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This Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"What’s Bothering You?
Irritation Sparks Imagination"
The Rev. Suzelle Lynch

According to the experts, imagination feeds off the aspirations and aggravations that propel us to seek a better reality, and every crisis or challenge contains the seeds of opportunity. In keeping with January’s Soul Matters theme “A People of Imagination,” let’s take what’s bugging us and put it to good use.
Vigil for Peace and Democracy

As events continue to unfold in our nation's capital, it's hard to let go of the feelings of fear, anger, and anxiety raised for so many of us as we watched the rioters level their assault on the U.S. Capitol. On Wednesday, we held an open zoom conversation, and a live-streamed vigil to bring us together, to remember our core values, and to share our caring.
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 – starting Jan. 4. Spend a morning, afternoon, or evening at church, experiencing the wonders of the season.

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

Ted and Greer Jordan will agree that making a Chalice lighting video is easy. They made a wonderful recording for our Christmas Eve service.

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.

Interested individuals and families are encouraged to contact Publications Coordinator Kelly Bognar.
Thank You to Our
Holiday Gift Genies

Volunteers enjoyed the joy of giving last month by participating in the Gift Genie program.
Did you miss the opportunity to share the joy? Join us in February as we “share the love” for the Valentine's Day holiday. Watch for the details and a sign-up form in next week's e-news.
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.
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.

Earth Ministry will keep your old lights out of landfills.

Recycle Your Old
Holiday Lights!

Bring them to the collection bin outside UUCW's East Entrance.
Men's Breakfast Zoom Group

Join the conversation on current events, religious philosophy,
good movies, vacation spots, seminal books, and more.

Tuesday, January 12 at 8 am

Contact Jerry Kashmerick
to receive a Zoom meeting link.

Start the new year with a great read!

Great Books Discusses
“The Warmth of Other Suns”
by Isabel Wilkerson
Monday, January 11 - 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.
Wednesday Night Book Group
are discussing
“Chances Are...”
by Richard Russo
Wednesday, January 13 - 7 pm

To receive the Zoom link,
contact Kathy Schwei
Online Chair Yoga

“Chair Yoga is an important break from the rest of my day. It would make a great new year's gift – for yourself or a loved one!”
– Dave C.

Register HERE for an hour of weekly self-care at 10 am on Tuesdays. Questions? Contact Dave Cicero, DLRE.
Who remembers making
a snow angel?

UUCW member Almuth Soffee was out walking with fellow UU Jane Browne when she was overcome with youthful delight!

Are you busy sledding, skiing, or snowman building? Send your winter activity photos to Kelly Bognar, Publications Coordinator.

Next Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 10:00 AM
"Dismantling White Supremacy Culture - Imagine the Possibilities"
Rev. Suzelle Lynch,
with Jen Nicolosi,
Lead Music Director

As a congregation, we’ve made a powerful commitment to dismantling white supremacy culture in our policies and practices. What does that look like? What might it mean for you? On this weekend honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we’ll imagine the possibilities, explore some ideas, and maybe even debunk some stereotypes.
Come as you are - leave inspired!