UUCW E-News
This Sunday, February 23, 2020
10:00 am
"What the Frog Knew"
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch

Resilience is a quality that helps us "bounce back," when we've been knocked down. What helps us build resilience in ourselves, and in our community? The Frog knows, and after today, you'll know, too!

Special Music today
from the UUCW Adult Choir.
CHURCH LIFE

It's time to Pledge to Support UUCW for 2020-21!

Adults: LEAP LAUNCH Pledge Party
Children: Hop downstairs for fun
February 29 6:00-8:00 pm 

RSVP by this Sunday, February 23
Need a ride? Sign up for a UU-ber!
Food, Fun, Friends & Financial Pledging
It's the best party of the year!
Need financial support
for a good UUCW cause?
The Endowment Fund Committee distributes money in the form of grants for projects aligned with the interests of our church. We are blessed to announce that funds may be available for the next fiscal year. 
Do you appreciate all that UUCW brings to your life? Are you looking for a way to give back?

The Nominating Committee is looking for one more candidate to serve a term on the Board of Trustees.

If you are interested in providing this important service to our congregation, contact Vicki Brzeski.
Unitarian Universalists believe that every child brings new hope into the world.

Our ceremony of Child Dedication will be held on Sunday, March 22.

Please express your interest in having a child dedicated by March 8.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
ENCORE! Our YRUU teens are reprising their roles as pigs and wolves in
"Piggsburgh: An Intercultural Experience"

Sunday, Feb. 23 - 2:00 pm
School Sisters of Notre Dame Auditorium
13105 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove (use West or East entrance/parking lot)

Come and remind yourself of their message of inclusion and learn about the SSND's mission of Peacebuilding.
Join the PieceMakers Quilt Group!

Visit the Winter Quilt Show in
West Bend on Saturday, February 29.

Meet at UUCW at 9:30 am to carpool.
Visit the Sew Many Pieces quilt shop, enjoy lunch, then visit the quilt show.

RSVP by Wednesday, February 26.
For info, contact Carolyn Lawrence.
Join the
DUUversity Theatre Group
for dinner, discussion, and a show!

No Wake  by Erica Berman
March 1st at 2:00 pm
Milwaukee Chamber Theater -
Studio Theatre
Broadway Theatre Center
158 N. Broadway, MKE
Four Sunday Sessions on
End-of-Life Issues

Planning in advance for how you’d like medical, legal, financial, and spiritual decisions to be handled at the end of your life is a gift to yourself and loved ones.

The Lay Pastoral Care Team is offering this series with local speakers to provide information and answer questions. 

Feb 23, March 22, April 5, and May 3
12:00 - 1:30 pm
"Reversals, Resilience
and Spirituality"
is the topic for
Tap Roots: A Pub Spirituality Group
on Monday Feb. 24th - 7pm
at The Silver Spur
13275 W Watertownplank Rd.

We will discuss this and more over your preferred beverage and food.
Warm Your Heart with
the Song Circle Gathering
Friday, February 21 at 7 pm

Sing songs of love, community, peace, and winter beauty. Easy to learn songs will include classic songs, hymns, and rounds. This adult Song Circle is open to the public, so bring your friends!
February is Black History Month

Visit the UUCW Library (room UL3) after service and browse the growing African-American History Collection in the bookcase near the window.

You can also find books about
anti-racism and the monthly Soul Matters theme, Wisdom.
LIVING OUR VALUES
We want your old cell phones!
The Earth Ministry Team is partnering with the Milwaukee County Zoo on a recycling challenge -
Gorillas on the Line… Answer the Call

Old cell phones and other electronic devices will be recycled to benefit gorilla conservation programs.
Place devices in the collection box in the church foyer.
Do you wish you could go get electricity from renewable sources, but can’t figure out how?
Some UUCW members are getting 50% of their electricity from wind power without any additional cost!

Visit the Earth Ministry Table in the Community Room this Sunday to find out how you can support renewable energy.
February Split the Plate
Supports the International Institute of Wisconsin

IIW seeks to bring people together to understand their local and global neighbors
In February, the non-perishable food collection will go to the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry .

 A volunteer is needed to deliver collected food at the end of the month. Please contact Ellen Newbauer via the church office.
Photo of the Week
Rob Zimmerman and Rev. Suzelle trading tall tales about exceeding the speed limit on their knee-scooters.
Next Sunday, March 1, 2020
10:00 am
" Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves! "
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch

March is Women's History Month, and we're taking time to
celebrate some amazing UU women who have influenced our world for the better.
Our explorations will be accompanied by music from the Kaleidoscope Worship Band.
UUCW's monthly
West Wind newsletter features
in-depth articles and announcements.
Download the February edition or previous editions.
Come  as  you   are  - leave inspired!