UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES  
10:15 a.m. in Sanctuary
Sunday, September 24                        
"Why Would I Harbor You?", The Worship Committee                                    
In this service we will continue our exploration of the roles of host and guest through the personal stories of refugees and hosts. Whether in acting to address global humanitarian crises or taking in a single person, helping refugees is an intensely personal experience of living and growing our UU values. CrUUners will be singing.

Sunday, October 1 
"Less: In Praise of Slowing Down", Rev. Florence Caplow
We spend our days on the run, in thrall to our phones, our calendars, and the relentless pace of modern life. In this experiential service, we will slow down and celebrate the spiritual gifts of “less is more.” The UUCUC adult and children’s choirs will be singing.
FROM OUR MINISTER
Have Coffee With Our New Minister! Join Rev. Florence for a social coffee hour. This is an opportunity to get to know our new minister in a casual setting. Meet at Strawberry Fields Cafe from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. next Thursday, September 28 (note change from September 21!). Stay tuned for more fall dates to come!
Travel with Rev. Florence to the Parliament of World Religions next fall! This historic gathering will take place in Toronto in November of 2018, and we could go as a group. Early bird registration ends on September 30th, so if you are interested, register now to save up to 50%. For more information, go to  https://parliamentofreligions.org/parliament/2018-toronto/toronto-2018, or ask Florence for more details and why she will be going.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (RE) NEWS
Last reminder, Cindy will begin sending notes to gather registration cards for every child and youth in our Religious Education Program. These cards provide information for the children and youths safety and give us information to keep in touch with the parents. Thank you for your cooperation. 
Children and youth will begin in their classrooms this Sunday, September 24, 2017.

The 4th/5th grade RE class has been drafted into Dumbledore’s Army this year. As House "Lion Flame," we will be devoting our magical skills to social action. Our first battle is tackling illiteracy and we are sponsoring a Book Drive to benefit Orphan’s Treasure Box, a local organization that sells used books to benefit vulnerable children, families and orphans. In 2015, Orphan’s Treasure Box give away just over $32,000 to local and global organizations that serve orphans and vulnerable kids in Swaziland, Uganda, Peru, Haiti, and here in the Champaign-Urbana area. To find out more about this organization and its mission go to:  http://www.orphanstreasurebox.org/mission-and-vision/. Please bring in your gently used books and put them in the designated boxes in fellowship hall or in the UUCUC branch of Hogwarts (the 4th/5th grade classroom). All types of books are welcome, fiction/nonfiction, for children or adults. We will accept donations until October 8th. Thank you for your support! From the Hogwarts Professors
The Unitarian Universalist Church suggests books every year for a “Common Read” or a book lifted up for congregations to read and discuss. The books for 2017 are available now in our church library . “Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want.” By Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen. And “Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry” edited by Mitra Rahnemo. Feel free to check them out, for two weeks and then return so others have a chance to read them.
Save the date for TRUNK OR TREAT on Sunday, October 29. More details can be found on our website, under events .
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.
MEMBERSHIP NEWS
Sunday, Sept. 24, is our "Everyone's Birthday Sunday", a new intergenerational mixer activity. After the service on Sunday, all-adults, children, visitors, newcomers-are invited to go to the table of their birthday month and enjoy cake together with others who have a birthday that month. Look for the month labels on each table in Fellowship Hall.
Pathway to Membership Class Now Forming - Sign Up Today If you have interest in becoming a UUCUC member, click her for more information. Or if you are ready to register for this great class, click here. If you have questions about membership and/or this class, contact our Membership Coordinator Sherry Bohlen, by email or phone: (217) 417-1148.
SOCIAL ACTION NEWS
Our  September shared offering  will be the   Uniting Pride (UP) Center of Champaign County . The UP Center is the only LGBTQ+ resource center in the greater east central Illinois region. It was founded in December 2009 as a multi-service agency, for youth and adults, with a purpose to support and promote human care, education, and community-building activities directed at furthering the well-being and development of the LGBTQ+ community of Champaign County. It serves clients from Champaign County and the surrounding areas through support groups, guest speakers, community events, referrals, and resources.
CARE CORE NEWS
A remembrance gathering for Jan Shearer will be held on Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the library. Light refreshments will be served. If you have questions, please contact Chuck Cooper.
A memorial service for Anne Brenner, who was a member of UUCUC for many years, will take place on Saturday, September 30, at 2:30 p.m., with music, reflections, and a concluding reception. All are welcome.
Joys and Sorrows
Deedy Marble - My son-in-law, Ganesh Reddy, has passed all the tests, interviews, and has filled out all the required paperwork. He will take the oath, raise his right hand and be sworn in as a United States Citizen on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Needless to say, I am proud and greatly relieved.

