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This Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 10:00 AM
“The Power of Play”
Worship Leader: Deb Ruesch

Join UUCW member Deb Ruesch and her partner Dale Yelich to explore the importance of play for people of all ages. From enhancing problem-solving skills to alleviating stress, play is key to unlocking greater contentment, well-being, and joy. Come and play with us!
CHURCH LIFE
Board Farewells

Thank you to Jeanne Jarecki, Scott Shulick, and Heather Bartlett as they finish their time serving on UUCW's Board of Trustees. Some former members are moving on to new church roles so we will all continue to benefit from their dedication and commitment to UUCW.
Please watch the weekly e-news for stories about the new members who will begin their term on the Board of Trustees.
Annual Trustee Awards are given to members who took action exhibiting excellence, initiative, and commitment or who enhanced the life of the congregation.
Hooray!
We're Closing the Gap
Our budget gap is now less than $30,000 - and you can still help! Please use the Donate button below to make an additional gift - OR email the church office with your amount.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Join Dave Cicero for a Playdate!
Following the “Power of Play” service
Sunday, June 13 at 11:30 am

Dave Cicero, UUCW Dir. of Lifespan Religious Ed, is hosting an online gathering for folks of all ages who want to have fun being spontaneous and playful. An invitation was sent out last Sunday. To receive the Zoom invite, contact Dave by Sat., June 12.
In-Person Summer Fun at UUCW
SUNDAY SOCIAL
June 27 at 10 am
 
Come gather outdoors at UUCW for our special “Sunday Socials.” Celebrate summer themes of learning and spiritual growth. Reunite with members and friends while participating in activities for all ages.
Watch the UUA's General Assembly Sunday Worship with
UU Church West folks!

June 27th at 11 am CT

Following the Play Social Hour, we'll view the GA worship service outdoors on a large TV. If you can't join us in person, watch it online.
NEWS FLASH: The offering from the UUA General Assembly will benefit MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope) of which UUCW is a member! MICAH is an interfaith organization with a long history of visionary Black leadership, and is committed to important justice issues.
The Amazing Virtual UU General Assembly Starts Now!

The UUA General Assembly (GA) happens online from June 23-27, 2021. Register NOW to experience excellent keynotes, workshops, resource-sharing, worship services, and more! Online "on-demand" GA offerings are available now! Click "view" button for GA worship service with Rev. Suzelle/local UUs.
The Board of Trustees Seeks Members for Grounds-Changes Task Force

The Grounds-Changes Task Force will plan for and implement needed changes to the UUCW grounds due to the North Avenue construction project and potential sale of the East Property. Six members needed to serve and work directly with Vicki Banville, Church Administrator. 
A Service in Memory of
Rightie Pappenheim
Saturday, June 12 at 2 pm
Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home

An in-person memorial service for UUCW member Rightie Pappenheim will be held on June 12 at 2 pm at the Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W North Ave. Rev. Suzelle Lynch will lead the service. No masks are required; no online option is offered.
New Here? Need a UU Refresher? Take the UU Orientation Online!
Coming up June 30,
July 14 & 28 - 7:00 pm

All newcomers and current members welcome!
PRIDE at UUCW
Sunday, June 20th
11:30 am - 1 pm

Join Rev. Suzelle and Kathy Bradshaw after the EarthSpirit "Find Your Fire" worship service for a casual, joyful, drop-in Pride celebration at UUCW! Click button below for a PRIDE message from Colors of Pride - on the intersectionality of queerness, racial justice, and religious identity!
Share Your Joys & Concerns in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter

Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below; choose to share in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter email message or privately with Rev. Suzelle.
LIVING OUR VALUES
UUCW Supports FOOD Pantry of Waukesha County

The food pantry collection for June, July, and August will be the FOOD Pantry Serving Waukesha County.
The pantry serves 5,700 residents a month. 
June Giving Supports Groundwork Milwaukee

Our Split the Plate partner for June through mid-July is Groundwork Milwaukee. Groundwork focuses on bringing people into contact with the natural world, in projects that benefit both the people & the environment.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Tea with Rev. D
10 - 11:30 am, June 21 on Zoom

The topic will be "Restorative Play - Summertime Spiritual Practice." Covid has taken a toll and left trauma in our system. As we take baby steps into our new ways of being, let's talk about healing our souls through playful spiritual practice. Reservations encouraged.
PieceMakers: For people interested in sewing and quilting.

PieceMakers Outdoors at UUCW
Saturday, June 26 - 10 am

Bring a chair. If raining, meeting will be held on Zoom. All ages and levels of sewers and quilters are welcome. Contact Carolyn Lawrence for more information or the meeting link.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Now it's time for the serious reconstruction to begin on North Ave. Last week the diggers and bulldozers moved in to remove dirt and cut into UUCW's side drive. For up-to-date road closures and detours, click HERE.
Next Sunday, June 20, 2021 - 10:00 AM
EarthSpirit Summer Solstice – Find Your Fire
Rev. Suzelle Lynch and
the EarthSpirit Team

In both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the June Solstice is a time for Fire Energy and joyful attention to the sun and earth deities. We add elements from the culture of the Andes and Roman times to our earth-based celebration this year. Join us to move the Wheel of the Year into its phase of high-energy growth!
Come as you are - leave inspired!