Submitting News & Room Reservations

To submit news, announcements, events, and calls for volunteers please fill out the form at www.uulacrosse.org/submitnews

To request a room reservation or to add something to the Fellowship calendar, please use the form at www.uulacrosse.org/reserve    

 

Social and Environmental Justice Team News:
Warming Center Request for Volunteers

The Social & Environmental Justice team has taken on the task of establishing the 3rd Friday of each month through April as a night that the UU Fellowship provides the volunteers for 6:30 pm to 9 pm intake. We currently need volunteers in Feb., Mar., and April. If you’d like info about getting signed up please talk to Emmy office@uulacrosse.org or David davidboen@bellsouth.net.

Items Needed for Warming Center Homeless Shelter

We are collecting supplies to be used at the Warming Center. Donated items may be placed in the marked box in the coffee area. 

The following is a list of supplies currently needed: hand warmers, adult winter gloves, scarves, hats, face masks, new or gently used, big boxes of breakfast cereal,  5 lb bags of sugar, big containers of dried coffee creamer, granola bars (packaged), pop tarts or similar, Chapstick, single serving tuna that does not require a can opener, single serving soup (not requiring a can opener)

 

Collection for Our Neighbors in Need

Items needed for clients of New Horizons and the Franciscan Hospitality House are being collected by our Fellowship. Please support those in need in our community by placing your donations in the large basket located on a table in the coffee prep area. Contact Kathy Schnitzius at schnitz96@aol.com with any questions. Thank you for your generosity!

Items immediately needed by New Horizons:  Toothbrushes wrapped 1 or 2 per pack, full-sized tubes of toothpaste, full-sized shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, full-sized bar soap, deodorant, razors, new underpants

 

Let’s UU the Vote in 2020!

The National Launch for UUA’s #UUtheVote is Jan. 12th at 3 pm. UU La Crosse will be featured for our Rock the Vote 2018 Initiative. Join us in the Sanctuary as we live stream this national event.

UUs have a history and a legacy of showing up. Many of us are already doing this work in a multitude of ways, as individuals and as religious communities. UU the Vote is a way to amplify, equip, and connect UUs who are putting our principles into practice, and making sure we bring our passion to the polls for all the issues that are important to us and so many others who dream of collective liberation. Our values, our work for justice, the communities we love and the beloved community we seek to create are under attack. We are called to speak with moral courage and act with prophetic clarity and determination in the 2020 electoral cycle. Our UU values of interdependence, democracy, and the inherent worth and dignity of all people are direct antidotes to the fear, bigotry, and inequity that define our world.

 

UUA Now Hiring – Statewide Organizer in Wisconsin

The UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) is thrilled to announce the open position for a UU the Vote Statewide Organizer in WI! They are prioritizing a deep investment in WI because of the existing strength of our UU infrastructure there, the opportunity for growing our UU organizing capacity in the state, and the political terrain in WI that is ripe for deep engagement rooted in our values about the issues that matter so deeply to us all. This is a full-time, temporary (through 12/31/20) position that includes salary and benefits. This is a Wisconsin-based position; the right candidate does not necessarily need to be UU themselves, but must have organizing experience and a commitment to developing organizing strategies and partnerships that align with Unitarian Universalist values and principles.

 
Volunteers Needed for the Warming Center
 
Stay Updated with La Crosse’s ‘Waking Up White’ Regional Learning Collaborative & White Privilege Symposium
Read the book “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving, join in on small group community conversations and attend guest speaker events leading up to the 2020 White Privilege Symposium in La Crosse.
 
Find details on their website: www.laxwakingupwhite.com
 
Thanks to WKBT and WXOW for covering the ongoing projects in the La Crosse area fighting against systemic racism, involving UU La Crosse, SURJ and other area groups as a part of the2020 Waking Up White Regional Community Learning Collaborative. Catch the articles below:
 
 

Snow Shoveling Volunteers Needed

The Building and Grounds Committee is looking for volunteers to help with snow shoveling over the winter months. Shoveling consists of clearing snow from our sidewalks, walkways, and the back entrance. The more volunteers the less any one person has to shovel! If you are interested in helping out, please contact David Boen at davidboen@bellsouth.net.

 

Winter Weather Reminder

In the event that Sunday services may be canceled due to bad weather (e.g., snowstorm, heavy rain), please check our website uulacrosse.org, for any such notification after 8 am 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 in you venture out in bad weather.

 

Setup Bill Pay for Pledge Payments

Do you sometimes forget to make your pledge payment each month?  Have you ever considered setting it up as an automated payment through your bank or credit union? It’s easy for you, easy for UU. If you have online access to your account, you can set it up in ‘Bill Pay’ as a recurring payment, and the check will be automatically sent to the UU office each month. 

 

Hearing Assistance Available

We have recently purchased a hearing assistance system which consists of receivers with headphones to be used during the service. Please ask our A/V Tech, Giorgia, if you would like some help with this.

 

OWL – Seeking Interest and Volunteers

A few fellowship members have created an Our Whole Lives (OWL) taskforce to bring OWL curricula to our fellowship. We hope to start with classes for grades K-1 and 4-6, and eventually offer classes for grades 7-9 and 10-12 as our current students age and/or that population increases. These classes are held separately from Sunday RE classes. Our timeline is late winter/early spring of 2020. You do not need to be a member to participate. For questions, more information or to get involved, please contact Tiffany Brubaker at tiffany.brubaker@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 uulacrosse.org

Past services are available for listening online via our SoundCloud page – catch up on Sunday Services from UU La Crosse!