At UU Church West we welcome you into a caring spiritual community where you are free to seek your own truth. Together we grow through uplifting worship, learn from many kinds of wisdom, and work to build a better world. Join us!
The Rev. Joyce Palmer began working as UUCW’s Assistant Minister for Membership and Congregational Engagement on August 3, 2015. Prior to joining the UUCW staff team, Rev. Palmer most recently served as the Director of Religious Education at Unitarian Church North in Mequon, WI and she also served as Director of Membership and Lay Ministry at All Souls Church UU, in Washington, DC. She completed her seminary education at Candler School of Theology, at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Her interest in Unitarian Universalism began years ago at the UU church in Rockford, IL, and from that moment on she became actively involved with congregations teaching youth and adult religious education, the Our Whole Lives sexuality program, and serving on committees.
Rev. Palmer most appreciates the accepting, open-minded, and inclusive spirit nurtured in UU congregations. Before pursuing ministerial studies, Rev. Palmer worked with the Head Start Program as both Head Teacher and Site Supervisor. Here at Unitarian Universalist Church West, as a half-time minister, Rev. Palmer will facilitate membership processes and member engagement, coordinate and support pastoral care, and she will assist with worship. Rev. Palmer lives in Milwaukee with her husband and two sons. Reading, NIA dancing, Tae Kwon Do, and spending time with her family are among her favorite things to do. Welcome Rev. Palmer!
Each year during our Annual Pledge Drive, members of UUCW tell us why they give so generously to support the church. These "Giving Stories" shared during Sunday worship services are pretty wonderful, offering insight into the value of UUCW in their lives as well as personal experiences of generosity and gratitude. We invite you to read their inspiring Giving Stories
Split the Plate is one of UUCW’s programs of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offering monies to a different non-profit organization as a way to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.Read more...
Three part-time positions are now available at UU Church West. We are seeking a Campus Specialist (approximately 10 hours/week) who will do weekly cleaning, light maintenance, and meeting set ups; a Communications Coordinator (18 hours/week) who will help execute communications activities that advance UUCW’s mission, global ends and goals; and an Administrative Assistant (18 hours/week) who will staff the front office and perform clerical, scheduling, and administrative tasks.Read more...
We are pleased to share the Vision 2020 Long Range Plan, the outcome of two years of dedicated work by the UUCW Long Range Planning Committee, with broad input from the congregation. This plan is intended to direct the future path of the church within the context of the Global Ends developed by the Board in 2011.Read more...
May 24 - September 6, 2015
10:00am – 11:00am
UUs Change the World
Kindergarten - Sixth Grade:
Disover how some great Unitarians and Universalists have used their values to change the world for the better -- and so can you! Fun outdoor activities are included with each session.