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Why I Support UUCWC

by Heather Edwards, Trustee, Board of Trustees

During this stewardship season, I’ve been reflecting on what UUCWC means to me and why I feel a responsibility to support our church both financially and through volunteering. If you had told me in my early twenties that a … read more.

Endowment Update

by Bonnie Gilbert, Co-chair, Endowment Committee

This is the time of year the Endowment Committee usually calls for grant requests for items of need that are not in the annual budget. However, due to the lackluster performance of our Endowment Funds in comparison to our contributions, … read more.

Welcome to the JULIETs

by Bonnie Ruekgauer

DID YOU KNOW that UUCWC has a monthly lunch group called JULIETs? The name is an acronym for “Just Us Ladies Into Eating and Talking.” Going back to the early 2000s, the lunches were held at the church, with three rotating hosts preparing … read more.

Amazon “Smile” Program Ends But We Have “RaiseRight”

by Holly Bussey and Wendy Stasolla, for Fundraising

For years, non-profits have raised monies when supporters designate the non-profits in their Amazon purchases to receive a small but helpful contribution from Amazon through the Smile Program. UUCWC is no exception. However, it appears that the Smile … read more.

HomeFront Tutoring Holiday Party Returns!

by Holly Bussey, Faith Expression Funding Team, and Sarah Burke, HomeFront Coordinator

December is upon us and giving from the heart can make all the difference.
Traditionally, our Monday Night Tutoring Program for the children of HomeFront has provided a holiday party. This year—we are back and … read more.

The Practice of Compassionate Communication

by Peter A. Rafle, Sr., Right Relations Committee

In our current era of misinformation and raised rhetoric, it has become even more important to possess the tools to resolve conflicts and create a basis for ongoing communication. One way of resolving conflict is to use the … read more.

Finance Committee Completes Major Initiatives

by Steve Saddlemire, Chair, Finance Committee

One of the Finance Committee’s primary initiatives from last fiscal year (2021/22) was to formalize several of the processes we follow when conducting business for the church. This included developing policies and procedures for:

• the Endowment Committee
• addressing budget overruns
… read more.

Supporting Our Congregants and Our Mission

by Pam Shadzik, Co-chair, Congregational Engagement

Congregational Engagement (CE) has continued the work of reimagining ways that our congregants can be involved in UUCWC in ways that nourish them and support our mission.

To that end, we sponsored a gathering in September where we partnered with Racial … read more.