Beauty, Comfort and Challenge…

Worship at UUCW means gathering to lift our hearts in thanks, think deeply about the issues of the day, reflect in graceful silence, and sing with gusto! Our services are filled with art and life: people of all ages and faith perspectives, great music from our musicians, and reflections crafted with care by our ministers and lay leaders. Sunday mornings at UUCW offer beauty and comfort and challenge us to live with integrity and joy all week long.

Music in Worship

Music in worship provides beauty and touches powerful emotions, inspiring us to spiritual depth. UUCW music programs like choir, band and vocal/instrumental ensembles are open to your participation, too – they’re a great way to feed your spirit and connect with others.

Common Questions about our Sunday Service

Sunday Service at UUCW is held from 10:00 am until 11:15 am.

Please dress as you feel comfortable – casual clothing is welcome! Children especially are encouraged to wear clothes that allow free movement.
There are two large parking lots on the east and west sides of the UUCW building with designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces. The lots are joined by a driveway on the north side of the building. There are entrances on both the east and west sides of the building. For more information, see “Accessibility”.

The UUCW building is accessible for those who use wheelchairs, scooters, or walkers. Our elevator provides access to two of the three levels of the building.

Main Level: 
The East Entrance on the Main Level is barrier-free, and there is a single-stall, non-gender specific, accessible restroom on the same level along with the Church Office and Sanctuary.

Upper Level:
The Upper-Level offices, meeting rooms, and library are accessible via a gently sloping ramp off the Main Level East Foyer.

Lower Level West:
Most of our Religious Education classrooms for children are in the Lower Level West, and some adult meeting rooms are located there as well.
The main West Entrance provides barrier-free access to the Lower Level East rooms and its restrooms.

Lower Level East:
The Lower Level East classrooms and single-stall restrooms are mainly used by our tenant, the Elmbrook Preschool. The Lower Level East area may also be accessed via stairs from the Main Level East Foyer.

Restrooms:
Accessible and non-gender-specific/family restroom is available on the Main Level, and restrooms designated for men and women are available on both the Main Level and Lower Level.

Other Accessibility Features:
For Sunday worship services, assistive listening devices, large print hymnals, chair cushions, and assistance with seating are available from the Ushers.

Accessible and non-gender-specific/family restroom is available on the Main Level, and restrooms designated for men and women are available on both the Main Level and Lower Level.

We encourage you to arrive 10 minutes before the service begins. You will be welcomed at the door by a friendly greeter who can help you find the coat rack and restrooms and can offer you newcomer information, including children’s programming.

Children and teens begin the morning in the worship service with their parents/guardians (except during the summer months). When the children exit the service, teachers meet the younger students in the foyer to help them find their classrooms (parents/guardians often assist younger children). If a family prefers, children may stay in worship with their parents for the full service.

Nursery care and learning are offered for babies and toddlers in our Nursery/Preschool rooms on the Lower Level West. The nursery is available beginning 10 minutes before the start of the worship service. Parents in the sanctuary will be notified if their presence is needed for the welfare of their child.

Visiting children are welcome in our Religious Education classes and youth groups; for your child’s safety, we will ask you to fill out a visitor sign-in form.

Come into the Community Room after the service for refreshments and conversation. Visit the “Newcomer Table” to find info about various groups and activities, check out the “book nook” book exchange cart, and meet some wonderful UUCW members and friends.

After the service, the Board Representative and one or both of our ministers are available at the doors of the Community Room to greet you as you enter the social hour. We love newcomers and welcome your questions. Volunteers also are available at the “Talk to Me Table.”

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Upcoming Services

“Why Change?”

Sunday, March 3rd @ 10:00 am

It would sure be easier to just stay the same, and yet a constant 'becoming' seems to be inherent to the human condition. Our ability to transform provides meaning, direction, purpose, and resilience. So, who are you becoming? Our theme for March is "The Gift of Transformation." The UUCW Adult Choir will provide a metamorphic music experience. Visit us in person at 13001 W. North [...]

“What Would Ted Lasso Do?”

Sunday, March 10th @ 10:00 am

Transformational leadership comes in many shapes and sizes, and maybe can't even be defined. Except when it happens, things shift. Everybody's altered. How could each of us be the transformational leaders that our world needs? (And don't worry. If Ted Lasso isn't your thing, this service will still speak to you!) Our theme for March is "The Gift of Transformation." Our Music Director Ruben Piirainen [...]

Sermon Archive

“A Just and Equitable Stewardship”

Sunday, February 25th @ 10:00 am

“When Love Sleeps …”

Sunday, February 18th @ 10:00 am

“The Myth of Perfectability”

Sunday, February 11th @ 10:00 am

“Can Justice and Equity Be Friends?”

Sunday, February 4th @ 10:00 am

“Curiosity and Zen”

Sunday, January 21st @ 10:00 am

“Gotta Love MLK!”

Sunday, January 14th @ 10:00 am

“Loving Others as Oneself?”

Sunday, January 7th @ 10:00 am