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This Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM
“Samhain: Honoring the Ancestors
with Deep Listening and Love

The Rev. Suzelle Lynch
and the EarthSpirit Team

Samhain was the ancient Celtic New Year -- a time in the Wheel of the Year for final harvest, and preparation for the coming cold and darkness. The veil between worlds became thin at Samhain, offering increased communication with ancestors, and a view of the future. Celebrate with the UUCW EarthSpirit Team as we honor our ancestors and the Earth with love and listening!
CHURCH LIFE
UUCW Congregational Meeting on October 25 on
Racial Justice Resolutions

UUCW will consider resolutions regarding our work to become more inclusive and welcoming by working to dismantle white supremacy culture and endorse the proposed Unitarian Universalist Association’s 8th Principle.
UU TRUNK-or-TREAT
is coming to UUCW!
Sunday, Nov 1 at 12 pm

All ghosts and goblins are invited by UUCW and First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee to UU Trunk-or-Treat located outdoors in UUCW's spacious west parking lot.

This free event offers a safe Trick-or-Treat environment with plenty of fun! Costumed hosts will offer treats from their vehicles and prizes will be awarded to most creative costume and most unique vehicle! Masks and social distancing will be required.
Join us for some Halloween fun!
LEAP! Auction – Register to be a Bidder Today
$10 Bidder "Tickets" for LEAP Include:

  1. Four days to bid on 100+ items
  2. Snack Pack -- delicious and delivered to your door!
  3. Zoom-Live Event fun with newly released auction items

LEAP! On-Line Auction - Nov. 11-14!
BUY-IT-NOW Items Make
Holiday Gift Giving Easy!

The LEAP Auction also includes many items that can be purchased at a set price.

Buy-It-Now items will be available for purchase on Nov. 5th. First come, first served.
Other important Auction dates:
Thursday, November 5: Check out the Auction Catalog Online
Wednesday, November 11: Online Bidding Begins!
Saturday, November 14: Auction Live Event and Bidding on Special Items
UUCW Grounds Cleanup
Saturday, November 7
12 - 2 pm

Here’s an opportunity to get outside and help prepare the church property for the winter season. Tasks include clearing plant debris, laying mulch, and picking up sticks. Tools are available, but anyone is welcome to bring their own. Tools needed may include work gloves, rakes, shovels, wheel barrels, pruning shears, and leaf blowers. Social distancing and face masks will be required. Contact Almuth Soffee for more information.
Connect to Sunday's Service Livestream early to chat!

Facebookers can chat with
friends, members and visitors beginning at 9:40 am before
the service begins at 10.
Remember - no Facebook profile needed to view the service - all are welcome!
Social Justice Story Time
UUCW’s Middle School RE class is exploring Justice-making this year, with some help from the Jewish Museum Milwaukee.

Families and younger students are encouraged to take part in their FREE online Social Justice Story Time on October 25 at 3 pm. This month’s topic: Racial Justice & Taking Action.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Cicero, DLRE.
Share Joys & Concerns in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter

Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below and to choose whether you'd like them shared in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter email message or shared privately with Rev. Suzelle.
LIVING OUR VALUES
Adopt-a-River Cleanup
UUCW recently adopted a section of the Milwaukee River watershed and the Earth Ministry Team invites you to join with others to clean our portion of Underwood Creek in Brookfield.
Saturday, Nov 7, 9 - 11 am
Meet at Pilgrim Parkway
and Fernwood Ln.
Bring yourself, your family, and your energy. And your masks!
October Split the Plate Supports
Housing Resources, Inc.

HRI serves all
in Southeast Wisconsin
who need housing assistance.
Sadie's Purple Porch Tub is Accepting Food and Masks Donations Through October!

Collection of non-perishable food and masks will continue through the end of October for two worthy causes doing important work in the Milwaukee area: BLM Protesters via ZAO Church and Invisible Reality Ministries Church. IRM has also requested masks for their members.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Men's Breakfast Group
Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00 am

Join the conversation on
current events, religious philosophy, good movies,
vacation spots, seminal books, and more.

Contact Jerry Kashmerick to receive a Zoom meeting link.
The Great Books Group discusses
The Portrait of a Lady
by Henry James
(or 1996 movie adaptation available on Hulu, Netflex, and Amazon)

Monday, November 9 at 10 am

Those interested in joining the Zoom group meeting should contact Sue Morgan. Those interested in using e-mail to express their thoughts should contact Joyce Prewitt.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
After installing new faucets throughout the church building, Jim Maletta is back on the job installing emergency exit lights. Thanks Jim!
Next Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 10:00 AM
The Soul of America: An Election Sermon
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch

Both presidential candidates say they are fighting to save the soul of America. But what is that soul, and what kind of shape is it in? Does it need saving?

The Election Sermon is a time-honored UU tradition - this year, expect to find challenge and comfort and thoughts about moving forward with "soul," no matter who gets elected.
Come as you are - leave inspired!