Mystery can open our hearts, renew our spirits, and transform our lives. In the presence of beautiful music and singing, let us come together to celebrate the gifts of mystery! Featuring music by the UUCW Adult Choir, the UUCW Philharmonic, and more! Invite your friends for a marvelous experience of how Unitarian Universalists celebrate the season.
We’re putting together a festive all-ages group of voices for our morning Christmas Eve service.
You do not need to know how to read music to be in this choir! Bring your kids or your grandkids or your neighbors or just yourselves! There is a place for everyone in this choir. There will be two rehearsals prior to the service: Tuesday, December 12, and Tuesday, December 19, both at 6 pm.
For some of us, the holidays are a time of quiet despair and deep sadness. We struggle to feel the “cheer” or simply can never find joy at this time of year. Life isn’t always magical, and miracles aren’t guaranteed. In a gentle ritual and in the loving embrace of others, let’s name what we are carrying and lay it down on the altar of community. Music performed by Ruben Piirain.
Religious Education youth decorated this year's Holiday Giving Tree in the East Foyer. The deadline for bringing gifts for Allies for Teens in Foster Care is this Sunday, Dec 10.
If you were unable to take a tree tag last Sunday, click below for a list of the most appreciated items. Gift items brought to the church after the deadline will still be distributed to the teens, just not before Christmas. Thank you!
Phase Two of UUCW's Engagement Campaign enables you to share the skills and interests you might offer the church and those you wish to explore through church activities. Recently, members and active church participants were invited via email to update a Skills and Interests Profile in Realm.
If you have questions about completing your profile in Realm, please visit the Skills and Interests Table in the Community Room after services. Members of the Engagement Team will help you to log in and update your skills and interests. You can also fill out a skills and interests profile on paper. If you have any questions, contact Vicki Banville.
You Can Help Your Community Become Plastic Free
As we near the holiday gift-giving season, Karen Zimmerman and the rest of the Earth Ministry Team encourage members to consider alternative gift-giving.
Donating to a charitable organization on the gift recipient's behalf is a great way to show you care about them ... and our Earth.
Jerry Kashmerick won a basket which included 2 lunchbox napkins, a silicone card holder, a shampoo bar, a wooden comb, dental floss in a recyclable box, The Better World Shopping Guide, and EWG’s guide to healthy cleaning.
Gen Daniels won a 3-piece set of shopping bags, a bamboo toothbrush, a small Yeti cup, EWG’s guide to decoding labels, the list of the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 produce, and The Better World Shopping Guide.
Why We Cannot Turn Away
December 9th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
This event has been rescheduled from its original Nov. 18 date. A potluck lunch will follow for any wishing to continue the conversation informally.
Let's gather to watch an excellent webinar created by the UUA...to help us deepen our understanding of truth and possibility. This event is for those who want to take a deep dive, and who are willing/able to take the time to reflect and to dialogue. This is not a public event.
Members of the Earth Ministry Team carefully organized all the items for after-service shopping. Thank you!
Next Month: Keep busy this winter — refresh your selection of games, puzzles, videos, crafting/hobby items, sewing/knitting/crocheting notions & and materials by coming to Earth Ministry’s next Donation Rotation on Sunday, January 7.
UUCW Supports the
Kinship Community Food Center
Kinship Community Center engages volunteers and community residents to end hunger, isolation, and poverty.
New Peer Caregiver Support Group starts December 12th
With the intent to support UUCW caregivers who are gifted with caring for another's life, a 'Peer Caregiver Support Group' is offered to strengthen ourselves so we can provide positive support for our loved ones in need.
Gatherings will be held at 1 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays beginning Dec 12 and Dec 26 in room UL5. If this
The PieceMakers quilting group has canceled their December meeting but they look forward to seeing you after the holidays.
Saturday, January 13th - 10 am
All ages and levels of sewers and quilters are welcome. Contact Carolyn Lawrence for more information.
Join the Twisted Stitchers on December 9th and 16th at 1 pm
Interested in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, rug making, or any other craft that requires a chair, table, good light, and friendly company? Join us at Twisted Stitchers for discussion and fun. And just sitting and enjoying the company is OK as well!
All are welcome to the second presentation and discussion in Topics in Liberal Christian Thought to be held at UUCW on Thursday, December 14th at 10:30 am in Room UL5. The topic for this discussion is Reconsidering Resurrection for Today. Join us as we look at spiritual understandings of The Resurrection in light of more current scholarship.
UUCW invites you to register eligible youth for Our Whole Lives, the UUA’s comprehensive sexuality education program. Facilitators from UUCW and LCUUC will lead weekly Sunday classes from 5:30-8 pm at United UU Congregation in Waukesha beginning Feb. 14. Prior to that, please note the following:
Jan. 14, 1:30 pm: Parent Orientation
Feb. 3, 6 pm: Student “Kick-off”, with games & pizza
A small but mighty team of decorators gathered last week to bring the holiday spirit to UUCW's foyer and Sanctuary. Team members included (l to r) Colleen Gresk, Hank Kulesza, Karen Zimmerman, Laurie Boddie, Irene Heideman, and Kelly Bognar.
Our pulpit guest Rev Charley will reflect on the new provisional covenant and its declaration that love is at the center of all we do as Unitarian Universalists.
Kaleidoscope will perform harmonious music.
About our Guest: Rev Charley Earp lives in Evanston with his wife. He is currently serving as a resident chaplain with Edward Elmhurst Hospital. He was ordained in 2021 by the Unitarian Church of Quincy and the Peoples Church of Chicago.