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In observance of Independence Day, the church office will be closed
Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th, and will resume regular hours on Wednesday, July 5th. 
Sunday, July 2: "Heresy or Inspiration? The Fascinating Gnostic Gospels"
Speaker: Sarah Wisseman
Many of the early gospels never made the cut for the Bible as we know it. This sermon explores controversial religious beliefs at the beginning of the Christian era.

Sunday, July 9: "Shared Ministry: Moses and the Peanut Man"
Led by Rev. Matthew Tittle
Both within and beyond the church walls we all share the "ministry" of this congregation.  Each of us has something in our lives that we MUST do. Something driven by love. What is that part of your life that you know you don’t have a choice but to fulfill?

Sunday, July 16: "Rising Inequality: Causes, Cures and Ethics" 
Led by Walt McMahon with Jennifer Ellis assisting
The continuing dramatic increase in inequality in income and wealth in the US is one of the very most serious economic, political, social, and ethical problems of our time. It is an ethical and religious issue involving our value systems, and not a problem that can be solved by science. It also has massive effects on the well-being of every person and family." 

Sunday, July 23: The Poetry and Music of Summer
Led by Beth Cobb
We will have a morning of poetry, readings, and music. Please bring a poem about summer to share. This could be a favorite poem written by another or by you. Please let Beth Cobb,, know if you would like to be a part of this service by reading opening words or lighting the chalice.

Sunday, July 30
Racial Justice Initiative Service

Cindy Wakeland
Director of Religious Education
Travel Log –
Around the World in Five Days, UUCUC Camp 2017

Once again, I survived another week long, all day camp, in the 90-degree weather, with 24 excited campers, and a wonderful group of volunteers.  Here is a short review of the week:

Click to Continue Reading about the adventures of the week!
Help Needed for our Kent Conrad Piano Fund!
We need help in completing fund raising for a refurbished baby grand piano for the sanctuary. Most of the funds are already budgeted, but we (the Piano Task Force) have set a goal to raise an additional $8800 by August 1 to complete the purchase and make any small renovations to the sanctuary needed for this instrument. Our fundraising goal amounts to $100/key for an 88 key piano! You can donate on-line at this URL (designate the Kent Conrad Music Fund) or bring or send a check made out to the church, with "Kent Conrad Music Fund" or "piano fund" on the memo line. 

For more information, click here to continue reading
A BIG thank you to Hospitality Team E
Thanks to Jenny Hunt and Karla Peterson, Hospitality Team Leaders for the month of June. Thanks to all the Hospitality Team E volunteers who assisted Jenny and Karla each Sunday during the month. June Hospitality Team volunteers will be acknowledged in the E news in early July. 
Book & Magazine Exchanges Take a Break

Our monthly book & magazine exchange Sundays take a break during June, July & August when our worship services meet in Fellowship Hall.  Save your books & magazines for September 17 when we will resume our monthly exchanges.  Books & magazines can be for adults or children.

Be the Face of Sunday Morning: Join a Hospitality Team

Hospitality Teams are in charge of Sunday morning hospitality (e.g. bell ringing, welcoming, ushering, providing decorations and refreshments) for two months during the year. Hospitality Teams are a great way to meet people and serve our congregation in a fun and important way. All members and friends are encouraged to join a Hospitality Team.  Each Team has 30-35 members so you do not need to help on every Sunday assigned to your Team. 

Stop by the Hub table on Sunday mornings to sign up for a Hospitality Team (or to find out if you are already assigned to a Team.) Questions? Contact Peggy Patten of the Membership Committee.

Member Focus
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Coordinator
This month we're kicking off a new "Member Focus" feature piece and we begin with a focus on our delightful Deedy Marble. 

Many of you know Deedy as the charming writer of the welcome note that arrived in your mailbox shortly after you first visited UUCUC.  

But there's much more to Deedy Marble than most of you know.  Take a look at this incredible Washington Post article that ran in 1985.  Give it a read and you'll never see Deedy again without thinking of her and her inn in Vermont!

Above is a picture of Deedy judging a recent RE-sponsored cooking contest. You can see she hasn't lost her interest in culinary arts!
July Shared Offering: Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

"Our mission is to feed the hungry of our community regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. We welcome all volunteers to this service who share an unconditional positive regard for every human being.

We provide a safe respectful and inviting environment in an atmosphere of hope and dignity.
We serve a hot meal of soup, salad, entree, dessert and beverage to over 200 guests per day, seven days a week. We are entirely volunteer run and depend on donations from individuals, churches, businesses and local grants". 

To learn more about Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, click here to read about "thoughts from the founder, Ellen McDowell". To make sure your monies are going to this shared offering, please note in the memo line of your checks or on-line payments. Thank you in advance for your generosity. 
Do you wonder what is happening at church this week? Missed an eNews or OOS announcment? 

Check out the weekly schedule at the Welcome Table for a list of events - and which room(s) in which they will occur.

You can also view past eNews (and Uniters) through our Members and Friends webpage. Check it out!
Happiest of Birthdays to those who celebrate in July!

Click here (or the photo above) to see who has a birthday this month. 
Year-End Pledge Payments: July is the start of our fiscal calendar year! Please make sure you note in the memo line of checks written to UUCUC (including on-line payments), where you would like your payments to be made to: 16-17 Pledge, 17-18 Pledge, Shared Offering, Kent Conrad Fund, etc). This extra step helps us direct the finances appropriately. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and generosity! 
CLICK HERE to see full Upcoming Events' Calendar on our Website
  A friendly reminder when submitting for publications: 
  • Submit one email per announcement per publication. 
  • Submit a new email for each date. 
  • Utilize this format for the email subject line: Publication (eNews, OOS, eUniter), date of publication (1/26/2017), from (committee name)
  • Any questions, email Rosalyn Maziarka at
Upcoming Publications - Mark Your Calendars!

August Uniter: Wednesday July 26.

Content Deadline for the August Uniter: Thursday July 20. 

Next eNews: Thursday, July 6th. 
Deadline for content: Wednesday, July 5th at Noon! 


Please send your news submissions via email.  All submissions should include your name and phone number within your email.  All submissions may be edited for clarity or shortened. 
eNews Deadline – Wednesday Noon
eNews is the church's weekly electronic update. If you would like to remind others about the next weeks and/or weekend event, briefly update the congregation on a committee’s new project, or remind people to save a date, then use eNews.
Order of Service Deadline – Wednesday Noon  
Please keep submissions to 50 words or less. 
eUniter Deadline -  Third Thursday of each month
eUniter is used to communicate church-related activities, classes, and news about members and friends. 
Our Staff 
Joanne Giannino – Interim Minister
Julie Laut - 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
Mary Foltz - Childcare Coordinator
Stepanie Cobb - Kitchen Helper