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This Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Black Lives Matter –
Renewing the Commitment
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch,
"Brad the Dad" &
UUCW Member Lynn Broaddus

UUCW has worked for racial justice for many years, and upped our commitment in 2016 when Jay Anderson, a young black man, was killed by police in Wauwatosa. We hear a new perspective on Black Lives Matter today - reminding us that our commitment and action are important! Music from Ruben Piirainen, Music Director, and the Bronzeville Divas.
CHURCH LIFE
East Property
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, September 27 - 11:30 am

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

A Virtual Memorial Service
will be held on October 17 at 2 pm.

Alice Bennett passed away on September 11, 2020. She was 94. A memorial service led by Rev. Suzelle and Sharon Busey is being planned.

LEAP! AUCTION COMING UP SOON 

Key Dates to Remember 
Friday, October 2: Tickets Go on Sale - just $10 for bidder registration, Zoom-Live Event fun and Delicious Snack Box! 
Sunday, October 4: Donation Deadline – Get your items and events in today! 
Thursday, November 5: Auction Catalogue Online – Check it Out! 
Wednesday, November 11: Online Bidding Begins! 
Saturday, November 14: Auction Zoom-Live Event and Bidding on Special Items
It's not too late to register 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.
RE UPDATES

Middle School RE will be taking a break this Sunday so teachers and parents can attend the Congregational Meeting. Watch your email for details regarding the restart of classes on October 4.

YRUU - High School RE is hosting a small bonfire at church for new and returning students this Sunday (September 27) at 4pm. Special guidelines will be followed, and space is limited. Please RSVP to Dave Cicero, DLRE, by Saturday 9/26.
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!
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.
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!
Adult RE: Soul Circles –
“Last Chance”
Pre-registration has concluded, and we will host three monthly reflection groups this year, each using the Soul Matters resources:
  • Mon, early afternoon (week and time TBD)
  • Thur, late afternoon (week and time TBD)
  • 3rd Thursday, 7pm

There are a limited number of spaces still open in each group. If you would like to join one of these, contact Dave Cicero, DLRE, by Sunday, 9/27.
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
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.
You're Invited to
SOPHIA’s
"Bring-Your-Own-Breakfast" Fundraiser
Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 am

UUCW is a member of SOPHIA and now is the time to show your appreciation for the valuable work they do in Waukesha County. While there may not be coffee and donuts, SOPHIA will continue the shared purpose of being Stewards of Prophetic Hopeful Intentional Action!
September Split the Plate Supports the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee

New Interfaith Conference Director Speaks on
Growing Anti-Asian Racism and Xenophobic Attacks
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
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. 
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.
Join the Zoom Fellowship Circle every first and third Wednesday.

"Fellowship Circle"
Next Check-In Group is October 7th at 7 pm

Join members and the caring listeners of the Lay Pastoral Care Team (LPCT) for this wide-ranging, compassionate conversation.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
UUCW's second Blood Drive was a great success. Fifty-three units were received which can potentially save 159 lives. Thanks to all who participated.
Next Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Celebrating Universalism –
250 Years of Love and Listening
An all-ages-friendly service outdoors at UUCW
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch & Dave Cicero,
Director of Lifespan Religious Education 

2020 is a big year for Universalism. It’s the 250th anniversary of the very first Universalist sermon given in America – the Rev. John Murray’s famous 1770 debut in Thomas Potter’s chapel in Good Luck, New Jersey. In today’s in-person, outdoor, all-ages-friendly service and livestream, we celebrate two and a half centuries of Universalist ideas, thoughts and actions. Come share in stories, music, joys and concerns, and fun!
Come as you are - leave inspired!