10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, October 8 
"The Sacred Hoop of Covenant" Rev. Florence Caplow 
The practice of “covenant” is at the heart of the history and shared life of a Unitarian Universalist congregation. What do we mean by this word? How do we practice covenant with one another? We also recognize the shared meanings of “covenant” and “treaty” on the day before Indigenous Peoples Day (honored in many cities instead of Columbus Day), and the shameful history of broken covenant with indigenous nations across the Americas. We will also be introducing and honoring our new UUCUC members.

Sunday, October 15 
"Inherent Worth: The First Principle and Systemic Racism " Rev. Florence Caplow
Our UU First Principle affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and yet we are all part of a nation and culture founded upon racism, slavery, and genocide, where the color of one’s skin has profound implications for the “worth” of a human life, even within our own faith. In this service, we will look deeply at this difficult truth, with an understanding that this work is essential to the wholeness of each of us, and to the moral wholeness of our nation. With the Racial Justice Initiative Committee.
Work Party at the Minister's House This Weekend. Our minister invites you to a shingling work party at her house at 503 W. Vermont. Work involves tearing off and replacing cedar siding shingles (not roof!) on her one story home, under the supervision of an experienced contractor. No experience necessary. Some time Sunday the 8th, 4-6 pm, any time during the day on Monday the 9th, or the morning of Tuesday the 10th? Bring your own work gloves, if you have them. We will have some as well. Snacks, pizza, soda, tools will be provided. Please RSVP to minister@uucuc.org if you can come! Any help appreciated.
Are you ages 18-35?! We now have a table reserved in Fellowship Hall and all young adults (and those who are a young adult at heart) are welcome to join us after the service for conversations important to young adults.
Letter Writing Table on Gun Control This Sunday - CU Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will have a letter writing table in the Fellowship Hall after service this Sunday, at Rev. Caplow's invitation, in response to the shooting in Las Vegas. Please stop by the table and let your voice be heard!
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!
Pagan Ritual Group Meeting Friday, October 6, 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall. A new pagan ritual group is forming at UUCUC! We will be meeting this Friday, October 6, near the October full moon, to explore ritual and begin planning for an all-congregation winter solstice/Yule ceremony. All are invited to join us.
Segregated Space/White Supremacy - Part 2, with Prof. Ken Salo, is Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Please join us, even if you were unable to attend Part 1. We hope that you will support Crop Walk with a donation and RJI with your presence.
“Dinner and Future Dreaming” on Friday, October 13 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Please join together with other members of our congregation as we can dream together of the ministry we are creating with Florence--what we love about UUCUC, and where hope to go. We’ll begin with a meal, then Rev. Lisa Presley from the MidAmerica Region of the UUA will lead this fun and informative session.

The session is designed for adults and children 10 years of age and older. Childcare will be available. Please come be part of the process! We would like to know how many to expect, you can add your name here . Or by adding your name to the sign up sheet on the HUB table during Fellowship Hour on Sunday. (Please only add your name to one of the lists).
Workshop on the "Art of Reading Aloud" October 15th, 4-5:30 pm. Rev. Florence Caplow will be offering an experiential workshop on the art of sharing prose or poetry through reading aloud, for those who might be interested in participating as readers in future services. No experience necessary! To register or sign up at the HUB table. (Please only add your name to one of the lists).
Coffeehouse to Welcome Rev. Florence! Join us on Friday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. in UUCUC Fellowship Hall. We want to show Florence “who we are” in this special event to honor and welcome her to our community. Please offer to read poetry or a thought piece, sing a song, play an instrument, dance, do comedy, or a puppet skit. We welcome many types of talent.

We also need people to bring desserts and/or finger food (veggies or fruits). We will serve free pizza at 6:30pm, so bring your family and friends to enjoy the food and the performances. You can sign up to perform, bring food, and help with setup/cleanup online (click the "online" link). 
Joys and Sorrows
Kathy Robinson- I was so happy to be welcomed by the Reflective Writing Chalice Circle when I accidentially attended, thinking it was a different group. 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.

