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This Sunday, January 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"Imagine Reparations"
Rev. Suzelle Lynch with
Ruben Piirainen, Music Director 

Reparations are broadly understood as compensation given for an abuse or injury. Even more so, they are a process of repairing, healing and restoring a people injured because of their group identity and in violation of their fundamental human rights. They are a demand for justice and a principle of international human rights law. But beyond advocating for large-scale reparations enacted by government, we, too, can be part of making reparations.
CHURCH LIFE
New Day Rising
Conference National
Saturday, Feb. 27, 11am - 8pm
Join a continent of UUs as we explore the next steps in creating Beloved UU Communities. Sponsored by the UUA Congregational Life Staff Group, this workshop helps identifies your congregation’s Next Faithful Steps in Changing White Supremacy Culture.

Learn what congregations are working on, and how it might apply at home.
ROC-19 Task Force Update

The UUCW ROC-19 task force would like to share this resource about COVID-19 vaccines. Click below to view the Milwaukee County website where you can sign up to receive vaccine updates by text or email.

For more information from the UUCW ROC-19 Task Force, contact Stephanie Walhen.
Nominating Committee
Seeks Candidates

Each year at this time the Nominating Committee begins seeking a slate of candidates for the board, nominating committee, and endowment committee, to be installed the following June at the annual business meeting. This is a great opportunity to serve your UU congregation, make new friends, and use your leadership skills. 
Family Story Hike at UUCW

The UUCW RE Committee invites you and your family to walk the church grounds on a self-guided “Family Story Hike.” A classic story of winter discovery, The Snowy Day, will be posted along a marked trail – with related activity suggestions.

Questions? Contact Dave Cicero. Send photos of your story adventure to Kelly Bognar.
Here is your chance to SHINE during a Sunday service!

You are invited to make a Chalice Lighting video. All it takes is a candle, a match, and a camera! A script and recording guidelines will be provided. Or, arrangements can be made for someone to record you outdoors.

Interested individuals and families are encouraged to contact Publications Coordinator Kelly Bognar.
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!
The Endowment Committee May Have the Funds You Need

Need financial support for a good UUCW cause? The Endowment Fund Committee disperses earnings annually to committees in the congregation. The Committee is now accepting grant request proposals until March 1, 2021. Click below for the application form and submission instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Weitzer. Thank you.
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
The Anti-Racism Transformation Team Seeks New Members

UUCW Members and Friends are encouraged to join the Anti-Racism Transformation Team. Interested persons should submit a brief paragraph outlining their intentions, commitment, and background for this work. Please send submissions to Jeanne Jarecki by Friday, January 22. The Board of Trustees will review submissions and respond to interested persons no later than 2/12.
Social Action Team Announces
"Racism in America: Speaker Series"

The United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay is sponsoring eight presentations on the history and societal impact of race in America. This series will be offered on-line each Thursday from January 28 to March 18 at 7 pm. The first speaker is Reggie Jackson, well known local racial justice historian and speaker.
Join the UUA with 30 Days of Love!

Thirty Days of Love is an opportunity to lift up the ways Unitarian Universalists and their partner organizations are building and organizing by taking bold, courageous action for intersectional racial justice. This year focuses on themes from the recent report Widening the Circle of Concern.
January’s Split the Plate Supports
Maroon Calabash

Maroon Calabash is a community of Black Radical Doulas committed to strengthening Black families in Wisconsin through radical reproductive justice.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Share Valentine's Day
with Fellow UUs

Valentine’s Day is a time when we show the ones we love just how much they mean to us. Join us in "spreading the love" to fellow UUs by sending Valentine cards and small caring gifts to those who could use an extra smile during these isolating times.

You are invited to participate as a Valentine sender and/or as a receiver. 
Online UUCW Chair Yoga 

I enjoy each session...and continue to enjoy it the next day in muscles I haven't used for a while!” 
- Kathryn Herman

Register HERE for an hour of weekly self-care at 10 am on Tuesdays. Questions? Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Rev. Suzelle smiles in delight after receiving a sweet thank you gift from the UUCW Board of Trustees. A well-deserved treat! Send your photos of what delights you to Kelly Bognar, Publications Coordinator.
Next Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"Imbolc – Life is Stirring, Hope is Waking"
Rev. Suzelle Lynch and the EarthSpirit Team, with Jen Nicolosi, Lead Director of Music Director, and Natalie Fleury, Special Musician 

The earth-centered holiday of Imbolc is a time of celebration, and ritual, often including Brigit, the goddess of the hearth.  It’s also a time of purification and new beginnings – “the first stirring of seeds” in the winter earth. Hope is waking – let’s celebrate!
Come as you are - leave inspired!