10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, November 19: "Gratefulness", Rev. Florence Caplow
Brother David Steindl-Rast writes, "The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful." As we enter the holiday season, with all its stresses, we will explore the power of gratefulness as a spiritual practice and source of resilience. The UU General Assembly chalice will be our chalice this morning. Music from the CrUUners and Amy Hassinger. This is "Guest at Your Table" Sunday, to support the UU Service Committee.
Sunday, November 26: "Forgiveness and Healing", Rev. Florence Caplow
During the holidays, old hurts and difficulties can arise, in our families and in ourselves. In this service we will be exploring spiritual practices of forgiveness. The UUCUC choir will be performing.
Our Monthly Book & Magazine Exchange is Sunday! Bring in your books or magazines to the monthly Book & Magazine Exchange this Sunday. Books & magazines can be for children & adults. Stop by the table at the far east end of Fellowship Hall on Sunday to pick up a book or magazine that interests you. You can take home books or magazines without donating any & vice versa.
This Week Begins "Guest At Your Table". Boxes for "Guest at Your Table," the annual UU Service Committee annual program to raise support for human rights, will be given out at Sunday service this week. For more information, go to https://www.uusc.org/welcome-to-guest-at-your-table/.
Last Chance to Order Poinsettias. Thank you to everyone who has already purchased some! We have enough now for the Sanctuary windows, but we also could use some in other spots around our building. If you would like to order one, please fill out an envelope on the Poinsettia Table in Fellowship Hall. The poinsettias will decorate the Sanctuary from December 10 th until after the Christmas Eve candlelight services. Please see contact Beth Cobb, for more
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday next week, the Order of Service (OOS) and eNews content will be due on Tuesday, November 21 st by noon. The eNews will be sent out on Wednesday, November 22 nd. Please send all content submission to pubs@uucuc.org.

Reminder: The church office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 rd and Friday, November 24 th.
Thursday Meditation, 4:30-5:30 pm at Channing Murray. Rev. Florence Caplow will be continuing a weekly meditation group at Channing Murray. All are welcome and no registration is necessary. Each week will begin with a short reading, followed by guided and silent meditation, a brief talk, and Q&A. For more information, contact Rev. Caplow.
UU Happy hour is moved up a week for the next 2 months due to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Join us at the next UU Happy Hour, tonight November 16, at Seven Saints in Champaign. Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to get together, chat, and relax. Seven Saints is located at 32 E. Chester St, Champaign. For more information about the Happy Hour Group contact Russ Rybicki.
Spiritual Practices for Surviving the Holidays, Saturday, November 18 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Does the holiday season fill you with dread? Or do you love the holidays, but not the stress that can be part of them? Join Rev. Florence for a restorative afternoon of spiritual practices to create your own personal "holiday survival tool kit." All are welcome. Sign up electronically.
Would you enjoy sharing Thanksgiving dinner with U-U friends?  Look for the poster in Fellowship Hall after the service. Sign up with your name, contact information, and the dish you'll bring. Questions? Email Sylvia McDermott or call  (217) 419-9726.
We are very honored that the director of all the Partner Churches in the UUA will come to visit us for our  Partner Church Sunday on December 3rd, 2017 . Please join us to welcome him!
Joys and Sorrows (Shared in Worship Service on Sunday 11/12/17)

Emily & Richard Laugesen - 14 years a bright and charming spirit was born into this world. Today our son, Martin, celebrates his birthday.

Sophie Meyn - My scans have been consistently showing no growth and actually that my scar tissue an reduced since December. My oncologist says I am in complete remission from my brain cancer. I am feeling well most days!

Marcy Joncich - Concern for the family of Ying Ying as they leave our community empty handed and empty hearted.
Our 2018 Shared Offering organizations have been chosen! Thank you to all who nominated, presented, and voted. We had 24 unique nominations, and there were many more worthy groups than we could fit into the calendar! The months for each organization will be selected at the Dec. 19 th Social Action Committee meeting.

