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This Sunday, March 22, 2020
10:00 am
"Spring Songs and Reflections"
Today come enjoy music, story, & reflection on Spring with Rev. Suzelle Lynch, Bass-Baritone Adlai Kim, and Dave Cicero, Lifespan RE Director.

The originally scheduled Spring Songfest has been postponed until May.

Join us on Facebook Live
@uuchurchwest
"Oh, no! I don't have a Facebook account. How can I watch the service?"

Start by going to our website www.uucw.org . Facebook has now been embedded into the UUCW page.
CHURCH LIFE
UUCW Building Now Closed
to All Meetings

Following CDC guidance, effective March 20, we are closing the building at UUCW to all in-person meetings of committees, teams and groups. If you need access to the building for any reason, please contact Church Administrator, Vicki Banville. 
Need to meet with others? Connect Through Zoom
In-person meetings have been suspended at UUCW indefinitely. Leaders are being encouraged to use Zoom to connect everyone in your group, team or committee. During this difficult time, consider having a meeting to check in with the others in your group. UUCW has a Zoom account and is available for leaders to use. Contact Vicki Banville to schedule a time for your virtual meeting.
“A People of Wisdom” is our March Soul Matters theme!

Some say Wisdom is a function of time and experience – but just living longer doesn’t guarantee it.
Midweek Story For All Ages,
with Mr. Dave

For all those wanting an additional “dose of Dave”, please plan to connect online with him from the safety of your own home on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm.

Look for your Zoom Invite
in your email soon.
Do You Need a Listener?
From time to time, everybody needs a listening ear, or a shoulder to lean on. The Lay Pastoral Care Team is a group of trained, compassionate listeners, ready to offer care and support to UUCW members and friends through difficult times.
Contact Lay Pastoral Care or Rev. Suzelle Lynch. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.
Make Your Financial Pledge Today
Our annual Pledge Drive is coming along...  We are at 72% of our $442,000 goal!

We invite you to make your pledge ASAP, and make it an amount that reflects your cherished UU values. YOUR gift makes all the difference.

Member pledges and contributions fund more than 80% of the annual UUCW budget.
Click the red button to access online pledging, and more easy ways to Pledge.
It’s Time to Nominate Church Members for the 2019-2020
Trustee Awards!

Awards are given to members who took action exhibiting excellence, initiative, and commitment or who enhanced the life of the congregation through a project or over time.
STAY CONNECTED
What are you doing during this time of social distancing?

Susan Endes "forced" these forsythia branches for the chancel table before the decision was made to have online services. She is sharing her beautiful blooms with us today. Enjoy!

Send us your picture of what you are doing to keep kids engaged, spouses happy, or yourself occupied.
RE Challenge #1:
Make a Paper Chalice

Are you needing a “flaming chalice” at home, and want to enlist your young one to make it for the family? Or are you looking to make one yourself and need more of a challenge?

Watch a video or use Dave Cicero's simple template to make your own chalice. Then share with us a picture of your creation!
Gen UU will be having a
Virtual Video Gathering
Tuesday, March 24th at 5 pm!

Connect with other 18 - 35 year olds to find joy, support, love, hope and engage with each other. 💓 We'll be using Zoom. If you know anyone who would like to join, please connect them to Chelsey so she can get them the link.
The UUCW Library's Book Nook
is loaded with books, puzzles,
and games for all ages.
"Give and/or Take"

Stop by on Friday, March 20
10 am - 4 pm
The Book Nook cart will be placed outside the East Entrance.
The March 22nd End-of-Life Issues
session has been cancelled.

Please stay tuned for details about when it will be rescheduled.
LIVING OUR VALUES
This is such an important election year: We need to reach out and make sure everyone votes!
 
Please join in SOPHIA’s Virtual Canvas this weekend! 

Contact SOPHIA Integrated Voter Engagement Chair Barbara Pfarr
It’s Time to Help at
Guest House!

Saturday, March 21

Food donations are still needed.
We want your old cell phones!
The Earth Ministry Team is partnering with the Milwaukee County Zoo on a recycling challenge -
Gorillas on the Line… Answer the Call

Old cell phones and other electronic devices will be recycled to benefit gorilla conservation programs.
Bring your items Friday,
March 20 from 10 am - 4 pm
The collection bin will be placed outside the East Entrance.
The March Split the Plate Supports Tall Pines Conservancy
The mission of Tall Pines Conservancy is to preserve our rural heritage by protecting remaining farmland, water resources and natural areas and open spaces adjacent to and impacting Waukesha County.
Please continue your support for Jewish Community Pantry

During this time of crisis, your generosity is needed more than ever. We will be accepting non-perishable food items on Friday, March 20 from 10 am - 4:00 pm .
The collection bin will be placed outside the East Entrance.

If needed, items may be left on the benches prior to 10 am.
Next Sunday, March 29, 2020
10:00 am
"The Wisdom in Every BODY"
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch
and Chelsey Nisbet, MSW

Body size is the one type of diversity we never talk about. Let's talk about body acceptance today,
 body-positivity, and the theological roots of some of our prejudice and discrimination.

We will also honor Trans Day of Visibility.

Join us on Facebook Live
@uuchurchwest

UUCW's monthly
West Wind newsletter features
in-depth articles and announcements.
Download the March
 edition or previous editions.
Come  as  you   are  - leave inspired!