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This Sunday, April 18, 2021 - 10:00 AM
“Where Do We Go From Here?”
Pulpit Guest: Matt Aspin
Worship Leader: Deb Ruesch

A key tenet of liberal religion is the concept that “Revelation is not sealed.” Our faith is an ever-evolving set of ideas designed to inform our choices and improve our collective well-being. Matt Aspin, a recent graduate from UU Seminary, will explore the creative tensions our dynamic living tradition is currently trying to resolve during this pivotal moment in human history.
CHURCH LIFE

“Pathetic Spiritual Practice”

Our hearts and emotions
need spiritual practice to reset ourselves.

A message from Rev. Denise Cawley, Assistant Minister for Pastoral Care
Reverend Denise is focusing on pastoral care in her work for UUCW. She will do that through both small group ministry, workshops, and individual appointments. You might want a minister's perspective as you navigate your spiritual, ethical, and heart-centered work in Unitarian Universalism. If you want to chat, email Reverend Denise to make an appointment. She works 1/4 time so it is best to book ahead of time. She works more hours toward the end of each month when Rev. Suzelle is away. 
North Avenue
Construction Update
The second phase of the widening of the North Ave. is set to begin on April 19th. Stay tuned for more updates as the process gets underway.
Throughout the past few months, there has been some utility work being done to prepare for the larger project. Check out some of the work that was done on UUCW property to move the overhead electrical lines to underground. For more information, contact Vicki Banville
Embracing Each Other – Embracing Our Future
Pledges of $361,114 Are In -
Thank You!
Each year we ask every member and friend of UUCW to make a financial pledge to keep the church running for the next fiscal year (begins May 1). We are slowly making our way to our pledge goal of $430,000 this year – there are 48 households that have yet to pledge.

It’s easy to pledge via postal mail, e-mail to uucw@uucw.org, call to 262-782-3535, or online, for those who are registered in our REALM database.

You're Invited to the UUCW Board of Trustees Meeting

The meeting will be held TONIGHT
Thursday, April 15 at 7 pm.

All are welcome.
Contact Vicki Banville for the zoom link.
Tea with Rev. D
Join us for a new tradition – Tea with Rev. D when Reverend Denise brings us a topic to explore. Tea is meant to bring members together for deeper connection. Topics will include current events, popular culture, media, history, and ethics all through a Unitarian Universalist lens.
 First week's discussion:
Theology of Dolly Parton
Monday, April 26, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Memorial Day
Your Story, Your Voice Needed

Rev. Suzelle is planning for our Memorial Day service on 5/30. She is seeking people who might like to lend their voices and faces (on video) to our service - either doing a reading or telling a brief story of someone important to you or your family who died while serving in the military during wartime. You do not have to be present on 5/30 - contributions can be made in advance. Please contact Rev. Suzelle by April 16 if you'd like to contribute to the service.
You can SHINE during a Sunday service!

Just like the Wagner family, you too can 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 or at church.

Interested individuals and families are encouraged to contact Publications Coordinator Kelly Bognar.
Share Joys & Concerns in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter

Enter your Joy or Concern with the link below and choose whether you'd like them shared in Tuesday's Spirit Lifter email message or shared privately with Rev. Suzelle.
LIVING OUR VALUES
The Earth Ministry Team invites you to
Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s Annual River Cleanup
Saturday, April 24th
Starting at 9 am

Picking up litter is a great way to help protect our waterways and the ecosystems they support. It’s a fun activity for individuals, groups, or families.
April Split the Plate Supports Hope Center of Waukesha

Hope Center of Waukesha has been providing the basic needs of financial assistance, food, clothing, and appliances in Waukesha County for more than thirty years. John received help at a crucial time in his life. Hope Center was there to care and help make a difference.
April & May Donations Support the Menomonee Falls Pantry

Sadie Sveum will accept food on her porch in Wauwatosa. Contact Sadie for her exact address. Thank you to Dave Herrewig who will deliver the food to the pantry. Food items call also be taken directly to the Fall's Food Pantry located at N85W15382 Menomonee River Pkwy.
The Social Action Committee Invites You to Tosa Together Discussions
These are facilitated events that allow community members to talk with each other about issues of concern and potential solutions to make Wauwatosa more equitable and inclusive. This month's events provide an additional opportunity to discuss equity in the schools and with policing and adds two sessions to address a new issue - housing equity.
FELLOWSHIP & LEARNING
Straw Bale Gardening Class
Saturday, April 17th - 1:00 pm

Are you having struggles growing a garden in your backyard? Do you hate to fight the weeds? No worries, there’s another way to grow your vegetables or improve your flowerbed, without weeds.

Join Julie Toman in her Waukesha backyard garden to learn all the tricks and how-tos of straw bale growing.
Gen UU is back!
Let's reconnect (and newcomers always welcome!) and share how the latest season has been treating us. Also, join to hear about exciting opportunities for young adults (18 - 35-year-olds) within our UUCW community as well as within the larger UU world!

Sunday, April 18th at 12 pm noon

Contact Chelsey Nesbit by Friday 4/16 to RSVP, get the zoom link, or ask any questions!
Attention YRUU-ers!

Join your classmates for an in-person meeting on Sunday, April 18 at 12:45 pm at Wirth Park in Brookfield.

Reconnect with other UUCW teens then participate in the recording of the "call in" and "release" of the Directions which will be used at the May 2 worship service.

To be sure you have the most current information, and so we can plan accordingly, RSVP to Dave Cicero. 
Online UUCW Chair Yoga 
Tuesdays at 10 am
Led by Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings,
of Bradford Community Church UU

Classes run through the summer!

“It was a pleasure meeting everyone, and participating in the class.” - Iris N.

More info and registration HERE.
Questions? Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE. 
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Thank you to UUCW member Tom Moore (in blue shirt) who testified at the Joint Finance Committee Hearing of Governor Evers’ 2021-23 biennial budget. The public hearing was held on April 9th and hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Next Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 10:00 AM
“The Theology of Dolly Parton”
Rev. Denise Cawley

Songteller Dolly Parton describes her theology of faith and living in her lyrics. Said to carry one of the most diverse audience followings of fans, this music maker illustrates values of the Unitarian Universalist Principles, throughout her work as well as her business decisions and generous charity projects. Dolly says, ‘Forgiveness is all there is.’ Her steadfast convictions to her personal covenants guide her decisions. This dedication to right relations and acting out her faith, is an example for us all.
Come as you are - leave inspired!