UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 
10:15 a.m.
Sunday, May 28
"The Good Old Days"
Chris Hannauer preaching. 

Sunday, June 4
The Water in Which We Swim: A Racial Justice Service
Led by members of UUCUC's Racial Justice Initiative team
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Mindful Meditation Group - As always, the door will be left slightly open so that late arrivals can enter quietly.

May 28thGuided practice with audio. Usual time: meet & setup at 9:20 am, start at 9:25 am. 

June 4th - Guided practive with audio. Usual time: meet & setup at 9:20 am, start at 9:25 am. 
Religious Education Updates

May 28 - Broadly graded class - Spring Craft Fair. Children and youth are invited to join us as we create spring paintings. We will be utilizing a fun new technique using tissue paper, water and paint with water/paint-safe plastic water guns (for paint and projects only). You won't want to miss it. 

June 4 - Last day to register for summer camp, there is only ONE spot left. Children of all ages will begin in worship service and then children grades pre-school through 4th grade will meet with Cindy Wakeland for class. Children in 5th grade through YRUU will remain in worship service. 

Regular Summer Broadly-Graded Classes will begin June 25. We will be reading folktales from  "Rhinos & Raspberries: Tolerance Tales for the Early Grades." There will also be a craft or activity relating to each story. 

The RE committee has called a Draw and Paint day on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. We will be painting murals and backdrops for camp. All are welcome, but if you like to paint and/or draw, we can use your expertise! Children are welcome. Bagels, coffee and juice provided. Thank you in advance. 
NEWS AND UPDATES
Spring Coffeehouse is June 3rd at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall 
Next Saturday, June 3 , is our UU Coffeehouse Farewell to Rev. Joanne.

This Sunday is the last day to sign up! Visit the Hub after  Sunday's  service to sign up to perform (music, poetry, comedy, dance are welcome). We also need volunteers to bring refreshments & to assist with set up & c lean up. You can also email Tanja Hodges to sign up!
Sharing Our Joys
Beth Cobb  - Last Saturday evening, Emil, Steph and I attended the wedding of a black woman and a white woman - Something I never imagined while playing with bridge paper dolls in the early 60's.  

AJ & Steve Herzog - Last Saturday, our son, Jonah, graduated from high school. We are so grateful to have so many of our family with us last weekend to celebrate this occasion!
SOCIAL ACTION & RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS
May Shared Offering: NARF: the Native American Rights Fund

Support the next generation of Modern Day Warriors
The May Shared Offering NARF: the Native American Rights Fund

…the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.

More info at Social Action Committee (SAC) table, or narf.org. Please write checks to UUCUC, memo “NARF”.
June 4th Worship Service -  The Water In Which We Swim: A Racial Justice Service. 

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, letter from Birmingham jail, April, 1963:

“I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direction action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advised the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’ Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.”  For MLK's entire letter, go to https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/letter-birmingham-jail  

GREEN UUS NEWS
Tired of Throwing Away #6 Foam
You can now bring #6 foam to Classroom #1 and Classroom #2 (RE Wing) and it will be taken to the recycling site. No packing peanuts please. Remember--batteries and ink cartridges can also be recycled by placing them in the box in back of Fellowship Hall. Please tape the end of rechargeable batteries. Need more information--please call Carol Veit at (217) 552-1486. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
TONIGHT - May 25 - UU Happy Hour Thursday at Riggs Brewery. Join us tonight for a UU Happy Hour, come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm, to get together to chat and relax.  Riggs doesn't have a kitchen but has the food truck Piato to Go is scheduled to be there.  Riggs is located at 1901 S High Cross Rd., Urbana, and the owner is a fellow UU!  For more information: http://www.riggsbeer.com/  
Monday, May 29 - Church office will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Saturday, June 10 -  Circle Supper Night. Sign up by Sunday, June 4th to 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.  

  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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