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This Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM

"Brain Tune-UP"

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SUNDAY'S ORDER OF SERVICE

Rev. Denise Cawley

with Rev. Suzelle Lynch


Our culture is finally learning that our brains are attached to the rest of our bodies. We are unable to address physical health separately from mental health. Like an oil change, or a tune up on a car, mental check-ups are integral to overall health. Let’s demystify mental health as we look at the ways our bodies store pain, trauma and illness.

WATCH LAST SUNDAY'S SERVICE
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Join us for service online at www.uucw.org/livestream

- or -

join us in person outdoors to watch the livestream service on a big screen then enjoy our social hour!


Children age 6 and up will have Religious Education during service. Masks required for everyone – and don't forget to bring a lawn chair!


Outdoor gatherings will now continue until November 7th!

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BREAKING NEWS: We Return to Indoor Worship November 14!


We are happy to announce that our Re-Opening COVID-19 (ROC-19) Task Force has given us the go-ahead to begin holding indoor worship services beginning November 14. Online service broadcasts will continue, and COVID precautions will remain in place.

MORE ABOUT THIS GREAT NEWS
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This Sunday's After-Service Chat


Join Rev. Denise Cawley and a panel of UUCW members who have backgrounds in mental health and crisis work for a discussion about the ways to address anxiety, mental health, trauma, and crisis care for you and your loved ones.


The conversation will begin around 11:15 am. This chat will be in person, outdoors, if we have good weather on Sunday and it will be on Zoom at https://bit.ly/UUCWchat if we are rained out. Join us! 

MORE ABOUT THE CHAT
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Just in Case You Missed It...


Rev. Suzelle Lynch's

Retirement Plans


Last week the Board of Trustees and Reverend Suzelle Lynch announced Rev. Suzelle's plans to retire at the end of January 2022.

READ THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
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Wondering if outdoor services are canceled due to weather?


Look for cancelation notifications in these locations on Sunday morning:


UU Church West Facebook page www.facebook.com/uuchurchwest


Realm message in your email


UUCW’s main website page www.uucw.org

CHURCH LIFE

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Sunday Volunteers Needed!


We’re so grateful to the folks who help at each week's service. As long as the weather permits, we will continue to gather together outdoors until November 7th, in-person at 10 am, and watch the livestream service together.


We thank our volunteers who help make this community-building gathering happen every Sunday!

DETAILED TASK DESCRIPTIONS AND SIGN UP
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It's a HallUUween Party!

October 31, 11:30am – 1:30pm 


A family-friendly celebration of the holiday, outdoors at UUCW. Games, scavenger hunt, labyrinth, treats (no tricks!), costume contest and prizes.

Co-hosted by UUCW & First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee; volunteers welcome.

DETAILS AND RSVP
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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.


SHARE YOUR JOY OR CONCERN

LIVING OUR VALUES

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Scrap Metal & Household Fabric Collection Fund-Raiser

Sat., Nov. 6th - 8 am to noon



At UUCW, we LOVE to recycle! And now, recycling can help us raise funds for our beloved church. Save your scrap metal, clothing and household linens, and bring them to the church parking lot on Saturday, November 6 from 8 am to noon. This event is co-sponsored by Earth Ministry and the Stewardship Team.

MORE DETAILS PLUS VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
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It takes a village...or a church!

We need everyone to help prepare the church property for winter. Please consider volunteering some time to the Campus Cleanup when you bring in your Scrap Metal & Textile donations.  


Join other members on Saturday, November 6 from 9 am-noon to help with weeding, clearing plant debris, laying mulch, raking leaves, and picking up sticks.

MORE DETAILS AND SIGN UP
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Our October Split the Plate Partner is Peace Learning Center


Click below to learn how the Peace Learning Center of Milwaukee is teaching peaceful options for dealing with and de-escalating conflicts. 

MORE ABOUT THE PEACE LEARNING CENTER
DONATE TODAY!
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The Social Action Council has shared a new report from the Sentencing Project, The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons. The report shows that, nationwide, African-American people are incarcerated in state prisons at five times the rate of whites. Amid a grim national picture, Wisconsin again has the highest rate of African-American incarceration of any state in the nation. Please read and share this sobering report, and join our efforts to end this injustice. To get involved in the Social Action Council, contact Tom Moore.

SEE THE FULL REPORT
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BLM2WUU is pleased to announce that it has scheduled its free, virtual


Reparations Workshop

Saturday, November 13

10 am to 1 pm


All UUs are welcome. Register soon, space is limited. We hope you're able to join us!

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
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SOPHIA’s Annual Prayer Breakfast


  • Saturday, November 6
  • 10:00 am -11:15 am
  • held outdoors at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St, Waukesha, WI 53188
  • Includes a silent auction!
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
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UUCW Supports Invisible Reality Ministries' Food Pantry in October.


Sadie Sveum will collect food on her porch in Wauwatosa. Contact Sadie to get her address or to schedule a pickup.

Thank you to all for anything you can contribute.


Monetary donations are welcome and can be sent to IRM, 2700 N. 54th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210.

FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING

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Community Connections

provides a helping hand

or tangible support

to members of the church community in times of need.


Sarah Harris

 will be the Community Connections coordinator for October.

LEARN ABOUT SARAH AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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UUCW “Common Read”: 

Widening the Circle of Concern 

Sat., Nov. 6, 9:30 am on Zoom 


Discuss the first section/s (“Congregations & Communities” and “Governance”) of these recommendations for dismantling racism and how UUCW might implement them. Our goal is for all at UUCW to attend at least one session this year. A review of other sections of the book will follow each month.

INFO AND REGISTRATION
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Join us for Religious Education!


Online RE starts at 9 am. Registration is necessary, to receive the Zoom link.


In-person RE starts at 10 am outdoors at UUCW and is open to visitors, drop-ins, and registered students alike.


YRUU (high school youth group) meets outdoors at UUCW at 11:30 am.

REGISTER TODAY!

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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Tom Ness and Almuth Soffee planted the Autumn Blaze Maple tree that was used in our May Beltane service. Planted only two weeks ago, the tree is now living up to its namesake as it is ablaze of red. Thank you, Tom and Almuth!

Next Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 10:00 AM

"Samhain: Ritual, Relationship and Remembering"

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Rev. Suzelle Lynch and

the EarthSpirit Team


Samhain (pronounced SOW-en and also known as Hallowe’en) is a celebration of the final fall harvest and is the ancient Celtic New Year. At Samhain, it was said that the “veil between the worlds” grew thin and that the spirits of our beloved dead could visit the land of the living bringing wisdom and advice. Today we set a feast table in honor of those we have lost, and remember them with love.

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