10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, November 26: "Forgiveness and Healing", Rev. Florence Caplow
During the holidays, old hurts and difficulties can arise, in our families and in ourselves. In this service we will be exploring spiritual practices of forgiveness. The UUCUC choir will be performing.

Sunday, December 3: “The Power of Pilgrimage”, Rev. Roger Bertschausen                 
Each December we celebrate and support our Unitarian partner churches in India and Transylvania. This year Rev. Bertschausen, Executive Director of the UU Partner Church Council, will be visiting UUCUC and telling stories about UU pilgrimages to India and Transylvania. We are considering the possibility of a UUCUC pilgrimage next year! The Children’s Choir will be singing.
The UU Thanksgiving Potluck will be held at the McDermott house, starting at 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to the McDermott's at (217) 398-1948.
A friendly reminder, the church office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.
Meditation at Channing Murray continues in December. Rev. Florence is leading a weekly meditation at Channing Murray on campus, 4:30-5:30 pm every Thursday except December 28th. All are welcome, no meditation experience necessary.

Note: Meditation class will not meet on Thanskgiving.
Moving Forward: Supporting Each Other Through Divorce and Separation. For those who are going through, or have gone through, divorce and separation. On Fridays, 3:30-4:30 in the YRUU room (downstairs beneath the sanctuary). All are welcome. Questions? Contact Snaps at rmhouse1@gmail.com
The Partner Church Committee welcomes Rev. Roger Bertschausen , the Executive Director of the Partner
Churches in the UUA, who will preach on December 3rd, 2017. The title of his sermon is: "The Power of
Pilgrimages." He has recently been in India and will give us stories from his pilgrimages in both India and Transylvania. We are looking forward to Partner Church Sunday.
Come to our special celebration and dedication recital for our new baby grand piano! 7 pm, Sunday, December 10, in the Sanctuary of the UU Church.

The program features four of our very own staff musicians: Matthew Gladden (piano), Matt Sheppard (violin), Pierre Tang (piano), and Simon Tiffin (piano). They will be performing music by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, Ginastera, Debussy, and more.

Join us for desserts and refreshments afterwards.

This event is sponsored by the Music Committee and the adult choir of the UU Church.

The baby grand piano was purchased with funds from the Kent Conrad Music Fund and the annual budget of the UU Church. Thank you to all who contributed to make this wonderful instrument a reality.
Joys and Sorrows (Shared in Worship Service on Sunday 11/19/17)

Katriena Knights - Joy for my friend Connie Hannah who on Friday Celebrated 7 years in remission from stage 4 lymphoma.

Claudia Gross - Chemo therapy is finished!

Umeeta Sadarangani - Sorrow for all who have lost loves ones to suicide and gratitude for the survivors of suicide loss day program at Parkland College yesterday.

Rebecca Stumpf - John, Becky, Annika and Siri welcome their new daughter/sister Maya.
Thanksgiving Conversation Support

Are you dreading those family conversations about race and politics around the Thanksgiving table? SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is here to help. They have put together a helpful set of resources, including a hotline you can call, and a Thanksgiving placemat for indigenous justice. Click here to access.
Our 2018 Shared Offering organizations have been chosen! Thank you to all who nominated, presented, and voted. We had 24 unique nominations, and there were many more worthy groups than we could fit into the calendar! The months for each organization will be selected at the Dec. 19 th Social Action Committee meeting.

2018 Shared Offering Organizations
(by number of votes received)

Black Lives UU
Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services (RACES)
First Followers
Partner for People and Place
Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois
DREAAM Opportunity Center
Doctors Without Borders
Equal Justice Initiative
Feeding Our Kids
Salt & Light
Food donations are being accepted for the Men’s Shelter in Fellowship Hall.
Think of small, nutritious snacks, prepackaged, non-perishable—such as granola bars, juice boxes, tangerines & small boxes of raisins. No bottled water. Quantity? Anywhere from 1 to a dozen snacks. For more info, see the FUMC flier at the SAC table.
Holiday Backpack Project 2017
The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen celebrates the holidays by giving filled backpacks to the men and women who are guests at lunch. Our church will again participate in this program. Packs will not be given to children, since there are many gift programs in the community specifically for children. However, for many of the men and women who attend the soup kitchen, these backpacks will be their only holiday presents.

See the Social Action table for a list of suggested items to include. Packs will be collected at the church on Sundays December 3 rd and 10 th . If you have questions contact Sandy Hannum.
November Shared Offering Recipient: Family Service of Champaign County

During the month of November, half of all cash donations and all designated checks will go to Family Service of Champaign County, a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1911, they are the oldest private social service agency in Champaign County and have provided continuous service to families and individuals for more than 100 years. Their mission is supporting people across the generations by providing quality human services; this includes Meals on Wheels and Senior Transportation. See their website to see all the services they offer. Contact Karen Retzer, if you have questions!
No RE on Sunday, November 26. Children and youth can meet in room #2 for the Holiday Craft Fair.
Parents check your email for the pageant sign up sheet or check the tables by the classrooms or the Hub table or RE table. Be sure to sign up by November 30 th . If you did not receive an email about the Holiday Pageant and would like to be on the Parent google list, please let Cindy Wakeland know at re-director@uucuc.org .
Our church will be collecting money for GAYT (Guest at Your Table) November 20 - December 24. Boxes and envelopes are available at the Hub table. We ask you to return them on Christmas Eve.

The Mitten tree will be put up, next week on December 3 rd . Bring mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for those who may be cold this winter. We will give our mittens and gloves and all to the Refugee Center and the Backpack Project. We need all shapes and sizes.
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.
Come celebrate the season with friends and family at our Channing-Murray Holiday PartySunday December 3 5:30-8:30 pm. Please bring family and friends & a favorite holiday salad, casserole, or dessert to share!

And feel free to stay for our Channing Murray Holiday Party following the dances. The dances are participatory.
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our events page .
Friday, November 24
Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Moving Forward Divorce/Separation Group / 3:30 pm / YRUU Classroom

Sunday, November 26
Mindfulness Meditation Group / 9:20 am / YRUU Classroom
Children's Choir Rehearsal / 9:15 am / Classroom #1
Worship Service "Forgiveness and Healing", Rev. Florence Caplow / 10:15 am / Sanctuary
Holiday Craft Fair / 10:15 am / Classroom #2
Adult Discussion Group / 11:30 am / Library
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall

Monday, November 27
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children’s Chapel

Tuesday, November 28
BOT Study Session / 7:00 pm / Library

Wednesday, November 29
OOS content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator. (No eNews due to the Uniter)
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary 

Friday, December 1
Moving Forward Divorce/Separation Group / 3:30 pm / YRUU Classroom
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: December 7
Deadline for content: Wednesday, December 6 by Noon
November Uniter:
Thursday, November 30
Content submissions are now closed.
(Remember, there will be no eNews on 11/30 due to the Uniter)
UUCUC Contact Information
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Cindy Wakeland
Director of Religious Education
Matt Sheppard
Music Director
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Coordinator
Rosalyn Maziarka
Office Administrator
Shornor Vineyard
Custodian and Building Caretaker
Beth Cobb
Assistant for Services
Matthew Gladden
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator