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Make a Year-End Gift Because UUCW Makes a Difference!

FROM REV. SUZELLE: UUCW members and friends are some of the kindest, most compassionate and hardworking people I know. And you are generous with your time, your skills and your money, too. That's what allows our spiritual community to offer life-saving spiritual support to one another. YOU are the force that allows us to welcome [...]

2018-12-13T18:26:27+00:00December 13th, 2018|News|

Online Giving at UUCW is Here!

Now You Can Give Online to UUCW! Our Stewardship Team is proud to announce that we now have Online Giving and Text2Give at UUCW.  This Sunday, December 16, Stewardship Team members will be in the Community Room after both services to provide instructions and more information. Online Giving for Everyone can be done via the [...]

2018-12-13T17:30:58+00:00December 13th, 2018|News|

Nominating Committee Seeking Candidates

Each year about 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 year we are seeking 3 for the board for 3-year terms, 3 for the nominating committee for 2-year terms and 2 [...]

2018-12-13T15:34:48+00:00December 6th, 2018|E-News|

Lay Pastoral Care Team Here to Help

My spirit lifts as I look out the window at a winter wonderland. But I know there are some among us who do not see the beauty surrounding us. Some are lonely, others might be grieving. Still others have problems that seem insurmountable. All of them can be helped by reaching out to the Lay [...]

2018-12-06T17:04:49+00:00December 6th, 2018|E-News|

CommUUnity Connections

Are you looking for a way to give back to UUCW? UU Connections invites you to join our team of volunteers who help out church members by providing a meal or a ride in times of need. We also need a few people who are willing to coordinate requests for one or two months a [...]

2018-12-03T17:01:47+00:00December 3rd, 2018|E-News|

Intern Insight

Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Intern Minister What do you remember about your teen years, your adolescence? I remember the thrill of independence, being able to ride my bike to the store completely alone-an autonomous shopper. Though it was just to the local Farm and Fleet, I had to cross the highway and I was completely unsupervised!  [...]

2018-11-29T18:35:11+00:00November 29th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

UUCW Food Donations Support Food Pantry of Waukesha County

The Food Pantry of Waukesha County will be the recipient of non-perishable food throughout December. This organization supplies any pantry in Waukesha County that runs out of any particular items. The number one need at this time is Mac and Cheese. Also requested are pancake mix and syrup, cereal and catsup. Other Preferred Food Items: [...]

2018-12-06T16:14:53+00:00November 26th, 2018|News|

December Split the Plate Supports Meta House

Split the Plate is one of UUCW’s programs of outreach and generosity.  Each month we give half of all undesignated offering monies to a non-profit organization as a way to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community. In December the UUCW Split the Plate program supports Meta House of Milwaukee. Meta [...]

2018-11-26T21:35:57+00:00November 26th, 2018|News|

2018 Holiday Services

Sunday, December 9th — 9:15 and 11:00 am     "Season of Mysteries - Holiday Music Service" Featuring the UUCW Adult Choir, Multigenerational Choir, Jennifer Nicolosi, Lead Music Director; and Ruben Piirainen, Music Director; with the Rev. Suzelle Lynch and Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Intern Minister The winter holiday season is full of beauty and mystery. We [...]

2018-11-24T20:26:11+00:00November 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Rev. Suzelle Lynch’s Monthly Column – December

"Every time a bell rings, another angel gets its wings." Ring-a-ling!  Ding, dong, merrily on high…  Sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling… The holiday season is full of bell-sounds that herald the arrival of joys great and small.       But I think the best bells are the ones little Zuzu Bailey speaks of in Frank Capra's classic Christmas [...]

2018-11-21T10:04:26+00:00November 21st, 2018|News, The Rev. Suzelle Lynch, Uncategorized|

Holiday Giving Tree Supports Black & Pink MKE

Black & Pink is a national organization of open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. They work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. The UUCW First Service Middle School “Call to Justice” Religious Education Group has [...]

2018-11-21T02:53:25+00:00November 21st, 2018|E-News|

UUCW Now Hiring Campus Specialist

Are you a quick learner, a jack-of-all-trades, and a hard worker that takes pride in what you do? Unitarian Universalist Church West is looking for the perfect candidate to fill our Campus Specialist position. This is a part-time 15-20 hour per week position. Main duties include janitorial, maintenance, running the sound system, preparing various furniture [...]

2018-11-15T15:33:43+00:00November 15th, 2018|News|

Transportation is a Justice Issue

Transportation is a real justice issue and promoting Regional Transportation Authorities (RTA) is a real solution. Low-income people, workers, the elderly and people with disabilities are among those most affected by lack of transportation options. Because of segregation practices of the past 75 years, lack of transportation disproportionately affects people of color who live in [...]

2018-11-15T12:35:18+00:00November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Shop Local This Gift-Giving Season

This year, during the gift-giving season, UUCW’s middle school “Call to Justice” RE group is learning about meaningful gift-giving, especially as it ties into the UU Second Principle of “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” As part of this “Call to Action” initiative, our 6th – 8th graders have compiled a list of “Local [...]

2018-11-15T15:35:06+00:00November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|