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This Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"Playing Creatively"
Rev. Suzelle Lynch

Play, imagination, and improvisation are important tools for developing our full human potential. They’re also key to deepening our souls. Let’s explore creative play and play around today as we launch our June Soul Matters theme – We are a People of Play!
CHURCH LIFE
Annual Meeting Reminder

UUCW's Annual Meeting is this Sunday, June 6th at 11:30 am. This meeting will be held in Zoom. All official members of UUCW are allowed to attend. Click below for Zoom meeting instructions and the full meeting packet which contains meeting-related documents.
We're Closing the Gap --
But Still Need Your Help

Two weeks ago -- your Stewardship Team wrote to tell you we had a $42,000 budget gap. THANK YOU to all who gave or pledged more!

Our budget gap is now just $30,000 - Please use the Donate button below to make an additional gift - OR email the church office with your amount uucw@uucw.org!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
New Here? Need a UU Refresher? Take the UU Orientation Online!
Coming up June 23,
July 14 & 28 - 7:00 pm

Register now to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and UUCW. All newcomers and current members welcome!
In-Person Summer Fun at UUCW!
Sunday, June 27 at 10 am
 
You’re invited to gather outdoors at UUCW for our special “Sunday Socials” with opportunities to celebrate our summer themes of learning and spiritual growth. Reunite with members and friends while participating in activities for all ages.
Watch the UUA's General Assembly Sunday Service with
UU Church West folks!

June 27th at 11 am CT

Following the Play Social Hour,
UUCW's large tv will be brought outdoors for viewing. If you are unable to join us in person, watch it online.
The Board of Trustees is Seeking Members for the Grounds-Changes Task Force

The Grounds-Changes Task Force will plan for and implement needed changes to the UUCW grounds due to the North Avenue construction project and potential sale of the East Property. Six members will serve and work directly with Vicki Banville, Church Administrator. 
Remembering
Rightie Pappenheim

An in-person memorial service for UUCW member Rightie Pappenheim will be held on Saturday, June 12 at 2 pm at the Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W North Ave, Wauwatosa. Rev. Suzelle Lynch will lead the service. More details will follow about social distancing and masking requirements, and the possibility of an online option.
Notes of sympathy and caring to Rightie's family, including her son John Pappenheim, and step-daughters Carol Masslich and Dianne Haas can be sent to Greg Masslich, 1148 Bobolink Ave. Grafton, WI 53024.
The MidAmerica Region is where UUs visibly live our faith, create connections, grow our membership, and welcome all persons who share our UU values.

MidAmerica Annual Meeting is being held virtually on Saturday, June 26 at 10 am CT. There is no cost to attend. If you would like to become a voting delegate for UU Church West, please contact Vicki Banville.
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
June Donations Support the Menomonee Falls Pantry

The food pantry collection for May is the Menomonee Falls Area Food Pantry. This pantry serves Lannon, Colgate, Hubertus, Richfield, Butler, Brookfield, and Germantown.

Suggested items: cooking oil, condiments, canned tuna, beef, and chili, pasta, rice, crackers, and cereal.
June Donations Support Groundwork Milwaukee

Our Split the Plate partner for June through mid-July is Groundwork Milwaukee.

Groundwork is focused on bringing people into contact with the natural world, in projects that will benefit both the people and the environment.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Join Us for a Book Discussion!

Wednesday Night Book Group:
Circe
by Madeline Miller
Wednesday, June 9 at 7 pm
contact Kathy Schwei for the link

Great Books Group:
Homeland Elegies
by Ayad Akhter
Monday, June 14 at 10 am
contact Sue Morgan for the Zoom link
Join the Men’s Breakfast Group for a conversation on current events, philosophy, movies, vacation spots, seminal books, and more.

The Breakfast Group will meet on Tuesday, June 8 at 8 am at Panera Bread, 2095 N Calhoun Rd., Brookfield (second Tuesday of the month).

The group also meets online on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 am. For more information, contact Jerry Kashmerick.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Last week, "Tea with Rev. D" was held outdoors at UUCW! Attendees included Beth Zaretzke, Susan Endes, Ellen Newbauer, Helen Klimowicz. Join Rev. Denise for the next "Tea" to be held on Zoom at 10-11:30 on June 21. The topic will be "Restorative Play- Summertime Spiritual Practice." Watch for upcoming e-news for more details and registration opportunities.
Next Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 10:00 AM
“The Power of Play”
Worship Leader: Deb Ruesch

Join Worship Ministry Team member Deb Ruesch and her partner Dale Yelich as they explore the importance of play for people of all ages. From enhancing problem-solving skills to alleviating stress, play holds the key to unlocking greater contentment, well-being, and even joy if you allow it in. Come and play with us!
Come as you are - leave inspired!