UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, November 12: "One Year Later", Rev. Florence Caplow
In the days after the 2016 election, UU congregations were filled to overflowing with those seeking solace and community. The election evoked unprecedented fear about the future of our democracy, and galvanized political activity to protect women's rights, the environment, and basic civil liberties. It has been a strange and terrible year, from natural disasters, chaos in the public sphere, and threats of nuclear war. How are we all doing, one-year post-election? What wisdom do we have for one another? How can we continue to support each other to stay engaged and not succumb to despair? Rev. Florence is seeking your answers to these questions as she considers this service.
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Half-Way There to Filling our Sanctuary Windows for the Holidays. Thank you to those who have already filled out an envelope to purchase poinsettias in honor or memory of someone important to you. We have twelve windows left to fill! If you have questions, please contact Beth Cobb at service-assist@uucuc.org.
Please look thru the Lost & Found box , just to the left of the entrance of the men’s bathroom, Fellowship Hall. There are many usable items and one of them may belong to YOU. Here is a taste of what is waiting for the rightful owner to show up: purple muffler, pink hat, warm “fur” hat, grey hoodie with “Southside” on it, pink summer hat, sunglasses, Tupperware, and hardbound copy of A Tale of Two Cities , and even more. Please claim your treasures, as in a month or so, it will all be cleaned and donated to Goodwill.
ONGOING & UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
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 at  minister@uucuc.org.
New Group! Moving Forward: Supporting Each Other Through Divorce and Separation. There is a new chalice circle forming, for those who are going through, or have gone through, divorce and separation. Rev. Florence is currently facilitating the group, which will meet from 3:30-4:30 in the YRUU room (downstairs beneath the sanctuary) on Fridays, beginning November 10th. All are welcome. For questions, contact Snaps at rmhouse1@gmail.com.
The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Champaign County will present “What Does the Law Say?”, in which Attorney Faruq Nelson will talk about what is legal in Illinois at the end of life. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, Urbana. Members of the UUCUC Death With Dignity group will be present to answer questions about their activities.
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, on the Thursday 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 at russadr@fastmail.fm.
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 or at the HUB table on Sunday morning.
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.
There are still spots available at an upcoming service auction event!  At Jenna Zeidler ’s Decorate your own Holiday-Glitter-House , you’ll decorate your own paper holiday (Putz) house! Blank houses (see picture for examples), paint, paper, ribbon, trims and LOTS of glitter will all be provided! While the paint and glue dries, we'll have snacks and drinks. November 30 at 6 pm, $15 per person.
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!
CARE CORE COMMITTEE
Joys and Sorrows

Lynn Wiley and Sam Beshers share a sorrow:  Lynn's older sister Sharon Wiley died unexpectedly last week. Lynn and Sam and their children are in New Hampshire this weekend to celebrate her life. Her three children, five grandchildren and many family and friends will gather to share good memories of Sharon.

Christine Cahill: Another engagement in the family. Daughter Sadie was home last week to look at venues for a Fall 2019 wedding.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
UUCUC Communications Survey
The Membership Committee is reviewing avenues for communicating information within our Church community. Help us out by responding to the three questions survey.
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Screening/discussion of Before the Flood
Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon
Time: 7 p.m. November 13
Free and open to the public

Cosponsored by Wesley Green Team, Channing Murray Foundation, Social Action Committee of UUCUC, Faith in Place, University YMCA, CU Friends Meeting

