Welcome to a community of diverse, compassionate, inquisitive souls seeking to serve, grow, connect, celebrate life and make the world a better place. We affirm people of all ages, abilities, racial, ethnic, class and faith backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. Join us on the journey of inner depth, peace, sustainable living, and social justice!
Calling all unicorns, knights, sports heroes, superheroes, wizards, flying monkeys, queens, elves and other amazing characters! LEGENDARY: the fabulous UUCW “goods and services” auction is coming up on Saturday, November 12th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.!
At the Auction, church members and friends bid on items, events, and services donated by other church members and friends (as well as from local businesses). The funds we raise help fund the UUCW Operating Budget.
Our LEGENDARY auction theme this year is inspired by our November Soul Matters Theme, “We Are a Community of Story.” Legends, myths, tales and stories—imagine all the possibilities for auction fun. Costumes are encouraged (but not required!)
UUCW blessed and hung a Black Lives Matter banner on our building in April 2016 as a tangible symbol of our congregation’s support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was voted upon at the January 2016 congregational meeting.
Our Black Lives Matter banner was hung in accordance with the “temporary banner permitting process” of the City of Brookfield, which states that any organization may post a temporary banner no more than four times a year, for 30 days at a time. After we reached the time limit for the banner, we posted new, smaller Black Lives Matter sign in keeping with City of Brookfield rules for temporary political signs.
Each month, UUCW gives half of all undesignated offering monies to non-profit organizations as a way to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.
Neighborhood House is located on Milwaukee's near west side, and has been in operation for 70 years, serving low income, largely non-white children and their families. It's a community center in the settlement house tradition, founded to help strengthen children and families in some of the city’s most challenging neighborhoods.Read more...
SEWUUC (Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations) is currently hosting its annual FrUUits and NUUts sale to raise money for advertising about UU congregations in Southeast Wisconsin on public radio. Order forms will be available in the Community Room after both services on Sundays. Payments are due when you place the order and should be made payable to Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations. The deadline to order is Sunday, November 6th. Deliveries of the delicious treats will occur in early December. Click here to download the order form.
Imagine the Unitarian Universalist Church West of the future: a congregation with a building as open and flexible as our theology, as welcome and warm as our spirit, a building with mechanical systems that are healthy and efficient, office and meeting spaces that help our ministries hum along, and a floor plan accessible to everyone! We're describing UUCW’s Build 2020.
For the past two years, UUCW has engaged in a Holistic Study process to discern what needs to happen to transform our building into one that more fully supports our ministry and mission. We worked with Workshop Architects on that process, which resulted in a preliminary architectural plan. Click here to view the Holistic Study presentation.Read more...
Click on the image to read the October edition of our monthly newsletter, the West Wind.
Sunday, October 23rd—9:15 and 11:00 a.m.
Pulpit Guest: The Rev. Dr. Andrew C. Kennedy, Worship Coordinators: Almuth Soffee and Deb Ruesch
Rev. Dr. Drew Kennedy, will invite us to think about how we ought to live our lives in light of the fact that life is precious and that all of us, one day, must die. Centering on an amazing and poignant story of a woman at a crossroads in her life, we’ll explore one of life’s basic existential questions: How do we need to live? About our guest: Rev. Dr. Drew Kennedy earned a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Michigan, and his Master’s and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Meadville Lombard Theological School, a Unitarian Universalist seminary in Chicago. Rev. Kennedy served 28 years as Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee before retiring in 2014.
Special Music: Craig Siemsen and Patty Stevenson.