News from the RE Team!

The RE team is delighted to announce that we have hired an Acting RE Coordinator — Delena Leon. She officially started on Sunday, October 7th, and has already been learning about UU, our fellowship, and our RE program for the past couple of weeks. Introduce yourself and welcome Delena when you see her!

Upcoming Themes

  • November – Gratitude
  • December – Peace

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 caregiver@uulacrosse.org or leave a message attn: caregiver at (608) 796-9993.

Call for Photos

The External Communications Team is looking for photographs from our Members and Friends to include on our new website. If you have anything you’d like to submit please send to officeadmin@uulacrosse.org. Photos will be reviewed and used only with permission from anyone in the shot.

Local Shelters Update Needs for Autumn

Our fellowship regularly collects items for local homeless centers and shelters, including New Horizons women and children’s shelter and the Franciscan Hospitality House. Current needs for New Horizons and the hospitality house: Women’s and men’s new underwear; men’s and women’s socks, especially crew socks; undershirts; long-sleeved T-shirts; hoodies; scrubs; towels; deodorant, razors, toothbrushes; and full-size containers of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Questions? Contact Ellen Severson at EllenQofSheba@gmail.com.

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 8:45am on Sundays the choir sings. Email choir@uulacrosse.org for more information.

October Special Collection

The October Special Collection will be for our friends and neighbors in the Ho-Chunk Nation. Native peoples in this country have experienced centuries of persecution and trauma. They’ve been subjected to enslavement, removals, forced marches, and cultural destruction through the use of boarding schools.

Our Ho-Chunk community has called for the removal of the offensive Big Indian statue at Riverside Park…progress has been made. More recently, Rev. Krista, Ron Malzer, and members of La Crosse SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), in consultation with members of the Ho-Chunk Community, have been in touch with Mayor Kabat and City Council to advocate for a Mayoral Proclamation and City Council Resolution to change the October 8th holiday celebration from “Columbus Day” to “Indigenous Peoples Day”. Please make checks out to “UU Fellowship of La Crosse” with “Three Rivers House” in the memo line.