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By UUCW President, Betsy Gomoll
On Sunday, January 31, 2016, the congregation of Unitarian Universalist Church West voted yes on supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and affirmed that we begin to show our support publicly.
The Board of Trustees is grateful that more than 100 members and friends (and some youth) attended the meeting. There has been a great deal of learning and discussion in the past few weeks. That discussion continued before the vote on Sunday, and a number of questions and concerns were voiced and heard by all.
What happens now? As Rev. Suzelle noted at the end of the meeting, this vote is not the end of our work on racial justice and Black Lives Matter, it is a beginning. We will continue to listen to the ideas and questions of our members, and offer resources and opportunities for learning as well as opportunities to take action locally and beyond.
We hope you will click on the button above for more Black Lives Matter resources.
When you visit that page, pay particular attention to the link at the bottom of the page with the questions and answers generated by our members.
If you use Facebook, we also encourage you to “like” the Black Lives Matter to Wisconsin UUs page. This page is the beginning of a greater Milwaukee-area collaboration of five different UU congregations, and many articles, events, and resources are posted there by Rev. Suzelle Lynch and others.
As was noted at the Congregational Meeting, UUCW has a long history of taking stands on important social issues. Black Lives Matter is the civil rights and racial justice movement of our time, and this work is just as important now as it was in the 1960s, and perhaps more so.
Thank you for all the caring and energy you bring to our church. We look forward to being in touch with you in the weeks ahead with more about our engagement with Black Lives Matter and racial justice.
Minnesota-based singer-songwriter Peter Mayer gave a heartwarming and entertaining concert for a crowd of 200 at UU Church West in November 2015. His breathtaking talent on the guitar, charming wit and brilliant lyricism combined for an enchanting evening. Pete’s work as a musician informed by our Unitarian Universalist faith is inspiring to so many people; fans travel great distances to see him perform. Pete’s musical ministry has reached people across the nation! He truly is a delightful and down-to-earth person who connects with audiences in a powerful and personal way. During intermission and after the show, folks were able to purchase his CDs, get his autograph and chat with him too.
Sunday, February 7th, 2016—9:15 & 11:00 a.m.
Pulpit Guest: Virginia Kaib Ratigan, Worship Coordinator: Almuth Soffee
Throughout his monastic life, in essays, letters and poetry, Merton often reminds us of our "original unity" by looking through the lens of childhood. Whatever our age, this simple and deep reflection on the child may cast light on our own lives, our lives in the local and world community and the principles which guide us.Read more...
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Friday, February 19, 2016
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Join people of all ages in singing some of our favorite songs while we make our own lollipops and watch The Wizard of Oz together!
February’s Soul Matters theme is “We are a people of desire.” We are reminded of what Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz: "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with." As we watch the movie, we'll think about how happiness isn't something that's "over the rainbow,” but can be found right where we are.Read more...