Maryly & Dick Crutcher - My joy is that my daughter Emily has just taken the job of RE Director at the UU Church in Boiling Springs, PA.
A celebration of life for Carl Deal will take place at 1:00 PM, Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Clark Lindsey Village.
A Message from our Director of Religious Education:
Once again we are faced with a tragedy in our country, another shooting has taken place killing innocent people, this time in Las Vegas. I wonder as I always do, what do we say to the children? Do these news items bypass the children? Or do they hear the news and wonder what is going on in the world? If they do or do not how should we approach the topic to discuss the issues? Here are a few sites that may help you in your conversations.

This Sunday the 6-7 th grade class will attend the worship service and then walk to PIZZA M for lunch with Cindy Wakeland and Dan Urban. Please contact Cindy if you plan to attend. Parents are welcome if youth say it is OK.
Hey youth who are raising 7 th graders through graduating seniors want to know what Camp Unistar is all about and think about going this summer? Join youth and adults you have experienced the camp and gone back year after year on October 15 after worship in the Children’s Chapel for stories and Pizza. Sign up in your classrooms or at the RE table in Fellowship hall.
6-7 th grade Fellowship night at Cindy’s House in Monticello will be Saturday, October 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m. There will be a bonfire, volleyball, s’mores, ghost stories and hopefully a beautiful night sky. Let Cindy know if you plan to join fun.
Trunk or Treat is coming right here to our church on October 29, 12:00 -2:00 p.m. Join us for tricks, treats, crafts and games, candy and prizes both in the fellowship hall and on the parking lot in car trunks decorated with the Halloween Spirit! Want to host a craft table or trunk full of treats or games? Contact Cindy Wakeland .
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.
Start collecting your unwanted books and magazines, because next Sunday, Oct. 15, is our monthly magazine and book exchange. Books and magazines can be for adults or children. Bring your books and magazines to the table at the far east end of Fellowship Hall next Sunday. You can donate books without taking any home and vice versa.  
Segregated Space/White Supremacy - Part 2, with Prof. Ken Salo, is Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Please join us, even if you were unable to attend Part 1. We hope that you will support Crop Walk with a donation and RJI with your presence.

Want to get even more involved in RJI? Meetings are the second Thursday from 7 to 8:30 (10/12/17) and the fourth Sunday morning, 9 to 10 (10/22/17) in the UUCUC Library. Please join us.
Don't forget to submit your nominations for the 2018 Shared Offering ! Nominate online here  or submit a form at the Social Action table. Nominations close October 31st and voting will take place November 14th, 7-8:30pm in the Children's Chapel .
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our events page .
Did you know you can view the church calendar 24/7? You can even request reserving a room through our website. Check out the events page !
Friday, October 6
Pagan Ritual Group Meeting | 6:30 pm | Fellowship Hall

Saturday, October 7
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 4:30 pm | Room #1

Sunday, October 8
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 and Childcare | 10:15 am | RE Classrooms
Adult Discussion Group | 11:30 am | Library
Segregated Spaces/White Supremacy: Part 2 | 2:00 pm | Fellowship Hall

Monday, October 9
Bridge Group | 1:00 pm | Children’s Chapel
Death with Dignity Group | 7:00 pm | Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, October 10
RE Committee Meeting | 5:30 pm | Library
BOT Business Meeting | 7:00 pm | Library

Wednesday, October 11
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, October 12
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 6:30 pm | Classroom #1
Meditation for Challenging Times | 4:30 pm | Channing Murray Foundation
RJI Meeting | 7:00 pm | Library

Friday, October 13
Staff Meeting with UUA | 2:30 pm | Library/Fellowship Hall
"Dinner and Future Dreaming" Informative Session with UUA | 6:30 pm | Fellowship Hall

Saturday, October 14
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 4:30 pm | Room #1
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!

Next eNews: Thursday, October 12
Deadline for content: Wednesday, October 18 by noon! 

November Uniter: Thursday, October 26
Content Deadline for the November Uniter: Wednesday, October 18 at Noon.

(Remember, there will be no eNews on 10/26 due to the Uniter)
Please send your content via email in a word document attachment . Send one email per announcement. 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 
Shornor Vineyard, Custodian and Building Caretaker buildingcare@uucuc.org
Stephanie Cobb, Kitchen Help
Mary Foltz, Childcare Coordinator