Interim Director of Religious Education
Shornor Vineyard
Custodian and Building Caretaker
Matt Sheppard
Music Director
Matthew Gladden
Rosalyn Maziarka
Office Administrator
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator
Kate Barton
Events Coordinator
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper