UU Church West’s “Split the Plate” program is one of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offerings to a non-profit organization, to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community. Our Split the Plate partner for mid-July through August is The Gathering of Southeastern Wisconsin.

A Story of Giving and Fellowship
Simon and Loneva were wed in 1986 and have been meal guests at The Gathering’s Dinner Program since 2012. The couple finds themselves at Christian Faith Fellowship East regularly to not only eat, but to pray for their community.

Simon and Loneva find themselves caring for fellow meal guests like they are family. Many guests know the couple by name and, on their own, will ask for a special prayer. At every meal, Simon & Loneva join hands and pray in silence for their neighbors. “We are called to take care of the people.”

At one point in time, Simon and Loneva experienced food and housing insecurities of their own. After overcoming these insecurities, they began to travel to countless locations for fellowship but found solace at The Gathering, for they felt called to bring their ministry to The Gathering’s space.

At The Gathering all persons are welcomed without regard to race, religion, or lack of a faith belief, national origin, gender, age, handicap, or sexual orientation. The Gathering community RESPECTS the dignity and values of every individual served and values its volunteers. To support The Gathering any time this month, go to the UUCW website’s “Donate” tab and select “Split the Plate” from the menu provided. For more information about Split the Plate, contact Kathy Herrewig.

Besides monetary donations, you can help by volunteering or participating in our annual Golf Classic. To learn more, visit The Gathering.