Please Note: Interim Minister’s Schedule this week
Rev. Joanne will at Ministry Days and GA from Monday, June 19 - Sunday, June 25 For routine business, please contact her after June 25 If you have an urgent pastoral care need, she can be reached  via text or phone at 508-577-7869.  Other less pressing pastoral needs can be referred to  CareCore@uucuc.org .
UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 
10:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Sunday, June 18 - Death with Dignity: Are there choices?
Death with Dignity group and the Rev. Joanne will lead the service. (Details of the service below under News and Updates)

Sunday, June 25 - "Whose Are Those Guys, Anyway?"
Worship Committee & others members of congregation will lead the service. Broadly graded RE summer classes start. 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Mindful Meditation Group - As always, the door will be left slightly open so that late arrivals can enter quietly.

June 18th - Guided practice with audio. Early time: meet & setup at 9:05 am, start at 9:10 am. 

June 25th - Unguided practice with a bell to mark the beginning and three bells to mark the end. Usual time: meet & setup at 9:20 am., start at 9:25 am. 
Broadly graded classes for summer begin June 25 and run through August 20 when the children and others will share the class as they lead the worship service.  During the class we will read folktales and do a craft or activity to match. Story themes are Being Yourself, Cooperation, Speaking Kindly, Name Calling, Helping Others, Tale of Fear, Peacemaking, Breaking down Walls, Building Bridges. We will have a Summer Celebration on August 27!
NEWS AND UPDATES
Death with Dignity Group - The church service on Sunday, June 18, will cover end-of-life issues, including Physician-Aid-in Dying. A small – but growing – group of individuals has started to meet at church to discuss ways to advocate for a change in the Illinois law that would permit physician aid in dying. Such a law currently exists in six states (Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont, California, and Colorado). New members to this group are welcome.
 
Our group has scheduled three events to present and discuss this topic – the first being the June 18 service. As there is a continuum of personal beliefs and preferences regarding what might make for a good death, and because this could be a sensitive topic depending on one’s experiences with the deaths of loved ones, we want to make those in the church community aware of the topic on this day. Following the service there will be a discussion about this important topic.
 
We have also scheduled two dates to show the documentary "How to Die in Oregon"--once at the Urbana Free Library (Saturday, July 8, at 9:30 AM) and once at the Champaign Public Library (Saturday, August 19, 1:00 PM).
 
We hope you will join us, as we explore this important issue together in community.
Circle Suppers—Sign up for July 8th!

Get to know other UU Members & Friends, new and old, over a casual potluck meal!  Circle Suppers are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month in a UU member or friend’s home.  They are intergenerational and welcome families with children, couples, and singles in a relaxed setting. Get more information and sign up at the Hub Table in Fellowship Hall after services—you can sign up for one supper, or as many as you want to in the next year.  You can also contact Sara Schumacher or Nancy Dietrich to sign up or for more information.  

Save the Date: Saturday June, 24th at 8:30 PM 
Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy, a former UU read, is delivering the Ware Lecture at GA. We plan to stream it in Fellowship Hall. This will not be recorded for later viewing. Questions? Contact Pam Van Wyk
SOCIAL ACTION NEWS
June Shared Offereing - HeRMES clinic is a not-for-profit, free health clinic that provides health screening, care, and education to the uninsured and underserved of Urbana-Champaign and neighboring communities. Your generous donations will enable us to fund our patient lab tests and purchase health screening supplies (glucose and lipid strips). Thank you for your support!!
GREEN UUs News
Public Screening of "From the Ashes" - Sunday, June 18th at 6:00 PM
What is coal's role in climate change? How can we revive the economies of strucggling mining towns and protect the environment? Click here for more details!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Monday, June 19
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bridge Group (Children's Chapel)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Caregivers' Chalice Circle

Tuesday, June 20
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Social Action Committee Meeting (Fellowship Hall)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM UU Feminist Book Group (Library)

Wednesday, June 21
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM Care Core Steering Committee
12:00 PM eNews & OOS Submittals are due to the office administrator

Thursday, June 22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM World Religions Book Group (Library)

Saturday, June 24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Card Making Workshop (Children's Chapel)
  CLICK HERE to see full Upcoming Events' Calendar
Our Staff 
Joanne Giannino – Interim Minister, interim-minister@uucuc.org
Julie Laut - Board of Trustees, Chair
Cindy Wakeland - Director of Religious Education, re-director@uucuc.org
Sherry Bohlen - Membership Coordinator, membershipcoordinator@uucuc.org
Matt Sheppard - Music Director
Matthew Gladden - Accompanist
Rosalyn Maziarka - Office Administrator, admin@uucuc.org
Beth Cobb - Assistant for Services
Myron Winkler - Weekday Sexton 
Cody Foster - Sunday Sexton
Mary Foltz - Childcare Coordinator
Stepanie Cobb - Kitchen Helper
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