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This Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 10:00 AM
“Real Life in Black and White – Part One”
UUCW Member Melissa Taylor
and the Rev. Suzelle Lynch 

Melissa Taylor is a longtime UU, a Black woman, and a healthcare professional. She joined UUCW after being a member of Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine for many years. She has served on the Endowment Fund Committee and is a member of the EarthSpirit Team. Today, she shares her experiences and reflections on racism and racial justice. 

PLEASE NOTE: NO ZOOM COFFEE HOUR TODAY - JOIN THE CONVERSATION, "REAL LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE - PART 2"


After the service, Melissa Taylor and her partner Shawn Fanning will host a Zoom conversation called, “Real Life in Black & White – Part Two: A Place for Questions and Answers.” The zoom link will be shared via REALM on Sunday morning before the service - watch for it. Your questions and thoughts are welcome! 
CHURCH LIFE
Welcome to the New Church Year!
A Video Message from Your UUCW Staff

It's going to be a great year at UUCW, with worship to stir our souls and religious education for all ages to deepen our understanding. We're excited about our small groups for connection, caring and spiritual development, and our shared work to build a more just, equitable, environmentally-sustainable and anti-oppressive community. Ingathering Sunday is September 13 (see below for more details!). We look forward to enjoying it all with you!

Get connected to
Sunday's Service Livestream as early as 9:40 am!

Chat with other members,
friends, and visitors before
the service formally begins. Remember - you do not have to have a Facebook profile to view the service! It's open to everyone.
Want to Know What UUCW Members Think About Dismantling White Supremacy?

Seventy-seven members offered feedback on the resolutions about Building a Beloved Community by Dismantling White Supremacy Culture and adding an 8th Principle to the Unitarian Universalist Association's seven existing principles. The plan is to consider these resolutions at a Congregational Meeting in late October. Click below for a summary of members' thoughts and ideas!
Registration Now Open for 2020-21 Religious Education
for Children & Youth

Enrich your family’s spiritual growth this church/school year – take part in RE programming while remaining “safer at home.” Many of the programs this year revolve around similar themes, complementing each other to create an experience the entire family can enjoy together.
LEAP! Auction is
November 14th
LEAP! The Fabulous Auction
is Coming this Fall

Food, entertainment, and the chance to bid and win fabulous auction items is coming up on November 14 - to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home! 

C'mon and LEAP into this unique experience with UUCW and our favorite Drag Queen, Dear Ruthie! Watch for information on making LEAP Auction Donations in your mailbox soon.

Contact the Auction Team now if you just can't wait to be part of the fun!
Share Joys & Concerns in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter

Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below and to choose whether you'd like them shared in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter email message or shared privately with Rev. Suzelle.
LIVING OUR VALUES
SOPHIA Supports Jacob Blake

UUCW is a member of SOPHIA,
a coalition of diverse faith communities in Waukesha County. 

SOPHIA embraces policies that dismantle structural racism and raises up the voices of our marginalized neighbors - and urges us to contribute to a fund for Jacob Blake, victim of a police shooting in Kenosha.
August Split the Plate Supports Rid Racism Milwaukee

Rid Racism is an all-volunteer nonprofit network dedicated to dismantling all forms of racism and racial inequities through collaborations, education, dialogue, advocacy and action.
“Safe, sufficient, adequate, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation” is a
human right according to the United Nations.

Right here in Wisconsin, many people are denied this right.
You can be a hero at UUCW's
Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, September 23 from 1 - 6 pm

There is an urgent need for
blood and platelets.

Please share this information with others so that we can make this a very successful Blood Drive.
Sadie Sveum thanks
Julie Toman and others for their generous donations of food and masks!
The Social Action Committee has chosen to collect summer food donations for two worthy causes doing important work in the Milwaukee area: BLM Protesters via ZAO Church and Invisible Realities Ministry Church. IRM has also requested masks for their members.
Blessings Abound: Walk & Roll-Through Ingathering Service with Water Communion - Sept 13

Our Ingathering Service at 10 a.m. on September 13 is a Celebration of Renewal for our 2020-21 Church Year! Blessings -- including Water Communion and dedicating the new West Gateway on our property created by Eagle Scout Candidate Spencer Harris, will be offered in TWO Ways! Live walk-or-roll (wheelchairs and walkers welcome) in the UUCW West Parking Lot at (masks and social-distancing required) - AND - live-streamed via UUCW Facebook page. Whether you come over to church physically, join in online, or do both, we know you’ll enjoy the festivities and surprises!
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Learn Something New at the Gen UU PowerPoint Party!

Join Gen UU, a UUCW social group for 18-35 year-olds, for their
PowerPoint Party on Zoom.

Monday, August 31 at 6 pm
Newcomers are welcome.
Contact Chelsey Nesbit for the Zoom meeting link and let her know what your presentation will be
by Sunday, August 30th
"Fellowship Circle"
Check-In Group Meets
September 2 at 7 pm

Zoom Fellowship Circle moves to first and third Wednesday nights beginning in September! Join the caring listeners of the Lay Pastoral Care Team (LPCT) for this wide-ranging, compassionate conversation.
Men's Breakfast Group

Join the conversation on
current events, religious philosophy, good movies,
vacation spots, seminal books, and more.

Contact Jerry Kashmerick to receive a Zoom meeting link.

The Great Books Group
discusses
"Becoming" by Michelle Obama
Monday, September 14 at 10 am

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

PHOTO THE WEEK
Thank you to UUCW member Jim Maletta who has been completing a variety of repairs and projects in the church building over the last few weeks. Are you looking for something to do outside the house? Consider volunteering at the church. There are a variety of small projects and repairs that are on the to-do-list. Social distancing and wearing a mask is required if others are present. If interested, please contact Vicki Banville, Church Administrator.
Next Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Union Power in a Pandemic
Guest Speaker: Janet Veum
Worship Leader: Kathy White

For generations, working people have pooled their strength by coming together in unions. Labor Day normally is a time to reflect on our achievements but there’s nothing normal about this year. A pandemic has laid bare the deep cracks that run along racial and economic fault lines in our country. Together in union, working people are meeting this moment of reckoning in innovative, messy, painful, and ultimately inspiring ways.
Come as you are - leave inspired!