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Intern Insight

Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Intern Minister I used to go to church in stealth mode. Alone, dressed in neutral colors, I arrived right before the second service started at First Unitarian Society in Madison, Wisconsin. I sat in the back of the sanctuary, tried to be inconspicuous and made a quick exit directly after service. I [...]

2018-11-08T18:29:00+00:00November 7th, 2018|News|

Holiday Music Opportunities for Young and Old!

Jen Nicolosi, Lead Music Director The 7:00 pm Winter Solstice Service on Friday, December 21 will feature the Solstice Singers singing special music and leading the congregation in singing. All are welcome to join the Solstice Singers for this special service. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays, December 11 and 18, from 7:00-8:00 pm. The 4:00 pm [...]

2018-12-06T18:28:47+00:00October 31st, 2018|News|

UUCW Food Donations Support Muskego Food Pantry

The food pantry choice for November is the Muskego Food Pantry. Established in 2009, the Muskego Food Pantry serves over 1800 families each year. With the current economic situation, an average of 5 to 8 new families sign up for assistance every week. Muskego Food Pantry promotes ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ and no one in need [...]

2018-11-08T18:30:29+00:00October 31st, 2018|News|

November Split the Plate: Convergence Resource Center

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 November the UUCW Split the Plate program supports Convergence Resource Center. The Convergence [...]

2018-11-08T18:31:13+00:00October 30th, 2018|News|

Religious Education Transition News

A message from Rev. Suzelle Lynch When our long-time, much-loved Religious Education Director retired in June 2018, UUCW entered into a new, important Religious Education Transition. I hope to update you regularly as we go through this transition and invite your participation in the process. To refresh your understanding: Marsha Thrall, our part-time Religious Education [...]

2018-11-08T18:31:56+00:00October 30th, 2018|News|

Religious Education News

Happy November UUCW! Marsha Thrall, Religious Education Coordinator The holiday season can be overwhelming. Spending time with family and friends is meaningful, and rewarding, and chaotic all at the same time. The holiday season also provides us with an opportunity to live out, in a deep and meaningful way, the seven principles which work to [...]

2018-11-08T18:33:13+00:00October 30th, 2018|News|

Rising Against Hatred

A message from Rev. Suzelle Lynch Nearly four decades ago, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) started speaking out officially against discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and actively working to secure LGB civil and human rights in the United States. In 2004 we at Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield, Wisconsin became a [...]

2018-11-08T18:34:15+00:00October 25th, 2018|News, The Rev. Suzelle Lynch|

SEWUUC Fruit & Nut Sale

Buy your Fruits & Nuts Now!! Each year the Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations (SEWUUC) sponsors the selling of delicious chocolates, nuts, dried fruits, and snacks. The sale proceeds go towards purchasing spots on local public radio stations. This generates visits to the SEWUUC website ( which in turn directs visitors to individual congregations. Please [...]

2018-10-18T18:28:37+00:00October 18th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

The Making Memories Auction and the Brigadistas

A message from Rev. Suzelle Our biennial Auction is one of the biggest and best events we hold at UU Church West! It's a ton of fun, and it raises money to help fund our congregation's operations for two fiscal years. This year, the Auction will be on Saturday Evening, November 10, 2018.  You'll love [...]

2018-10-09T16:45:02+00:00October 9th, 2018|News|

Find Inner Peace with Lay Pastoral Care Team

October is such a beautiful month with chilly clear days, filled with vibrant colors. Normally, you would be looking forward to going to football games, to closing up the cottage, or maybe spending a last weekend camping.  But not this year.  Now the goblins of worry are scurrying around in your mind.  Do you have [...]

2018-10-04T18:38:06+00:00October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Welcome Brianna Laux

Brianna Laux is the new Community Builder for UUCW. She will be introduced to the congregation on Sunday, October 7 at both services. Brianna’s mission is to help UUCW members and visitors connect with one another, get involved in church life, and access the resources we offer. You’ll see her most Sunday mornings. She’s excited [...]

2018-10-04T12:53:42+00:00October 4th, 2018|News|

UUCW Donations Support Menomonee Falls Food Pantry

The Menomonee Falls Food Pantry, known as “The Cart With A Heart,” will receive UUCW’s donations of non-perishable food at the end of October. The Falls Food Pantry’s mission is to gather and distribute food to residents in the greater Menomonee Falls area with acute or chronic need. Protein items are always appreciated but the [...]

2018-10-01T21:31:41+00:00October 1st, 2018|News|