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This Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 10:00 AM
"Lughnasadh – The First Harvest"
Kathy Bradshaw
and the EarthSpirit Team

The wheel of the year has turned
and brought us to the season
of the First Harvest. A time when
we think about sacrifices and
hope reborn. Join us for music, dance, and reflection.
CHURCH LIFE


In celebration of Lughnasadh, take some family time to bake this special bread.

Here is an easy and
yummy recipe.

Get connected to
Sunday's Facebook Livestream as early as 9:40 am!

Chat with other members,
friends, and visitors before
the service formally begins.
UUCW Board Calls for Congregational Input on Upcoming Resolutions
The UUCW Board has called for congregational approval for two resolutions from Social Action Council regarding work being done to become a more inclusive and welcoming congregation by working to dismantle our white supremacy culture. A virtual congregational vote is expected in late October 2020.

In preparation, the Board and Social Action Council would appreciate hearing your feedback, questions, and comments about them using the Survey link below. We need everybody’s voice to be included.
Save the Date for the Auction!
November 14th, 2020
Plan for a night of entertainment, food, and excellent auction items - all from the comfort of your home! 
This unique experience is going to be one to go down in UUCW history. The Stewardship Committee is working hard to make this event memorable, engaging, and a great way to connect with other members in the church. 

Watch your postal mail, and e-news announcements for details, ideas, and fun ways to participate.
Are you looking for something
to do outside the house?

Consider volunteering at the church. There are a variety of painting projects, door staining, and small repairs that are on the to-do-list. Work on your timeline. This work is meant to be done independently or with someone in your family. Social distancing and wearing a mask is required if others are present. If you are interested in helping please contact Vicki Banville , Church Administrator .
MIDWEST LEADERSHIP SCHOOL: MWLS is Online for 2020!

MWLS is changing the start date for the Extended Leadership Experience.

The program will begin on
September 12 and continue with sessions on October 3rd and 24th, and November 14th.

Look for the registration link in an August e-news. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Presley , MidAmerica Region Congregational Life Consultant.
Join us for our
Virtual Coffee Hour
after the Worship Service!

 Come talk with Community Builder Brianna Laux Kocis
& UUCW friends.

Members and visitors
are all welcome!

to receive a Zoom link.
It’s not too late to join in on the action of the Summer RE program,
“The Quest of the Rainbow Dragons”

This self-paced program, based on a 28-part fantasy/adventure story built around the 7 UU Principles, will run until September 14. As soon as you register you can start hearing the saga and complete Dragon Tasks that help reinforce the principles.
Contact Dave Cicero with questions.
Share your 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
August Split the Plate Supports Rid Racism Milwaukee

Rid Racism is an all-volunteer nonprofit network dedicated to dismantling all forms of racism and racial inequities through collaborations, education, dialogue, advocacy and action.
We love late summer in Wisconsin because it’s sunny, warm and often dry. Did you know your lawn is fine with that, too?  A well-adapted lawn may start looking a bit brown, but that’s okay. Most lawns in the Midwest are primarily cool-season grasses that go dormant this time of year. Skip the urge to water and enjoy the extra free time that you’d have otherwise spent mowing. Once the weather cools, it’s a great time to over-seed so your lawn will be even hardier next spring.
The principal author of the Human Rights Watch report will join us on Saturday, as will some members of EXPO who will give accounts of excessive “Supervision.”
Join MICAH/WISDOM for
"Summer of Solidarity"
Webinar Series
Saturdays, 10 am - noon

August 1st Topic:
" Mass Supervision in Wisconsin "

Join us every Saturday for an interactive webinar,
each highlighting a different issue.
Help Sadie Sveum fill her purple porch tub with food and mask donations!

The Social Action Committee has chosen to collect summer food donations for two worthy causes doing important work in the Milwaukee area: Invisible Realities Ministry Church and BLM Protesters via ZAO Church. IRM has also requested masks for their members.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
PieceMakers
has moved to Fridays!

Catch up with your quilting friends and share your latest project.
New members are
always welcome.

Friday, August 7 at 10:00 am
(Next meeting is August 21)
 
Please contact  Carolyn Lawrence   to get the Zoom meeting link.
Wednesday Night Book Group
is discussing
Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co. by Maria Amparo Escandon

Wednesday August 12
7:00 pm

Please contact  Kathy Schwei
if you would like to be added to the Zoom invite. 
The Great Books Group
will be discussing
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
Monday, August 10 at 10 am

Those interested in joining the Zoom group meeting should contact  Sue Morgan . Those interested in using e-mail to express their thoughts should contact  Joyce Prewitt .
"Fellowship Circle"
Check-In Group Meets
August 5 at 7 pm

Weekly Zoom Fellowship Circle for conversation and sharing begins soon - hosted by the trained caring listeners of the Lay Pastoral Care Team (LPCT).
PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
Our beloved Uni showed up yesterday for UUCW's Blood Drive. Thank you to all who participated. Thirty-six units were received which can potentially save 108 lives. UUCW has already scheduled another blood drive for September 23 from 1 - 6 pm . SIGN UP TODAY!
Next Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 10:00 AM
"Unitarian Universalist Principles
in Song and Reflections"

Let's celebrate and explore our UU Principles through song and reflections. Please join us for this unique and musical affirmation of who we are as UUs.

Our musical guests Patty and Craig are longtime Unitarian Universalist Church West members and local acoustic singer songwriters. 
Come  as  you   are  - leave inspired!