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This Sunday, April 21, 2019
9:15 and 11:00 am
Practice Resurrection
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch

With the poet Wendell Berry’s “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front” as our text, the story of Jesus as our guide and Earth Day as our context, let’s explore what it might mean to “practice resurrection” in our day and age.

Soprano Saira Frank and Music Director Ruben Piirainen provide special music today.
CHURCH LIFE
Special Group Religious Education
Sunday, April 21

We’ll appreciate the beauty of the earth, look at ways that humans are hurting the earth, and talk about things we can do to help preserve our planet and the intricate web of life. 

All youth 6th grade and under are invited. Nursery care is available
for our youngest children.
UUCW Hiring Additional Sound and Set-Up Person

The church is seeking
a part-time employee
to join our Sexton Team.
UUCW Seeking a
Temporary Administrative Assistant (3-5 months)

The position is available immediately so it is important
to find someone who can
step in quickly.
Say Goodbye to Your Paper West Wind... please?

Read the West Wind online and select to receive office communications via email.
You can save the church money
and save the Earth's resources.
All congregants are invited
for a discussion about
Committee on Ministry
Sunday, April 28 at 1 pm

We will continue our conversation about the proposed Bylaws changes
that impact the future of
the CoM at UUCW.
Nominate Outstanding
Church Members for 2018-19 Annual Awards

There are some folks who go above and beyond in their service to UUCW. Our awards acknowledge and honor these special members who give so much, and in some cases, for so long.
It’s Bring-a-Friend Sunday!
Sunday, May 5th

For many of us this community and the values it stands for are dear to us. UUCW is an important part of our life. We want others to know about this wonderful place.

Invite your friend to one of the services on Sunday, May 5th.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Song Circle Celebrates the Earth
Friday, April 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Let's gather to celebrate
our connected lives
and approaching Earth Day.

This adult Song Circle is open to the public, so bring your friends, too!
Please bring a snack to share (optional), and/or your water bottle.
Hot tea will be available.
The PieceMakers quilting group
is traveling to the
Wisconsin Museum
of Quilts and Fiber Arts
in Cedarburg

Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 am
The Religious Education Council
presents
Family Potluck and Movie Night
Saturday, April 27 at 5:30 pm

Join us for a “A Wrinkle in Time”
Childcare available!
UUCW Singles have been invited to
"Singles Event of Fellowship
and Inspiration"

Invisible Realities Ministry
2700 N 54th Street, Milwaukee
Saturday, April 27 from 1-4 pm
"What's Around the House?"
is the theme for the
next Donation Rotation

Sunday, April 28 after services
Bring your unwanted picture frames, small artwork or crafts,
and linens and bedding.

During coffee hour, browse and find a treasure. Everything is free!
Newcomers and Friends Gathering
Sunday, May 5 at 1 pm

Frequent visitors, new members,
or long-time members are invited.

Pizza, sides, and dessert will be provided for all those in attendance.
Bill Staines in Concert at UUCW
Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm

Bill Staines is one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music scene today.

Come enjoy the entertaining blend of story and song.
MidWest Leadership School
for Youth and Adults
Luther College, Decorah, IA
July 14 – 20

Many board members and presidents find this to be an excellent preparation for their service. Many youth enjoy being with like-minded peers.
LIVING OUR VALUES
Mindful Water Consumption
  Although we live in a water rich state, and don’t have to worry about running out of water, not everyone is so lucky.

It's not too late to take the
“5 Minute Shower Challenge.”
Earth Ministry will offer another sign-up opportunity in the Community Room after services.
Growing Trust and Leadership in the Service of Anti-Racism

Workshop: Saturday, May 4
at 1:00 pm

With nationally-known UU facilitators, we will explore the connection between nurturing leaders, cultivating deep trust, and building racially just communities.
 Join the Earth Ministry Team for the

Annual Earth Day River Cleanup
Saturday April 27, 9 am - 12 pm

Help pick up garbage around Lincoln Creek at 51st St, Milwaukee

Afterwards, celebrate the success of the cleanup with Rock the Green
at Estabrook Park.
UUCW Food Donations Support Tosa Food Pantry

Items most needed are canned fruits, low salt vegetables, low-fat soups, and low salt protein (e.g. spam, tuna, beef stew, chili).

It is most helpful if the canned items have pull-tops.
April Split the Plate
Supports America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Exhibits will explore the effect
of slavery on economic, physical, emotional, and cultural health, as well as its residual impact on
current race-related issues .
Photo of the Week
Last Sunday Craig Siemsen and Patty Stevenson performed a beautiful original tune called "100 Years." Here is a portion of the performance.
Next Sunday, April 28, 2019
9:15 and 11:00 am
" Beltane - An Earth Spirit Celebration "
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch and the Earth Spirit Team and Dancers

The earth-centered holiday
of Beltane is all about
fertility, productiveness,
and generativity —
moving our ideas from blooming toward fruition. Come celebrate with us today!
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Come  as  you   are  - leave inspired!