Before the Flood is presented by Academy Award actor, environmentalist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, and Academy Award winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens. Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.
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!
RACIAL JUSTICE INTIATIVE (RJI)
Racial Taboo Continuing Conversations - The third of three Racial Taboo discussion meetings will be held on Sunday, November 12th from 2-3:30pm at the Mahomet Public Library. Whether you've watched the movie or not, all are welcome.
Radical Welcome 101 - Saturday, November 11th at 9 AM - 1 PM at the Beverly Unitarian Church in Chicago. Hosted by UU Prison Ministry of Illinois, Radical Welcome workshops were developed to give individuals and congregations some of the tools they need to successfully undertake the work of being a Radically Welcoming Congregation. It’s a day-long experiential training that incorporates the voices of those impacted directly by our prison systems and gives people a background in why we are called as UUs to do this work, active listening skills, how our identity protects us or makes us a target for the prison industrial system, restorative justice practices, and what makes a congregation welcoming.
Next RJI Meeting - Want to get even more involved in RJI? Our next meeting is Sunday, November 19th from 9-10am in the UUCUC Library. Please join us. Pastor Cesar Mnyampara of the Congolose congregation will attend and speak about the issues facing the local Congolese community.
Racial Justice Task Force Report Release - Thursday, November 30 at 6:30 PM - 8 PM, Champaign Public Library. Task Force members will give a brief outline of the findings and recommendations. There will also be a Q&A session and open discussion time to encourage the community to consider next steps for carrying out the recommendations.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE)
Calling all children and youth in grades pre-school through 6 th grade! This coming Sunday is the Annual Rake – A – Thon during the RE class hour. This activity is a service project the children and youth offer to give back to the church. Bring a rake, if you have one, marked with your name and be sure to dress appropriately. Bags and extra rakes will be waiting for you. Teachers will have raking area assignments. Plan to join the fun
This Sunday November 12 th and November 19 th will be Holiday Pageant Sign Up Sundays.  There are sign up sheets at the Hub table, the RE table and at two tables downstairs by the classrooms. We need children and youth (pre-school –high school) to sign up for speaking and non – speaking parts. Parents we need your help with making the costumes and set.
Remember this Sunday, November 12 th is the last Sunday to bring prepared foods for the 4 th - 5 th grade food drive.. Boxes for food are located by the Hub Table or the RE table in Fellowship Hall.

ITEMS REQUESTED:
Jars of peanut butter
Easy Mac (macaroni & cheese­ (just add water) and canned pasta (Spaghettio’s, etc.)
Canned meat (tuna, chicken, sausages) and canned pork & beans
Pudding cups, applesauce cups, fruit cups or dried fruit packets
Juice boxes and milk boxes (which do not require refrigeration)
Granola bars and cereal bars, bags of peanuts, goldfish, pretzels, and animal crackers

Checks can be made out to Feeding Our Kids c/o Robeson School Champaign, IL, or via PayPal on  feedingourkids.org. Donations are tax deductible. Leave the checks in the envelope at the RE Table in the Fellowship Hall or give to one of the class teachers.
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.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Champaign County will present “What Does the Law Say? ”, in which Attorney Faruq Nelson will talk about what is legal in Illinois at the end of life. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, Urbana. Members of the UUCUC Death With Dignity group will be present to answer questions about their activities.
2nd Annual Interfaith  Thanksgiving Celebration Tapestry  of Faith and Community: Our lives are woven together

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3:00 PM at I-Hotel, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign (Free Parking!) Featuring: The Coleman Family, AMASONG, An interactive public art project and more! Sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Champaign County and the University YMCA

All are invited to celebrate our relationships with one another & the world in which we live. Our program will lift up gratitude for our interwoven experiences through storytelling, song, & conversation. All ages are encouraged to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable foods to donate to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, & strips of fabric, string, or other weavable material to be used in our woven community art project.
FROM THE OFFICE
Recently, the Office Administrator has taken a new role here at UUCUC, as "webmaster", with extra hours to update our UUCUC website. Your feedback is important, please feel free to email the office administrator at admin@uucuc.org, with what you like and don't like about the website and what you would like to see included.
Publication Changes!
A few changes within the publication policy.
  1. There is a new email address to use to submit your announcements for publications (eNews, OOS, Uniter & Website). Please use pubs@uucuc.org for all submissions.
  2. All submissions should be in a word document attachement with no formatting and ready for publicaiton without need for further editing of content. To read more about UUCUC Publicity Process, click to here .
CHURCH CALENDAR
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our events page .
Friday, November 10
Church Office closed in observance of Veterans Day.
New Group --> Moving Forward Chalice Circle / 3:30 pm / YRUU Classroom

Sunday, November 12
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
Hospitality "Team C" Brunch / 11:30 am / Children's Chapel

Monday, November 13
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children’s Chapel
Death with Dignity Group / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, November 14
RE Committee Meeting / 5:30 pm / Library
Social Action Committee – Shared Offering Vote / 7:00 pm / Children’s Chapel
Board of Trustees Meeting / 7:00 pm / Library

Wednesday, November 15
OOS & eNews content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary 

Thursday, November 16
Meditation for Challenging Times / 4:30 pm / Channing Murray Foundation
Reflective Writing Chalice Circle / 7:00 pm / Library
UU Happy Hour / 5:00 pm / Seven Saints

Friday, November 17
Moving Forward Divorce Group / 3:30 pm / YRUU Classroom
Young Adult Group Meeting / 7:00 pm / Library

Saturday, November 18
Spiritual Practices for Surviving the Holidays / 1:30 pm / Children's Chapel
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: Thursday, November 16
Deadline for content: Wednesday, November 15 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
info@uucuc.org
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
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
Accompanist
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator