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UUCW’s biennial auction of goods and services on Saturday, November 12th was a wonderful success.
More than a hundred church members and friends enjoyed food, drink, and each other’s company as they made bids on great stuff donated by other church members, friends, and local businesses! The Live and Silent Auctions netted $23,125.00 to support our church operating budget over two years.
This year’s auction featured new activities to encourage more inclusive participation. The Stewardship Team wanted to make sure that everyone, regardless of financial means, could attend and participate in the fun. They researched and brainstormed, and added:
UUCW blessed and hung a Black Lives Matter banner on our building in April 2016 as a tangible symbol of our congregation’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was voted upon at the January 2016 congregational meeting.
Our Black Lives Matter banner was hung in accordance with the “temporary banner permitting process” of the City of Brookfield, which states that any organization may post a temporary banner no more than four times a year, for 30 days at a time. After we reached the time limit for the banner, we posted new, smaller Black Lives Matter sign in keeping with City of Brookfield rules for temporary political signs.
Each month, UUCW gives half of all undesignated offering monies to non-profit organizations as a way to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.
Project Ujima works to stop the cycle of violent crimes by addressing the needs of youth victims of peer-to-peer violence who come to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The overall goal is to help child victims recover physically and emotionally and avoid becoming victims of further violence.Read more...
Imagine the Unitarian Universalist Church West of the future: a congregation with a building as open and flexible as our theology, as welcome and warm as our spirit, a building with mechanical systems that are healthy and efficient, office and meeting spaces that help our ministries hum along, and a floor plan accessible to everyone! We're describing UUCW’s Build 2020.
For the past two years, UUCW has engaged in a Holistic Study process to discern what needs to happen to transform our building into one that more fully supports our ministry and mission. We worked with Workshop Architects on that process, which resulted in a preliminary architectural plan. Click here to view the Holistic Study presentation.Read more...
Click on the image to read the December edition of our monthly newsletter, the West Wind.
Sunday, December 11th—9:15 and 11:00 a.m.
Ruben Piirainen, Music Director, and the UUCW Adult Choir, with the Revs. Suzelle Lynch and Joyce Palmer
Take in some holiday joy and be transported across a winter wonderland! With music from the UUCW Adult Choir, spanning Christmas, Hanukkah, and the Winter Solstice, we explore the theme of light overcoming shadows and darkness. From the luminous "Northern Lights" by reigning choral composer extraordinaire Ola Gjeilo, to the poignant yet forgotten jewel, "Christmas" by Kyle Matthews, you’ll be inspired by this time to reflect on the presence of light in our lives during a dark month. As one of the songs proclaims, "shadows on the world before shall shadows be no more." We ask ourselves, how do I shine my light into the world? This lovely annual service is a wonderful opportunity to bring friends to UUCW.