UUCW E-News
This Sunday, December 15, 2019
10:00 am
"Songs of Awe and Wonder"
UUCW Adult Choir, Multigen Choir, and special guests,
with the Rev. Suzelle Lynch,
Jen Nicolosi, Lead Music Director;
and Ruben Piirainen, Music Director

Traditional, contemporary, and unexpected holidays songs and awe-inspiring stories and reflections will lift your spirits this morning.

Invite your friends!
CHURCH LIFE
Get Festive This Sunday!

Join in the fun by wearing your most joyful holiday sweater, socks, hat, or other apparel!
Celebrate Winter Solstice!

Friday, December 20 — 7 pm
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch, EarthSpirit Team & Dancers, and Solstice Singers

Join us as we honor the moment when night is longest with darkness, drumming, stories and a powerful earth-based ritual to “call for the sun’s return.”
Awesome!

I invite you to express gratitude for all things, big and little — for even the seemingly small things in life embody some form of the miraculous.
Drivers Needed!
Are you coming to church
on Sunday anyways?

Pick up a fellow congregant on your way to UUCW! Drivers can sign up for as many Sundays as they are able to accommodate monthly.
Your Fruits and Nuts
Orders are Here!

Please pick up your order in the Community Room after the service.

Thank you to all who supported the Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations with their efforts to support the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee!
Our Fundraising Raffle is off to a great start – but we need YOU to sell tickets!
Pick up a 5 or 10 pack of tickets today in the Community Room. No advance payment is needed – just return the collected money with your completed ticket stubs.

We would like to challenge everyone to sell at least FIVE tickets to make our Raffle a complete success. 
Next Sunday (12/22) we will award a $100 Bartolotta restaurant certificate to the person who sold the most between December 1st and December 18th.  Join the competition! Another $100 certificate will be awarded for top sales between December 19th and January 9th.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
The Lay Pastoral Care Team offers care and presence during the stressful holiday season.

There is help for these people who are stressed out over the holidays. The Lay Pastoral Care Team is a group of trained, confidential, non-judgmental listeners who will not offer advice. 
Healing After Loss Group Provides Opportunity to Share

Wednesday, December 18
1:00 – 3:00 pm

This confidential group is for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one at any time. Whether you feel comfortable sharing or just listening, you are most welcome. We are all here to support one another.
Save the Date!
"Old Befana"
Saturday, January 4 - 4:00 pm

UUCW is excited to host the only
Milwaukee-area performance of this family-friendly musical.
Performed by composer Ken Lonnquist and his talented troupe of actor-singers. A potluck will follow the performance.
Join PieceMakers, the affinity group for people interested in sewing and quilting.

Next PieceMakers Meeting:
Saturday, December 21 - 9:30 am

All ages and levels of sewers and quilters are welcome, from beginners to experts.
LIVING OUR VALUES
Recycle Your Old
Holiday Lights

Earth Ministry will keep your old lights out of landfills.

Bring them to the church foyer this Sunday.
Bring in Your
Guest at Your Table
Donations this Sunday

Return your Guest at Your Table boxes and envelopes during our Holiday Music Service on
Sunday, December 15!
BLM2WUU Reparations Workshop
Saturday, December 14, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Join the conversation/learning session about reparations and how they might impact our work to support black lives and dismantle white supremacy culture.

Unitarian Church North
13800 N. Port Washington Rd. Mequon
Let's Talk About Race 

Beloved Conversations Program
Registration Now Open!

Beloved Conversations gives us a way to talk about race authentically and courageously. Register today! Explore the role of race/ethnicity plays in your life and at UUCW - and build a stronger community.
December Split the Plate Recipient is Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee (PSGM)

Promoting suicide prevention by providing education, increasing awareness, and facilitating community collaboration.
December Food Collection Benefits Food Pantry of Waukesha County

Please visit the Giving Tree display in the Foyer. The tree's ornaments were created by the Religious Education students and list the Food Pantry's most needed items.

Take one home this Sunday and use it when you go shopping.

Thank you!
Photo of the Week
At last Sunday's Worship for All Ages, our Director of Lifespan Religious Education Dave Cicero helped illustrate the delightful and simple things as Rev. Suzelle read the story "Wonderful Happens."
Next Sunday, December 22, 2019
10:00 am
"Awesome Love in Hard Times:
A Multigenerational Nativity"
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch, Dave Cicero, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, and YRUU Youth Group

It's time for a new telling of the Nativity story. Come hear a tale where gentle people prevail, the powerful and violent lose, and the poor are raised up like kings.

Music today from Julie Thompson.

Nursery care for children 4K and under; No Religious Education classes today.
UUCW's monthly
West Wind newsletter features
in-depth articles and announcements.
Download the December edition or previous editions now.
Come  as  you   are  - leave inspired!