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Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 10:00 AM

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident..."

SUNDAY'S ORDER OF SERVICE
WATCH LAST SUNDAY'S SERVICE

Pulpit Guest: Rev. Rica Kaufel

Worship Leader: Steve Frey


What does the best friend of this German UU minister’s grandfather have to do with the 4th of July, and how can this help us to love this country even better? Come find out at church on Sunday!


About our Guest: Rev. Rica Kaufel, was born and raised in Germany, graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School, and until recently served as the part-time minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, California.

CHURCH LIFE

In Memoriam

Dennis Wanless


UUCW member Dennis Wanless passed away on June 18, 2022. 


This is sad news for us at UUCW. Dennis has been integral in so many groups and active as a mentor to our youth, a helper with Ushers, a listener to many in the congregation. The list of activities and committees Dennis has been on is long. 

MORE FROM REV D

Board Meeting Tonight at 7 pm


Everyone is welcome to attend UUCW's monthly Board Meetings held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 pm.


June 23rd Zoom Meeting Link


As an effort of transparency, we will be sharing the Board agenda and packet so that people can see the information being discussed at each meeting. 

BOARD MEETING PACKET

Getting to Know

Your Board of Trustees


Welcome to our new

Board of Trustees Representative

Jeannie Baker


I’ve been on the BOT before, but I’m happy to be back now with a different energy, both for myself and for the church.

MORE FROM JEANNIE


Update from the

UUA General Assembly


Greetings from Rev. Denise


"Ministry Days was wonderful! I learned a lot."

MORE FROM REV D

The Safety and Security Task Force is offering Emergency Response Training for the UUCW community and you are invited! The purpose of the training is to teach how to identify and react to an Active Assailant event. 


All are welcome but space is limited.

The training will be held on June 26 after service at 11:30. Training lasts about 2 ½ hours. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited.

INFO AND REGISTRATION

Thoughts on Loosing Roe and What YOU Can do to Support Abortion Access


With the likelihood of the Supreme Court rolling back the Constitutional protections of Roe v. Wade, many people are wondering what they can do to preserve reproductive justice.

MORE FROM REV DENISE

Equitable and Diverse Reading Recommendations


The Anti-Racism Transformation Team created a list of anti-racism books and resources. Topics range from civil rights, mass incarceration, education, housing, Jim Crow laws, white supremacy, and voting. Members of the team also selected their personal favorites. 


Do you have a list of favorite summer things you would like to share? Contact Kelly Bognar, Publications Coordinator.

ART-T'S LIST PLUS PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Summer Worship Schedule


"Working with our Worship Team has been very collaborative. I am excited to see a lot of their ideas coming together." - Rev. Denise


Check out the great summer service schedule that the Worship Ministry Team has planned for you.

WHAT'S HAPPENING, REV D?
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Circle Round for Healing:

Honoring Suicide Loss

June 29, 6 pm

Our congregation was shaken when long-time member Sue Morgan died by suicide in downtown Wauwatosa last year. As we approach the anniversary of that passing, many still hold pain, loss, and trauma from her death as well as feelings around suicide. This will be a healing circle where anyone can join us for a covenanted ritual. We will have an opportunity to share where we are today, how we have or have not healed, and to lay down our thoughts in a sacred ring of love.

All-Church Picnic:

A Farewell to Rev. Denise

Sunday, July 31 - 11:30 am

after the service

 

Young and old are invited to join in fellowship, fun, and farewells. This is Rev. Denise Cawley’s final day with us so help us send her a fond farewell and thank her for her service. This will be a potluck event so look for more info in each E-News. Helpers are needed. Please contact Larry Hawley to volunteer.

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Share Joys & Concerns


Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below and choose whether you'd like them shared in the e-news or shared privately with Rev. Denise.

SHARE YOUR JOY OR CONCERN


Ushers are a core element of our in-person worship. Join the Usher Team!

USHER SIGN UP

You can help make our church a warm and welcoming place by volunteering as a greeter.

GREETER SIGN UP

You can bring joy to folks just by making and serving coffee!

COFFEE SIGN UP

LIVING OUR VALUES

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UUCW Supports

Holy Assumption Food Pantry


The food pantry collection for June, July, and August the pantry will be Holy Assumption Food Pantry in West Allis.


Items needed are:

jams and jellies

canned meats and tuna

canned fruit and veggies


Place items in the bin in the East foyer. Questions? Contact Ellen Newbauer.

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June Split the Plate Partner Worthy Now

Prison Ministry Network


Worthy Now invites people on both sides of prison walls into beloved community. We declare that all persons are worthy of love, respect, and support — not at some future time when we are better people — but as we are right now.

ALL ABOUT WORTHY NOW
DONATE TODAY!

FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING

CommUUnity Connections

provides a helping hand or tangible support to members of the church community in times of need.


CommUUnity Connections coordinator Kathy Lake created a Meal Train page for member Johanna Kaye. Meal Train is a way to organize meals for UUCW members in need of a few meals. It is easy to sign up to bring a meal to Johanna and her family.

MORE DETAILS AND JOIN THE MEAL TRAIN

With the sad news of Dennis Wanless' passing, the Meditation Group has changed their meeting location: 


The meditation group will meet at UUCW every Wednesday at 10 AM for 45 minutes (less if you so desire). If weather allows we can meditate outside near the west entrance and parking lot ( please bring a lawn chair).


If the weather is inclement we will meditate in the sanctuary. Please consider bringing a friend. 

Online Chair Yoga 

Tuesdays at 10 am 


Rev. Monica Cummings continues leading this group each week – new participants always welcome. Join from the convenience of home – or from your vacation spot! 


“I know I have gotten benefits from the class, and I like the Zoom format. Not having to haul equipment somewhere is a plus, and I like being able to just jump on and jump off. Rev. Monica does a great job.”

                                  --  Candy F. 

SIGN UP TODAY!

Summer RE Program


UU Play!

Ages 4-11+

Now thru Sept. 4

 

Children experience true learning when having fun so get ready for sharing, games, and activities.

MORE ABOUT UU PLAY!

Summer yUUth Events 


Special events for middle- and high-school youth are being planned for fun and fellowship…game/movie nights, creative afternoons, and more! A final schedule was not ready in time to publish here, but those registered for RE – this past year or now – will receive it when complete. 

REGISTER TO BE ADDED TO THE RE COMMUNICATION LIST

PHOTO and DRAWINGS OF THE WEEK

UUA General Assembly Trees. Rev. Denise has always kept her creativity idling while she meditates on what she learns in meetings and seminars. GA is no different. Inspiried by a photo taken by member David Stokes, Rev. Denise has created a series of colorful and magical trees.

Next Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 10:00 AM

UUA’s General Assembly Worship"

The Rev. Gretchen Haley


This holiday weekend service will be from General Assembly and features a great choir and choice ministers. The Rev. Gretchen Haley, Senior Minister of the Foothills Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Collins, CO will lead the 2022 Sunday Service at GA. Additional worship team members include Rev. Sean Neil-Barron and Shari Halliday-Quan.


Join us online or in person in our sanctuary with a Board of Trustees representative as your in-person host.

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