THE WEEK AHEAD
Saturday, 2/16, 10am Empowerment Group – Conference Room
Sunday, 2/17, 10am " Letting Go When You're Little" Rev. Krista Taves, Delena Leon and RE Youth
Sunday, 2/17, 12pm Intergenerational Winter Fun Day Myrick Park Center
THE MONTH AHEAD
Sunday, 2/24, 10am "Risking Joy" – Eric Severson
Sunday, 2/24, 11:35am – UU 101 – Conference Room
Sunday, 3/3, 10am – " Habitat for Humanity & Housing Equity" – Kahya Fox
Powerlessness is a regular experience of childhood, with adults around them continuously setting the limits and boundaries. How do children understand this ongoing letting go and what can adults learn from their experience?
Special Collection
Essential Health Clinic (EHC) has been chosen for the UU March Special Collection. EHC serves all people regardless of age, sex, income, marital status, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and gender identity. This Clinic provides women's cancer screening/referrals, birth control, screening/treatment for STDs, and guidance about family planning. It touches thousands of people through its clinic, outreach educational programs and web site. Client charges for services and contraceptive supplies are generally based on income and family size. No one is refused services because of an inability to pay. EHC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To help by providing needed financial support to this vital effort, you may place cash in the specially marked envelopes in the collection basket, or write a check to Essential Health Clinic.
Past Sermon Recordings
Past sermons are available for listening online via our SoundCloud page.
Visit the link below to catch up on Sunday Services from the UUF of La Crosse


Saturday, February 16th, 10am UU La Crosse Conference Room
We're living at a time where hate-mongering comes from the White House on a near-daily basis, and where justice efforts can get stomped on by both Congress and the courts. Many of us are very involved in resistance and racial justice efforts. How do we sustain our energy and sense of empowerment at this very challenging time? I'm looking to pull together a group of 6-8 people to meet once a month for the next few months. The structure I bring is a starting point: Round One is a chance for each person to speak, without interruption, on challenges and frustrations. The second half will be group discussion about empowerment, with each person suggesting ways to deal with the frustrations, and hearing response. This second round is designed to take us from frustration to action, with action defined as any step that one of us believes might help move us toward empowerment. And that includes anything from self-nurturing to working on justice in new ways.

Empowerment Group's first meeting will be this Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:00-11:30 am in the UU La Crosse Conference Room. Please drop me an email if you're thinking about attending,

Ron
Intergenerational Winter Fun Day
February 17th, 12pm-2:30pm at Myrick Park Center
We'll have a potluck and a lot of choices for indoor and outdoor fun. Bring your sleds, cross country skis, snowshoes, favorite board or card games, or knitting and crafts.

The Roots and Routes Covenant Group will be sponsoring this fun afternoon for all ages in our Fellowship. For more information, contact Marilyn at mbhuck1@me.com or check out the Facebook Event
La Crosse Jail to Start Weekday Mindfulness Meditations

The La Crosse Jail is committed to providing spiritual programming for a diverse population. Rev. Taves has offered to provide a Mindfulness Meditation during her week in La Crosse. Jail policy requires that there always be two people present in all services provided to the residents. If you would consider joining Rev. Taves to either help facilitate a mindfulness meditation or simply accompany her, email revkristataves@gmail.com
UU 101 – Conference Room
Sunday, February 24 at 11:35

If you are wondering if you could get some more information about UU La Crosse, or perhaps you would like to learn a bit more about Unitarian Universalist beliefs. Come to UU 101. Sunday February 24, after the service. Bring your coffee to the conference room. Starting about 11:35, we will spend an hour talking with you and telling you a bit more about us. Questions? Contact Ingrid iiverson@uwlax.edu or see the Facebook Event
UU Guilt-Free Craft Group




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Notes from the Board

Here are some professional development opportunities & UUA meeting attendance opportunities that the Board supports every year and is encouraging folks to learn about and indicate if they are interested.

