A greeting from Kathy Lake, our Community Connections coordinator for January.
I have been a member of UUCW for over 35 years. I have been fortunate to be involved in many different ways, including teaching RE, social action, UU Diversity, long-range planning, a couple of terms on the board, and a year as president of the congregation. I am now active in Community Connections, a group that really represents the heart of the generosity of our congregation. Although I lived in New York and Michigan as a child, I have lived in Milwaukee for 41 years. I recently retired after a 35-year career at Alverno College and now spend lots of time helping with my three grandchildren. I have three adult children, all of whom live in Milwaukee. I enjoy walking, cooking, and reading mysteries.
Community Connections is a support network within UUCW that seeks to provide compassionate and empathetic assistance to members on an as-needed basis. Here are just a couple of the many ways we can connect volunteers to members who have a specific need:
- We organize the preparation and delivery of meals and the completion of errands for members following surgery or during an illness.
- We set up rides for members of our community to attend worship services and go to medical appointments.
You can contact Kathy if you need assistance or know someone who needs support in one of these or other ways.
We would love for you to join our Community Connections team. If you are able to help by preparing a meal, dropping off carry out, running an errand, providing a ride, or something else along these lines for one of our members, feel free to reach out to Kathy.
The strength of our community is reflected in the ways we support each other and our aim is to continue to grow this important ministry!