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UUCW E-News

Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 10:00 AM

"The Body is NOT An Apology"

ONLINE ONLY uucw.org/livestream

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SUNDAY'S ORDER OF SERVICE

The Rev. Denise Cawley


In the new year, we are inundated with messages uplifting thin bodies. While some of it is well-intentioned, much of it is a societal obsession with body types that are not achievable. We are created beautiful and health comes in many sizes and shapes. We do not need to wait to feel beautiful, powerful, or worth. Let’s look at ways society feeds us messages that are not helpful to our health or wellbeing while we honor all our bodies have done to care for us.

WATCH LAST SUNDAY'S SERVICE

CHURCH LIFE

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Rev. Suzelle's Retirement

Celebration is Almost Here!


Saturday, January 22

Now offering everyone many choices and opportunities to participate:


Drive-Thru Adios! 12:30 - 1 pm

UUCW's East Parking Lot

  

Bonfire Bye-Bye! 1- 3 pm

In-person Outdoors in our Backyard


Online Adieu! 6 pm on Zoom

DETAILS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO SAY FAREWELL
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In-Person Worship and Meetings Temporarily Suspended

Jan. 3rd through 23rd


A message from the Board of Trustees


As we begin this new year, we anticipated the continued expansion of opportunities to gather as a community in person.  Our major concern is always the health and welfare of our church community (which includes our beloved staff).  

MORE FROM THE BOARD
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Did you know that UUCW

has a Covenant of Right Relations policy?


Learn how UUCW is committed to creating a supportive, mutually respectful atmosphere.


FIND OUT MORE FROM AHMAD
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An Additional Listening Session

is Available!

We’ve had such great participation in our Ministerial Transitions Listening Sessions that we’ve added one more session on Sunday, January 23 from 11:30-12:30. So, if you missed signing up for a Listening Session or found that they were already full, please click HERE to register for the January 23rd session. 


If you have any questions, please reach out to Laurie Boddie or Pam Beattie. 

MORE SESSIONS AND INFO
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Honor UUCW's

60th Diamond Jubilee

with a Gift of Support


Mark our 60th Anniversary and the appreciation for Rev. Suzelle Lynch’s many years of ministry.


Consider a donation to the Diamond Jubilee Fund to support UUCW on its 60th birthday!

MORE ABOUT YOUR NEEDED SUPPORT
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Build 2020 Thank You! 


We rededicated our space on January 9th at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration. But no celebration can be complete without thanking everyone who contributed to the project! We would like to thank you with – a lovely faceted crystal drop!   


Pick up your crystal anytime on Wednesday, January 19 from 9 - 2 pm. Or request it to be mailed to you by contacting Vicki Banville

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What You Can Do to Reduce Mass Incarceration in WI?


Saturday, January 15th

at 10 am on Zoom


Join us for a WISDOM/EXPO Presentation on the

WI Transformational Justice Campaign.

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
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We are here to Listen.

As we go through many complications with families and loved ones around pandemic, as well as our longtime minister, Reverend Suzelle leaving, some of you might have additional needs for someone to vent or listen to your story.


To get assigned to a Lay Pastoral Care list enter, email Reverend Denise and she will help you make a match for someone to be your listener while you share your story with them. Know this is confidential.

FAQs OF LAY PASTORAL CARE
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Religious Education Classes Move Online 


Sunday Religious Education classes (for K-Gr.5) through January 23 will be held online only, at 9am. Middle School RE is canceled this week (1/9 only).


All families registered for RE classes (all grade levels) will receive the most recent updates to any programs.

RE REGISTRATION
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Show Your Love -

Send us a Selfie Today!


In preparation for our February 13th service "Love is a Verb," Rev. Denise is asking everyone to send in a selfie either wearing "Side with Love" apparel or holding a sign. Photos received by Feb 8th will be included in a service presentation. Send your group or individual pic to photos@uucw.org

DOWNLOAD & PRINT A SIGN
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You can also pick up a printed sign from the bin located outside of UUCW's East entrance.


Or order a shirt from UUCW's Redbubble Merchandise Shop. Partial proceeds go to UUCW. Order a black or yellow shirt only as other colors do not offer enough contrast. Please check delivery dates when you order.

ORDER FROM REDBUBBLE
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Share Joys & Concerns

in the E-news


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. Denise.


There are no publicly shared Joys and Concerns this week.

SHARE YOUR JOY OR CONCERN

LIVING OUR VALUES

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Guest House Meal Prep Canceled


Guest House has suspended meal deliveries due to Covid spread among their residents. Since they do not need any food contributions, UUCW will NOT be taking a meal on January 15th as was planned.


If you'd like to help the Guest House in this time of need, they are requesting either donation of sandwiches for their lunch program or monetary donations. Please go to the Guest House website for more details on how you can help.

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UUCW Supports House of Peace Food Pantry in January


Please continue your help to those in need this winter. The House of Peace site provides an emergency food pantry to Milwaukee area residents. Your donations can be placed in the bin in our foyer at any time. If you don't have a door code, please come on Wednesdays from 9 am - 2 pm so Vicki can assist you. Thank you for your kindness to our neighbors in need!

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Our Split the Plate Partner is the Islamic Society of Milwaukee


January donations will be used to purchase items that are needed by the estimated 400 Afghan refugees being resettled in Milwaukee. This includes clothing for men, women, and children, especially winter coats and boots, and a variety of household goods.

MORE ABOUT THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF MILWAUKEE
DONATE TODAY!

FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING

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“Wow, that person

should get an award!”


How often have you said that about an amazing person at UUCW who is deeply involved at the church? 

NOMINATE SOMEONE AMZING TODAY!
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CommUUnity Connections

provides a helping hand

or tangible support

to members of the church community in times of need.


Julie Toman

 is the CommUUnity Connections coordinator for January.

MORE ABOUT JULIE AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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Practice, Question,

Reflect, Connect


Unable to join a UUCW Soul Circle or Writers’ Circle? ContactDave Cicero, DLRE, to learn about: 

  • Soul Matters packets for personal use
  • monthly Soul Matters groups with UUs around the country
  • a spring UU Wellspring program
  • the UUA’s “30 Days of Love”
  • Beloved Conversations (racial justice as a spiritual practice)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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Last month a family of five of deer strolled down the north side of our building.

Next Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 10:00 AM

"Hungering for the Divine"

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Pulpit Guest: Beth Monhollen

Worship Leader:

Kathy Bradshaw


The Universalist side of our UU heritage claims we are all universally worthy and beloved. Yet, that belief can render lived experiences and valuable differences invisible. How do we make space for those on the margins of society, especially the margins of poverty and hunger? How does Universalism call us to honor the particularities within our shared humanity?

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