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This Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"The Stories We Come From"
Rev. Suzelle Lynch

Stories shape us. Stories from our culture, our family, and our faith as well as the legends, myths and histories we learn in school help show us who we are, what is holy, and what our purpose may be. We honor Mother’s Day today, too, as we explore the stories we come from.
CHURCH LIFE
In Memoriam:
Marjorie Gluckstein 

Marjorie Helen (Bliese) Gluckstein passed away with family at her side on April 27, 2021 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin at the age of 93 years. Marje was predeceased in 2020 by her husband of 68 years, Marty Gluckstein. The Glucksteins were UUCW members since 1992.
Join the EarthSpirit Team
to Plan Summer Solstice Service
This summer our EarthSpirit Team will lead our virtual Summer Solstice service on June 20th! Yes, it is Father's Day, and we will honor fathers, too. 
Would you like to help with this fun, ritual-based, earth-honoring service? 
There will be opportunities to pre-recorded an element or join the online service. A planning meeting is scheduled for 5/13 at 6:30 pm.
Please contact Rev. Suzelle or EarthSpirit leader Kathy Bradshaw
Send Us Your Flower Selfie!

Be a part of the virtual "Stories of Community – the Flower Festival and Senior High Bridging" service on May 23rd. We are seeking selfies with flowers for a special service segment. Pose with a bouquet of cut flowers, kneel down in your flower bed, or pluck some dandelions right out of your lawn. All flowers (and faces) are welcome! Send your photos to Kelly Bognar by Friday, May 14th.
UUCW's Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting will be held on Zoom on Sunday, June 6th at 11:30 am. Last week members received a USPS mailing containing Annual Meeting information. Links to the Zoom meeting will also be sent in a special email on Friday, June 4. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Banville.
Pastoral Care by Rev. Denise

Reverend Denise is focusing on pastoral care in her work for UUCW. She will do that through small group ministry, workshops, and individual appointments. You might want a minister's perspective as you navigate your spiritual, ethical, and heart-centered work in Unitarian Universalism. To set up an appointment, email Rev. Denise.
You can SHINE during a Sunday service!

Just like Chris and Elliot Zamzow, you too can make a Chalice Lighting video. Whether a recording is made in our church sanctuary or at home - it's easy! Arrangements can be made for someone to record you in your backyard or at church.

Interested individuals and families are encouraged to contact Publications Coordinator Kelly Bognar.
Share Joys & Concerns in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter

Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below and choose whether you'd like them shared in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter email message or shared privately with Rev. Suzelle.
LIVING OUR VALUES

It's UUCW's turn at Guest House
Saturday, May 15.

Please help us provide meals to homeless men in the Milwaukee area. Although we're not able to serve the meal ourselves, the Guest House appreciates our contributions. Click below, then read the instructions carefully to volunteer to bring a dish. Questions? Contact Eileen Gleeson.
May Donations Support the Menomonee Falls Pantry

The food pantry collection for May is the Menomonee Falls Area Food Pantry. This pantry serves Lannon, Colgate, Hubertus, Richfield, Butler, Brookfield, and Germantown.

Suggested items: cooking oil, condiments, canned tuna, beef, and chili, pasta, rice, crackers, and cereal.
May Split the Plate Supports Milwaukee Jewish
Free Loan Association

The Association provides a revolving loan fund, which gives interest-free, short-term loans on a non-sectarian basis to people who need help with immediate basic needs.

Read about how MJFLA supported Tammy's return to school and changed her life.
Saving a life
could never be easier.

UUCW Blood Drive
Wednesday, May 12
1 pm – 6 pm

All donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Plasma from antibody-positive donations may help current coronavirus patients in need.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Join Us for a Book Discussion!

Great Books Group:
Dear Edward
by Ann Napolitano
Monday, May 10 at 10 am
contact Sue Morgan for the Zoom link

Wednesday Night Book Group:
My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor
Wednesday, May 12 at 7 pm
contact Kathy Schwei for the link
Outdoor Meditation Group Welcomes Warmer Weather

The Meditation Group meets regularly in Dennis Wanless's backyard garden.

The next meditation is Wednesday, May 12 at 10 am.

Please bring your own chair and choose a place to sit on one of the garden paths. Latecomers are always welcome. The group practices appropriate Covid-19 hygiene. Contact Dennis Wanless for his Wauwatosa address.
UUCW Chair Yoga
Tuesdays at 10 am
Online classes, led by Rev. Monica Cummings, to run through the summer!

“Chair yoga continues to help make a difference in my physical abilities. What a joy!” – Jan Sandretti

Cost: $10/session or $35/month (up to 4 sessions) or $75/10 sessions (no time limit).
More info and registration HERE. Dave Cicero, DLRE, can also answer questions.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
A happy crowd gathered for last Sunday's Outdoor Beltane Event! We had about 40 people, plus one cat and one dog come by for the Ribbon-Tree Beltane Ritual, prayer-stick-making, and labyrinth walk in honor of World Labyrinth Day! Our next in-person event is May 23 - Flower Communion and Senior High Bridging. Don't miss it!
Next Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"Commander Data: Man or Machine?"
Pulpit Guest:
Rev. Dr. Michael Schuler
Worship Leader: Steve Frey

Fans of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” will recognize Data as the starship Enterprise’s all-capable science officer. Data is a super-sophisticated robot - an android - rather than a carbon-based biological being. What exactly is it that makes something human - a “he” or “she” instead of an “it?” Does Data process the inherent worth and dignity our own first principle ascribes to “persons?” One Data story will provide the touchstone for reflections on the broader implications of this sci-fi tale.
Come as you are - leave inspired!