Don't forget Saturday, November 4 is Daylight Savings Time.
Fall back your clocks one hour on Saturday before you go to sleep!
10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
S unday, November 5: "All Souls: Deeper Into Mystery", Rev. Florence Caplow
In this All Souls participatory service, we will honor those who have passed through the veil from life to death and consider "the great mystery". Please bring photos, mementos, or cards with names of those you wish to remember and honor for our All Souls altars. The UUCUC choir will be performing Puccini's Requiem and John Grunau on viola.

Please Bring Names and Photos for All Souls Day Service, November 5th
For our All Souls Day Service on November 5th, we will have altars at the front and middle of the sanctuary, and a special candle lighting ceremony. If you would like to honor someone in your life who has died, please bring their name(s) on a card, and/or photos or mementos. There will be time at the beginning of the service to place your names on an altar, and time later in the service to light a candle. The ushers will also have blank cards.
Sunday, November 12: "One Year Later", Rev. Florence Caplow
In the days after the 2016 election, UU congregations were filled to overflowing with those seeking solace and community. The election evoked unprecedented fear about the future of our democracy, and galvanized political activity to protect women's rights, the environment, and basic civil liberties. It has been a strange and terrible year, from natural disasters, chaos in the public sphere, and threats of nuclear war. How are we all doing, one-year post-election? What wisdom do we have for one another? How can we continue to support each other to stay engaged and not succumb to despair? Rev. Florence is seeking your answers to these questions as she considers this service.

Still Looking for Wisdom for the "One Year Later" Service, November 12th
Rev. Florence is hoping to hear from you! What wisdom do you have to offer "one year later" after the 2016 election? How have you responded? How have you found hope or encouragement? Thoughts, poems, or stories are all welcome. Please email Florence at by Wednesday, November 8th.
Decorate the Sanctuary for the Winter Holidays
Did you know that we have twenty-four windows in our Sanctuary that could be filled this winter holiday with red poinsettias? All it would take is for some of us to purchase them. For $13.00, you could purchase a poinsettia (or two) in memory of someone or in honor of someone. Please look for the poinsettia table in the Fellowship Hall by the Hub Table, beginning this Sunday morning, to make your purchase. Any questions should go to Beth Cobb, .
Publication Changes!
A few changes within the publication policy.
  1. There is a new email address to use to submit your announcements for publications. Please use for all submissions for publications.
  2. All submissions should be in a word document attachement with no formatting and ready for publicaiton without need for further editing of content. To read more about UUCUC Publicity Process, click to here .
Thursday Meditation, 4:30-5:30 pm at Channing Murray. Rev. Florence Caplow will be continuing a weekly meditation group at Channing Murray. All are welcome and no registration is necessary. Each week will begin with a short reading, followed by guided and silent meditation, a brief talk, and Q&A. For more information, contact Rev. Caplow at
I Am Not Your Negro - Join us for a public showing of the 2016 Academy Award nominated documentary on  Sunday, Nov 5th from 2-5 pm in UUCUC Fellowship Hall. The film explores the history of racism in the US through James Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
DON’T FORGET! SAC is screening the film You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South on Wednesday, November 9, from 7pm to 9pm in the Fellowship Hall. The film follows the fights of several Highlander-educated citizens who sought to end injustice in their own communities. This award-winning film is moving; honest; inspirational; and empowering. Diedra Cobb, who attended Highlander, will introduce the film and share her experience during the post-film discussion.
For a second year in a row, Rattle the Stars, is having their art and music show at UUCUC to bring awareness to mental illness and suicide on Saturday, November 11, starting at 5:00 pm. To learn more about this local organization and support, click here .
Would you enjoy sharing Thanksgiving dinner with U-U friends?  Look for the poster in Fellowship Hall after the service. Sign up with your name, contact information, and the dish you'll bring. Questions? Email Sylvia McDermott or call  (217) 419-9726.
UUCUC Communications Survey
The Membership Committee is reviewing avenues for communicating information within our Church community. Help us out by responding to the three questions survey.
November Shared Offering Recipient: Family Service of Champaign County

