UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, September 10
"Shared Ministry; Shared Life", Rev. Florence Caplow
UUCUC has a new minister, but the ministry of this congregation has been going on for more than 150 years. The root of the word "minister" is "to render service or aid," so it goes far beyond professional ministry. All who are here minister to and serve one another through presence, helping, and caring. This Sunday will be a celebration and honoring of our shared ministry together and the dedication of our Religious Education teachers for the year. Children and youth will begin in worship with their families. Children's Choir will be singing with the adult choir. Regular RE classes start. 

Sunday, September 17
"Will You Harbor Me? The Dance of Host and Guest", Rev. Florence Caplow
In the Japanese tea ceremony, and in many traditional cultures around the world, the roles of host and guest are understood as sacred and interconnected. Giving and receiving happen with every breath we take and in every relationship in our lives. This community is known for its welcome for refugees and immigrants, even at a time of increasing hostility toward both. We will explore the many facets and sacred mysteries of host and guest. Children and youth will begin in worship with their families. Both the adult and children's choir will be singing, and we will have a UU child dedication for Camden Edward Levin.
FROM OUR MINSITER
Have Coffee With Our New Minister!
Join Rev. Florence and other members of the UUCUC community for coffee and conversation in September. This is an opportunity to get to know our new minister in a casual setting. Meet at Strawberry Fields from 4:30 to 5:30 on Thursdays, September 14 or 21. Other dates later in the fall to be announced.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
Classes for children and youth begin this Sunday, September 10 th . Everyone will gather in the sanctuary first for teacher dedication. Children and youth will be dismissed to class with their teachers.

Don’t forget next Sunday September 17 is an all church potluck with a program sponsored by the RE committee entitled “Stand By Me.” Join us, and bring a dish to share. Enjoy brunch, make your own individual crests and then a table family crest as we share some culture and social issues for all ages, with the entire church family. Then finally, talk together about some issues of our community and world around us. How can we help?

PLEASE remember to complete a registration card for each child and youth attending a Religious Education class. This includes the nursery. Available at the Hub table, the RE table in fellowship hall, and in each classroom. If you have an idea, suggestion, wish or concern about the Religious Education program please contact Cindy Wakeland, Director of Religious Education.
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.
MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Our Monthly Book & Magazine Exchange is Sunday!
Bring in your books and magazines for exchange in Fellowship Hall after our service on Sunday, Sept 10. Books and magazines should be in good condition and can be for children and adults. You can take home books or magazines without donating any and vice versa.
Table Hosts for Everyone’s Birthday Sunday: Sept. 24
Table hosts are needed for the new intergenerational mixer activity we are holding on September 24 to acknowledge everyone’s birthday on one day. The goal is to help build community between all ages at the start of the Church year. During hospitality time on Sept. 24 all adults & children will be invited to sit at the table with their birthday month to enjoy cake & fellowship with others who share the same birthday month. If you will be at Church on Sept. 24 & have a birthday during the following months—Feb, Apr, May, July, Aug, or Oct - we could use you as a table host! Host duties are VERY MINIMAL. If you can help out, please contact Peggy Patten
Pathway to Membership Class is October 1st, noon to 2 p.m.
You are invited to join Rev. Florence Caplow and UUCUC staff and leadership for our next Pathway to Membership Class! During this fast-paced interactive class, you'll learn about the history and philosophy of the Unitarian Universalist Church in general and UUCUC in particular. You'll also learn about the governance of UUCUC, activities and opportunities available to our church community, our social action mission, religious education offerings, and the role you'll be asked to play as a steward of our church. At the completion of this class, you'll be invited to become a member. Click to register or email Sherry Bohlen for questions.
SOCIAL ACTION NEWS
HURRICANE HARVEY RECOVERY FUNDS NEEDED
Funds are urgently needed in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine as well as longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. Here are two options for funding disaster relief efforts associated with this Hurricane Harvey: Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) - Half of the funds collected by UUA will go to at-risk populations served by UU Service Committee partners “on the ground” in TX. The other half will support UU congregations and members of those congregations most affected by the storm.

If you prefer to give more directly to areas impacted by the storm, funds can be given to the 1st UU Church in Houston (click the link and then scroll down to "Hurricane Harvey Relief”, the first option under Other Donations). Funds given to 1st UU Church will be split between repairing church water damage and Houston’s Emergency Aid Coalition.
Our  September shared offering  will be the   Uniting Pride (UP) Center of Champaign County . The UP Center is the only LGBTQ+ resource center in the greater east central Illinois region. It was founded in December 2009 as a multi-service agency, for youth and adults, with a purpose to support and promote human care, education, and community-building activities directed at furthering the well-being and development of the LGBTQ+ community of Champaign County. It serves clients from Champaign County and the surrounding areas through support groups, guest speakers, community events, referrals, and resources.

We also encourage members and friends to march with the UUCUC contingent in  CU’s Annual Pride Parade , held this year on Saturday, September 16th, beginning at 4 p.m. from the corner of Main & Walnut, downtown Champaign. This year’s Pride Festival theme is Uniting Pride.” Sign up to march at the Social Acton Table.
CARE CORE NEWS
Nancy Dietrich is undergoing chemotherapy for Stage 1A clear cell ovarian cancer. Please send healing thoughts her way. Cards are welcome, too, at her home address.
Our Caring Congregation
Do you or someone you know have Pastoral Care needs? Help is just a phone call or email away! Our Caring Congregation is a network of caring volunteers among our church family who are ready to assist you. Our Caring Congregation is the vehicle by which we share our concerns as well as invite you to deepen your connection to our church family through reaching out, pitching in and stepping up to be there for each other. 

Care Core is the coordinating committee which meets monthly to consider pastoral care needs, share concerns, and develop ways for our volunteer network to help our church community. Our volunteers have made and delivered meals, provided rides, company, child care, and moving muscle among other services. We have sent cards, made home visits, and hosted memorial services. If there is some way we can assist you please email: carecore@uucuc.org, or call the church office at (217) 384-8862 and our church administrator will forward your concern to us, or you can call any member of our steering committee (we are all listed in the church directory). If you would like to join our network of Caring Congregation volunteers, please also email carecore@uucuc.org.

Care Core Steering Committee: Phil Abruzzi, Sally Babbitt, Chuck Cooper, Maryly Crutcher, Kathy Frizzell, Sandy Hannum, Deedy Marble, Marilyn Ryan, Anne Sharpe, Florence Caplow and Cindy Loui (chair).
UPCOMING EVENTS
Sharing Your Story: A Sermon Writing Workshop
Saturday, September 9, 3 - 5 p.m.
Rev. Caplow will be offering a series of three workshops on "The Arts of UU Worship", beginning with a sermon-writing workshop in September. She hopes to bring the UU tradition of lay homilies (short personal sermons) to our Sunday mornings, and more Worship Associate opportunities for involvement with the services. If you enjoy writing, story-telling, and/or speaking, these workshops are for you. Register here, or if you have questions please email Rev. Caplow.
Meditation for Challenging Times : A Free Four-Session Class Open to All.
4:30 p.m. Thursdays in October (5, 12, 19, and 26) at Channing Murray Foundation .
Learn meditation practices from the Buddhist tradition. No meditation experience needed. Chairs will be provided, or you can bring your own cushions. Taught by Rev. Florence Caplow, Zen teacher and Unitarian Universalist minister. Attendance at all four classes is recommended but not required, reserve your spot today!
The C-U CROP Walk 2017 will be held on Sunday, October 8.
CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. The walk will be a six mile loop, starting and ending at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 2200 Philo Rd., Urbana. Walkers should be there by 1:30 pm. Our church will again have a team of in the event, walking and collecting donations to alleviate poverty. You can sign up to walk or sponsor at the Social Action Table.
NEWS & UPDATES
Remember to turn off lights! When you are here for meetings, group sessions, and the like, please make sure you turn off the lights when you leave the room and church. Thank you!
CHURCH CALENDAR
For the most up-to-date calendar information, visit our website under events .
Saturday, September 9
Sharing Your Story Workshop | 3:00 pm | Children’s Chapel

Sunday, September 10
Choir Rehearsal | 9:00 am | Sanctuary
Mindfulness Meditation Group | 9:05 am | YRUU Room
Children's Choir Rehearsal | 9:15 am | Classroom #1
Worship Service | 10:15 am | Sanctuary
RE Classes | 10:15 am | RE Classrooms
Childcare | 10:15 am | Classroom #3
Fellowship Hour | Immediately following service | Fellowship Hall
Book & Magazine Exchange | During Fellowship Hour
Adult Discussion Group | 11:30 am | Library

Monday, September 11
Bridge Group | 1:00 pm | Children’s Chapel
Death with Dignity Group | 7:00 pm | Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, September 12
RE Committee Meeting | 5:30 pm | Library
BOT Business Meeting | 7:00 pm | Library

Wednesday, September 13
OOS & eNews content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
CrUUners Rehearsal | 6:00 pm | Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal | 7:00 pm | Sanctuary 

Thursday, September 14
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 6:30 pm | Classroom #1
RJI Meeting | 7:00 pm | Library

Saturday, September 16
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 4:30 pm | Room #1
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!

Next eNews: Thursday, September 14
Deadline for content: Wednesday, September 13 by Noon! 

September Uniter: Wednesday August 30
Content Deadline for the September Uniter: Wednesday August 23. 
(Remember, there will be no eNews on 8/31 due to the Uniter) .

SEND SUBMISSIONS FOR FUTURE PUBLICATIONS TO: admin@uucuc.org
Please send your content via email. Send one email per announcement per publication. If you would like your announcment to be in multiple weeks, make sure you send a new email for each date. All submissions should include your name and contact information within your email. All submissions may be edited for clarity or shortened for space. 
 
Order of Service Deadline – Every Wednesday Noon 
We welcome announcements, save the dates, and other important information you would like to share with the congregation. Please keep submissions to 50 words or less. 

eNews is the church's weekly electronic update. The eNews is a great way to announce upcoming important dates (please keep at 10 days out), briefly update the congregation on a committee’s new project, or other happenings within the church or church supported functions. Space is limited, therefore keep submissions conscise. Please note there will not be an eNews the week the eUniter is sent out.
For content deadlines, see above. 
 
eUniter is a monthly eNewsletter. The eUniter is sent out at the end of the month for the next months content focus. It is used to communicate church-related activities, classes, news about members and friends and engaging content from our leadership. The week the eUniter is sent out, there will not be an eNews. For content deadlines, see above. 
Our Staff 
Rev. Florence Caplow, Minister minister@uucuc.org
Cindy Wakeland, Director of Religious Education re-director@uucuc.org
Matt Sheppard, Music Director music-director@uucuc.org
Sherry Bohlen, Membership Coordinator membershipcoordinator@uucuc.org
Rosalyn Maziarka, Office Administrator admin@uucuc.org
Beth Cobb, Assistant for Services service-assist@uucuc.org
Matthew Gladden, Accompanist 
Stephanie Cobb, Kitchen Help
Mary Foltz, Childcare Coordinator
Aaron Hlavatovich, Interim Weekday Custodian
Tom McDermott, Interim Sunday Custodian