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UUCW E-News 9-10-2020
Worship this Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00 am
"Blessings Abound"
Ingathering Service & Water Communion
With Rev. Suzelle Lynch, UUCW Staff & Board & Friends!
Another exciting UUCW church year of CONNECTing, GROWing and BEing INSPIRED is about to begin...
Three Worship Options this Sunday!

ONE: Connect with the 10 am UUCW online worship experience via Facebook Live (note: no facebook account needed -- click HERE for details) Online worship includes portions of in-person event happening simultaneously outdoors at UUCW 13001 W. North Ave.
TWO: Connect with UUCW members outdoors at church for the in-person “walk-or-roll-thru” Event, Blessings Abound Arrive any time between 10 and 10:45am; please wear a mask, and prepare to Offer & Receive Blessings – including Water Communion and dedicating the new West Gateway created by Eagle Scout candidate Spencer Harris.

THREE: View recorded version of online worship experience when posted to UUCW YouTube & our Facebook page!

We look forward to being with you online or in-person!
CHURCH LIFE
Welcome!
A Message from President Laurie

Welcome back! Ingathering and water communion have traditionally been the time of year when we warmly greet one another with smiles and hugs, sharing stories of summertime enjoyed near and far. Ingathering 2020 is definitely still a welcome back; yet, in a very different way....  
East Property
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, September 27 - 11:30 am

All UUCW Members urged to attend the Special Congregational Meeting called by Board President Laurie Boddie. The meeting is to make a determination about selling UUCW's East Property.
Registration Now Open for 2020-21 Religious Education
for Children & Youth

Enrich your family’s spiritual growth – take part in RE programming while remaining “safer at home.” Many of the programs this year revolve around themes that complement each other to create an experience the entire family can enjoy together.
LEAP! UUCW Auction Coming in November - Donate Items Now!

Food, entertainment, and the chance to bid and win fabulous auction items is coming up November 11-14 - to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home! Our biennial UUCW Auction is going virtual this year – with four days of online bidding and our livestreamed Auction Evening on November 14!
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!
UUCW Board of Trustees
Calls for Congregational Meeting on October 25 on
Racial Justice Resolutions

At its August meeting, UUCW's Board voted to call a congregational meeting October 25 to consider resolutions from Social Action Council regarding our work to become a more inclusive and welcoming by working to dismantle white supremacy culture with UUCW, and endorse the proposed Unitarian Universalist Association’s 8th Principle.
Connect, Grow and Be Inspired!
New Adult RE: Soul Circles 
Do you need to CONNECT, in small groups, with others in our spiritual community? …to GROW into deeper understanding of the broad themes
UUCW uses to guide Sunday worship?
…to BE INSPIRED to live out your UU faith in the way that best suits you? 

Then join a small group to reflect on and discuss the ideas found in the Soul Matters resources that UUCW subscribes to.
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
Beloved Conversations Returns - ONLINE!
Opportunity to Join NOW Open

In spring, 2020 UUCW began UU Beloved Conversations on Race. Covid-19 stopped us; but Beloved Conversations is back in a completely updated on-line format! 
 
New program offers learning about your journey of racial understanding and contributing to changing systems of oppression. 

15 free tickets available; normal cost $150. Contact Ann Heidkamp by 9/17 to indicate interest!
SOPHIA Supports Jacob Blake and his Family

UUCW is a member of SOPHIA,
a coalition of diverse faith communities in Waukesha County. 

SOPHIA embraces policies that dismantle structural racism and raises up the voices of our marginalized neighbors - and urges us to contribute to a fund for Jacob Blake, victim of a police shooting in Kenosha.
September Split the Plate Supports the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee

Interfaith Conference leads efforts to counter hate while fostering interfaith, intercultural, and interracial understanding, tolerance and friendships across county and city-suburban lines.
Your Dish is Needed for
Guest House!

It's UUCW's turn at Guest House
Saturday, September 12.
 Side dishes and (especially) main dishes are needed for our meal at Guest House. Visit our Signup Genius page and read the instructions carefully to volunteer to bring a dish. Contact Eileen Gleeson if you have any questions.
Give the Gift of Life
at UUCW
Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 23 from 1 - 6 pm

Need for blood and platelets
is URGENT!
Please share this information widely to make this a successful Blood Drive.
Help Sadie Sveum fill the Purple Porch Tub with donations of food and masks!
The Social Action Committee has chosen to collect summer food donations 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
UU Wellspring - NEW!
Sources Group on Zoom

Perhaps this is the year for you to participate in the UU Wellspring Program! UU Wellspring is a 10-month spiritual deepening program created by UUs for UUs. This year, UU Wellspring Sources group will be offered via Zoom, on Tuesday evenings.
The Zoom Fellowship Circle moves to first and third Wednesday nights beginning in September!

"Fellowship Circle"
Next Check-In Group is September 16 at 7 pm

Join members and the caring listeners of the Lay Pastoral Care Team (LPCT) for this wide-ranging, compassionate conversation.
Men's Breakfast Group
Tuesday, September 22 at 10:00 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
"Becoming" by Michelle Obama
Monday, September 14 at 10 am

Interested? Contact Sue Morgan for zoom info. Prefer to "meet" via email? Contact Joyce Prewitt.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK
Check out the Spotify Spirit-Lifter Playlist of songs from UUCW members and friends. Click the image to hear great music!
Next Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Renewing Hope
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch
Unitarian Universalists draw inspiration from many sources of wisdom. Today we turn to Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year that falls at the beginning of the Jewish calendar month of Tishrei (near the end of September in the Gregorian calendar). Rosh Hashanah is a time of rejoicing and serious introspection, a time to take stock of one’s life. At the confluence of rejoicing and reflection, hope is renewed! Music from Kaleidoscope Worship Band and Jen Nicolosi, Lead Music Director.  
Come as you are - leave inspired!