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This Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 10:00 AM

Coming Out of the Chrysalis –

Ingathering Sunday and Water Communion

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SUNDAY'S ORDER OF SERVICE

Rev. Suzelle Lynch

& Rev. Denise Cawley


Like a butterfly, UUCW is emerging from the chrysalis into a month of Embracing Possibility. Let’s get inspired to flex our community’s wings and fly together! Join Revs. Suzelle Lynch and Denise Cawley, Dave Cicero, Director of Lifespan Religious Education and our Kaleidoscope Worship Band for livestream worship at

www.uucw.org/livestream

WATCH LAST SUNDAY'S SERVICE
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Starting September 12th

Service Broadcasts

Switch from Facebook Live

the UUCW Website


It's so easy!

Go to our website home page

and click the red button!

or go directly to www.uucw.org/livestream


Click on Rev. Denise's image to learn more about upcoming services.


OR - join us IN PERSON outdoors to watch the livestream service together on a big screen and enjoy social hour afterwards!


Children age 6 and up will have activities during the service. Masks required for everyone – and we invite you to bring your own folding chair.

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Don't forget to bring your water for the Water Communion Ceremony!



We will pour the waters of our summer into our common bowl – symbolizing how we touch one another’s lives. Revs. Suzelle Lynch and Denise Cawley give water blessings.

CHURCH LIFE

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September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month


“Whoever saves one life, it is written as if they have saved all of humanity.”

[Qur’an 5:32]


"We have to be a team in our community to help one another."

Rev. Denise Cawley,

Assistant Minister for Pastoral Care

MORE FROM REV. DENISE
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 Come to UUCW’s backyard and taste up to 15 different kinds of chili at the UUCW Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, October 9 from 4-6 pm.


The Cook-off Team is looking for volunteers to help with event set-up, monitoring beverage and dessert tables, clean up, and other tasks.

Contact Jeanne Baker or Lynn Kapitan if you can help with this yummy community-building event. Or visit the Chili Table at the outdoor service event this Sunday!

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New! Chili Cook-Off Designs T-shirts, aprons, and more!

UUCW MERCH is HERE!

Show your UUCW pride on a shirt, cap, or apron.


UUCW merchandise is now available to order on Redbubble. Click below to see the start-up selection of items. Check back often as new designs will be added regularly. All profits go to UUCW. If you have a product suggestion or a problem, contact Kelly Bognar.

CHECK IT OUT AND SHOP TODAY!
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Beginning on Ingathering Sunday, September 12 we will gather together OUTDOORS, in-person at 10 am and watch the livestream service together on a big TV! We will continue to meet in person outdoors this Fall to watch the service livestream, have children’s RE activities and share social hour every Sunday. We are seeking volunteers to help each Sunday to help make it happen!

LEARN MORE & SIGN UP
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Community Connections

provides a helping hand

or tangible support

to members of the church community in times of need.


Nora Vrakas

 will be the Community Connections coordinator for September.

LEARN ABOUT NORA AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
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Religious Education Registration for Fall is now open!


Sunday RE classes begin Sept 19 and will reflect the Soul Matters themes used in Worship and Soul Circle groups. Both outdoor in-person and remote learning opportunities are being planned, and final confirmations will be shared with registered families by 9/17.

REGISTER TODAY!
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Share insights and awaken knowledge through deep listening with Soul Circles.


Registration for this year

closes on September 13!


UUCW small groups meet monthly to connect with one another. with Soul Matters’ themes and peer facilitators as their guide.

DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

LIVING OUR VALUES

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Help Provide Support to Those in Need


It's UUCW's turn to provide food to the Guest House

on Saturday, September 18th. 


Unfortunately, we are still not able to serve the meal, but help is needed in providing the food that will be delivered to the shelter. If you are able to donate a main course, starchy side, vegetable or fruit side, dessert, or soda, let us know by signing today!

WHAT CAN I BRING?
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UUCW Supports Invisible Realities Ministry Food Pantry during September and 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.

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UUCW's Split the Plate Partner

is MICAH


MICAH, Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope is a multi-racial, interfaith organization committed to the justice issues of greatest impact on our communities. MICAH works to empower people to act together in pursuit of justice.

MORE ABOUT MICAH
DONATE TODAY!

FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING

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UU Wellspring: Sources


A 10-month spiritual deepening program created by UUs for UUs, balancing UU history and theology with personal spiritual practice. This year we offer just the introductory program (starts soon!) unless enough interest is given for an intermediate group. Questions? Contact Patricia D’Auria.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION
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Join a Book Discussion!


Great Books Group:

"Big Girl, Small Town"

by Michelle Gallen

Monday, September 13 at 10 am

In-person at UUCW

Contact Joyce Prewitt for more info.

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Beloved Conversations - Within

Registration deadline extended to 9/14!

Engage in a personal exploration of race and the work for racial justice. Fall Term begins September 21, with separate caucuses for White and BIPOC+ participants. Lessons published every two weeks, small group check-ins, and large group worship and discussion. 

INFO & REGISTRATION
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Join the Women Writers’ Circle! 


Meetings begin October 20 and continue each first and third Wednesday morning through May 18, 2022. Female writers of all forms, and whether beginners or experienced, are welcome. Registration closes after the first meeting, so we ask you to commit for the full year.

INFO AND REGISTRATION
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Online Chair Yoga

Tuesdays

(and/or Thursdays, starting 9/16!)

at 10 am

Yoga strengthens the mind-body connection naturally. Chair yoga is accessible to most, and all ages are welcome. Commit to your own well-being – or gift it to that of a loved one. Questions? Contact Dave Cicero.

INFO AND REGISTRATION

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

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UUCW Members return from far away! Karen and Sharon Van De Loo traveled all the way from Arizona to help clean our church grounds. A big thank you to Karen and Sharon as well as Dave Herrewig, Dennis Trinastic, and Susan Endes. An extra big thank you to Almuth Soffee who coordinated all the eager helpers and got lots accomplished.

MORE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK

Next Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 10:00 AM

"The Blessings of Animals"

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Rev. Denise Cawley


The COVID-19 pandemic has given us many reasons to appreciate animals both as companions and as collaborators in our environment. We will both be blessing animals who do/have enriched our lives in this service, we will also be looking at the important ways animals enhance our environment, medicine, and even nutrition. Explore with us the interdependent web of life. 

Please bring your pet (leashed or in a carrier) – or a photo of your pet – to the outdoor worship experience at 10 am and Rev. Denise will give personal blessings and prayers for these pets.  

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