During the month of November, half of all cash donations and all designated checks will go to Family Service of Champaign County, a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1911, they are the oldest private social service agency in Champaign County and have provided continuous service to families and individuals for more than 100 years. Their mission is supporting people across the generations by providing quality human services; this includes Meals on Wheels and Senior Transportation. See their website to see all the services they offer. Contact Karen Retzer, if you have questions!
Did you take an action card after our recent racial justice service on the UU First Principle? Here are some ways to get involved:
Run for Rohingya - Come join us in a 5k run in support of the Rohingya people! Money raised will be used to provide the victims with shelter, food, clothing, and medical supplies. The 5k will be held on November 4th. Check-in will begin at 9:00am. The race will begin at 9:30 at the Main Quad at the south entrance of the Illini Union.  Register here. Please come early! 
We the People: An ACLU Listening Tour and Town Hall - Tuesday, November 7, 7-9pm, Champaign Public Library. Join ACLU of Illinois Executive Director Colleen Connell for a discussion on a wide range of issues including immigration, voter rights, first amendment, women's rights, healthcare, and criminal justice reform. Share your questions and concerns and find out what you can
We the People: An ACLU Listening Tour and Town Hall - Tuesday, November 7, 7-9pm, Champaign Public Library. Join ACLU of Illinois Executive Director Colleen Connell for a discussion on a wide range of issues including immigration, voter rights, first amendment, women's rights, healthcare, and criminal justice reform. Share your questions and concerns and find out what you can do!so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining!"
Next RJI Meeting - Want to get even more involved in RJI? Our next meeting is Sunday, November 19th from 9-10am in the UUCUC Library. Please join us.
Joys and Sorrows
(Shared at 10/22/17 Service)
Sam Beshers: Joy - Heartfelt thank you to all the coffeehouse performers who welcomed Florence with a show of our talents and to the loyal audience who stayed to the end.

Cynthia Hoyle: Joy - Our daughter, Sarah Hoyle-Katz because engaged to Nick Moller this past week. They have been together since they both attended Urbana High School.

Katrina Knights: Thankful that my dad's gall bladder surgery went well.

Pricilla Kron: Sharing a joy for Michele McNabb, a former member & current friend of this congregation. She underwent a stem-cell transplant on Oct. 6 and is doing very well! Hopefully this will put her CMML, a rare form of leukemia, in remission.

(Shared at 10/29/17 Service)
Shay Skye: My sister Peg's failing health situation. Thank you!
Next Sunday November 12 will be our Annual Rake-A-Thon
This is a time when the children can participate in a service project to help the church. During regular RE class time the children will rake and bag leaves around the church for pick up. All children are asked to dress appropriately and to bring their own rake, clearly marked with a name. Children will begin in their classrooms first for directions and teacher leadership.
Holiday Pageant Sign Up November 5, 12, and 19
Our Holiday Pageant this year is December 17 at the 10:15 am service. This year we are asking children and youth to sign up, promising to be present at all rehearsals and the pageant. This way, we will be able to assign parts. Rehearsals will be Sunday, December 10 at 10:15 am and Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 am –noon. Parents, we need your help in creating our costumes and set. Sign up sheets can be found at the tables downstairs, the hub table, or the RE table beginning Sunday, November 5 through November 19.
Please bring food items listed to the boxes by the hub table or RE table until November 12, 2017.
  • Jars of peanut butter
  • Easy Mac (macaroni & cheese - just add water) and canned pasta (Spaghettio’s, etc.)
  • Canned meat (tuna, chicken, sausages), and canned pork & beans
  • Pudding cups, applesauce cups, fruit cups or dried fruit packets
  • Juice boxes and milk boxes (Which do not require refrigeration)
  • Granola bars and cereal bars, bags of peanuts, goldfish, pretzels, and animal crackers

Checks can be made out to Feeding Our Kids c/o Robeson School Champaign, IL or via PayPal on Donations are tax deductible. Leave checks in envelope at the RE Table in the Fellowship Hall or give to one of the class teachers.
Something New in the Library
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Also the DVD, He Named Me Malala.
These titles came across my desk as works of courage and hope and advocating for women’s rights for education and. Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. At sixteen she was youngest recipient ever to win the prize. Her extraordinary journey has taken her to a remote valley in Pakistan to the United Nations. The book and movie are worth reading and seeing.
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.
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our events page .
Friday, November 3
OWL Late Night / 6:00 pm / All Church

Saturday, November 4
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Room #1
Pagan Ritual Group Meeting / 6:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Sunday, November 5
Partner Church 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
Film Screening: "I Am Not Your Negro" (RJI Sponsored Event) / 2:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Monday, November 6
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children’s Chapel

Tuesday, November 7
Personnel Committee / 5:00 pm / Library
Worship Committee / 7:00 pm / Library

Wednesday, November 8
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 
Film Screening & Discussion: "You Got to Move" / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall

Thursday, November 9
Meditation for Challenging Times / 4:30 pm / Channing Murray Foundation
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 6:00 pm / Classroom #1
Finance Committee Meeting / 7:00 pm / Fellowship Hall
RJI Meeting / 7:00 pm / Library

Friday, November 11
Church Offices closed in observance for Veterans Day
Young Adult Group Meeting / 7:00 pm / Library

Saturday, November 12
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) / 4:30 pm / Room #1
(Rattle the Stars Event) / 5:00 pm / FH, Sanctuary, Children's Chapel
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: Thursday, November 9
Deadline for content: Wednesday, November 8 by Noon
November Uniter:
Thursday, November 30
Content Deadline for the November Uniter: Wednesday, November 22 by Noon
(Remember, there will be no eNews on 11/30 due to the Uniter)
UUCUC Contact Information
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
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
Stephanie Cobb
Sunday Kitchen Helper
Mary Foltz
Childcare Coordinator