Limited conference registration (budgeted amount in parenthesis) and $1000 in total travel expense coverage is available to distribute among all opportunities as needed/requested. Preference is given to staff and members in current standing (both youth and adults!) - especially those demonstrating future leadership potential.

1.  Midwest Leadership School  ($2000): In person; July 14-20, 2019 - Decorah, IA
2.  UUA General Assembly  ($1330): Online & in-person opportunities; June 19-23, 2019 .... -Spokane, WA
3.  Mid-America Region Assembly  ($330):  In-person; April 5-7, 2019 - St Louis, MO

Please let Jacob jacobuuf@gmail.com or another Board Member know by February 17th and thanks for helping spread the word!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
2019 Winter Ballroom Dance Classes
with UU Members Dave Ford & Melinda Knutson

Dancing is not just for movie stars! Learning to dance is an investment in joy that can last a lifetime. If you enjoy music, you can learn to dance. The focus of these lessons is to learn the basic steps for each dance so that you can enjoy attending a dance event. Beginner Lessons. No experience necessary.  Please register as a lead/follow partnership for even numbers.

FOXTROT & TANGO
Thursdays, March 7 - 28, 2019; 6:30-8 pm
Location: Halfway Creek Park West Shelter – 400 Walnut Dr., Holmen, WI
Sponsored by: Holmen Parks and Recreation
To register: Call 608-526-2152
Black History Month: Spike Lee Film Series
Winona State University, Science Laboratory Center 120

In celebration of Black History Month 2019, Winona State University's Film Studies Program is collaborating with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity on this film series featuring director Spike Lee. Spike Lee burst onto the filmmaking scene in the late 1980s with films that were provocative, funny, innovative, insightful, and challenging. His classic  Do the Right Thing , regarded as one of the very best films of the 20th century, celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. His most recent film, BlacKkKlansman , returns to some of the same themes and methods—and acclaim—of his earliest work. Attendance for these and all films in the series is free and open to the public. Each program will provide context for the film's content and avenues for further discussion. All films take place in Science Laboratory Center 120 (400 Winona St.) at 7 pm. Facebook Event Page
UPCOMING SERVICES
Sunday, February 24, 10am – "Risking Joy" Eric Severson
The cold and gloom of winter are nearly gone. Springtime beckons, promises renewal, and invites us to risk joy again. How might we release our fear and dispair, celebrate our survival, and dare to open ourselves again to the winds of a new world? Unitarian Universalism can guide us.

Sunday, March 3, 10am – Habitat for Humanity & Housing Equity Kahya Fox
Kahya Fox is the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity La Crosse area. Working extensively with low-income families, Kahya has a very strong commitment and understanding of the issues faces by individuals in poverty. With an extensive background in public relations, Kahya brings a strong voice to housing programs. She is also a certified Housing Counselor, Housing Quality Standards Inspector, and HOME Certified Specialist.
Caregiver is Here to Help!

The caregiver can offer support to those in need by sending a card, making an announcement during Joys and Concerns, and/or publicizing your status and needs via the weekly emails. Let us know the level of care you desire.
You may reach the caregiver at caregiver@uulacrosse.org or leave a message at 608.796.9993 (attn: Caregiver)
Notes from the Office

New Office Hours:

Emmy will be available for drop-ins or appointments Thursdays from 10am 1pm. As usual, email Emmy at officeadmin@uulacrosse.org if you would like to meet outside of office hours or need assistance otherwise.

Deadlines for Newsletters & Announcements:

Weekly E-news: Giorgia at  brennan.giorgiauu@gmail.com  by 12pm Mondays

Monthly Newsletter: Janis at  jollyjanis22@gmail.com  by 23rd of the month

RE Information: Delena at delena@uulacrosse.org

Order of Service: Emmy at  officeadmin@uulacrosse.org  by 12pm Mondays

All other announcements: Emmy at  officeadmin@uulacrosse.org