Chalice Circles are an opportunity for friends and members of the church to develop deeper connections and wider service within our community through small-group involvement. They organize themselves around a particular activity/issue as their point of departure, or have changing topics of discussion. Join one of our ongoing Circles, or consider starting your own. Contact the leaders of the groups below for more information. Or contact the Minister or the Membership Coordinator at (217) 384-8862 to discuss starting a new Circle.
All members are involved in some way with the care of another adult and we welcome newcomers at any time. We meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Sylvia McDermott at email@example.com.
We all seek personal and spiritual growth by sharing our stories by way of the written word. We experiment with fiction, poetry, quick writes, and personal observation. Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Pat Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org and grow your writing circle today!
One of the first steps to make UUCUC your church home is to build your church family, and our varied small groups are one way to establish those deeper, more personal connections. Some, such as our Bridge Group, are based on a common interest, and others, like the Young Adults, are based on demographics, but they are all active, friendly, and eager to welcome a new member!
Make music and make your voice heard! Build community through the power of song during church services. Led by Music Director Matthew Sheppard: email@example.com
Join members openly and informally discussing a wide range of topics of mutual interest as part of our religious experience. Newcomers are always welcome. Led by Chuck Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any one is welcome from “beginner” to “gee whiz, you're good!” We play to get the maximum fun out of the game. Contact Barbara Mann at email@example.com.
Join fellow 5th graders and younger to make music for the church! All boys and girls are welcome to participate. Led by Dana Antonelli: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s get together and knit! Come with ideas and explore the possibilities For more information, contact Brigitte Pieke at email@example.com.
Herbivores, omnivores, and betweeners, explore environmental consequences of our food choices. Share information resources, recipes, and ideas through the “Conscious Foodie” facebook page, and enjoy occasional “meet-up” meals at local restaurants. Led by Jean Peters: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you like to discuss books featuring strong women characters or addressing issues of importance to women? Then please drop by for a meeting of the FBG! Contact Karen Folk at email@example.com for more information.
This new study group will discuss the many issues that confront us at the end of life. For more info, contact Karen Retzer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gastro meets according to the needs of its group members to enjoy gourmet, potluck style dinners which cover every theme imaginable. Contact leader Terry England at email@example.com to join.
Gather in the Children's Chapel on every Sunday morning for a time of quite meditation led by Marie McEnroe. This group gathers for quiet meditation using the practices of Mindfulness as a way to focus on the now and everyday.
Grab your recorder and come make music every Tuesday morning! This group is open to anyone with a recorder – and desire – to play. We usually play trio and quartet music at a beginning and intermediate level, but all skill levels are welcome. Contact Carol Veit at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pamela Van Wyk at email@example.com for more information.
Come and let your children play and socialize, as you meet other UU parents. The UU Play Group is ideal for children ages birth to 5 years old. Contact Laura Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Socialize and participate in discussions with those between ages 18 to 35. Discussion topics range from addiction to coping with holiday stress, while past activities include a Japanese Tea Ceremony and a kayaking trip. To join, contact leader Amanda Owings at email@example.com.
No previous experience is required, and all youth from 6th through 12th grade are invited to participate. Contact Ryan Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a committee member, you have a direct hand in shaping the future of this church. From maintaining the building and managing the budget, to coordinating worship services and communicating with fellow UU churches overseas, our committee volunteers support UUCUC in its mission.
Care Core works with the minister to support and assist in meeting pastoral care concerns and coordinates our "Caring Congregation" network of volunteers to help in that endeavor. If you need help or you'd like to volunteer, email email@example.com or call the curch office (217) 384-8862.
Support our "deeds not creeds" philosophy as you join other UUCUC members in taking action on timely social justice issues and in supporting community service activities. Support UUCUC outreach into our community to carry the message of who we are and what we stand for. Check out our Upcoming Major Events page! Contact Pamela Richart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seek to inspire action and spiritual renewal as we work to respect the interdependent web of existence on our plant. Let by Andy Robinson email@example.com.
Welcome visitors and new members and provide ways for newcomers and ongoing members to deepen connections and develop a sense of community with the congregation! Contact Peggy Patten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help facilitate the various music related activities with the Church. Contact Sarah Wisseman at email@example.com.
Support the church's efforts to communicate effectively with members, friends and the Urbana-Champaign community at large via our website, social media, podcasts, print media, and other print and electronic communication modalities. Contact Committee Chair, Erich Adickes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serve the church through monitoring our financial resources. Chaired by Tanja Hodges email@example.com.
Help resolve issues of congregational safety and behavior. Contact Kathleen Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.