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This Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 10:00 AM
"The Power of Patience and Perseverance
in a Culture of White Privilege"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Ron Ballew
Worship Leader: Kathy White

In this Advent season where longing rises from stillness and courage, where do African Americans stand in their long wait for Racial Justice? How has white privilege contributed to African Americans feeling they are still fighting the Civil War on some level? The battle they are engaged in is not going to end because of a presidential election, but only when people’s minds and hearts unite in a spirit of justice, harmony, equity, and genuine love and acceptance.
CHURCH LIFE
Hanukkah is Coming December 10-18

Rev. Suzelle has created a special Spirit-Lifter all about Hanukkah! Preview it today!
Youth Outerwear Needed!

The Brookfield-Elm Grove area is experiencing an uptick in poverty and schools are looking for donations of outerwear for children and youth.

UUCW will be joining BEGIN (Brookfield-Elm Grove Interfaith Network) in collecting new or gently used (clean) coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and boots for children from elementary age through teens.

Place your donations in the UUCW bin by Thursday, December 10th.
Make Your Story a Happy One
Are you envious of your friends whose lives seem happy? You know you are better off than many people, but, try as you might, you can't feel thankful.
 
Lay Pastoral Care Team members are trained in confidential, active listening. Individuals may seek support for themselves, or a friend or family member may suggest that the Lay Pastoral Team contact the person.
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!
Yule Wishes and Sun Selfies
Sunday, December 20, 3:00-4:30 pm
Outdoors - UUCW East Portico
AND Online!
 
Join Rev. Suzelle Lynch and Kathy Bradshaw from the EarthSpirit Team to light a Yule Wish Candle then take a “selfie” to celebrate the Solstice Sun. 
UUCW is offering many other opportunities to enjoy the holidays.
Share Some Holiday Joy

All of us long to connect and to make a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors. The UUCW Gift Genie program can help!

You are invited to participate as a Gift Genie Giver and/or as a Gift Genie Receiver. 
NEW: Holiday Connections Calendar

Each day from December 3 to January 2 a new "square" on the UUCW Holiday Connections Calendar will open, offering you a fun way to reach out and connect with your fellow UUCW members and friends.
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
December Split the Plate Supports Waukesha Free Clinic

With our present challenges of unemployment combined with people losing health insurance with lost jobs, and COVID-19 running rampant, there is a great need for the basic health care services provided by Waukesha Free Clinic.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
UUCW Chair Yoga – Online

“Chair yoga is so relaxing! I felt things loosening up…really helps with stress. Thank you, Monica -- your voice and directions make (that process) easier.” 
- Jan Sandretti

Register HERE for an hour of weekly self-care at 10 am on Tuesdays.

Questions? Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE.
The Great Books Group discusses
Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett
The novel follows the relationships among a group of young terrorists and their hostages.

Monday, December 14 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
The EarthSpirit Team braved the cold weather at dawn last week to greet the sunrise in preparation for the Winters Solstice service to be held on December 20th. Left to right: David Stokes, Rev. Suzelle Lynch, Kathy Bradshaw, Sarah Stokes and Eddee Daniel.
Next Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM
"Coming of Age"

Our resilient youth celebrate their passage from childhood to adolescence today by sharing their statements of faith with our full community. With guidance from a Council of Elders, these young people have looked deeply at many aspects of their faith. This morning they lead us in worship and honor this transition in personal development and self-identity.
Come as you are - leave inspired!