THE WEEK AHEAD
Sunday, June 23 2018 UUA General Assembly Ware lecture by Brittany Packnett
THE MONTH AHEAD
Sunday, June 30 2019 UUA General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday, July 7 No Service
Sunday, July 14 & July 21 Service Project See Below
Brittany Packnett is the Vice-President of National Community Alliances for Teach for America, co-founder of Black Lives Matters' Campaign Zero, and a member of the Ferguson Commission. Come watch the address she gave last year to our national General Assembly, and hear her challenge white allies to become "accomplices" of people of color in the fight for justice.
Hearing Assistance Available

We have recently purchased a hearing assistance system which consists of receivers with headphones to be used during the service. Please ask our A/V Tech, Giorgia, if you would like some help with this.

Interested in Getting More Involved?

From social events like Trivia at the Root Note, discussion groups like Uncapped Conversations, volunteering opportunities or signing the Membership Book, our Connections Coordinators would be happy to talk to you about ways you can become more involved in our Fellowship. Donna and Jen can be reached at outreach@uulacrosse.org
Summer Special Collection
The Special Collection for June, July, and August will be for the harvesting of "seed money" for our annual congregational project. Between now and June 2020, this congregation will be partnering with the fabulous Kane Street Garden, as part of our initiative on social and environmental justice. Money for supplies is needed by our Social Justice Team. Place cash in the specially-marked envelopes, or write a check to "UU La Crosse" with the words "Kane Street" on the memo line.
 UU La Crosse is a 501 c(3) organization.
Past Service Recordings
Past services 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



Summer Update for Collection Basket Aiding Those in the La Crosse Area

Here’s a list of items which are most needed at this time for folks experiencing home insecurity in our community:
Men’s T-shirts
Socks for women and men
Motel-sized hygiene items
New underwear for women and men

These items are needed for New Horizons’ Boutique (free items for clients):
Full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner
Full-sized tubes of toothpaste
Razors and deodorant
Toilet paper and cleaning supplies
Update from the Visioning Team

The Visioning team is nearly finished with collecting data from our members and friends. This includes 12 listening sessions as well as email responses. If you have not been able to attend a listening session and want your input included please email Cindy Ericksen at cindyericksen@gmail.com . She will send you the questions and you can respond in an email. By the beginning of July we will have collated all the data and determined themes. We will share the themes sometime in July. We are in the process of collating the data from 14 community partners we interviewed. Look for this data soon!
Stay Updated with La Crosse's 'Waking Up White' Regional Learning Collaborative & White Privilege Symposium

Read the book "Waking Up White" by Debby Irving, join in on small group community conversations and attend guest speaker events leading up to the 2020 White Privilege Symposium in La Crosse.

Find details on their website: https://www.laxwakingupwhite.com/


Thanks to WKBT and WXOW for covering the ongoing projects in the La Crosse area fighting against systemic racism, involving UU La Crosse, SURJ and other area groups as a part of the 2020 Waking Up White Regional Community Learning Collaborative. Catch the articles below:

Interested in Helping Out at the Fellowship?

A great way to do this is to join a Hospitality Team! There are several ways to help out on a Sunday when you are a part of one of these teams: setting up, cleaning up, greeting, counting money, bringing treats, washing towels, or bringing cream for coffee. Some take no time at all, and some are more time intensive. Each team covers the Sundays in one month four times a year. You can choose whatever suits your situation, yet your participation in the well-being of the Fellowship will feel so rewarding. Contact Donna Bauer at outreach@uulacrosse.org or Jen Miller at jen@uulacrosse.org for more information.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Square Dances Starting at Boothill Pub
NEXT DANCE: June 25th, 7pm

This is Annake Ramsey - please help spread the word to those who might be interested. When we lived in Viroqua a favorite activity was going to a square dance with great old time music in Viroqua and Gays Mills. Now our favorite square dance callers and musicians are traveling to La Crosse to start a dance community here. This is a great all ages activity!  Here is a video of Tim, who called April’s dance, doing an event in Viroqua. Join us in May and bring your friends! 

UPCOMING SERVICES
Sunday, June 30 2019 UUA General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship
 Dr. Emily Jaworski, Marty Swisher, Rev. Lindasusan V. Ulrich, Rev. Marta I. Valentín

We will be watching the Sunday Morning Worship from the 2019 UUA General Assembly held in Spokane, WA on June 23rd. From the 2019 GA program: "After exploring el poder de nosotros/the power of we, what are we ready to do/¿que estamos listo para hacer? Let’s not be servants of the past in new cups. Let’s all get free by planting faithful seeds of change and together turn to free the faith we love."

Sunday, July 7 No Service

Have a happy and safe 4th of July Weekend!

Sunday, July 14 & July 21 – Service Project

The Sunday “Services” on July 14 and 21 are going to be actual “Service” projects. We will be working together as a congregation to prepare food for the Hospitality House (safe place for the homeless to gather during the day) and for the Family and Children’s Center. Please keep an eye open for more details to follow as to ways you can help with this project, e.g. bringing food, supplies, baking cupcakes, etc. The service projects will be children friendly activities. Part of our Mission statement is to “Involve through Service.” Please plan to attend with an open heart for service and fun!. Invite family and friends. More to come...

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

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