Monthly Archives: November2016

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The Reflection by Ken Starbuck, “O How We Suffered” has been posted to our Sermons by Guest Speakers page: O How We Suffered

The Holidays at CUF!

December 2nd at 6:00 pm ~ Special Holiday Intergenerational Potluck   -Tacky Christmas Sweater Party
December 11thSunday, after the Sunday Service ~ Special Holiday Second Sunday Potluck
December 14th  Wednesday, at 7:00pm ~ Holiday Blues Sharing- with the Pastoral Friends
December 18th  Sunday, at 10:30am ~ Children’s Holiday Service
December 20th  Tuesday, at 6:00pm ~ Carol Sing
December 24th  Saturday at 6:00pm ~ Christmas Eve Service

THERE WILL BE NO SERVICE at CUF on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th

December 29th Thursday, at 7:00pm ~ Holiday Blues Sharing- with the Pastoral Friends
January 1st Sunday, at 10:30am ~ Burning Bowl Service
January 4th Wednesday, at 7:00pm ~ Holiday Blues Sharing – with the Pastoral Friends


The November 2016 issue of CUFlinks, our monthly newsletter, is available here:  cuflinks-nov-2016, If you have problems with access, have questions about the newsletter, or have contributions for future issues, please contact the editor Nolan L. Wright at

with Pete & Ann Ruger November 20, 11:45am – 1:45pm Ann and Pete, former long-time members of CUF, will draw from their experiences over many successful stewardship campaigns in this fun and informative training. Everyone is welcome! We want as many people as possible to know more about stewardship. We’ll be recruiting our Stewardship Team, but attending does not commit you—don’t miss this opportunity to learn from and with your CUF friends!

The Spirit of Christmas still has 28 names! Please select one or two after the service this coming Sunday. It is not necessary to purchase all the items on the wish list, you can limit it to one or two items. That way it is possible to select more than one name. Gifts are due back at the fellowship by November 27th. Please make sure you contribute to this very important event.

ILLINOIS SPEAKS, with help from interested friends from Keep Carbondale Beautiful and the League of Women Voters, will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17 in the Carbondale Community Arts building on Walnut Street for a discussion on Rivers, Levees, and Floods. Southern Illinois is bounded by three rivers–the Wabash, Ohio, and Mississippi–which brought settlers to the area, goods to markets, entertainment, and easy travel between communities. But settling on land close to the rivers also brought disastrous flooding and destruction from the early 18th century to the present. Building levees, flood gates, spillways and collection lakes has not prevented flooding. Can the problem be fixed? Can we tame natural forces? Should we? Do levees help or hurt? Do measures to deepen rivers for commercial traffic increase the danger of flooding? Please join us to discuss these and other issues and concerns at our special session and special location. The event is free, and all are welcome. Contact Nillofur at

A charity auction and reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6pm at the Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, 105 N. Parrish Lane. All proceeds benefit the Southern Illinois AIDS Holiday Project. The evening will feature appetizers, music, silent and live auction. Reservations cost $25 and can be made to AIDS Holiday Project and mailed to Wally Paynter, 908 Oak Street Apt B, Carmi, IL 62821 OR can be made online at (go to and look up Southern IL AIDS Auction & Reception). TO DONATE AN ITEM, contact Wally at or 812-480-0204.

The November 2016 dates have been postponed. The All New Redesigned NEW UU Course is coming up in early 2017. The class will give participants an introduction to Unitarian Universalism and to CUF. New members, prospective members, those curious about UUism, CUF Friends, and members who want to learn more are all invited.

For more information or to register, or if you have any questions, please contact Darl Young 525-02136 or

The Rice family was one of the original founding families of the Fellowship in the mid 1950’s when it was still in the old library and shared with the Quakers. Bill Rice was usually treasurer, sometimes President but our family was always very involved with the organization until we moved to the east coast in 1967. I don’t know if there any members still in the Fellowship who might remember any of us, but we thought you might be interested in having his obituary for your records. He was such a wonderful and accomplished man. —from his daughter Judi Rice.

William Rice, 1922 – 2016, Naples, FL – William Ward “Bill” Rice, Sr., 94, of Arbor Trace, passed away on September 28, 2016. Born on September 11, 1922 to Arthur and Hazel Rice in Albany, NY, Bill grew up in Montclair, NJ, graduating from Montclair H.S. in 1940. He then attended the University of Maine, where he majored in Forestry before enlisting in the Army Air Corps as a navigator during World War II. He married his kindergarten sweetheart, Katherine “Kapie” Gray on December 22, 1943. After the war, Bill completed his undergraduate degree in 1948, and in 1949 he received a Masters of Wood Technology from Yale.

Bill was hired by Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL in 1954 to establish and teach a 2 ­ year industrial wood technology program and supervise the Pilot Plant. During his 13-year tenure at S I U, he obtained his Doctorate of Forestry in Wood Technology from Duke University. Also during these years, Bill and Kapie were among the five founding families of the Unitarian Fellowship of Carbondale.

In 1967 Bill accepted a teaching position at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst where he taught production courses in kiln drying, lumber grading and sawmilling. Throughout his career, he published dozens of articles on these topics and soon became an international expert. Summers were spent consulting in Costa Rica, Germany, Canada and the United States helping improve the lumber drying methods for various companies. He enjoyed assisting other universities establish similar programs and taught more than 50 kiln drying workshops throughout the United States and Canada. While at UMass, Bill was an active member of the New England Kiln Drying Association and Forest Products Research Society. In 1985 he was awarded the Life Member Award by the NEKDA, and in 1988 the Northeastern Loggers Association awarded him the Outstanding Educator Award. He retired from UMass in 1988 as a full professor after 21 years of teaching. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Bill is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Katherine Campbell “Kapie” (Gray) Rice and his brother Robert G. Rice. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Priscilla Clement, and his four children: Nancy Lynne Moore (Robert), William Ward “Ward” Rice (Linda), Judith Campbell Dawainis (Hardy) and Alan Harrison Rice (Kim), eight grandchildren and two great ­grandchildren on the Rice side, and three step children: Marietta E. Clement (Robert), Robert M. Clement (Terry), and David D. Clement, and one step grandchild on the Clement side.

A private memorial service will be held by the family in Amherst. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America ( ), Honor Flight ( or the charity of your choice.

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Bill & Kapie Rice with Dave and Carol Christensen    June of 1967