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Sunday, February 5
Life on the Edge of Chaos
Sam Beshers and Chris Hannauer preaching.

Sunday, February 12
Putting Love Into Action: Annual Stewardship Celebration!
Rev. Joanne preaching. Children will begin in sanctuary.
Children's and Adult Choir sing.  New Member Recognition.   
UU Play Group

Begins again starting February 17, 2017.
Come let your children play and socialize, as you meet other UU parents. 
When:  Fridays: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: UUCUC Nursery.
Children birth to 5 years are welcomed! 

For details contact Laura Davis at or Cindy Wakeland at
Mindful Meditation Group

February 5th
Guided practice with audio
Usual time: meet & setup at  9:20, start at  9:25

February 12th
Guided practice with audio
EARLY time: meet & setup at  9:05, start at  9:10

As always, the door will be left slightly open so that late arrivals can enter quietly.



Professional Chef, and Cooking magazine cover girl Deedy Marble, and Professional photographer and computer wizard Erich Adickes have once again agreed to judge the Chef-A-Thon. They are excited about the party! ALL THE CHEFS NEED TO THINK ABOUT IS A VALENTINE PARTY SNACK AND PLAN TO FINISH MAKING IT OR MAKE IT ALL IN THE CHURCH KITCHEN ON FEBUARY 12TH, 2-4 P.M. 

The parents or a sibling may assist as a Sous Chef. DON’T FORGET: I will provide a SECRET ingredient for each chef to add to their dish!  

There will be games and prizes - COME JOIN THE FUN! Contact Cindy Wakeland at or sign up at the RE table in the fellowship hall on Sunday morning.

Don't forget to check out our  Kid's Klub webpage! 


PEN PALS ARE HERE!! Sign up NOW, don't delay, get your name to us TODAY!

 All are welcome to join in the Fun! It is easy to do... Click here for a form, enter your information and bring with you on Sunday and leave it in the basket on the RE table
(or email it to

This Sunday February 5th is the last day to sign up. Letter writing starts on Monday  Feb. 6th! 

Save the Date: March 12th Pen Pal Reveal Party

Last Sunday, by chance did you pick up some paperwork labeled "Rainbow Connection"? If so, could you please return it to Cindy Wakeland. Thank you! 
February's Shared Offering will support  The Public i , the longest-lived alternative paper in C/U. An all-volunteer, "collectively-run, community-oriented publication" running on a shoestring budget, we are local authors providing a forum "for topics underreported and voices underrepresented." Every article promotes social justice by valuing diversity, fighting injustice, and promoting equality. 
Are you interested in the "Being White in the Black Lives Matter Movement?

The class on "Being White in the Black Lives Matter Movement" will start on Thursday, February 16 at 7pm and run for 4 consecutive weeks. We could still add a couple people to this group if you are interested!  Please contact Jim Hannum or Andrea Herzog if you would like to join us.
UU Social Justice Film Series: Renewal
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Screening/Discussion of the film
Channing Murray Foundation
1209 W. Oregon, Urbana
Free and Open to the Public - Parking Available in CMF lot
This documentary captures the vitality and diversity of  today’s religious-environmental activists. From within their Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist traditions, Americans are becoming caretakers of the Earth. Stories on combating global warming, the devastation of mountaintop removal, environmental justice, and more.    
THANK YOU to our Hospitality Team A for their hard work and dedication for January. We cannot do it without you! Mary Barrineau, Christine Cahill, Cathy Cunningham, Beth Cobb, Ellen DeWaard, Jennifer Greene,  Ravi Hasandka, Todd Kinney, Kate Mayer, John Milano, Lillian Nakabashi, Lucian Nakabashi, Amanda Owings,  Lan Richart, Pam Richart, Jen Straub, Andrea Thomer, Jeff Unger, Sarah Wisseman & Jenna Zeidler. 
Introducing Rosalyn Maziarka 
Office Administrator
Rosalyn began with UUCUC at the beginning of December and we are so pleased.  Please stop by to say hello or email her at To learn a little more about her, click here:
Save the Date for Our Annual Stewardship Celebration

February 12th  marks the beginning of our annual stewardship celebration. Join us for this special service and fellowship as we begin our year of "Putting Love Into Action."

Circle Suppers 2017 

Last chance to sign up for Saturday February 11th Circle Supper!

Visit the HUB table for more information! 
Church Directory - Last Chance!
We will be distributing a new directory this month and this is your last chance to update your information before we release it. Please visit the HUB table on Sunday or send an email to with your updated information. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

THANK YOU to the numerous “green UUs” (and wannabes) who came to the candlelight “Vigil for Our Common Home” on January 22, to demonstrate the care and concern we have for our earth. Attendees heard inspiring speakers, stirring music (from “our own” John Coppess), and learned of positive actions to protect our environmental legacy, such as:

Thanks, too, for the donation of used candles from the church "stash" from our candlelight services (good "recycling"!). Though a poor match for the gusty evening winds, they were nonetheless held as symbols of our dedication.

  CLICK HERE to see full Upcoming Events' Calendar
Our Staff 
Joanne Giannino – Interim Minister,
Mona Shannon - Board of Trustees, Chair
Cindy Wakeland - Director of Religious Education,
Sherry Bohlen - Membership Coordinator,
Matt Sheppard - Music Director
Matthew Gladden - Accompanist
Rosalyn Maziarka - Office Administrator,
Beth Cobb - Assistant for Services
Myron Winkler - Sexton 
Cody Foster - Sunday Sexton
Mary Foltz - Childcare Coordinator
Stepanie Cobb - Kitchen Helper

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