UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES 
10:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Sunday, August 13
UU Voices for Social Action
Led by Beth Cobb, Ben Jocelyn, Jean Peters, Karen Retzer, Pam Richart and Claire Szoke

Sunday, August 20
Folktales, Lessons and Music
Religious Education Service (see details below, under Religious Education News).
This will be the last worship service held in Fellowship Hall.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
Mindful Meditation GroupAs always, the door will be left slightly open so that late arrivals can enter quietly.

August 13 - Guided practice. Early time: meet & setup at 9:05 am, start at 9:10 am. 
August 20 -  Guided practice. Usual time: meet & setup at 9:20 am, start at 9:25 am. 

A note from Marie McEnroe, regarding the movie "Walk With Me". A journey of mindfulness featuring Thich Nhat Hanh. Click the link to find out how you can reserve your tickets today. 

Children and Youth RE

Summer is almost over but things are just starting up for our RE program. Click here to read what is on the schedule for August & September. 

NEWS AND UPDATES
Thank You to our Hospitality Team C Co-Leaders, Sandy Hannum & Cindy Ingold and to Team C volunteers who helped during the month of July!  Ben Joselyn, Beth Cobb, Catherine Connor, Cindy Ingold, Dave Sutton, Debbie Rugg, Dianne Loyet, James Engelhardt, Jan Kalmar, Janet Barrett, Jenny Lokshin, Jody Waitzman, Jonny Beckett, Marcy Joncich, Mary Kay Solecki, Melissa Watson, Paige Levin, Penne Beckett, Scott Godlew, Thom Bohlen & Wendy Graves.
GreenUU Solar Update: It was a good week for solar production with an estimated $68 generated and $58 used.  We are working on details for a lobby kiosk, but in the meantime, here are the web links:

Worship Committee wants UU

Aspiring writers! Speakers! Creative People! Rev. Caplow and the Worship Committee invite you to consider being part of creating powerful Sunday services for UUCUC. There will be new and plentiful opportunities to help create, lead or participate in services. Rev. Caplow will be offering trainings and workshops this fall in sermon writing, speaking from the pulpit, and the elements of UU worship. If you are interested, please contact Sam Beshers

Our church kitchen needs your help! Kitchen Keeper Team Wanted.

We have a dire need of a kitchen keeper team. It would be best to have a team of 4-6 people to share and contribute to the tidiness of the kitchen. The role would be a rotating, flexible schedule that would fit your availability. The heavy cleaning would be done by our custodian, but we need helpful hands to wipe down counters, clean out of old/unwanted fridge items, cleaning of fridge - inside and out, as well as organization of the kitchen - making note of needed supplies. The property chair would be your guide. Please contact Jerry Carden, if this is a role you would like to play in helping our church home operate more smoothly. 

Property Committee Notice

All tile floors will be cleaned and buffed the last week of August, 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 at jcarden@illinois.edu. To schedule meetings, contact Rosalyn Maziarka at admin@uucuc.org.

SOCIAL ACTION NEWS
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. Contact Rachel Rasmussen, Volunteer Coordinator, to discuss projects and opportunities to donate your skills. Her telephone number is (708) 782-4608.  In 2016, Books to Prisoners provided books to approximately 45 new inmates every month, and also provided books to approximately 232 repeat customers each month. For more information, check out their web site:  http://books2prisoners.org/

In addition to your donations through the Sunday plate collection, bring used books to our collection box at the church for this program. The box is located in Fellowship Hall near the Social Action Committee (SAC) table.
Choosing Discomfort: being bold, brave, and loving in the struggle for racial justice
Diversity advocate Verna Meyers (TED Talk: How to overcome our biases?  Walk boldly towards them) challenges us to acknowledge our own biases, then move toward, not away from, the groups that make us uncomfortable.  She also challenges us to confront prejudice.  “When we see something, we have to have the courage to say something, even to the people we love.”

At the July 30th service, we asked people to reflect on an incident in which they encountered prejudice toward people of color, or if they are a person of color, toward themselves or their friends.  Over 60 stories have been posted on the Racial Justice Initiative bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.  Take a look.  There are accounts of boldly challenging acts of prejudice.  There are also plenty of stories of regret, of having missed the chance to say something, even to the people we love.

Click to read stories of incidents in the workplace.  We will share more each week.  If you’d like to share your own story of a racially prejudiced event you witnessed, please send it to Tim Livingston.
CHURCH CALENDAR
For the most up-to-date calendar information, visit our website under events.
Monday, August 14
Bridge Group  |  1:00 pm  |  Children’s Chapel
Death with Dignity Group |  7:00 pm  |  Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, August 15
Property Committee Meeting Lunch |  12:00 pm  |  Fellowship Hall
UU Feminist Book Group  |  7:00 pm  |  Library
Social Action Committee (SAC) Meeting |  7:00 pm  |  Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, August 16
OOS & eNews content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
Care Core Steering Committee Meeting | 10:15 am | Library

Thursday, August 17
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) |  6:00 pm  |  Room #1
Worship Committee Meeting  |  5:30 pm  |  Library
Reflective Writing Chalice Circle  |  7:00 pm  |  Library

Saturday, August 19
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 6:00 pm |  Room #1

Sunday, August 20
Mindful Meditation |  9:20 am  |  YRUU Room
Worship Service |  10:15 am  |  Fellowship Hall
Broadly Graded RE | 10:15 am  |  Room #2
Child Care |  10:15 am  | Room #3
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!

Next eNews: Thursday, August 17th. 
Deadline for content: Wednesday, August 16th 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 
Sherry Bohlen – Membership Coordinator, membershipcoordinator@uucuc.org
Beth Cobb – Assistant for Services,  service-assist@uucuc.org
Stephanie Cobb – Kitchen Help
Mary Foltz – Childcare Coordinator
Joanne Giannino  – Interim Minister, interim-minister@uucuc.org
Matthew Gladden, Accompanist 
Aaron Hlavatovich – Interim Weekday Custodian
Julie Laut  – Board of Trustees, Chair
Rosalyn Maziarka  – Office Administrator, admin@uucuc.org
Tom McDermott – Interim Sunday Custodian
Matt Sheppard  – Music Director, music-director@uucuc.org
Cindy Wakeland  – Director of Religious Education, re-director@uucuc.org