UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, October 15 
"Inherent Worth: The First Principle and Systemic Racism " Rev. Florence Caplow
Our UU First Principle affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and yet we are all part of a nation and culture founded upon racism, slavery, and genocide, where the color of one’s skin has profound implications for the “worth” of a human life, even within our own faith. In this service, we will look deeply at this difficult truth, with an understanding that this work is essential to the wholeness of each of us, and to the moral wholeness of our nation. With the Racial Justice Initiative Committee.

Sunday, October 22
"Planting Ourselves at the Gate of Hope" Janet Revell Barrett
Hope springs from deeply generous impulses in the human spirit, lifting us up, sustaining us, providing reassurance in times of greatest need. Hope can also feel elusive when the circumstances of our personal lives—or the enormity of societal challenges—test our values and visions. In this service, we will consider how we safeguard and replenish our commitment to possibility in these troubled times. The UUCUC adult and children’s choirs will be singing.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Are you ages 18-35?! We now have a table reserved in Fellowship Hall and all young adults (and those who are a young adult at heart) are welcome to join us after the service for conversations important to young adults.
Our Monthly Book & Magazine Exchange Is Sunday, October 15!
Bring in your books and magazines for exchange in Fellowship Hall after our service on Sunday. Books and magazines can be for children and adults. You can take home books or magazines without donating any and vice versa. 
Welcome New and Returning UUCUC Members!
Last week, we welcomed 12 new members to the UUCUC family! Click here to read more about them.
Don't forget to submit your nominations for the 2018 Shared Offering! Nominate online here or submit a form at the Social Action table. Nominations close October 31st and voting will take place November 14th, 7 - 8:30 pm in the Children's Chapel .
ACTION OF THE WEEK
From the Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois (UUANI)

Defending the Clean Power Plan: Democracy and the Interdependent Web
The Trump administration wants to repeal our country’s largest effort to stop climate change. The Clean Power Plan set the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from the biggest source, coal-fired power plants. Besides significantly impacting climate change, the EPA estimated the Clean Power Plan would prevent up to 6,600 premature deaths and 150,000 asthma attacks from carbon pollution, which disproportionately affect low-income communities of color. 
Click  here  to submit a public comment in support of the Clean Power Plan and insist that the EPA hold public hearings in all 50 states.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Meditation for Challenging Times : A Free Four-Session Class Open to All.
4:30 p.m. Thursdays in October (12, 19, and 26) at Channing Murray Foundation .
Learn meditation practices from the Buddhist tradition. No meditation experience needed. Chairs will be provided, or you can bring your own cushions. Taught by Rev. Florence Caplow, Zen teacher and Unitarian Universalist minister. Attendance at all four classes is recommended but not required, reserve your spot today!
“Dinner and Future Dreaming” on tomorrow night! Friday, October 13 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Please join together with other members of our congregation as we can dream together of the ministry we are creating with Florence--what we love about UUCUC, and where hope to go. We’ll begin with a meal, then Rev. Lisa Presley from the MidAmerica Region of the UUA will lead this fun and informative session.

The session is designed for adults and children 10 years of age and older. Childcare will be available. Please come be part of the process! We would like to know how many to expect, you can add your name here .
Workshop on the "Art of Reading Aloud" is Sunday, October 15th, 4-5:30 pm. Rev. Florence Caplow will be offering an experiential workshop on the art of sharing prose or poetry through reading aloud, for those who might be interested in participating as readers in future services. No experience necessary! To   register or sign up at the HUB table. (Please only add your name to one of the lists).
Coffeehouse to Welcome Rev. Florence! It’s coming! F riday, October 20, 6:30 pm in UUCUC Fellowship Hall. There are multiple performers signed up showcasing all kinds of talent (music, poetry, dance, skits). Please come to this special event to honor and welcome Florence to our community. Can you bring a dessert or finger food (veggies or fruit)? We will serve free pizza at 6:30 pm, so bring your family and friends to enjoy the food and the performances. You can sign up to bring food and help with setup/cleanup  online (click the "online" link). 
Death Cafe, hosted by Social Action/Death With Dignity on Saturday, October 21, noon to 2 pm in Children's Chapel. This is a discussion group, rather than a grief support or counseling session, and all are welcome as we gather to eat cake, drink tea and coffee, and discuss death with the objective "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." New UUCUC member Sherry Gilles will be the facilitator. Email Jean Peters for more information.
CARE CORE COMMITTEE
Joys and Sorrows (Shared Last Sunday)
Marie McEnroe - A four-legged friend of mine, named Connor, is in the final stages of congestive heart failure. Please keep Connor and his family in your thoughts. Their other dog, Zeke, just passed away from kidney failure on Sept. 20th.

Katriena Knights - Safe travel for my parents, who are traveling the wilds of Canada.
A celebration of life for Carl Deal will take place at 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Clark Lindsey Village.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
What's Happening In Religious Education for Children & Youth?
Sunday, October 15
10:15 am :: Regular classes and childcare is available in the nursery.

Pre-School Class
Teachers: Melissa Watson, Jill Houser, and Joe Reichlin
Class will continue to share the Seven Principles through the Rainbow Connection.

Kindergarten & First Grade Class
Teachers: Carol Veit, Jody Hanger, Cindy Ingold, and Karen Folk 
This week's class topic is "Thanks be to the Trees - Part 2".

Second & Third Grade Class
Teachers: John Schmidt, Tania Madrigal, and Betsy Oakley 
Sunday's class will talk about Faith, Hope & Prayer and make prayer bead necklaces.

Fourth & Fifth Grade (Harry Potter) Class
Teachers: Jennifer Comeau, Garret Gengler, and Elly Peirson 
Continued discussion about the illiteracy and a focus topic on "battling hunger".

Sixth & Seventh Grade Class
Teachers: Dan Urban and Randy Locke
Discussion about the Jewish holiday, Rosh Hashanah.
 
Eighth Grade (OWL) Class
Teachers: Teri Fredrick, Matt Burack, and Sylvia McDermott
Topic of discussion this Sunday is "body image".

Ninth thru Twelvth Grade (YRUU) Class
Teachers: Laura Robinson, Craig Zilles, and Elizabeth Field 
Matthew Gladden, UUCUC Accompanist, will visit the class to chat about participating in musical parts of the worship service.
The Hogwarts 4 th -5 th grade Harry Potter class collected 181 books in their recent donation drive. Half of the books will be taken to Orphans Treasure Box and the other half to Children in Need as part of the Food Backpack Project. Watch for the next project the class will share. Thank you so much to everyone who donated books to the illiteracy cause.
RE Trick or Treat candy guess winners for the last 2 weeks have been Annika Polk and Dominic Urban. Check the RE table this Sunday and see if you could win the stash! Guesses must be in by 11:50 a.m. to be eligible to win.
Camp UniStar Information Session is on S unday, October 15 at 11:30 am in the Childrens' Chapel. Youth entering 7 th grade and higher are invited to a meeting to learn more about Camp UniStar. We want to keep our tradition and commitment to the camp going strong. Join others to hear from former leaders, directors, and campers about what happens at camp, what you do at camp, and what a typical day may look like. This reporter hears it is great fun! Pizza M will provide us some lunch to munch while we talk. Emailing Cindy Wakeland if you plan to attend would help with logistics. Thanks.
UUCUC Trunk or Treat is Sunday, October 29 from noon to 2 pm in Fellowship Hall and the Church Parking Lot. Pumpkin fishing, Halloween Twister, Bingo, the craft house, ice the cookie, treats and prizes. All this fun and more can be found at this year’s trunk or treat! New this year, our very own, Erich Adickes, will be our special photographer to take fall portraits of all our costumed creative children and parents. There will be snacks for a light lunch. Plan to join the fun, it’s not just for children, lets all join in the party. Rumor: Wonder Woman and wonder dog plan to be there.
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.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our events page .
Friday, October 13
"Dinner and Future Dreaming" Event / 6:30 pm / Fellowship Hall

Saturday, October 14
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Room #1

Sunday, October 15
Choir Rehearsa l/ 9:00 am / Sanctuary
Children's Choir Rehearsal / 9:15 am / Classroom #1
Mindfulness Meditation Group / 9:20 am / YRUU Room
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Sanctuary
RE Classes and Childcare / 10:15 am / RE Classrooms
Camp UniStar Info Session / 11:30 am / Children's Chapel
Worship Arts: "The Art of Reading Aloud" Workshop / 4:00 pm / Library & Sanctuary

Monday, October 16
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children’s Chapel
Caregivers' Chalice Circle / 7:00 pm / Library

Tuesday, October 17
Property Committee Meeting / Noon / Fellowship Hall
Feminist Book Group / 7:00 pm / Library
Social Action Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, October 18
OOS, eNews & Uniter content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary 

Thursday, October 19
Care Core Steering Committee / 11:00 am / Library
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:30 pm / Classroom #1
Meditation for Challenging Times / 4:30 pm / Channing Murray Foundation
Reflective Writing Chalice Circle / 7:00 pm / Library

Friday, October 20
Coffeehouse / 6:30 pm / Fellowship Hall

Saturday, October 21
Death Cafe / Noon / Children's Chapel
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Room #1
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: Thursday, October 19
Deadline for content: Wednesday, October 18 by Noon
November Uniter: Thursday, October 26
Content Deadline for the November Uniter: Wednesday, October 18 at Noon
(Remember, there will be no eNews on 10/26 due to the Uniter)
Read the UUCUC Publication Guidelines
UUCUC Contract Information
Church Office
info@uucuc.org
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
Beth Cobb
Assistant for Services
Cindy Wakeland
Director of Religious Education
Shornor Vineyard
Custodian and Building Caretaker
Matt Sheppard
Music Director
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Coordinator
Rosalyn Maziarka
Office Administrator
Matthew Gladden
Accompanist

Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper

Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator