Notes from the Board for January 2019

If you are looking to get more involved or share ideas for the Fellowship, January has several opportunities.  
  1. Program Council for Team Chairs: Sat, Jan 19th, 9-11am, Sanctuary – Following our successful November Program Council (a meeting for chairs of Teams to get together and make decisions on issues that affect multiple Teams) we are meeting next on January 19th, so please bring forward any questions or proposals to the Team chairs or to the Board by January 16th.   
  2. Member Requests of the Board: Sun, Jan 13th, 11:45 am-12 pm, Board Room and Coffee with the Minister & Board: January 20th, 11:45 am, Sanctuary – Our Board invites everyone to both get-togethers for more engagement and openness between the board, our minister, and our Fellowship. Bring your questions, comments, and an open mind.  If folks like it, we will schedule them again! 
Stewardship Drive Success:  We are thrilled to report that supporters like you have pledged more than in 2018! Thanks to all of you who gave generously and for having conversations with our Stewards about all the gifts our Fellowship brings to your life and other lives in our community.  More specifics on the results of the stewardship drive will be shared in the coming weeks, including what our funding looks like based on program areas, so keep your eyes peeled.  
Hanifl Grant 2nd Year of Funding:  Deep gratitude goes to Paul & Suzanne Hanifl for their vote of confidence and support of our Fellowship. They have awarded us a second year of $35,000 in funding for helpful growth initiatives. Thanks to all those who worked on the proposals and have committed their time and energy to our growth. 


Social Justice Team January Meeting Agenda

Preview the Social Justice Team Meeting Agenda here:


Parking Notice

Friendly reminder not to park in our neighbor’s lot to the South of our building. Anything directly behind our building is open for UU La Crosse visitors. As always, if you are able, please park on a neighboring street.


Stewardship Team Collecting Pledge Forms

Time to wrap-up the 2019 Stewardship Campaign, so PLEASE SEND YOUR PLEDGE OR DONATION BY FRIDAY, DEC 14TH! Now is the time for us to finalize our budget in order to plan our programs and inform teams regarding their funding in the new year. WE INVITE EVERYONE TO DONATE! If you have questions, need your pledge amount from last year, or would like to pledge via email, please contact


Young Adult Unitarian Universalist Group Starting

We are starting a Young Adult UU small group, with the goal of meeting for the first time in February on the UWL campus. If you are a young adult (18-35 or thereabouts!) and would like to be part of making this happen, or would like to be on the contact list, please email We will be meeting monthly at various coffee shops around the university in Dec., and Jan. December’s meeting is on Thursday Dec. 13 at 12 pm at Green Grass Cafe.


Pathways to UU: January 19th 1- 4pm

Pathways to UU is an intro to Unitarian Universalism with Rev. Krista Taves. If you are new to UU, new to the Fellowship, or simply want a refresher, this three hour interactive exploration of UU history, theology, and congregational life is for you. Find more info on our Facebook Page or RSVP to


Join the UU Guilt-Free Craft Group

The UU Guilt-Free Craft Group is in the planning stages. We will meet regularly to knit, crochet, sew, bead, chat, snarf cookies, and whatever else we call “crafting.” Sewing machines and comparatively quiet electrical tools are welcome. Band saws might be a problem. As usual, no guilt, no pressure. Everyone welcome.  If you’re interested in joining search for our Facebook group: UU Guilt-Free Craft Group.


Uncapped Conversations: Real Talk in Real Time

Join us for an open covenant group where we share a meal and talk about the things in life that matter. Our topic this month is Peace through Imperfection.
This Tuesday, December 11, 6:30pm at JavaVino. RSVP Rev. Krista Taves at as space can be limited.


Winter Weather Closings

In the event that Sunday services may be canceled due to bad weather (e.g., snowstorm, heavy rain), please check our website,, for any such notification after 8:00AM on Sunday morning. A notification email also may go out, so watch your email inbox. Regardless of any official decision, please consider your local weather conditions and use common sense if you venture out in bad weather.


Caregiver is Here to Help!

The caregiver can offer support to those in need by sending a card, making an announcement during Joys and Concerns, and/or publicizing your status and needs via the weekly emails. Let us know the level of care you desire. You may reach the caregiver at or leave a message attn: caregiver at (608) 796-9993.


Collecting Underclothes, Socks, Snacks for Area Homeless

CURRENT NEEDS:  Women’s and men’s underwear and undershirts (medium and large), heavy-duty socks for men and women, deodorant, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, individually wrapped snacks, full-size containers of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion, toilet paper.
More information about our Collection Box can be found on our website, in E-News or please email Ellen Severson at


Keep Calm- Join the Choir!

Fact: Singing in a choir improves breathing, posture, mood, blood pressure, brain power, immune system, and energy. Rehearsals are twice per month, on the first and third Wednesdays September- May at 8:45 am on Sundays the choir sings. Email for more information.


Listen to Past Services

Past services are available for listening online via our SoundCloud page.
Visit to catch up on Sunday Services from the UUF of La Crosse.


Stay Connected and Listen to Past Services

Stay up to date with announcements, upcoming events, and UU news on our Facebook page (UU Fellowship of La Crosse), in our Facebook Group (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse), and on our website