10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, August 27
Ingathering Water Service
Led by the Rev. Florence Caplow
The annual UUCUC Ingathering Water Service will be the first service with our new minister. Please bring a small vial of water from or symbolic of sacred waters to you, whether that place is far away or in your own home. This is a beautiful UU tradition for all ages, honoring the waters of the world and our coming together in community. 

Sunday, September 3
"Who Is Your New Minister?" 
Led by the Rev. Florence Caplow
Last May the congregation called Rev. Caplow to be the new minister of UUCUC. If you'd like to hear more about her somewhat unusual life and the winding road that broght her to Central Illinois, she will be sharing a few stories and adventures this Labor Day Sunday. As always, the sermon will be recorded for those who can't make it. The choir will be returning this Sunday! 
It’s time to register for fall Religious Education classes. You will find yellow registration cards at the Hub table, the RE table, and in the nursery for the next 2 weeks.

Children and youth are invited to worship the August 27th and September 3rd. Plan to come and meet our new minister.

Fall classes for all ages begin September 10th... read more from Cindy Wakeland, Religious Education Director.
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.
JOIN FELLOW UU's AT LOCAL SHOWING OF " WALK WITH ME " on September 12 at 7:30 p.m., Goodrich Quality Savoy 16.  A remarkable film featuring the mindfulness message of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
We are more than half way there with only 8 days to go, continue reading . ..
UU Happy Hour Group. Join us tonight for a UU Happy Hour at Sun Singer in Champaign. Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to get together, chat, and relax. Sun Singer is located at 1115 W. Windsor Road in Champaign. For more information about the UU Happy Hour Group contact Russ Rybicki.
Final Reminder! All tile floors will be cleaned and buffed next week , from 6 PM to 1 AM. The schedule is as follows:

August 28 & 29: First Floor, Lobby & Stairs
August 30 & 31: All lower level

Please plan your evening meetings accordingly. The floors will be able to be walked on during the day. Any questions, contact Jerry Carden. To schedule meetings, contact Rosalyn Maziarka .
August Shared Offering - UC Books to Prisoners
UC Books to Prisoners is a Champaign County based project providing books to Illinois inmates through two county jail libraries and by mail at no cost to the inmate. This is a community-powered volunteer organization with a number of easy ways for you to get involved. Continue reading ...
Choosing Discomfort: being bold, brave, and loving in the struggle for racial justice. The events in Charlottesville have sparked debates about whether to remove Confederate monuments and symbols from public spaces. These exchanges are an opportunity for reexamination and reeducation. “The effort to remove them is about more than symbolism. It’s about starting a conversation about the values and beliefs shared by a community. It’s about understanding our history as a nation. And it’s about acknowledging the injustices of the past as we address those of today.” -- Southern Poverty Law Center, “Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy”

This week, we share more stories of everyday prejudice submitted at the July 30th service on racial justice. Over 60 stories have been posted on the Racial Justice Initiative bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. Please stop by and add your own or email it directly to Tim Livingston
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!
For the most up-to-date calendar information, visit our website under events .
Monday, August 28
Bridge Group  | 1:00 pm | Children’s Chapel
Floor Cleaning | 6:00 pm | Upper level tile areas

Tuesday, August 29
Committee Chair Meeting | 2:30 pm | Minister's Office
Floor Cleaning | 6:00 pm | Upper level tile areas

Wednesday, August 30
OOS content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
Floor Cleaning | 6:00 pm | Lower level tile areas
CrUUners Rehearsal | 6:00 pm | Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal | 7:00 pm | Sanctuary

Thursday, August 31
Committee Chair Meeting | 3:00 pm | Lower level tile areas
Floor Cleaning | 6:00 pm | Upper level tile areas

Friday, September 1
(Johnston/White Wedding Rehearsal) | 5:00 pm | Sanctuary

Saturday, September 2
(Johnston/White Wedding Ceremony) | 11:00 am | Sanctuary
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 4:30 pm | Room #1

Sunday, September 3
Mindful Meditation | 9:20 am | YRUU Room
Worship Service | 10:15 am | Sanctuary
Child Care | 10:15 am | Room #3
Adult Discussion Group | 11:30 am | Library
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!

Next eNews: Thursday, September 7
Deadline for content: Wednesday, September 6 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) .

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