UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, October 22
"Planting Ourselves at the Gate of Hope" Janet Revell Barrett
Hope springs from deeply generous impulses in the human spirit, lifting us up, sustaining us, providing reassurance in times of greatest need. Hope can also feel elusive when the circumstances of our personal lives—or the enormity of societal challenges—test our values and visions. In this service, we will consider how we safeguard and replenish our commitment to possibility in these troubled times. The UUCUC adult and children’s choirs will be singing.

Sunday, October 29 
“Trickster!” Rev. Florence Caplow                
All over the world the trickster is an important mythological figure of mayhem, playfulness, reversal, transformation, and dark humor. The trickster can be seen in our own celebration of Halloween. Today we will play with the trickster. Come prepared for surprises! “Trunk or Treat” will be happening after the service.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
We still need more nominations for the 2018 Shared Offering organizations!  Submit your nomination here  or fill out a paper form at the Social Action table by October 31st. Nominations will be voted for on November 14th, 7 pm in the Children's Chapel.
UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS
Meditation for Challenging Times: A Free Four-Session Class Open to All.
4:30 p.m. Thursdays in October (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, registration not required, drop-ins welcome.
Come to this Friday's Coffeehouse welcoming Florence! UUCUC Fellowship Hall  
potluck dinner at 6:30 pm, performances start at 7 pm. Bring your friends and family!
A Death Cafe, hosted by Social Action/Death With Dignity will be held on Saturday, October 21, noon to 2 pm in the Children's Chapel. This is a discussion group, rather than a grief support or counseling session, and all are welcome as we gather to eat cake, drink tea and coffee, and discuss death with the objective "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." New UUCUC member, Sherry Gilles, will be the facilitator. To learn more about the Death Cafe movement, visit  http://deathcafe.com/. Email Jean Peters for more information.
The World Religions Book Group will meet Thursday, Oct. 26 in the church library at 7:00 PM to discuss Sikhism. Anyone is welcome to attend! We must discuss our meeting schedule during the holiday season, so please bring your calendars. Questions? Contact Sylvia McDermott at evdrew@aol.com or (217) 398-1948.
Join us at the next UU Happy Hour, October 26 th (4th Thursday), at Jupiter’s at the Crossing. Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to get together, chat, and relax. Jupiter’s at the Crossing is located at 2511 Village Green Place in Champaign. The Village at the Crossing just off the corner of Windsor and Duncan Roads. For more information about the Happy Hour Group contact Russ Rybicki.
CARE CORE COMMITTEE
Joys and Sorrows (Shared Last Sunday)
Claudia and David Gross - Our granddaughter is, in our eyes, a hero. She is in a year of volunteer service with AmeriCorps, and is assigned to FEMA doing hurricane Harvey relief work in Texas. For a month, the FEMA staff lived in emergency housing, a museum ship, the retired aircraft carrier USS Lexington. Now for a second month, they have moved into a tent city. Do you have questions about the use of federal dollars in relief work? Early in her time in Texas, before FEMA had supplies or a catering firm on site, the FEMA workers were issued $15/day for food and were fed one gas station convenience store and one Taco Bell. Michelle Gross, age 18, is thriving with the long hours and worthwhile work.

Fran and Jerry Hunt - For now our son and his family in Santa Rosa, CA have been able to stay in their home. But friends have lost everything. Thousands of people have been affected by these fires. Please keep them in your thoughts.
A celebration of life for Carl Deal will take place at 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Clark Lindsey Village.
RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE (RJI) NEWS
BLUU Survey closes on Friday, Oct 20th - Black UUs, have you taken the BLUU Survey yet? The survey will help BLUU get to know more about you and your experiences as black UUs. 

Books to Prisoners Fall Book Sale - Come one, come all, bring your friends to Books to Prisoners Fall 2017 book sale on Saturday, Oct 21st, at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. This is our number one fundraiser to help us continue serving a forgotten population. Prisoners read the same books you do. Help us to continue to serve them. To date since 2004, we have sent 129,489 books in 38,454 packages to 19,141 inmates - and counting!

RJI Meeting on October 22nd - Want to get even more involved in RJI? Our next meeting is Sunday morning, 9 to 10 (10/22/17) in the UUCUC Library. Please join us.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
Trunk or Treat is only 11 days away!  Plan to join us for this fun all church event, October 29 from noon – 2:00 p.m. Children will be dressing up as all sorts of creatures, heroes and beautiful princesses. There will be craft activities and games to play both inside and outside in the parking lot in trunks of cars. Try something different and come join the excitement and entertainment with your church family.

Volunteers are needed to host a booth for the children and families. You can make up your own craft or game or simply host a booth that is already created. Volunteers are also needed to host a game or candy/prize giveaway from their trunk. Just contact Cindy Wakeland at re-director@uucuc.org
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.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our events page .
Friday, October 20
Coffeehouse / 6:30 pm / Fellowship Hall

Saturday, October 21
Death Cafe / noon / Children's Chapel
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Room #1

Sunday, October 22
Choir Rehearsal / 9:00 am / Sanctuary
RJI Meeting / 9:00 am / Library
Children's Choir Rehearsal / 9:15 am / Classroom #1
Mindfulness Meditation Group / 9:20 am / YRUU Room
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Sanctuary
RE Classes and Childcare / 10:15 am / RE Classrooms

Monday, October 23
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children’s Chapel

Tuesday, October 24
Committee Council / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, October 25
OOS content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
Retirement Group / 2:00 pm / Library
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary 

Thursday, October 26
Care Core Steering Committee / 11:00 am / Library
Meditation for Challenging Times / 4:30 pm / Channing Murray Foundation
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:30 pm / Classroom #1
Reflective Writing Chalice Circle / 7:00 pm / Library

Friday, October 27
YRUU Late Night / 6:00 pm / All Church

Saturday, October 28
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Room #1
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: Thursday, November 2
Deadline for content: Wednesday, November 1 by Noon
November Uniter: Thursday, October 26
Content Deadline for the November Uniter: Wednesday, October 18 by Noon
(Remember, there will be no eNews on 10/26 due to the Uniter)
Read the UUCUC Publication Guidelines
UUCUC Contact Information
Church Office
info@uucuc.org
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
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
Accompanist
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator