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Earth Ministry Focuses on Climate Change

In the interest of confronting the threat of global warming, the Earth Ministry Team will now focus on sharing information on some of the community and national efforts which are working to reduce Climate Change. Energy consciousness via the cars we drive and other conservation efforts we make in our homes and community do have [...]

2019-06-13T00:08:48-05:00June 13th, 2019|E-News|

New Library Book Arrivals

New books are available in the library for your summer reading. Several books have been donated and added to the African American History Collection and the Welcoming Congregation Collection. In addition, the library has purchased a copy of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. This book [...]

2019-05-29T23:23:10-05:00May 29th, 2019|E-News|

June is a Month for Beauty

A Message from Rev. Suzelle "Seek not afar for beauty; lo, it glows in dew-wet grasses all about your feet, in birds, in sunshine, childish faces sweet, in stars and mountain summits topped with snows…" Those words from Hymn #77 in our grey hymnal, "Singing the Living Tradition" come to my mind when I consider [...]

2019-07-10T17:10:23-05:00May 29th, 2019|News, The Rev. Suzelle Lynch|

Final Pledge Drive Results – What You Give Matters

A message from your Treasurer and Stewardship Team In early March, we launched our Pledge Drive for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which began on May 1. You might remember that our goal for the "Bold Vision, Bright Future" campaign was $420,000. This modest figure represented no budget increases over the last year (May 1, 2018 [...]

2019-05-29T12:49:15-05:00May 29th, 2019|E-News|

Build 2020 Update: Getting Closer to Construction!

Phil Kroner, Chair of the Build 2020 Task Force What’s happening with the Build 2020 project? After the Board of Trustees approved a $1.2 million project budget (which is the amount raised by the Build 2020 Capital Campaign) the Build 2020 Task Force worked with PRA - Plunkett-Raysich Architects, LLC  ( and Berghammer Construction Corp. [...]

2019-05-15T14:52:11-05:00May 15th, 2019|News|

We Are a People of Curiosity!

A Message from Rev. Suzelle  Here at UUCW for the month of May, our Soul Matters theme is curiosity. Curiosity, that inner drive to know, and to know more — our “inner questioner” who always wants to know WHY — that’s what our Soul Circle and other groups will be exploring, and what we’ll note [...]

2019-05-09T13:31:05-05:00May 9th, 2019|News, The Rev. Suzelle Lynch|

Laundry Love Says Thanks to UUCW

Patti McKeithan, volunteer with Laundry Love, a recent Split the Plate recipient, thanks the UUCW congregation for their support. Patti says: "On behalf of myself, Pat O'Brien and the Laundry Love community, thank you for such a warm welcome. We are very proud of the Laundry Love program and our community. It is a blessing [...]

2019-05-08T17:54:28-05:00May 8th, 2019|E-News|

Time Has Flown By

Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Intern Minister I remember well sitting in the sanctuary during worship service right after finding out that the UUCW Board had approved my request to be your first intern minister. I wondered: who are these people, will I know them, what will I learn, and will they accept me as a minister? [...]

2019-05-02T17:19:45-05:00May 2nd, 2019|News|

DreamBikes is the Split the Plate Recipient for May

DreamBikes is a non-profit organization of bicycle stores operating in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods to refurbish used bikes, return them to the community, and provide hands-on, paid job training to youth ages 15-21. Working in conjunction with local youth organizations, DreamBikes employs teens from the area to work in their store. Local teen employees learn how [...]

2019-04-30T16:39:47-05:00April 30th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

May is UU Wellspring Month!

It’s spring! Nature is blooming and budding all around us.  UU Wellspring is blooming, too! We’re at a table in the Community Room each Sunday during May, inviting you to consider participation in this deeply meaningful experience. UU Wellspring is a 10-month journey of spiritual exploration, guidance and deepening for Unitarian Universalists. The UU Wellspring [...]

2019-05-01T00:13:24-05:00April 25th, 2019|News|