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UPCOMING SUNDAY WORSHIP 
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Sunday, December 11
Holiday Pageant
Children, Youth, Teachers, Dana Kinzy & Dana Antonelli
Children, Youth and Adult Choirs sing

Sunday, December 18
A season for your soul
Rev. Joanne will preach
No regular RE classes/Holiday craft fair for children
CHRISTMAS EVE HOSPITALITY &
ASSISTANCE NEEDED

All are invited to bring a plate of holiday treats for our collective hospitality after each Christmas Eve service -- 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Bring your plate of goodies to the kitchen and remember to bring your plate home at the end of the evening.

Volunteers are also needed to help clean up after each service's hospitality hour.  

If you can assist with the clean-up, sign up at the Hub table on Sunday or contact Peggy Patten.

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In  Humanist Voices in Unitarian Universalism , edited by Kendyl L.R. Gibbons and William R. Murry, Unitarian Universalist Humanists present their faith perspectives in 23 engaging essays on what it means to be a religious Humanist today and how they see the movement evolving in the twenty-first century. They explore Humanist history, beliefs, approaches to life, social justice, community, and religious education.  Order  it today from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop!  For more UUA news click here.

NEWS AND UPDATES

RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE Part 4 of the Film Series       

The Return  examines the unprecedented reform of California's "Three Strikes" law -- one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country. 

Sunday, December 11 - Film & discussion to follow - Doors open at 2 pm - Film starts at 2:30 pm

To arrange for childcare, email Jenny Hunt.

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP UPDATE!  Next "Pathway to Membership" Class will be Sunday  January 8!  To join this fast-paced two-hour interactive class, email Membership Coordinator, Sherry Bohlen or call me at 217.417.1148.

DAILY BREAD SOUP KITCHEN BACKPACK 

Celebrate the holidays by giving backpacks filled with goodies to warm, nourish and support men and women who are guests at the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen.  With a forecast of a cold winter ahead and with the current lack of shelter spaces in our community, these backpacks will be especially welcome this year.  CONTINUE READING

SIGN UP FOR CIRCLE SUPPERS!

Get to know other UU Members & Friends over a casual potluck meal!  Circle Suppers are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month in a UU member or friend’s home.  They are intergenerational and welcome families with children, couples, and singles in a relaxed setting. Get more information and sign up at the Welcoming Table in Fellowship Hall after services—you can sign up for one supper, or as many as you want to in the next year.  You can also contact Sara Schumacher at skspa20@hotmail.com or Nancy Dietrich atnancydietrich01@gmail.com to sign up or for questions.  

COME TO WOMENSPIRIT 2017
     

Calling all UUCUC Women to join your UU sisters at  Winter  Womenspirit2017.  Women & Religion is proud to present:  JUST WOMEN: JUST WORLD with Sister Simone Campbell.  

 What a wonderful opportunity for UUCUC Sisters -- Members & Friends alike -- to travel together to DeKalb Il on February 3-5 to hear Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of “Network”, speak on issues of global justice and the peace movement.  Sister Simone is known for her now-famous "Nuns on the Bus" Tour.  She has stood for justice and equity her entire life.  Come to hear what renews and sustains her; come to be inspired.  Come to Womenspirit 2017.   

 Pat Nolan will be our point person for organizing ride and room-sharing for UUCUC women.  Email Pat  and let her know that you'll be a part of this powerful week-end experience.

JOYS AND SORROWS

A "JOY" from Jenny Hunt -- She has moved her Mother, Shirley, to Autumn Fields. And, her cardioversion on Friday finally returned her heart to normal rhythm.  Join Jenny in keeping your fingers crossed!

A "JOY" from Marilyn Ryan --  She is happy to celebrate Umeeta's 50th birthday!

A "JOY" from Julie Laut -- Julie proudly announces that her daughter Celia Barbieri will be competing at the Jr. Olympics Cross Country Nationals next Saturday in Alabama.

JUST FOR A SMILE.... 

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