THE WEEK AHEAD
Sunday, 3/16, 9am – Program Council with Team Chairs – Sanctuary
Sunday, 3/17, 10am – "How to Answer Yes to Truth" – Rev. Krista Taves
THE MONTH AHEAD
Sunday, 3/24, 10am – Rev. Wesley White
Monday, 3/25, 7pm – Activists' Support Group – Conference Room
Sunday, 3/31, 10am – "Truth-Telling: A Work in Progress" – Rev. Dean Staffanson
We are in a crisis of truth, tempted pick and choose our facts as they suit short term goals that feel infinite in their magnitude. How do we choose truth when truth is inconvenient?
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 Service 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

Nomination forms are due this Sunday!
Activists' Support Group
Monday, March 25, 7pm – Conference Room

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. That includes anything from self-nurturing to working on justice in new ways. Email Ron Malzer ronsaturday@gmail.com if you're thinking about attending. More info on the Facebook event page
OWL - Seeking Interest & Volunteers

A few UU La Crosse members have created an Our Whole Lives (OWL) taskforce to bring OWL curricula to our fellowship. We hope to start with classes for grades K-1 and 4-6, and eventually offer classes for grades 7-9 and 10-12 as our current students age and/or that population increases. These classes are held separately from Sunday RE classes. Our timeline is late winter/early spring of 2020. You do not need to be a member to participate. For questions, more information or to get involved, please contact Tiffany Brubaker at tiffany.brubaker@gmail.com
UU Guilt-Free Craft Group


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"Cakes for the Queen of Heaven" UU Women's Study Course Starting in April

The classic UU women’s study course, “ Cakes for the Queen of Heaven , ” will be offered this April and May at UU La Crosse. Ingrid Iverson and Ellen Dodge Severson will lead the course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 4 and 18, and May 2, 16 and 30. To join, sign up on the sheet in the Fellowship coffee area or RSVP to Ingrid at  iiverson@uwlax.edu  or Ellen at  EllenQofSheba@gmail.com

The Cakes course explores women’s religious history and some of the issues that arise in being female in a patriarchal society. The course introduces women to ancient goddesses from around the world as well as historical information from various cultures. 

The five-session curriculum includes an introductory section featuring author Shirley Ranck's "Statement of Feminist Thealogy," Elinor Artman's "Brief Herstory of Cakes," and Nancy Vedder-Shults’ “Baking Cakes for the Queen of Heaven.”
The themes of the Session Plans are “The Sacred Female,” “In the Name of the Mother and the Daughter,” “Womanpower,” “The First Turning From Goddess to God,” and “Reclaiming Women's Heritage of Peace."
New Member Recognition During Service April 14

The Member Services Team will be holding the Fellowship’s annual New Member Recognition Ceremony during the service on Sunday, April 14. This ceremony acknowledges and honors those folks who have entered into membership within our community during the past year. If anyone else is interested in learning how to become a member of our Fellowship, please contact our office administrator, Emmy, or our Membership Development Coordinators, Donna and Jen. We would be happy to talk with you about membership.
Collection Box Needs Updated for Winter

CURRENT NEEDS:
Women’s and men’s underwear and undershirts (medium and large) 
Heavy-duty socks for men and women
Deodorant, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes
Individually wrapped snacks
Full-size containers of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion
Toilet paper

Questions? Contact Ellen Severson at  EllenQofSheba@gmail.com .
Pathways to UU 2
Thursday, April 18th, 6pm
Conference Room

Due to the popularity of Pathways 1, which is an introduction to Unitarian Universalist history and theology, Rev. Taves is offering a Part 2 which will focus on contemporary Unitarian Universalist theology.

RSVP to revkristataves@gmail.com to receive the reading materials.

Attendance at Pathways 1 not required to enjoy Pathways 2 – All are welcome!
COMMUNITY EVENTS
UPCOMING SERVICES
Sunday, March 24, 10am – Rev. Wesley White

Sunday, March 31, 10am – "Truth-Telling: A Work in Progress" Rev. Dean Staffanson
Reflection on this month’s theme of truth-telling has led me to this question: What did I forget to tell my adult children? This has to do with anxiety I have for them and their future—but also for their outlook on the future. Is there reason for hope? My answer comes in part from Steven Pinker’s book: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.

Rev. Dean Staffanson has served terminally ill patients and families for fourteen years as a hospice chaplain for the Gundersen Health System. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist community minister and received his Master of Divinity from the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. Dean is a member of this fellowship and is grateful for the fellowship’s endorsement of his community ministry.
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

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