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UUCW E-News

Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 10:00 AM

“Reflections from the Writing Circle”

The UUCW Writing Circle


On this first Sunday of August, the members of the UUCW Writing Circle led by Helen Ambuel will share their reflections on family, life, and love and on why they write. Come prepared to hear their many voices and thought-provoking prose and poetry.

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

CHURCH LIFE

UUCW Board Announces

New Transition Team


At the July meeting last week, the Board of Trustees approved the members of the Transition Team. This team will serve for the duration of Rev. Jullan’s interim ministry. 

WHO'S ON THE TEAM?

Save the Date...

and start saving your metal,

textiles & plastic bags for


Recycling Day

Saturday, October 15th

8 am - noon at UUCW


UUCW is offering an opportunity to recycle scrap metal, household textiles, clothing, and single-use plastic bags. We hope this becomes an annual fundraiser and a great way for UUCW to support our values. 

ALL THE RECYCLING DETAILS

Register Children & Youth for Fall RE


Plans for Religious Education after Labor Day are being finalized and can be customized to meet the needs of the families that register in advance. Younger students to meet during Sunday worship services – in which older youth can participate, then meet afterward. Special youth classes offered this year, too.

YOUTH INFO & REGISTRATION

Lifespan RE Council

Help shape UUCW’s learning and formation opportunities this coming year for all ages. Two information and planning sessions are scheduled (choose one):


Mon, Aug. 15, 7 pm – Zoom only


Wed, Aug 17, 6:30 pm – at UUCW and on Zoom


Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE for details and to RSVP.

Adult Education/

Faith Formation Sessions


The Principles & Purposes are a key part of Unitarian Universalist theology. AND they may be revised or replaced in the next couple of years. Notify  Dave Cicero, DLRE to learn more about what they are, and the Article II Study Commission's process.


The series begins Sunday, August 28 at 11:45 am. Both in-person and online participation is welcomed.

Saturday, September 17th

4:30 - 7 pm

In UUCW's Big Backyard

Plans are now in motion for the 2022 Chili Cook-off. We’ll enjoy a beautiful autumn evening with fellowship, music, beverages, brownies, and bowls and bowls of delicious UUCW chili! How about lending a hand with this year’s fun and being part of the Chili Team! Contact Lynn Kapitan

ABOUT THE CHILI COOK-OFF

Do you have what it takes to make a Great Pot of Chili? Susan Endes is signed up and ready to take on the competition -- as well as enjoy the fun and fellowship of the Chili Cook-Off. We are looking for 20 19 top-notch chefs and recipes!

SIGN ME UP TO COOK!

Share Joys & Concerns


No joys or concerns this week as we transition to our new minister Rev Jullan. If needed, please reach out to the Lay Pastoral Care Team with co-chairs Mark Steinberg and Mary Wierman.


Or 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. Jullan.

SHARE YOUR JOY OR CONCERN

The Sikh Temple of Oak invites you

to join them in

Remembrance of the Victims of 2012.


Besides the Remembrance Event, there are interfaith and educational events being held from Aug. 5 - 7th so you can learn more about our neighbors, the Sikh faith, and safety in churches. These events are free but pre-registration is required. Our friend Attorney James Santelle is one of the speakers too as the FBI and Dept. of Justice were key in helping with that tragedy. 

SCHEDULED EVENT DETAILS

The Chalice Table is waiting

for your creativity!


You can provide visual interest to viewers in the Sanctuary and online. Your one-month commitment lets you decide how often to change your arrangement. Use flowers (fresh or silk), branches, or other items that reflect the season/service theme. Contact Sarah Frey if you have any questions. Click below for further instructions.

SIGN UP FOR MONTH THAT WORKS FOR YOU


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 July and August the pantry is the 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.

Our Split the Plate Partner

for August is

Repairers of the Breach - MKE


To combat homelessness by providing life-saving, life-sustaining, and life-restoring programs. 

ALL ABOUT ROTB
DONATE TODAY!

FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING

Join a Book Discussion!


The Wednesday Night Book Group meets at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of the month. This month they are discussing Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Newcomers are welcome!

If the weather is nice, the group plans to meet outdoors at UUCW.


Contact Joanne Kopischke for more details.

Join the Men’s Breakfast Group for a conversation on current events, philosophy, movies, vacation spots, seminal books, and more.


The Breakfast Group will meet on Tuesday, August 9 at 8 am at Panera Bread, 2095 N Calhoun Rd., Brookfield (second Tuesday of the month). The group also meets online on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 am. For more information, contact Jerry Kashmerick.

Online Chair Yoga 

Tuesdays at 10 am 

Rev. Monica Cummings leads this mindful practice each week. New participants always welcome.


“Rev. Monica does a great job. I know I have gotten benefits from the classes and will be continuing. I like the Zoom format – not having to (bring myself and props) somewhere is a plus, and I like being able to just jump on and jump off.”   -- Candy F.

INFO AND REGISTRATION

MS & HS youth gather for social and creative experiences!


Friday (Aug. 5), 6-9 pm: Movie/Game Nite @UUCW or Community Drum Circle @Hartland Community Ctr. Contact Dave Cicero asap if you haven’t heard details or to see if it’s still “on”.


Sunday, Aug. 14, 11:15 am-1:45 pm: Metal Art Luncheon (light lunch + metal stamping project/s) at UUCW, led by Melissa Musante. Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE to RSVP.

FULL SUMMER SCHEDULE

CommUUnity Connections

provides a helping hand

or tangible support

to members of the church community in times of need.


Nora Vrakas

is the CommUUnity Connections coordinator for August.

MORE ABOUT COMMUUNITY CONNECTIONS

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Rev. Denise took a well-deserved bow with Ruben and the troupe of vocalists at her final service last Sunday. The moving musical performances alternated with RevD's inspiring words. After the service, the annual outdoor picnic offered fun, food, and farewells. See more pictures on Facebook.

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