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.

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.”

children flower service
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Upcoming Services

We are all tangled up together in a great web of life that is woven with beauty and hardship, love and loss, thriving and struggle. How do we tend well to the weaving so that all of us are held in care? Rev. Molly Housh Gordon will be joined by Violet Vonder Haar, Jamila Bachelder, Rev. Leon Dunkely, Rev. Eric Kaminetsky, Rev. Joan Javier-Duvall, Rev. [...]

Sunday Picnic

Sunday, July 7th @ 11:00 am

Back by popular demand, instead of a regular service on Sunday, July 7th join us at 11:00 am for a picnic! Once again, this is not a typical annual church picnic, but a more low-key event.  Bring your own picnic meal, beverages, blanket and/or chairs.  There will be desserts to share, grills to use and games to play.  Last year we had a world-class Kubb [...]

Sermon Archive

“Looking Behind, Gathering Wisdom”

Sunday, June 9th @ 10:00 am

“After E Pluribus…Comes What?”

Sunday, May 26th @ 10:00 am

“Transitions Across the Lifespan”

Sunday, May 19th @ 10:00 am

“So Many Possibilities”

Sunday, May 12th @ 10:00 am

Maypole! A Beltane Celebration

Sunday, May 5th @ 10:00 am

“A Sturdy Kind of Love”

Sunday, April 28th @ 10:00 am

“Beauty’s Divine Breath” 

Sunday, April 21st @ 10:00 am