Christine Cahill - Daughter Sadie is not yet officially engaged but is coming home from NY City to look at wedding venues in October.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, 9/22/17 : Learn to confront prejudiced comments. Several slots remain for the workshop, "Talking to My Racist Uncle Joe" , 7 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. Contact Pamela Van Wyk .
Join us for the September UU Happy Hour on Thursday of Sept. 28th at Attie's Bar & Grill in Urbana. Come anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm to get together, chat, relax, and hopefully watch the golfers on their patio. Atties is located in the Stone Creek Golf Course on 2600 S Stone Creek Blvd, Urbana. For more information about the Happy Hour Group email Russ Rybicki.
Organizing Meeting for Earth-Based Teachings Group. You are invited to join a UUCUC gathering of those who have interest in studying and practicing Earth-Based spiritual teachings as embraced by the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans on Thursday, September 28th at 6 p.m . in the UUCUC Children's Chapel. For more information and to register, click here . If you have questions, please contact our Membership Coordinator, Sherry Bohlen by email or phone: (217) 418-1148.
The World Religions Book Group will meet Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the church library. We’ll discuss Sikhism. Anyone is welcome to join us! Questions? Email Sylvia McDermott or call (217) 398-1948.
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!
Sundays 10/1 and 10/8: Come join a conversation on how white privilege and supremacy is reproduced through racially segregated spaces. U of I Professor Ken Salo will be showing and discussing portions of the PBS series, Race, the Power of an Illusion, primarily focusing on part three, The House We Live In. This deals with the ways institutions and policies advantage some groups and have fostered and maintained segregated racialized spaces which are part of a system which, by itself, works to maintain white supremacy. We will discuss how this relates to the inequalities of Ferguson and how this process is manifested in Champaign-Urbana. The sessions will be held in Fellowship Hall beginning at 2:30 pm. There is no charge and all are invited. (Note: We encourage people to support the CROP walk on Oct 8 with a donation while attending the RJI workshop on Oct. 8.)
Help with Disaster Relief - Take steps toward helping with disaster relief on October 8! Join C-U CROP Walk 2017, or make a donation to the UU Walkers. This year the US and its close neighbors have been hit by several disasters in the form of hurricanes and earthquakes. A great deal of relief help is needed. We would love to have you step up and join us. Sign up at the Social Action table, or visti Crop Hunger Walk.
CHURCH CALENDAR
For the most up-to-date calendar information, visit our website under events .
Friday, September 22
"Talking with my racist Uncle Joe" Workshop | 7:00 pm | Fellowship Hall

Saturday, September 23
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 4:30 pm | Room #1

Sunday, September 24
Choir Rehearsal | 9:00 am | Sanctuary
RJI Meeting | 9:00 am | Library
Mindfulness Meditation Group | 9:20 am | YRUU Room
Worship Service | 10:15 am | Sanctuary
RE Classes and Childcare | 10:15 am | RE Classrooms
Everyon's Birthday Fellowship | Immediately following service | Fellowship Hall
Adult Discussion Group | 11:30 am | Library

Monday, September 25
Bridge Group | 1:00 pm | Children’s Chapel
West Urbana Info Session - Property Committee Sponsered | 5:30 pm | Library

Tuesday, September 26
Remembrance for Jan Shearer | Noon | Fellowship Hall
BOT Study Session | 7:00 pm | Library

Wednesday, September 27
OOS content submittals are due by noon to the office administrator.
Retirement Group | 2:00 pm | Library
CrUUners Rehearsal | 6:00 pm | Sanctuary
Adult Choir Rehearsal | 7:00 pm | Sanctuary 

Thursday, September 28
Earth-based Teachings Meeting | 6:00 pm | Children's Chapel
(Many Paths: an Agnostic AA) | 6:30 pm | Classroom #1
World Religions Book Group | 7:00 pm | Library

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

October Uniter: Thursday, September 28
Content is closed for the October Uniter.
(Remember, there will be no eNews on 9/28 due to the Uniter) .

Next eNews: Thursday, October 5
Deadline for content: Wednesday, October 4 by noon! 
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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
Stephanie Cobb, Kitchen Help
Mary Foltz, Childcare Coordinator