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Construction Cautions – Take Care!

The lower level construction area has been made safe for viewing so you are welcome to visit and look at the progress. Please take care when visiting the area. We apologize for the inconveniences and are making every effort to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety. IMPORTANT: Asbestos Abatement on August 28 and 29. The removal of [...]

2019-08-22T13:21:18-05:00August 15th, 2019|E-News|

Do We Need a Committee on Ministry at UUCW?

This question and many others will be explored by the new Committee on Ministry Task Force. During their June meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the formation of a Task Force to study the topic of Committee on Ministry (CoM), especially as it pertains to the needs of our congregation. The members are Chair Laurie [...]

2019-08-14T16:41:02-05:00August 14th, 2019|E-News|

UUCW Ends Common Ground Membership

UUCW has been a member of the Common Ground community organization since it started over 10 years ago.  However, at their June 2019 meeting, the Board accepted a recommendation from the Social Action Council to end our official membership. This decision was not made lightly and was carefully considered by the Social Action Council over [...]

2019-08-14T16:11:09-05:00August 14th, 2019|E-News|

It’s Going to Be a Great Year at UU Church West!

A message from Scott Shulick, UUCW Board of Trustees President I hope everyone’s summer has gotten off to a wonderful start – even if it did arrive a little later than we may have wanted. Let me start by introducing myself. I am your 2019-2020 President. My wife Lisa Becker and I, along with our [...]

2019-08-08T18:28:22-05:00August 8th, 2019|News|

2019 Summer Writers’ Group

Six Members and Friends have been writing together since the first Wednesday in June – and we’re half-way through the six sessions. We want to share how we’re doing. Participants include Allan Johnson, Barbara Glasgow (facilitator), Irene Heideman, Lynn Beaudoin, Mike McCrossin, and Susan Endes. This experience develops the writers’ voices – whether the goal [...]

2019-08-05T09:57:44-05:00August 5th, 2019|E-News|

Build 2020 Weekly Construction Report

Build 2020 Construction: Plans for Next Week - August 26 thru August 30 1. IMPORTANT: Wednesday & Thursday Asbestos Abatement The removal of the foyer carpet includes an asbestos abatement process. The foyer will be sealed off until work is complete. When visiting the church, please pass through the office to get to the Community [...]

2019-08-22T12:56:20-05:00August 1st, 2019|News|

Religious Education Transition News

UUCW has hired David Cicero as our new full-time Lifespan Religious Education/Faith Formation Director. Meet David Cicero on Sunday, August 4! With the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, and the recommendation of the RE Hiring Team (Kathy Bradshaw, Genevieve Daniels, Bruce Chesshire, and Rev. Suzelle Lynch) UUCW has hired David Cicero as [...]

2019-08-01T13:55:11-05:00August 1st, 2019|News, RE|

Build 2020 Construction Update

It finally begins! The sounds of sledgehammers, power saws, and machinery are traveling up from the lower level of UUCW. Demolition for the elevator has begun, and this will soon be followed by work in other areas of the building as our Build 2020 project swings into high gear. Informed by years of planning, and [...]

2019-07-26T10:11:45-05:00July 25th, 2019|News|

WISDOM Works to Restore Voting Rights for All

WISDOM has launched the “Unlock the Vote” campaign to restore voting rights to people when they return from incarceration. Incarcerated people never lose the right to vote in states like Vermont and Maine: that should be the case here as well! A huge majority of those formerly incarcerated are people of color. Why do we [...]

2019-07-17T23:30:48-05:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Summer REflections

A  Message from Marsha Thrall, Religious Education Coordinator Summer is here! And with summer comes a host of family activities that often take attention away from Religious Education at UUCW. During my time here, I’ve been told that “Unitarians take the summer off.” But in Religious Education, at least as far as planning is concerned, [...]

2019-07-10T17:27:28-05:00July 10th, 2019|News, RE|

UUCW Presents Annual Trustee Awards

The Long Term Service Award goes to an individual who has exhibited, over time, commitment to a service or project, or for an individual who contributed to multiple activities or projects over a significant period of time. Almuth Soffee was presented with the Long Term Service Award for the 2018-19 church year. Almuth is a [...]

2019-07-25T19:56:11-05:00July 4th, 2019|E-News|