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UU Church West E-News

Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 10:00 AM

“What Does WE Have to do with Belonging?”

Religious Education starts today! Children and youth start in the service before heading out to their classes.

The Rev. Julie Stoneberg


Think of this community, the WE that is UUCW, as a panoramic picture. Then imagine that picture as a jigsaw puzzle. Puzzle pieces are great metaphors for how things rightly fit together. But another truth about puzzles is that some pieces fit and some don’t.

September’s theme is Belonging, so what belongs in UUCW’s puzzle?

SUNDAY'S ORDER OF SERVICE
WATCH LAST SUNDAY'S SERVICE

CHURCH LIFE

Current Covid Risk: MEDIUM

With medium or low levels, masks are optional

and it is safe for choir and congregation singing.

The Board of Trustees is looking for 3-5 volunteers to serve on a task force to review and update UUCW’s personnel practices, job descriptions, titles, work hours, and benefits, and how these compare to UUA best practices. We’d further ask for recommendations for improvements that will best support our staff and provide professional development opportunities to ensure UUCW’s work environment is consistent with our principles. We estimate the work will take 6-9 months. Experience in human resource management is helpful, but not required. If you’d like to learn more, contact Rev. Julie Stoneberg or members of the Board.

Want to get to know Rev. Julie and help her to get to know UUCW? Is there something you'd like for her to know or that you'd like to know about her?


All are welcome to drop by UUCW on

Tuesday, Sept 20, Noon to 2 pm

or Friday, Sept 23, 5 to 7 pm

to share a time of open conversation with Rev. Julie and anyone else who shows up. Feel free to bring a snack, a bag lunch, some munchies to share, or your favorite beverage. We can put on some coffee/tea for those who'd like that. (And if the weather's nice, we'll sit outside, so bring a chair!) 

UU Church West's Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, Sept. 17 from 4 - 7 pm

In UUCW's Big Backyard

Join us for the second annual Chili Cook-Off offering beautiful autumn weather, fellowship, music by the Kaleidoscope Band, refreshing beverages, brownies, and bowls and bowls of delicious UUCW chili! 

TELL US YOU'RE ATTENDING!

Welcome Table Greeters Give a "Howdie!", check in paid attendees, and take payment for walk-ins. Training is provided and you will work with a partner.


Ladle Wranglers - Several chili makers need time away from their serving responsibilities. Step in to fill bowls of chili for a limited time (20-30 minuntes). 


If you can help, contact, Lynn Kapitan.

WE STILL NEED MORE BARS, CAKES AND PIES!

Bob Deahl is perfecting his recipe “Bob's Best Chili Dilly” in preparation for our Chili Cook-Off this Saturday!


Bob's cooking history: "During my six years living in Rome, Italy, I learned to cook from friend and restaurant owner Valentina Tolu, from Sardinia. I love to cook and miss it if I do not cook on a given day. Anne is the baker of the Deahl Family. I am the Chef. We've been back to Italy many times and always enjoy learning new tricks of the trade in the kitchen!"

After-Service Potluck

and Conversation

Sunday, September 25, 11:45-2:30 pm


You’re invited to a community conversation led by Rev. Julie about worship at UUCW. This is the first of several such exploratory conversations. Come prepared to participate…to both listen and share in what might be new or uncomfortable ways. We’ll consider future possibilities while continuing to hold former and current practices dear.

LEARN MORE

Are you saving your metal,

textiles & plastic bags?

Recycling Day

Saturday, October 15th

8 am - noon at UUCW


UUCW is offering an opportunity to recycle scrap metal, household textiles, clothing, and single-use plastic bags. We hope this becomes an annual fundraiser and a great way for UUCW to support our values. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT IT

Fall RE: Starts Sunday!  


Religious Education classes for children

and youth begin this week and are adapting to the needs of registered families.


Look for email updates from Dave Cicero, Dir. of Lifespan Rel. Ed., or

visit the link below for details. 

YOUTH INFO & REGISTRATION

Sharing Circles


Engage with monthly Soul Matters themes and connect with members of a larger “covenant group” to share insights and recalled wisdom.


UUCW’s Soul Circles are starting to meet this month, so sign up now to take part this year. 

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Share Joys & Concerns


If you or someone you know needs Pastoral Care, contact Rev. Julie or the Lay Pastoral Care Team.

 Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below and choose whether you'd like them shared in the e-news or shared privately with Rev. Julie.

SHARE YOUR JOY OR CONCERN

SIGN UP FOR THIS SUNDAY!

Ushers are a core element of our in-person worship. Join the Usher Team!

USHER SIGN UP

You can help make our church a warm and welcoming place by volunteering as a greeter.

GREETER SIGN UP

You can bring joy to folks just by making and serving coffee!

COFFEE SIGN UP

LIVING OUR VALUES

UUCW Supports Food Pantry of Waukesha County

in September and October


The Food Pantry is low on food and is in need of the following items:

  • Canned ready-to-eat soup and pasta
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Canned fruit
  • Protein (tuna, chicken, spam, tofu)
  • Rice or other grains
  • Pediasure
  • Peanut butter

UUCW's Split the Plate partner for September is Community Water Services


CWS is a Milwaukee-based non-profit focused on ensuring that all residents have access to clean drinking water in their homes.

ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY WATER SERVICES
DONATE TODAY!

Help serve the meal at Guest House on Saturday, Sept. 17


Yes, unfortunately, this coincides with our wonderful Chili Cook-off. If you are not making chili, please consider making something for our Guest House meal. We also need 3 or 4 people to help us serve the meal - you will still be able to attend the first hour of the cook-off! Questions? Contact Eileen Gleeson.

GUEST HOUSE SIGN-UP

FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING

The UU Circle at Harwood Place

September 22 at 10:30 am

Orchard Room (near dining rm) 

8220 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa


You are invited to join fellow UUs at their monthly gathering for worship, community, and discussion at Harwood Place Retirement Community. This month's theme is "Opening to Joy."


Facial masks are required.

Please RSVP to Jude Christensen

MORE MEETING INFO

FREE BOOKS THIS SUNDAY!


The Book Nook needs to be cleaned to make room for new books.


Check out the Book Table in the Community Room. You do not have to bring a book to exchange for one of the books on the table. If you take one,

please do not bring it back. Enjoy!

LEARN ABOUT THE BOOK NOOK AND FREE BOOK TABLE

Wisdom and Whimsy Returns!


Bring your lunch and a beverage and join us for conversation and/or listening. We as a group will decide on future topics so you are involved in the shaping of your group. This is a group for 50 plus but if you are a bit younger and want to come, we welcome you.


The first meeting is October 12, 11:30 am – 1 pm, and continues every second Wednesday of each month. Contact co-facilitators Kathy Allison or Susan Foley with any questions.

CommUUnity Connections

provides a helping hand or tangible support to members of the church community in times of need.


CommUUnity Connections coordinator Nora Vrakas created a Meal Train page for members Ellen and Don Newbauer. They are looking for just one or two meals per week. Meal Train is a way to organize meals for UUCW members in need of a few meals.

DETAILS AND MEAL SIGN-UP

The Monthly ROTATION is back!


"Holiday decorations" is the theme for October: bring your unwanted Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. indoor & outdoor decorations and related items.


Drop off in the community room before service on Sunday, October 9th. You do not have to bring anything to take whatever you want after service. 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Rev. Julie helps Aimee Dellemann and her daughter Fawn find space in the crowded harbor for their paper boats at Sunday's Annual Water Ceremony.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 10:00 AM

"Finding Ourselves at Home"

The Rev. Julie Stoneberg


A transition time can feel like being lost, or like wandering in the wilderness. Can we feel at home in our wandering? Can we experience belonging in unfamiliar places? There is so much greatness to be found in the new and the unknown, even if it is quite uncomfortable. We belong even in the midst of change and upheaval.


The UUCW Adult Choir will be providing beautiful musical selections.

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