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HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND AT UUCUC
SUNDAY SERVICE
PEOPLE OF THE BOOK
GAIL COHEN AND UUCUC MEMBERS
Sunday, July 7 2019 at 10:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

Gail Cohen and UUCUC members participating in the "Stories That Have Changed Our Lives" project will speak about how this project came to fruition and how writing has changed the lives of some of us. Thirteen UUCUC members participated in the project by submitting their personal stories of change and transformation. Each one’s biography appears at the end of the book.

To order a copy of the "Mosaic: Stories That Changed Our Lives" book on Amazon, CLICK HERE.
UPCOMING SUNDAY SERVICES 
SUNDAY SERVICE
THOSE NOT CHOSEN
ROBERT STAKE AND THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE
Sunday, July 14 2019 at 10:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

We pride ourselves in recognizing the uniqueness of every individual, but not every uniqueness gets treated equally. In choosing who shall have the better educational opportunities, we discriminate among the various talents of our children, often favoring performances in verbal and mathematical skills. At what cost to those not chosen? Do we poison our schools with ranking? Is there equal protection below the median?
SUNDAY SERVICE
SEEKING SANCTUARY
IMMIGRATION JUSTICE TASK FORCE AND THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE
Sunday, July 21 2019 at 10:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

“Every human is sacred across all borders.”

Sanctuary: A place of refuge or safety. Imagine what it must take to flee the only home you have ever known in search of sanctuary. In this service, the voice of immigrants seeking sanctuary will be heard through reflections, poems, and songs to raise awareness and encourage advocacy. Sing with the Congolese Choir from St. Patrick Church!
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
Bookmark our UUCUC Events and UUCUC Calendar webpage for future reference.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES BUSINESS MEETING
Tuesday, July 9 2019 at 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Classroom #1

The Board of Trustees will have its next business meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Classroom #1. The meeting is open to members and friends.
LIGHTS FOR LIBERTY: A VIGIL TO END HUMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS
Friday, July 12 2019 at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Champaign County Courthouse

Join the Social Action Committee at next week’s candlelight vigil organized locally by CU Indivisible and its partners to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees at the US-Mexican border. The vigil is a part of a larger nationwide movement. For more information, CLICK HERE.

"Now is the time for every person to stand up and say, ‘We will not accept this!’ No more hesitating. No more denial. No more fear. We need to be bold, and loud, and unrelenting. That’s the only way we can stop this." - Kristin Mink
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHANGE IN BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE

The UUCUC Board of Trustees is working to make information about its meetings and agenda items more accessible to you! The Board of Trustees holds one study session and one business meeting per month in order to discuss and act on items of importance to the church. However, the timing of the business meetings has made it challenging to distribute meeting materials (e.g., meeting agendas, staff reports, financial updates) well in advance. To continue to improve board transparency, congregational awareness, and overall engagement, the board is modifying its meeting schedule so meeting materials can be distributed approximately one week in advance of the scheduled business meeting. 

In July, the Board of Trustees will be having 2 business meetings, one on July 9 and another on July 23. There will be no study session in July. Then, beginning in August, the study session will be held on the second Tuesday of every month, and the business meeting will be conducted on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Moving forward, we will also be working toward posting the agenda for the business meeting in eNews the week prior to the meeting to help people know when an item of interest will be on the agenda. 

These meetings are open to members and friends. We encourage you to join us!
JULY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY HOSPITALITY TEAM E

Welcome Hospitality Team E co leaders Katie Madigan and Kathy Robinson, and Team E volunteers who will assist with ushering, welcoming, providing decorations and snacks during the month of July. Thanks to Team A co leaders, Pam Richart and Jenna Zeidler, and Team A volunteers who helped out in June. 

Stop by the Hub table in Fellowship Hall to sign up for a Hospitality Team or to find out which Team you are already on.
DO YOU NEED A RIDE TO CHURCH? Are you willing to drive your fellow UUs to church occasionally? If you need a ride or are able to help out with this valuable service, please contact our dedicated ride coordinator, Anne Reeser at: 217-369-1764. 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION THANK YOU!
From Michele Grove

If you served as a religious education leader or supporter this past year, there is a bag full of “thank yous” in the Fellowship Hall under the RE bulletin board. Please stop by and pick your bag up when you can. 

And, thank you for all you share with UUCUC!
OUR CARING CONGREGATION
JOYS AND SORROWS

A sorrow shared by Jerry Carden
This June marks the one year passing of my mother, Marian on the 27th, and 3 of Tim's aunts and uncles, just a couple weeks before. It's been a bittersweet memories month, but thankfully much better!
SOCIAL ACTION NEWS
UUCUC Shared Offering. Each month a selected organization is chosen to receive half of our weekly Sunday plate collections, designated checks written to UUCUC with organization's name written in the memo line, cash envelopes designated for "Shared Offering" within the specified month and on-line donations through our GIVE WEBPAGE .

