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This Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 10:00 AM
"Love, Fear, Truth, Ancestors:
Stories of Courage and Compassion"
 The Rev. Suzelle Lynch
and Friends

When we reflect on our lives and experiences, the stories we tell can connect us to a fountain of wisdom and courage for living. Join us today for reflections that offer inspiration and nourishment for living in our challenging times.
CHURCH LIFE
Let us salute all those brave men and women who fought for our country.

Wishing you a joyful and safe holiday celebration.

Happy 4th of July!

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

Chat with other members,
friends, and visitors before
the service formally begins.
UUCW will be hosting a
Community Blood Drive
Wednesday, July 29
from 1:00 - 6:00 pm

Get your COVID-19 Antibody Status - Free antibody testing is offered.

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.
The Lay Pastoral Care Team
is sponsoring a webinar
"Wills, Estates, and Trusts"
Sunday, July 12 from 12 to 1:30 pm

In this online webinar, local attorney Linda de la Mora, from Von Briesen Law firm, will provide information on estate planning, use of wills, different types of trusts, plus much more.

A few openings are still available. Register today!
Join us for our
Virtual Coffee Hour
after the Worship Service!

 Come talk with Community Builder Brianna Laux Kocis
& UUCW friends.

Members and visitors
are all welcome!

to receive a Zoom link.
The Riepenhoff children stopped by the Rainbow Chest to pick up their Dragon Quest tasks.
UUCW’s Summer RE program,
“The Quest of the Rainbow Dragons”, has begun! It’s not too late to join in on the action! 

This self-paced program, based on a 28-part fantasy/adventure story built around the 7 UU Principles, will run until September 14, 2020 – but the sooner you register the sooner you can start hearing the story and completing Dragon Tasks. Contact Dave Cicero with questions or for more info.
Joys & Concerns has moved to 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.
Fresh Summer Produce is Here!

The Alsum Farm Stand will return this summer to UUCW's east property. The family-run stand will offer a variety of produce as well as sweet corn from July 1-October 31.

Stand Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 3 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm

LIVING OUR VALUES
Peace Action Wisconsin Connects the Dots Between Global Events and Our Local Community
July Split the Plate Supports Peace Action - Wisconsin

Peace Action-Wisconsin (PAW) is a peace and justice organization which works to abolish the threats of war and nuclear weapons.

Funds donated to PAW through UUCW will go to Peace Action's commitment to raising the awareness of our community and local leaders about the international issues that affect us at home.
UUCW member Almuth Soffee enjoys the benefits of TWO rain barrels at her house.
Earth Ministry Tip
One simple, efficient, low-cost method to reduce the amount of storm water runoff from your property is to use rain barrels. They capture water from a roof and hold it for later use in pots and gardens.

Rain doesn't contain the minerals found in wells or the chlorine in municipal supplies, and its warmer temperature is ideal for watering plants. Rain barrels are easy to install, and available from many sources. 
Get involved in a new campaign or learn about the work of community organizers.
MICAH/WISDOM’s
"Summer of Solidarity"
Webinar Series has begun!
Saturdays, 10 am - noon

July 11th Topic:
" Immigration "

Join us each Saturday for an interactive webinar,
each highlighting a different issue.

Summer Food Donations Support IRM and BLM Protesters

Help Sadie Sveum fill her
purple porch tub!

The Social Action Committee has chosen to collect summer food donations for two worthy causes doing important work in the Milwaukee area: Invisible Realities Ministry Church and
BLM Protesters via ZAO Church.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
It's time for a
Gen UU Virtual Discussion Hour
Monday, July 20 at 7 pm
Connect with other adults
(18-35 yrs old) this summer!

What has been filling up your heart lately? How do our faith and spirituality "show up" in our daily lives? What have you been most proud of learning lately? 

Contact Chelsey Nesbit if you would like to receive a Zoom invite. 
Men's Breakfast Zoom Group

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

Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 am

Contact  Jerry Kashmerick
 to receive a Zoom meeting link.
"Fellowship Circle"
Check-In Group Meets
July 8 at 7 pm

Weekly Zoom Fellowship Circle for conversation and sharing begins soon - hosted by the trained caring listeners of the Lay Pastoral Care Team (LPCT).
The Wednesday Book Group
is discussing
The Island of Sea Women ,
by Lisa See at its meeting on Wednesday, July 8 at 7 pm .

Set amid sweeping historical events, this book is the extraordinary story of Young-sook and Mi-ja, the free-diving women of South Korea’s Jeju Island.

Please contact Kathy Schwei
if you would like to be added to the Zoom invite
The Great Books Group
is discussing Second Nature: A Gardener's Education by Michael Pollen in its Zoom meeting on Monday, July 13 at 10 am .

Those interested in joining the Zoom group meeting should contact Sue Morgan . Those interested in using e-mail to express their thoughts should contact Joyce Prewitt .
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
July is the time to enjoy nature's floral fireworks. UUCW member Kathy Herrewig tends to her flowers in her backyard butterfly garden. Share with us what is keeping you busy this summer. Send your pictures to Kelly Bognar , Publications Coordinator.
Next Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 10:00 AM
"Existential Angst: Facing One’s Demons
in an Uncertain World"
Pulpit Guest: Philip Chard
Worship Coordinator:
Kathy White

Fear can be the most potent and debilitating human emotion. One challenging variant of fear is “existential angst,” which is primarily a spiritual malady rather than a psychological one. We will examine the experience of existential angst, how it takes the soul hostage, and what we can do to overcome it.
Come  as  you   are  - leave inspired!