Activities, Groups & Programs

Affinity Groups and Activities

Affinity Groups help connect people in our church with others who have similar interestes. UUCW’s affinity groups and activities are open so that members and friends of the church can either "drop in" or attend regularly. New groups can form at any time. To explore starting a new group, please contact the Rev. Joyce Palmer.

Addictions and Recovery Ministry
We explore the dynamics of addiction and give support those who are recovering from their own addiction or recovering from the behaviors of addicted family members or friends. The group is open to anyone affected by addiction and those who want to learn more about it. We meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 7 – 8 pm. Contact: Dennis Wanless.

Let’s gather to play with child-like wonder, enjoy with delight, and benefit from our togetherness and the rhythm of the drum. Bring your own drums and rhythm instruments or just come to listen. We gather at church the third Fridays of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm. Contact: Tom Kotlarek.

DUUversity Theater
This group attends dramatic, musical and fine arts productions featuring different cultural groups either as the theme of the work or as the performers in order to support diversity in and around the Milwaukee area. Most shows are on Sunday afternoons about once per month. We enjoy discussions afterward, usually with dinner or over coffee and wine. Contact: Kristin Fewel.

Great Books Discussion Group
By shared inquiry we help each other understand and enjoy great works of literature. Our conversation allows participants to share their perspectives and respond to the interpretations of others; it uncovers new and deeper meanings for everyone. The group meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, 10am-12pm, at UUCW. Contact: Kit Hansen.

Harmonic Chant Group
Everyone is welcome to this interactive musical experience where we will learn and sing together sacred prayers and chants from many of the worlds spiritual groups. All ages welcome! Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on and an open mind. Dancing, singing, and clapping are encouraged. This group meets the second Friday of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm. Contact: Bhavani Hope.

Meditation at UUCW
Join us for shared meditation to reinforce your own practice or to experience meditation as a beginner. Meditations begin on the hour at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 pm every Thursday. Choose to attend one, two, or all three of the sessions. Contact: Helen Klimowicz.

Men’s Breakfast Group
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:45am for breakfast and unstructured conversation at Baker’s Square, 15300 Bluemound Road, Elm Grove. Mostly retirees, but all adult men are welcome. Contact: Jerry Kashmerick.

PieceMakers Quilting Group
Experienced and novice quilters meet the second and fourth Saturdays at 9:30 am at UUCW to sew quilts that benefit the church and the greater community. Our group is a great place to learn the basics, get advice, or expand your knowledge of this creative pastime as we work on individual or group projects. Quilters – and potential quilters – of all abilities are welcome! Contact: Melanie Weston.

Spiritual Book Group
Study the works of enlightened authors as we examine and endeavor to practice life skills that follow Buddha's middle way. This group engages in an in-depth study method spanning several months to one year per book. Please contact Lynda to find out which book we are reading and where we are in it. We meet on the first and third Wednesdays, March through November, at UUCW from 7-8:30 pm. Contact: Lynda Kimmel.

Tap Roots: A Pub Spirituality Group
We gather for free-flowing conversation over food and a glass of your favorite beverage while delving into life’s Big Questions! This group aims to explore spirituality, philosophy, values, and beliefs in a casual atmosphere where all points of view are respected. We meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Silver Spur, 13258 W Watertownplank Rd., Elm Grove. Contact: Jim Gerber.

Wisdom and Whimsy
Our fun and fellowship group for mature members and friends meets at church from 11:30am – 1:00pm the second Wednesday of the month. Bring your own lunch (beverages will be available) and enjoy a casual gathering for conversation and light-hearted fun. Contact: Charlene Carter.

Women’s Book Discussion Group
This fun group meets at church the second Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30 pm. We read fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and autobiographies. We discuss books and authors and sometimes current events in the community or church. All women are welcome. Contact: Marilyn Swanson or Kathy Schwei.


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