Reminder! This Sunday, at 11:45 a.m. following worship service, is the Annual Meeting and the Vote to Call our next Settled Minister. Voting members are encouraged to attend! See below for more information.  
10:15 a.m.
Sunday, May 7
"I'm Gonna Walk It With You"
Rev. Florence Caplow preaching. Annual meeting will follow worship service.

Sunday, May 14
Music Service
Led by music staff and music committee. We will also have our annual recognition of RE Teachers and Assistants. 
Mindful Meditation Group - As always, the door will be left slightly open so that late arrivals can enter quietly.
May 7th - Guided practice with audio. Usual time: meet & setup at 9:20 am, start at 9:25 am.
May 14th - Guided practice with audio. Early time: meet & setup at 9:05 am, start at 9:10 am.
UUCUC Day Camp Update: Only 38 days until camp begins with only 4 seats left. The plane leaves at 9:00 a.m. central standard time from the UUCUC airport Green St.

Adult first class seats still available on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Contact travel agent Cindy Wakeland for more information.

We need your cardboard egg cartons - Recycle them here!

RE Summer Camp needs your 12 count egg cartons for projects. Please bring them to UUCUC and put in the box under the RE table. Thank you!
Only 3 more weeks of Religious Education Classes for this year!

May 7th - Begin in the sanctuary first, the children’s choir will sing

May 14 - Begin in the sanctuary first for Teacher Recognition and Appreciation ceremony. Be sure to thank you child’s/youth teachers for all they have done this past year.

May 21 - All are invited to the Bridging ceremony of our 4 graduating high school seniors. This will be the last day of regular RE classes.

We Rocked The House on Saturday April 29th!
Aida and Tess Barack (Teri Fredrick & Matt Barack), Jordan Rinenberger (Amy), Jennifer, Tim, and Henry Livingston, Dave Sutton, and Cindy Wakeland braved the rain and cold to visit the Habitat for Humanity House on Saturday, April 29th. This was an interfaith day where children, youth and adults could come and help. Despite the rain, we were able to find some work to be apart of this awesome opportunity. Aida, Tess and Jordan found work by painting flowerpots for the new houses and the neighborhood, while Jordan nailed together and painted a birdhouse. Thanks to all who came out to help. Another day will be planned with hopefully some better weather.
Voting to Call Our Minister on May 7

There has been some confusion around the upcoming vote to call our minister on
May 7.

As for all congregational meetings, we will require that a quorum be present to vote. That means at least 55 people need to attend, but we hope for MANY more. In order for Rev. Caplow to enthusiastically accept our call, she will need a YES vote from at least 95% of the voting members present at the meeting.

We have heard that some people have been disappointed to learn that they were not in fact voting members, or were not voting members by the deadline of April 17th before the vote. We are sorry that this happened, and can empathize. We understand that it would be nice to be part of this voting process, but do not be concerned that we will be short of people to participate. We will have no trouble gathering a quorum and carrying the process through to completion.

Solar Panel Ribbon Cutting
Join us  Monday 5/8 at 11am  for a ribbon cutting of the new 24 kW Solar array celebrating it's first month of operation. Speakers will include Mayor Diane Marlin, Senator Scott Bennett, and others. We will have a live boom-cam setup in addition to demonstrations of how to use the new building energy monitor. In their first month, the 81 panels have offset the equivalent of 41 trees and $275 in utility bills. 

Thanks to GreenUUs, Solar Task Force, Property Committee, Faith in Place, and Hawk Energy Solutions.
To UUCUC  Members, Friends and Visitors -  Our long-time sexton, Myron Winkler, is on leave. There is a "Thinking of You" card at the Hub table. Please stop by and sign it on Sunday, May 7.
May Birthdays - Click here to see who has a birthday in May! 
THANK YOU to our Hospitality Team F Co-leaders, Tamara Ducey & Lynn Kelly and to Team F volunteers who helped during the month of April: April Ayers, Lara Breeze-Troyer, Nancy Dietrich, Tamara Ducey, Roch Ducey, Elizabeth Field, David Gross, Kristy Higgs, Barbara Hudgings, Gail Hueting, Lee Lien, Randy Locke, Trisha Locke, Pat Nolan, Heidi Richter, Russ Rybicki, Debbie Sperry & Annegien Zuidema. 
UUA Regional Assembly
David Gross attended the 2017 Regional Assembly of the MidAmerica Region of the UUA in Oak Brook, IL last weekend. You are invited to read his report here
The Retirement Group
A new group has met twice and will continue to meet each 4th Wednesday at 2 PM. Please join us. For those thinking about retiring... For those already at it... For those wandering and wondering about what is next... Please come for conversation and fellowship. Questions?/Contact: David Gross at
Joys and Sorrows
Brian & Sylvia McDermott - We proudly announce that our son, Tom, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Check out Troop 1's handiwork in Busey Woods, replacing badly eroded timber and fill steps and adding a 90-foot cedar handrail. 

Umeeta Sadarangani - My wife, Marilyn Ryan, retired from Parkland College on Friday (4/28) after 28 years as a college counselor. 
Circle Suppers
This Sunday is the last day to sign up the next Circle Supper on May 13th. To g et more information and/or to sign up, please visit the Hub Table in Fellowship Hall after services. Questions? Contact  Sara Schumacher o Nancy Dietrich
May's Shared Offering - NARF
The Native American Rights Fund (NARF). Founded in 1970, NARF is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, the priorities of this organization are to:
  • Preserve tribal existence
  • Protect tribal natural resources
  • Promote Native American human rights
  • Hold governments accountable to Native Americans
  • Develop Indian law and educate the public about Indian rights, laws, and issue

Read about the NARF involvement in and support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its fight against DAPL - Click HERE.


Sunday, May 7, 2017 
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
St. Patrick Catholic Church 708 W. Main Street Urbana, Illinois

Rev Florence will offer Opening Prayer.  Our own Claire Szoke will be featured!

Come and hear from many perspectives on what’s going on in the Sanctuary and Welcoming Community movement today! Learn about philosophy of sanctuary, past and current players, legal issues, and feet-on-the-ground advocacy work. Learn about the new Welcoming Community work being done. The program will be followed by a question and answer period and information sharing session.

Sponsored by: CU Friends & Allies of Immigrants and Refugees
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Co-sponsored by:
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Peace and Justice Ministry, Sanctuary of the People, UIUC
Channing Murray Foundation, CU Immigration Forum, McKinley Presbyterian Church 
Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign, Social Action Committee
St. Jude Worker’s House, and First Mennonite Church of Urbana-Champaign

5/5 - 7:00 p.m. - Open Forum with Minister Candidate, Fellowship Hall

5/6 - 5:30 p.m. - All Church Pot-luck, Fellowship Hall

5/7 - 11:30 a.m. - Annual Meeting and Call to Vote for new Settled Minister, Sanctuary  

5/8 - 11:00 a.m. - Solar Panels Ribbon Cutting, UUCUC
  CLICK HERE to see full Upcoming Events' Calendar
Our Staff 
Joanne Giannino – Interim Minister,
Mona Shannon - Board of Trustees, Chair
Cindy Wakeland - Director of Religious Education,
Sherry Bohlen - Membership Coordinator,
Matt Sheppard - Music Director
Matthew Gladden - Accompanist
Rosalyn Maziarka - Office Administrator,
Beth Cobb - Assistant for Services
Myron Winkler - Sexton 
Cody Foster - Sunday Sexton
Mary Foltz - Childcare Coordinator
Stepanie Cobb - Kitchen Helper

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