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UUCW E-News
This Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 10:00 AM
“Are You a Religious Naturalist?”
Rev. Denise Cawley

Celebrating the birth of spring comes with honoring our seasons turning and the hope that nature infuses into our world. Religious Naturalists seek intimate relationship and knowing of all that exists by natural processes and hold a deep respect for science and the interconnection of ecosystems. Noticing the orientations of the natural world offers ways to appreciate, care, and acting in manners that are helpful for ourselves, our families, our communities and our world brings us in line with a theology of Religious Naturalism.
CHURCH LIFE
Grooving with Change
A message from Rev. Denise Cawley 

I am not very good at learning group dances. I have tried for years to learn the electric slide and other fun dances. I am not very good at it but I try to groove with the change.

We are all learning more new ways of moving, thinking, acting, and being. Isn’t that what being a Unitarian Universalist is all about?
A Service in Memory of
Marjorie Gluckstein
Saturday, July 17 at 11 am

An in-person memorial service for UUCW member Marje Gluckstein will be held on July 17 at 11 am at UU Church West. Rev. Suzelle Lynch will lead the service. Masks are required; no online option is available.

Marjorie Helen (Bliese) Gluckstein passed away with family at her side on April 27, 2021 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin at the age of 93 years.
UUCW’s Anti-Racism Transformation Team has been meeting at least monthly via Zoom since February.

Team members have been consulting with various UU and community resources to guide our work.
Summer RE Fun For All Ages!
Dave Cicero invites you to connect with nature with some simple and rewarding activities.

• compose your own haiku
• walk in the rain
• “Stalk the Grass”
Please consider sharing a photo with Kelly Bognar — showing what you do. And save activity records, too, for prizes at our August 1 Sunday Social.
Nature Hike
Monday, July 19, 10 am 

Explore our “urban wilderness” with Eddee Daniel and others. Meet at Estabrook Park, south parking lot at Capitol Drive (next to radio tower). Come prepared for a summer walk on a dirt trail along both sides of the Milwaukee River, about 3 miles in all.
Butterfly Walk
Saturday, July 24, 9 am 

Join Sarah Frey and Dennis Wanless for a fun and informative Butterfly Walk on the Monarch Trail. Learn about the monarch butterfly’s epic migration and see one of their local stopover points near the County Grounds Park in Wauwatosa.
In-Person "Nature" Fun at UUCW
SUNDAY SOCIAL
August 1 at 11:30 am
on the West Lawn
Come gather outdoors at UUCW for our next “Sunday Social.” Celebrate nature themes of learning and spiritual growth. Reunite with members and friends while participating in activities for all ages.

Special appearance by David and Sarah Stokes and some critters!
Share Your Joys & Concerns in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter

Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below; choose to share in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter email message or privately with Rev. Suzelle.
LIVING OUR VALUES
Community Connections
provides a helping hand
or tangible support
to members of the church community in times of need.

Julie Toman will be the Community Connections coordinator this month and for August as well.
More Dishes are Needed
for the Guest House!
Saturday, July 17
SIGN UP TODAY!

Please help us provide meals to homeless men in the Milwaukee area. Guest House is still not ready for us to serve (maybe next time), but they are happy to have the wonderful food we bring. Click below, then read the instructions carefully to volunteer to bring a dish. Questions? Contact Eileen Gleeson.
UUCW Supports FOOD Pantry of Waukesha County

The food pantry collection for June, July, and August will be the FOOD Pantry Serving Waukesha County.
The pantry serves 5,700 residents a month.
UUCW's July Giving Supports The Gathering

Our Split the Plate partner for mid-July through August is The Gathering of Southeastern Wisconsin.

The Gathering offers services associated with ending hunger and homelessness and works to educate our community on hunger issues.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
The PieceMakers Group is for people interested in sewing
and quilting.

PieceMakers will meet
Indoors at UUCW
Saturday, July 24 - 10 am

Bring a project to share and wear a mask. All ages and levels of sewers and quilters are welcome. Contact Carolyn Lawrence for
more information.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Church member David Stokes recently shared his colorful friendly snake with a young audience. Join us at UUCW for our Hands-On Nature Sunday Social on Aug 1st when David and Sarah Stokes will be bringing a few of David's favorite friends for us to see up close.
Next Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 10:00 AM
Preemptive Radical Inclusion
Toward the End of a Pandemic
Guest Speaker: CB Beal , M.Div.
Worship Leader: Eddee Daniel

CB will share reflections on the idea of PRI as an entryway to increase justice and equity among ourselves and in the world, a way to embody beloved community as we move toward what's next.
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