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This Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"Loved Into Being"
A UUA Stewardship Worship Service

Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t an intellectual exercise: it’s “heart” work. This worship experience features vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, in courage, and in generosity. Join us for this Stewardship Adventure.

The Music Director for this service is Jen Hayman.
CHURCH LIFE
UUCW Ministry Team News

On February 19, a letter from President Laurie Boddie and Rev. Suzelle Lynch went out to all UUCW members with exciting news about an upcoming shift in UUCW’s ministry configuration. Beginning March 8, UUCW will return to a two-minister team, with the Rev. Denise Cawley serving as quarter-time Assistant Minister for Pastoral Care.
Meet the Rev. Denise M. Cawley,
Our New Assistant Minister

Warm Greetings UUCW --

I am so excited to be joining you as your quarter-time Assistant Minister for Pastoral Care. We may have met when I was a guest in UUCW’s pulpit, and I am looking forward to getting to know you all.

I have spent this pandemic year serving UUs in Oregon, right from my office in West Milwaukee, WI.
Embracing Each Other – Embracing Our Future
Each year we hold a pledge drive to fund UUCW’s budget for the next fiscal year (begins May 1). This year, our pledge goal of $430,000 is well on its way to success. One hundred twenty-four households have made their pledges by mail, email, phone call, or online using our Realm database – THANK YOU!
If you haven’t pledged yet, go online at onrealm.org/uucw or email UUCW@uucw.org We need you to Embrace UUCW with generous support!
Don't miss the awesome performance by the Kaleidoscope Band!

It's not too late to RSVP for our Embracing Pledge Celebration Saturday, March 6
beginning at 6:30 pm. 
How has your life changed because of the pandemic?

Tell us YOUR story…
Staying COVID-safe has challenged all of us this year. We’re longing to reconnect with our beloved UU Church West community. The Journal of Our UUCW Pandemic Year is here to help. 

Share your experiences and send us photos of yourself! We’ll gather everyone’s stories in the Journal and share them with our beloved congregation.
Journal submissions are due Friday, March 5th!
UUCW Members Rob and Karen Zimmerman share their story.
It’s Time to Nominate Church Members for the 2020-2021
Trustee Awards!

Awards are given to members who took action exhibiting excellence, initiative, and commitment or who enhanced the life of the congregation through a project or over time.

Nominate an awesome person today! The submission deadline is April 11th.
UUCW is Hosting a Blood Drive!
Tuesday, March 16
1pm – 6pm

All donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Plasma from antibody-positive donations may help current coronavirus patients in need.

By donating at this blood drive, you are helping one or more graduating
Brookfield East seniors earn a scholarship!
Team-Workers Needed

The Worship Ministry Team is seeking people who are interested in being Worship Leaders -- those are the volunteers who work with our awesome pulpit guests. The team provides training and mentoring, the UUCW staff help with the "technical stuff," Rev. Suzelle is ready with ideas and resources. Come build community with fellow members and join the fun! Contact the Worship Ministry Team.
Registration for Virtual GA 2021
is Now Open!
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. Anyone may attend. The 2021 UUA General Assembly will be a 100% virtual event. Let’s reach record-breaking attendance June 23-27, 2021!
Share Joys & Concerns in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter

Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below and choose whether you'd like them shared in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter email message or shared privately with Rev. Suzelle.
LIVING OUR VALUES
Your favorite casserole can
help those in need.

It's UUCW's turn at Guest House
Saturday, March 20th.

Please help us provide meals to homeless men in the Milwaukee area. Although we're not able to serve the meal ourselves, the Guest House appreciates our contributions. Click below, then read the instructions carefully to volunteer to bring a dish. Questions? Contact Eileen Gleeson.
Food Drive Volunteers Needed

UUCW members have an opportunity to volunteer on Friday morning, March 26, from 10:15 to 12:30 pm to help distribute food boxes for the Waukesha County Mobile Food Pantry at Burleigh Elementary School, 16185 Burleigh Pl, Brookfield.  
We need 6 - 10 volunteers for an all UUCW crew to assist food pantry and school district personnel to load boxes of food into the cars of recipients. 
Social Action Team Announces
"Racism in America: Speaker Series"

The United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay is sponsoring eight presentations on the history and societal impact of race in America. This series is offered on-line each Thursday at 7 pm through March 18. Join Brady Henderson, Cream City Law, LLC, as he discusses “Race and the Criminal Justice System” on March 11 at 7 pm.
March Split the Plate Supports Riverwest Food Pantry

It will take all of us standing together to get through these difficult times.
With the challenges of the pandemic, Riverwest has seen a 30% increase in requests for food assistance in 2020. Your generous support is urgently needed.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Catch the Winter Story Hike Before it Melts Away

Just like the snow, the Outdoor Story Hike must soon come to an end. Animals in Winter is ready for families to read along a trail on the UUCW grounds through early March. It starts at the East entrance and loops onto the “East Property” and back. Maps are at the trail’s start.

Questions? Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE. Send photos of your story adventure to Kelly Bognar.
Great Books Discusses
A Gentleman in Moscow
by Amor Towles
Monday, March 8th - 10 am

Those interested in joining the Zoom group meeting should contact Sue Morgan. Those interested in using e-mail to express their thoughts should contact Joyce Prewitt.

Wednesday Night Book Group
are discussing
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
by Helen Simonson

Wednesday, Mar. 10 - 7 pm

To receive the Zoom link,
contact Kathy Schwei

Online UUCW Chair Yoga 
Tuesdays at 10 am. Led by Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings, of Bradford Community Church UU (Kenosha)

“It was a pleasure meeting everyone, and participating in the class.” - Iris N.

Register HERE for an hour of self-care and connection – of mind & body, and with fellow practitioners.
$10/single session; $35/calendar month (5 Tuesdays in March!); $75/10 sessions (no time limit!)

Questions? Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Stewardship Committee Members Lynn Kapitan, Jeanne Baker, and Leslie Peterson safely package the treats for Saturday's Pledge Drive event. While it is too late to sign up for a snack pack, you can still enjoy an evening of wonderful entertainment. RSVP TODAY!
Next Sunday, March 14, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"The Commitment of Rocks"
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch

Trust is a fundamental human need, and we learn trust and practice it within relationships. As Jewish philosopher/scholar Martin Buber noted, “The human being is the promise-making, promise-keeping, promise-breaking, promise-renewing creature.” We learn trust and the practice of promises within committed partnerships, loyal friendships, and yes, in our covenantal relationship with the members of our congregation, and with the church itself. Let’s explore.
Come as you are - leave inspired!