This Sunday, February 16, 2020
10:00 am
"Speaking Out: Why I Stand"
Pulpit Guest: Peighton Carter, Intern Minister, UU Church of Eau Claire 
Worship Leader: Eileen Gleeson

Peighton Carter speaks about her experiences with military sexual trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, invisible disabilities, and how Unitarian Universalism influenced her road to ministry and healing.

Singer-songwriters Craig Siemsen & Patty Stevenson offer Special Music.
LEAP! Annual Pledge Drive
Will Be a Hopping Good Time
Join us for delicious food, enjoyable entertainment, friend-making and fund-raising at LEAP — our Annual Pledge Drive Launch on Saturday, February 29 at 6 to 8 pm!

Children of all ages will enjoy a special LEAP party downstairs as adults gather upstairs.

We look forward to LEAPing with you!
The new year is well-under-way, and the depths of winter have arrived. But at least the sun is shining, and a lot is going on…

A message from Dave Cicero, Director of Lifespan
Religious Education
Need financial support
for a good UUCW cause?
The Endowment Fund Committee distributes money in the form of grants for projects aligned with the interests of our church. We are blessed to announce that funds may be available for the next fiscal year. 
 The Nominating Committee
is Seeking Candidates

Each year the Nominating Committee begins seeking candidates for the board, nominating committee and endowment committee.

Contact Vicki Brzeski to fi nd out how you can serve your UU congregation and make new friends.
Take your Unitarian Universalism
to the Next Level!
Regional and national meetings
of Unitarian Universalists
 are a great way to engage more deeply in your UU faith, and meet other UUs from congregations near and far.
Get WorshipWeb App and Take UU Resources Wherever You Go

WorshipWeb is maintained by the Unitarian Universalist Association. The app includes hundreds of inspirational words including Chalice Lightings, Readings, Meditations, Prayers, Stories, and more.

The WorshipWeb app offers an animated light-your-own chalice! Light a Chalice on your phone at your next UU meeting or gathering. 
ENCORE! Our YRUU teens are reprising their roles as pigs and wolves in
"Piggsburgh: An Intercultural Experience"

Sunday, Feb. 23 - 2:00 pm
School Sisters of Notre Dame Auditorium
13105 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove (use West or East entrance/parking lot)

Come and remind yourself of their message of inclusion and learn about the SSND's mission of Peacebuilding.
Join the PieceMakers Group
Saturday, February 15 at 9:30 am

The group will plan for the February 29th outing to the Winter Quilt Show in West Bend and discuss "What tools are necessary to get started in quilting?" Bring your favorite quilting tool.

All skill levels welcome!
Join the
DUUversity Theatre Group
for dinner, discussion, and a show!

No Wake  by Erica Berman
March 1st at 2:00 pm
Milwaukee Chamber Theater -
Studio Theatre
Broadway Theatre Center
158 N. Broadway, MKE
Four Sunday Sessions on
End-of-Life Issues

Planning in advance for how you’d like medical, legal, financial, and spiritual decisions to be handled at the end of your life is a gift to yourself and loved ones.

The Lay Pastoral Care Team is offering this series with local speakers to provide information and answer questions. 

Feb 23, March 22, April 5, and May 3
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Healing After Loss Group
Provides Support for Each Other

If you have experienced the death of a loved one at any time, you’re invited to join our confidential group on Wednesday, February 19th from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Whether you feel comfortable sharing or just listening, we offer each other ongoing support for your grief.
Warm Your Heart with
the Song Circle Gathering
Friday, February 21 at 7 pm

Sing songs of love, community, peace, and winter beauty. Easy to learn songs will include classic songs, hymns, and rounds. This adult Song Circle is open to the public, so bring your friends!
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.
Place devices in the collection box in the church foyer.
Do you wish you could go get electricity from renewable sources, but can’t figure out how?
Some UUCW members are getting 50% of their electricity from wind power without any additional cost!

Visit the Earth Ministry Table in the Community Room on February 16th and 23rd to find out how you can support renewable energy.
Join SOPHIA’s campaign to close the Green Bay Correctional Institution

SOPHIA Meeting
Sunday, February 16
2 pm – 4 pm
St. Luke's Lutheran Church
300 Carroll St, Waukesha

Let's invest in programs that can uplift our people, reduce crime, and
re-build our communities.
Use Your Voice,
Use Your Vote

Speakers: Dr. Shon Lewis and
Ms. Shauntay Nelson
Join us for MICAH's Annual Black History Month fundraising event.

Thursday, February 20
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Saint Sebastian Parish
5400 W Washington Blvd, MKE
February Split the Plate
Supports the International Institute of Wisconsin

IIW seeks to bring people together to understand their local and global neighbors
In February, the non-perishable food collection will go to the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry .

 A volunteer is needed to deliver collected food at the end of the month. Please contact Ellen Newbauer via the church office.
Photo of the Week
The February UU orientation drew a big crowd! Seven new people became members (Jim Maletta, Jess and Hannah Lebron, Emily Achor, Lynn Beaudoin, Holly and Nicole Dalsing) and others are still considering membership.
Next Sunday, February 23, 2020
10:00 am
"What the Frog Knew"
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch

Resilience is a quality that helps us "bounce back," when we've been knocked down. What helps us build resilience in ourselves, and in our community? The Frog knows, and after today, you'll know, too!

Special Music today
from the UUCW Adult Choir.
UUCW's monthly
West Wind newsletter features
in-depth articles and announcements.
Download the February edition or previous editions.
Come  as  you   are  - leave inspired!