2018 Shared Offering Organizations
(by number of votes received)

Black Lives UU
Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (RACES)
First Followers
Partner for People and Place
Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois
DREAAM Opportunity Center
Doctors Without Borders
Equal Justice Initiative
Feeding Our Kids
Salt & Light
Alert: The Men’s Shelter will start more than a week earlier than first announced: Monday, Nov. 20. It will run through March 31 at New Covenant Fellowship in Champaign,

Food Donations: Think of small, nutritious snacks, prepackaged, non-perishable—such as granola bars, juice boxes, tangerines, & small boxes of raisons. Not bottled water, this year. Quantity? Anywhere from 1 to a dozen snacks. For more info see the FUMC flier at the SAC table.
Holiday Backpack Project 2017
The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen celebrates the holidays by giving filled backpacks to the men and women who are guests at lunch. Our church will again participate in this program. Packs will not be given to children, since there are many gift programs in the community specifically for children. However, for many of the men and women who attend the soup kitchen, these backpacks will be their only holiday presents.

See the Social Action table for a list of suggested items to include. Packs will be collected at the church on Sundays December 3 rd and 10 th . If you have questions contact Sandy Hannum.
November Shared Offering Recipient: Family Service of Champaign County

During the month of November, half of all cash donations and all designated checks will go to Family Service of Champaign County, a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1911, they are the oldest private social service agency in Champaign County and have provided continuous service to families and individuals for more than 100 years. Their mission is supporting people across the generations by providing quality human services; this includes Meals on Wheels and Senior Transportation. See their website to see all the services they offer. Contact Karen Retzer, if you have questions!
UUCUC Annual Holiday Pageant: The Yule Spirits - A Winter Solstice Story (Author unknown, Edited by Florence Caplow) on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. Please note: Two rehearsals are required on Sunday, 12/10 (10:15 a.m.) and Saturday 12/16 (10 a.m. - noon). Full participation on 12/17 at 10:15 a.m.
Sign-ups for UUCUC Annual Holiday Pageant  has been extended  and are available on-line. We are asking children and youth to sign up for the pageant by November 30 th . Cast list and scripts will be available on Sunday, 12/3 after service. Sign up  online  or you can sign up after service on 11/19 and 11/26 - visit the RE or Hub table.
UUCUC Mindfulness Meditation Group Join fellow UU's in a mindfulness mediation 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.
The Interfaith Alliance of Champaign County will host its 2 nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Program on Sunday, November 19 at 3 PM at the I Hotel,  1900 S. First St., Champaign. The theme of this year’s event is “Tapestry of Faith and Community: Our Lives are Woven Together.” 

There is no charge. Please bring donations of non-perishable food items to support the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Also bring ribbons, string, strips of cloth, or other weaveable materials that will be utilized in the creation of a public art project. Children's activities will be provided. 
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our events page .
Friday, November 17
Moving Forward Chalice Circle / 3:30 pm / YRUU Classroom

Saturday, November 18
Spiritual Practices for Surviving the Holidays / 1:30 pm / Children's Chapel

Sunday, November 19
Mindfulness Meditation Group / 9:05 am / YRUU Classroom
Children's Choir Rehearsal / 9:15 am / Classroom #1
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Sanctuary
RE Classes and Childcare / 10:15 am / RE Classrooms
Adult Discussion Group / 11:30 am / Library

Monday, November 20
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children’s Chapel
Caregivers' Chalice Circle / 7:00 pm / Library

Tuesday, November 21
OOS & eNews content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
Property Committee Meeting Lunch / Noon / Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, November 22
eUniter content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
Retirement Group / 2:00 pm / Library
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary 

Thursday, November 23
Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 24
Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Moving Forward Divorce/Separation Group / 3:30 pm / YRUU Classroom
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews will be sent out a day early due to Thanksgiving Holiday: Wednesday, November 22
Deadline for content: Tuesday, November 21 by Noon
November Uniter:
Thursday, November 30
Content Deadline for the November Uniter: Wednesday, November 22 by Noon
(Remember, there will be no eNews on 11/30 due to the Uniter)
UUCUC Contact Information
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Cindy Wakeland
Director of Religious Education
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
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator