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This Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 10:00 AM
"Imagining Our Way Forward"
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch

Given everything happening in our world these days, the best way to navigate through the end of the year is likely to be the way that's most creative. Bring your imagination today for a refill and a recharge.
CHURCH LIFE



Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a safe and healthy Thanksgiving Holiday.
The 8th Principle and Dismantling White Supremacy Culture Update

A message from Board of Trustees President Laurie Boddie

On October 25th, we as a congregation passed the motions to adopt the 8th Principle and to Dismantle White Supremacy Culture. Now the work begins.  
Children's Outerwear Needed

The Brookfield-Elm Grove area is experiencing an uptick in poverty as a result of the economic downturn.  Schools are looking for donations of outerwear for children and youth.

UUCW will be joining the efforts of BEGIN in collecting new or gently used (clean) coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and boots for children from elementary age through teens.

Watch for upcoming details about dropping off donations.
Now Hiring - Community Builder
UUCW is looking to hire an engaging, energetic, organized, technologically-adept person as our new Community Builder. This person will work with Rev. Suzelle & the Membership Team, as well as other groups and teams to build engagement and community connection within UUCW 20 hours per week, including some Sundays and evenings. If you know someone who would be a good fit for this position, please share the job description with them. If you have any questions, please contact, Vicki Banville, Church Administrator.
REALM Training! Zoom Training!

Are you looking for help to understand how to login to REALM? Are you facing challenges when trying to connect to a group on Zoom? Vicki Banville, Church Administrator will set up trainings to meet your needs.

Fill out the form below to let Vicki know if you are interested in small group or one-on-one training to learn more.
Connect to Sunday's Service Livestream early to chat!

Facebookers can chat with
friends, members and visitors beginning at 9:40 am before
the service begins at 10.
Remember - no Facebook profile needed to view the service -
all are welcome!
Yule Wishes and Sun Selfies

Sunday, December 20 3:00-4:30 pm
Outdoors - UUCW East Portico 
 
Join Rev. Suzelle Lynch and a EarthSpirit Team helper to light a Yule Wish Candle then take a “selfie” to celebrate the Solstice Sun. 
UUCW is offering many other opportunities to enjoy the holidays.
Share Some Holiday Joy

All of us long to connect and to make a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors. The UUCW Gift Genie program can help!

You are invited to participate as a Gift Genie Giver and/or as a Gift Genie Receiver. 
Do You Celebrate Hanukkah?

If you celebrate Hanukkah and would like to kindle the candles and share stories or traditions from December 10 to the 18 via zoom with other UUCWs who celebrate, please let Vicki Banville know. 
Our Wonderful Holiday Music Service will be Virtual in 2020.

This year EVERYONE is invited to participate in some fun and non-traditional music opportunities! Darthe Jennings and Joyce Cable are looking forward to adding their smiling faces to this annual special event. Singers, non-singers, families, and individuals are all encouraged to participate.

Express your interest early so video recordings can be prepared. Contact Lead Music Director Jennifer Nicolosi to be a part of this joyful service.
Share Joys & Concerns in 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.
LIVING OUR VALUES
Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee Invites You to
50th Year Anniversary Virtual Annual Luncheon
Thursday, Dec. 3, Noon-1pm

Undoing Historical Harm:
Faith, Race, and Politics
A Conversation with
Dr. Reggie Williams
November Split the Plate Supports Healing Hearts of Waukesha County

Healing Hearts of Waukesha County is a community-based organization whose mission is to serve and support grieving children and their families.

Healing Hearts volunteer facilitators are the heart of Healing Hearts.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
UUCW Chair Yoga – Online

“Chair yoga is so relaxing! I felt things loosening up…really helps with stress. Thank you, Monica -- your voice and directions make (that process) easier.” 
- Jan Sandretti

Register HERE for an hour of weekly self-care at 10 am on Tuesdays.

Questions? Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE.
The Great Books Group discusses
Bel Canto
by Ann Patchett
The novel follows the relationships among a group of young terrorists and their hostages.

Monday, December 14 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
Members Darthe Jennings and Joyce Cable want to thank the UUCW youth, their parents, and Dave Cicero for all the yard work done at their residence last Saturday. Darthe and Joyce were the highest bidders on this generous Leap Auction item.

"It was wonderful having you all here, working so enthusiastically, talking and laughing. This day of connection really raised our spirits and, of course, getting all the yard work completed was splendid. Sending virtual hugs and real gratitude" - Joyce & Darthe
Next Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 10:00 AM
"The Power of Patience and Perseverance
in a Culture of White Privilege"
Guest Speaker: Rev. Ron Bellew
Worship Leader: Kathy White

In this Advent season where longing rises from stillness and courage, where do African Americans stand in their long wait for Racial Justice? How has white privilege contributed to African Americans feeling they are still fighting the Civil War on some level? The battle they are engaged in is not going to end because of a presidential election, but only when people’s minds and hearts unite in a spirit of justice, harmony, equity, and genuine love and acceptance.
Come as you are - leave inspired!