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UUCW E-News

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 10:00 AM

"When Everything Is a Gift"

Pulpit Guest: Rev. Rica Kaufel

Worship Leader: Steve Frey


We live in a world where we often feel disconnected from nature, and yet our concern for the survival of the planet can sometimes become overwhelming. Can gratitude be a way for us to reconnect?

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SUNDAY'S ORDER OF SERVICE

CHURCH LIFE

Introducing Rev. Julie Stoneberg

Click the image to hear Rev. Julie's message of eagerness and opportunity to join us at UU Church West.

Here are upcoming Sunday services to meet Rev. Julie!


Sunday, August 14 – "When Everything Is a Gift" Rev. Julie will attend her first UUCW service with a few of her friends. Meet her for a sneak peek and greet in the Community Room after service. 


Sunday, August 21 – “Kaleidoscope Is in The House!” - Enjoy the greatest hits by Kaleidoscope in this special music service where Rev. Julie will be formally introduced to the UU Church West Congregation.


Sunday, August 28 – Rev. Julie’s First Sunday Sermon – Join Rev. Julie for a message of letting go, transition, healing, and growth.


You can contact Rev. Julie at 262-782-3535 x1002 or email Rev. Julie.

Save the Date...

and start saving your metal,

textiles & plastic bags for


Recycling Day

Saturday, October 15th

8 am - noon at UUCW


UUCW is offering an opportunity to recycle scrap metal, household textiles, clothing, and single-use plastic bags. We hope this becomes an annual fundraiser and a great way for UUCW to support our values. 

ALL THE RECYCLING DETAILS

Register Children & Youth for Fall RE


Plans for Religious Education after Labor Day are being finalized and can be customized to meet the needs of the families that register in advance. Younger students to meet during Sunday worship services – in which older youth can participate, then meet afterward. Special youth classes offered this year, too.

YOUTH INFO & REGISTRATION

Lifespan RE Council

Help shape UUCW’s learning and formation opportunities this coming year for all ages. Two information and planning sessions are scheduled (choose one):


Mon, Aug. 15, 7 pm – Zoom only


Wed, Aug 17, 6:30 pm – at UUCW and on Zoom


Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE for details and to RSVP.

UU Principles and Purposes 


Article II of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s bylaws include its Principles & Purposes – a key part of UU theology, AND it is in the process of being revised. Join a discussion series starting Sunday, August 28 at 11:45 am to understand better what they are, and to provide feedback for the UUA's Article II Study Commission. Both in-person and online participation welcome.


Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE to learn more.

Adult Faith Formation Groups


Covenant groups, classes, and discussion groups all complement UUCW worship and contribute to one’s ongoing spiritual development. Sign up for any that meet your interests and commitment level. 

“I always left (our Soul Circle) uplifted and energized. The joys come from the facilitator and the participants. I look forward to another set of sessions.” -- Lynda K., Soul Circle participant

WHAT COURSES ARE BEING OFFERED?

Saturday, September 17th

4 - 7 pm

In UUCW's Big Backyard


Plans are now in motion for the 2022 Chili Cook-off. We’ll enjoy a beautiful autumn evening with fellowship, music, beverages, brownies, and bowls and bowls of delicious UUCW chili! 


Sign up below to lend a hand with this year’s fun event and to be part of the Chili Team. Contact Lynn Kapitan if you have any questions.

SIGN UP TO LEND A HAND!

Do you have what it takes to make a Great Pot of Chili? Susan Endes is signed up and ready to take on the competition -- as well as enjoy the fun and fellowship of the Chili Cook-Off. We are looking for 20 17 top-notch chefs and recipes!

I'M READY TO COOK CHILI!

Share Joys & Concerns


If needed, please reach out to the Lay Pastoral Care Team with co-chairs Mark Steinberg and Mary Wierman.

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. Julie.

SHARE YOUR JOY OR CONCERN

The Chalice Table is waiting

for your creativity!


You can provide visual interest to viewers in the Sanctuary and online. Your one-month commitment lets you decide how often to change your arrangement. Use flowers (fresh or silk), branches, or other items that reflect the season/service theme. Contact Sarah Frey if you have any questions. Click below for further instructions.

SIGN UP FOR MONTH THAT WORKS FOR YOU


Ushers are a core element of our in-person worship. Join the Usher Team!

USHER SIGN UP

You can help make our church a warm and welcoming place by volunteering as a greeter.

GREETER SIGN UP

You can bring joy to folks just by making and serving coffee!

COFFEE SIGN UP

LIVING OUR VALUES

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UUCW Supports

Holy Assumption Food Pantry


The food pantry collection for July and August the pantry is the Holy Assumption Food Pantry in West Allis.


Items needed are:

jams and jellies

canned meats and tuna

canned fruit and veggies


Place items in the bin in the East foyer. Questions? Contact Ellen Newbauer.

Our Split the Plate Partner

for August is

Repairers of the Breach - MKE


To combat homelessness by providing life-saving, life-sustaining, and life-restoring programs. 

ALL ABOUT ROTB
DONATE TODAY!

FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING

MS & HS youth gather for social and/or creative fun!


Sun, Aug. 14, 11:15 am - 1:45 pm: Metal Art/Luncheon (light lunch + metal stamping project/s) at UUCW, led by Melissa Musante.


Sat, Aug. 27, 2:30 - 6:30 pm: Field Trip (destination still TBD…but will end with pizza!)


Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE for any details or to RSVP.

FULL SUMMER SCHEDULE

CommUUnity Connections

provides a helping hand

or tangible support

to members of the church community in times of need.


Nora Vrakas

is the CommUUnity Connections coordinator for August.

MORE ABOUT COMMUUNITY CONNECTIONS

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The Lay Pastoral Care Team took advantage of the beautiful weather and met outdoors today with Rev. Julie. LPCT members include Mark Steinberg, Ahmad Perry, Pat Ginter, and Rev. Julie (pictured). Other team members not pictured include Jude Christensen, Mary Wierman, and Charlene Carter. If you need a Lay Pastoral Care listener, contact the team at laypastoralcare@uucw.org

Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 10:00 AM

"Kaleidoscope Is in The House! "

Worship Leader: Eddee Daniel


Please join us for this musical journey filled with some of your favorite KScope tunes and tales of the band’s evolution as they weathered Covid 19. This unprecedented pandemic has tested us all and changed our lives, forever. Our hearts hold special space for those still suffering. Today, as an equally integral part of the healing arc, we will celebrate the grace we have found along the way, through music, love and connection.


Rev. Julie will be formally introduced to the UU Church West congregation.

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