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This Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Vote Love, Defeat Hate: UU the Vote
UU the Vote is an inspiring effort by Unitarian Universalists to organize, energize and empower voters this season. Join us for this exciting worship service with multiple special guests, including the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President!

Dave Cicero, UUCW’s Director of Lifespan Religious Education joins Christina Rivera, Lead Ministry Team member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship-UU and others to make this a Sunday you’ll never forget!
CHURCH LIFE
UUCW East Property Congregational Meeting Announcement

A Message from Laurie Boddie,
Board of Trustees President

The following motion, "UUCW accepts the Letter of Intent to Purchase the east property submitted by Castle Assisted Living and authorizes the Executive Team, the Board of Trustees and its advisors to finalize the sale of the east property accordingly," has passed.
UUCW Congregational Meeting on October 25 on
Racial Justice Resolutions

Join a Q&A session to learn more:
  • Thursday, October 8 - 7 pm
  • Wednesday, October 14 - 7 pm

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.
Please join us in celebrating the life of UUCW Member
Alice Bennett


Alice Bennett passed away on September 11, 2020. She was 94. A virtual memorial service led by Rev. Suzelle and Sharon Busey is being planned for October 17 at 2 pm.
LEAP! Auction – Sign Up Now to Bid and Enjoy!
The fab LEAP! Auction is coming November 11-14! Food, entertainment, and bidding on fabulous auction items -- all online!

Bidder "Tickets" Available Now for $10; include bidder number, Zoom-Live Event fun and a delicious, delivered Snack Box!
Other important Auction dates:
Thursday, November 5: Check out the Auction Catalogue Online
Wednesday, November 11: Online Bidding Begins!
Saturday, November 14: Auction Live Event and Bidding on Special Items
The Virtual Ordination of
Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson
October 18 at 2:00 pm 

You’re invited to an ordination! In Unitarian Universalism, only a congregation has the power to ordain and officially designate a person as UU clergy. After twenty years of serving our faith, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee will ordain UUCW's former Intern Minister, Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson. All are welcome!
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!
Families registered for
UUCW Religious Education this year are enjoying the following…

Elementary-aged students: materials for activities to be shared at home, and invitations to online sessions one Sunday/month at 9:00 am.

Middle- and High-school students: weekly online classes on Sunday (after Worship) and invitations to “extra” events/opportunities.

If you have already registered your children but have not received any RE information, please contact Dave Cicero, DLRE, asap.
Help Us Redesign UU Church West's Coffee Hour!

Your ideas and inspirations about connecting and building our UUCW community are needed. Take our short, five-question survey today and help redesign our Zoom Coffee Hour.
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.
Lay Pastoral Care Team
is here for you.

It’s the time of year when ghosts, monsters, and other scary things roam the night. Or do human worries, keep you awake at night?

LPCT Team members are trained to listen with compassion
and non-judgment.
LIVING OUR VALUES
How can we have climate conversations in the midst of COVID 19?

Earth Ministry invites you to a climate change presentation featuring wetland scientist Alice Thompson.
Friday, October 9th at 7:00 pm

Learn about recent impacts of climate change and available solutions to avert the devastating consequences.
Earth Ministry Team's
New Quarterly Theme:
Responsible Consumption

For the next several months, the Earth Ministry Team will be sharing ideas about how all of us can make better choices for the Earth when buying goods and services. As we move into the holiday season, be sure to read our ideas and share your own with other UUCW members.
MICAH "We Rise"
2020 Annual Virtual Public Meeting Celebration Fundraiser

Thursday, October 22
Reception starts at 6:00 pm, with the program beginning at 6:30 pm.

Come and join MICAH for an update on the work MICAH is doing to work for justice in Milwaukee area. This celebration is free and open to the public; however, the suggested donation amount is $25 per attendee.
October Split the Plate Supports
Housing Resources, Inc.

In the past 29 years, Housing Resources have helped over
5,464 households purchase
a first home...
just like Heather.
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
Gen UU and Rev. Suzelle
Tuesday, October 20th at 6 PM

All UUCW young adults are invited to a virtual gathering with special guest, Reverend Suzelle! Bring your burning Qs and Rev. Suzelle will have As.

Join us for great conversation and connection. Newcomers welcome!

Suzelle writes, "Let's think of this as an 'Ask Me Anything' kind of meeting - no topic out of bounds...  I'd love to hear your thoughts, ideas, concerns and inspirations."
The Women's Writing Circle Returns

Meets first & third Wednesdays - 9:30-11:45 am, October 21 through May 19, 2021.

REGISTER TODAY to gather in a virtual writing circle to give voice to written words and to honor the words of others. Beginning or experienced poetry, journal, fiction, or memoir writers welcome. 
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Next Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Listening to Our Breath and Our Body
Pulpit Guest:
The Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings
Worship Leader: Deb Ruesch

We are feeling beings. We are beings that from birth feel deeply. In the process of living, and depending on the culture that influences our living, feeling was subjugated to thinking. This sermon will touch on how listening to our breath and body can support us in healing, wellness, and being resilient as we engage life on life’s terms. 
Come as you are - leave inspired!