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|

Go Green, Go Digital West Wind

When Earth Day approaches, we usually take the time to review our Earth-friendly practices. Last year, a campaign was launched to reduce the mailing and paper expenses related to the West Wind, our monthly newsletter. Members were asked to sign up to receive only digital issues via email. While numerous people did step forward, there [...]

2019-04-18T14:29:38-05:00April 18th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

UUCW Food Donations Support Jewish Community Pantry

In February we will be donating to the Jewish Community Pantry, which is located at 2900 W Center Street in Milwaukee. It serves the Amani and Metcalfe Park Neighborhoods, over 12,000 households of 37,000 clients with 42% children. The current specific needs are: Hygiene products: toothpaste & brushes, bars of soap, deodorant, diapers, baby wipes [...]

2019-01-31T15:45:10-05:00January 30th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Scrap Metal Program Continues

The Earth Ministry and Stewardship committees have joined forces to collect and recycle scrap metal to encourage greater recycling and to raise funds for UUCW. Please bring in beverage and food aluminum and stainless-steel cans that have been thoroughly cleaned. Other metal products that you no longer need are also accepted, such as metal shears, [...]

2019-01-25T07:57:16-05:00January 17th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Build 2020 Update

From Phil Kroner, Build 2020 Task Force Chair The Build 2020 Team knows that many of our members and friends have questions about what's happening with our upcoming renovations. Here are some that folks have asked, and our current answers. I’m new to UUCW. What are we planning to do to the building, and why? [...]

2019-01-17T17:59:43-05:00January 17th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Activities in Waukesha and Milwaukee

Sunday, January 20, after 9:15 and 11:00 am services - "Freedom Walk" Unitarian Universalist Church West, follow the signs to UL4  This month, while exploring the impact of the Black Church Experience upon the Civil Rights Movement, and the continuing “Call to Justice” of the Poor People’s Campaign and Black Lives Matter Movements, UUCW’s middle school [...]

2019-01-17T18:09:17-05:00January 9th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|

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!  [...]

2018-11-29T18:35:11-05:00November 29th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2018-11-24T20:26:11-05:00November 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

“Every time a bell rings, another angel gets its wings.”

A Message from Rev. Suzelle 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 film, "It's a Wonderful Life." [...]

2019-05-09T13:29:06-05:00November 21st, 2018|News, The Rev. Suzelle Lynch, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2018-11-15T12:35:18-05:00November 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 [...]

2018-11-15T15:35:06-05:00November 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|