During the month of July Sunday services’ shared offerings will support UC Books to Prisoners .

UC Books to Prisoners is an Urbana-based non-profit providing books to inmates throughout Illinois at no cost. They also operate the libraries at the two Champaign County jails.

We are also hosting two work sessions at UC Books to Prisoners specifically for UU volunteers, sponsored by the Racial Justice Project of UUCUC. Volunteers will read inmate letters and select books to fulfill their requests. The books will be distributed to prisoners at any of the twenty-eight prisons in Illinois. Volunteer sessions are family-friendly (age 10 and up with an adult) and can be a powerful way to better understand and empathize with incarcerated individuals.

UU volunteer sessions will be held on Sunday July 21st and Sunday July 28th from noon-1:30 p.m. at the UC Books to Prisoners office at the Independent Media Center, a short walk from church. Space is limited, so sign-up is required.  CLICK HERE to learn more and sign up.
BRING BACKPACKS TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY, JULY 21!

The Worship Service on Sunday, July 21st will be led by the Immigration Justice Task Force. That Sunday also will be our "coming out party" to members and friends with opportunities to join us, and participate in our work. One of the projects we’ll be rolling out is our partnership with the Latino Parent Liaison of Urbana School District #16, who has asked us to create welcome kits for undocumented minors attending school next year. 

We need backpacks to fill with clothes, shoes, blanket, hygiene products, and other items we’re purchasing with money from the Social Acton Committee budget. If you can, bring a backpack (neutral in color and large enough for a teen) on July 21, and leave it at the Social Acton Committee Table. Thank you!  
[RE-WRITING/RE-RIGHTING] CASSANDRA
September 16 - December 7 2019, Urbana IL

School for Designing a Society, Gesundheit Institute, and Dr. Patch Adams are looking for people from all walks of life who will commit to responding to this prophetic, Oct. 8 2018 announcement by the United Nations Committee on Global Climate Change: “  We have 12 years left to limit climate change catastrophe.” Responses will be seriously playful - no doom and gloom (but maybe goom and dloom) - as a strategy to elicit focus and involvement of others.

Might YOU be interested?  CLICK HERE to learn about the project (and the mythological Cassandra), and to apply.
CHURCH CALENDAR
Dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, visit our UUCUC Calendar page .

Note: Parenthesised meetings/events are outside rentals. Asterisk meetings/events are closed.
Friday, July 5
No events scheduled

Saturday, July 6
(Many Paths: An Agnostic AA Group) / 4:30 p.m. / Classroom #1

Sunday, July 7
Adult Discussion Group / 9:00 a.m. / Library
Mindfulness Meditation Group / 9:00 a.m. / YRUU Classroom
Nursery / 10:00 a.m. / Classroom #4
Summer RE / 10:15 a.m. / Classroom #1, Children's Chapel
Sunday Service / 10:15 a.m. / Fellowship Hall
Young Adult Group / 11:30 a.m. / Fellowship Hall

Monday, July 8
Bridge Group / 1:00 p.m. / Children's Chapel
Compassion and Choices Action Team Meeting / 7:00 p.m. / Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, July 9
(DSC Playgroup) / 8:30 a.m. / Classroom #4
Board of Trustees Business Meeting / 7:00 p.m. / Classroom #1

Wednesday, July 10
Last day for content for eNews & Order of Service by noon, the latest.
UU Playgroup / 9:00 a.m. / Classroom #4
(Smart Recovery) / 6:00 p.m. / Classroom #1
 
Thursday, July 11
Care Core Steering Committee Meeting / 11:00 a.m. / Library
(Many Paths: An Agnostic AA Group) / 6:00 p.m. / Classroom #1
UPCOMING PUBLICATIONS - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Next eNews: July 11, 2019
Last day for content: Wednesday July 10 by noon the latest.

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UUCUC CONTACT INFORMATION
Regular Church Office Hours
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Church Office
(217) 384-8862
Rev. Florence Caplow
Minister
Kate Barton
Facilities Coordinator
Sherry Bohlen
Membership Manager
Brian Franklin
Congregational Administration Manager
Matthew Gladden
Assistant Music Director
Michele Townsend Grove
Interim Director of Religious Education
Kelsey Libert
Childcare Coordinator
Emily McKown
Youth Coordinator
Matt Sheppard
Music Director
Shornor Vineyard
Custodian and Building Caretaker