UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 AM in Sanctuary
Sunday, January 21, 2018
“The Edict of Torda: 450 Years!” 
Rev. Florence Caplow

Four hundred and fifty years ago, the first document of religious tolerance in the world was signed by a Unitarian king (the only Unitarian king in history) in Transylvania. This anniversary is being celebrated by Unitarians everywhere, and we are part of it. To learn more about the Edict of Torda and the anniversary, click here . The UUCUC Adult Choir will be singing.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
“Adulting Is Hard, Y’All”  
UUCUC Young Adult Group

This is the first Sunday service offered by our active Young Adult Group. You’ll hear from us about what we experience as young adults (20’s and 30’s) in this congregation, and the struggles we currently face. We hope you’ll come and enjoy the service!
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
Rev. Florence is leading a weekly meditation at Channing Murray on campus, 4:30-5:30 pm every Thursday except January 25th. There will be silent meditation at the same time and place on the 25th. All are welcome, no meditation experience necessary.
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The next UU Happy Hour will be at Esquire Lounge on January 25th. Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to get together, chat, and relax. Esquire Lounge is located at 106 N. Walnut, Champaign.  

For more information about the Happy Hour Group contact Russ Rybicki at russadr@fastmail.fm.
How to Die in Oregon – Free film showing hosted by the UUCUC Death with Dignity Group

Saturday January 27th, 9:30 - 12:30 pm
UUCUC Fellowship Hall

In How to Die in Oregon, filmmaker Peter Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die with dignity. Post-film discussion will follow. Winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries. Preview the trailer.
Join us for our next Pathway to Membership Class! On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Noon - 3 pm OR Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:30 - 8:30 pm in UUCUC Children's Chapel.

In this fast-paced and interactive class for those considering membership with UUCUC, you'll learn about the principles and foundation of the Unitarian Universalist Church. You'll also learn about the governance of UUCUC, activities and opportunities available to our church community, our social action mission, religious education offerings, and the role you can play as a supporter. Anyone age 14 and up can become a UUCUC member.

At the completion of this class, you'll have an opportunity to "sign the book" and become a member of UUCUC. Choose one of the classes and sign up early, as they tend to fill up.

A light meal will be provided at each class and child care is available. For questions and to sign up, email  Sherry Bohlen or (217) 417-1148. There will be a sign-up sheet on the HUB table in Fellowship Hall throughout the month.
Next RJI Meeting - Sunday, January 28th, 9-10 am, UUCUC Library. Want to get even more involved in RJI? Please join us.
Save the Date! Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Class Thursdays in February, 4:30-5:30 pm, Channing-Murray

Rev. Florence will lead a four-part class in mindfulness and emotional intelligence, as a continuation of the ongoing meditation group. Register at the first class on February 1 st .
"In Whose Honor?" Film Screening - Sunday, February 4th, 2:30 pm in the UUCUC Fellowship Hall. Free film showing sponsored by the UUCUC Racial Justice Initiative.  

Filmmaker Jay Rosenstein focuses on the story of Charlene Teters, a Spokane Indian whose campaign against Chief Illiniwek, the University of Illinois' beloved team mascot, turned our town upside down and made people rethink the larger issues of culture and identity. Ross Wantland, Director of the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, will join us for discussion.
Workshop on the "Art of Reading Aloud" February 10, 1-3 pm, Church Library.
Back by popular demand! Rev. Florence 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! Register online or sign up at the HUB table. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Our Monthly Book & Magazine Exchange is this Sunday! Bring in your books and magazines for exchange in Fellowship Hall after our service on Sunday, January 21. Books and magazines can be for children and adults. You can take home books or magazines without donating any and vice versa.
CARE CORE NEWS
JOYS AND SORROWS

Our Care Core Steering Committee shares a joy . Bob Spitze, longtime member of our church, is recuperating from a recent illness in the Meadowbrook section of Clark-Lindsey, and has so appreciated cards and thoughts from all of you. He has so much joy in his life and our church family and Florence are some of these.
SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE NEWS
We will share January’s offering with Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism , which has been organizing since the early days of the Movement for Black Lives, to elevate the voices of people of color within Unitarian Universalism. RJI proposed BLUU be a Shared Offering recipient to strongly support BLUU’s efforts. 

Our goal is to raise $2,900 (or more!). Half of the weekly plate, any designated checks with BLUU in the memo line and you can donate online. If you donate online, be sure to enter your donation amount in the specific box for the "Social Action Shared Offering".
Please continue will the donations for both the Men's Shelter at FUMC and the Women's Shelter at Austin's Place. Support is still neBoth shelters will run through March 31st. For specific details of acceptable items or to drop off donations, visit the SAC table after worship service.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
Paddington Bear 2 received double thumbs up from all 14 moviegoers from UUCUC last Sunday. We had lots of fun as we laughed and maybe shed a few tears as we cheered for Paddington. We highly recommend the movie to anyone of all ages.
Mystery names for pen pals will be given out in the next few days. Watch for an email with all your needed information. You can begin writing as soon as you receive your names. We still need two adult males, if you are interested contact Cindy at re-director@uucuc.org. Thank you to all who have signed on to participate this year, we will have 18 pairs.
Chef A Thon - This annual favorite event for children through 6th grade will be February 11 th from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. This year the theme is “International Flair.” There is a sign up sheet on the RE table. The entry may be an appetizer, salad, main course, or dessert. Your entry must be made at the church that means everything, including chopping, mixing, cooking, baking, and all. Each person will be given 30 minutes in the kitchen to use the stove or oven. You will need to bring all of your own utensils and supplies as the church kitchen is limited. Remember there is a secret ingredient that you must use in your dish. Put on those thinking hats and perfect your dish.
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 .

Note: Parenthesised meetings/events are outside rentals. Asterisk meetings/events are closed.
Friday, January 19
Moving Forward Divorce/Separation Group / 3:30 pm / YRUU Classroom

Saturday, January 20
Nominating Committee Meeting / 10:00 am / Library
(Rental: Many Paths: An Agnostic AA Group) / 4:30 pm / Classroom #1

Sunday, January 21
Choir Rehearsal / 9:00 am / Sanctuary
Children's Choir Rehearsal / 9:15 am / Classroom #1
Mindful Meditation Group / 9:20 am / YRUU Classroom
Worship Service / 10:15 am / Sanctuary
Fellowship Hour / Immediately following service / Fellowship Hall
Adult Discussion Group / 11:30 am / Library
Young Adult Group / 11:30 am / Table in Fellowship Hall
Hospitality Team F Potluck / Noon / Children's Chapel
Breaking Down the Silos Discussion / 12:30 pm / Office

Monday, January 22
Stewardship Committee Meeting / Noon / Library
Bridge Group / 1:00 pm / Children's Chapel
UU Horn Band Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary

Tuesday, January 23
BOT Study Session / 7:00 pm / Library

Wednesday, January 24
OOS & eNews content submittals are due by noon to pubs@uucuc.org.
CrUUners Rehearsal / 6:00 pm / Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary 

Thursday, January 25
*New Member Covenant Group / 7:00 pm / Library
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!
Next eNews: January 25
Deadline for content: Wednesday,
January 24 by Noon
February 2018 Uniter:
Thursday, January 25
Deadline for content is closed.
UUCUC Contact Information
Church Office
(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