UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 
10:15 a.m.
Sunday, May 21
Sacred Rites
New member ceremony. Bridging ceremony for High School seniors. Participation by many, homily by Rev. Joanne Giannino.   

Sunday, May 28
"The Good Old Days"
Chris Hannauer preaching. 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Mindful Meditation Group - As always, the door will be left slightly open so that late arrivals can enter quietly.

May 21st - Guided practice with audio. Usual time: meet & setup at 9:20 am, start at 9:25 am. 

May 28thGuided practice with audio. Usual time: meet & setup at 9:20 am, start at 9:25 am. 
Religious Education Updates
May 21 - This Sunday is the last day of regular RE classes. Children will begin in the sanctuary before going to class. All are invited to the Bridging ceremony of our 4 graduating high school seniors: Riley Karaganis, Senia Hernandez, Jonah Herzog and Liam Thomas. 

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 - 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. 

There are 2 seats available for a Trip Around the World in 5 Days, UUCUC camp. Which will be held right here in our church building, June 12-16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. The cost is $75 per camper. Last day for registration is June 4th. Scholarships available, ask Cindy Wakeland for details. 

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
For those who have inquired, here is the link to the poem, "Now, I love You. Now, I witness" by Theresa Soto, that was read in worship service on May 7th.  http://www.uua.org/worship/words/poetry/now-i-love-you-now-i-witness
Monthly Book and Magazine Exchange is Sunday, May 21! - Bring in your books and magazines for an exchange in Fellowship Hall after our service this Sunday. Books and magazines can be for children and adults. You can take home books or magazines without donating any and vice versa.
Joys and Sorrows
Julie Laut - UUCUC is thankful for our outgoing Board of Trustees' members: Barb Childers, Jared Lofrano, Sharon Michalove, David Prochaska, Mona Shannon and Lynn Wiley. We are all deeply grateful for their leadership and dedication through this time of transition and renewal. Thank you!!

Sally Babbitt - Joyful thank you to the gardeners for the glorious display of Spring beauty of our grounds. 

Katriena Knights - Joy that my son, Jameson, has completed his bachelor's degree at Colorado State University. 
UUCUC Directories are now available! Please visit the HUB table after worship service on Sunday for your copy! Want it electronically? It is now available electronically through our Members and Friends google drive. Not sure how to access, visit our Members and Friends webpage for instructions. 
MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Call for New Members! Do you have interest and skills in WEBSITE MANAGEMENT, FACEBOOK ADMINISTRATION, MARKETING & ADVERTISING, WRITING & EDITING?  Then the Communications Committee needs you!  CLICK HERE and let us know you're interested in joining the committee.
SOCIAL ACTION & RACIAL JUSTICE NEWS
REMINDER - RJI end of the year potluck. Join us this Saturday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy a wrap-up of the year we've had, help us look ahead to what next year will bring, and simply do some socializing. Hope to see lots of you there.
May Shared Offering: NARF
There is still time to demonstrate Wacontognaka , as we invest in justice for those who came here before us. Our May offering will be shared with the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), as we invest in social, economic, environmental, racial, and historical justice through the efforts of this nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide. Read about the NARF involvement in and support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its fight against DAPL - Click here. More information is available at narf.org and at the SAC table. Checks may be written to UUCUC, with memo ‘NARF’. Thank you for your “wacontognaka”!
June 4th Worship Service -  The Water In Which We Swim: A Racial Justice Service. “The term white supremacist once referred exclusively to individuals and organizations that openly espoused the superiority of white people. In recent years the term has come to refer to a culture, or a social narrative that places the needs, desires, stories, well-being, and the very lives of white people over and above those of people of color. It is the water we swim in. It is so much a part of our lives and of the life of our Association that it has just become business as usual. We have chosen to use the term and to endorse the teach-in called for by many of our religious educators because we are absolutely committed to staying awake to the challenges before us. White supremacy is a continuum. When we refuse to acknowledge our place in that continuum we risk being lulled back into complicity. Not this time friends.” - Jim Key (white male), Recent Unitarian Universalist Association Moderator  
GREEN UUS NEWS
Tired of Throwing Away #6 Foam
You can now bring #6 foam to the 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
May 25 at 7:00 PM (Library)- The World Religions Book Group will discuss Islam.  Anyone is welcome to read about the religion ahead of time, and join our discussion group that evening. A new member of our church will describe her life as a Muslim today. 
Monday, May 29 - Church office will be closed in observance for Memorial Day.
June 3 at 7:00 PM (Fellowship Hall) - JUNE COFFEEHOUSE. Plan for the family-friendly coffeehouse on Saturday night to celebrate our deparating interim minister, Joanne Giannino! Performers and helpers needed. Contact Sarah Wisseman or Tanja Hodges, if you would like to perform or help in other ways.
  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 
Aaron Hlavatovich - Interim Weekday Sexton
Cody Foster - Sunday Sexton
Mary Foltz - Childcare Coordinator
Stepanie Cobb - Kitchen Helper
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