We’re hiring
RE Teacher WantedWe are looking for a teacher (or two) for September- December (maybe longer!) to teach RE classes on Sunday mornings. This is a paid position- details to come. If you’re interested, contact Tiffany Brubaker at tiffany.brubaker@gmail.com.
Nursery Child Care Worker WANTED: Reliable and caring individuals who enjoy playing with young children to care for 0-5 year-olds for two hours during Sunday morning services and other occasions as needed. Occasionally, you may also be asked to assist with K-5th grade students. Please send resume and a short email explaining why you qualify for this job to kristieneve@gmail.com.

Movie night May 5, 4 pm
Please join us for popcorn, choice of seats and amenable company.  Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope. You will be shocked, outraged, brought to tears. Most important, you will be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the capabilities of women and girls to realize their staggering potential.
HALF THE SKY is a passionate call-to-arms, urging us not only to bear witness to the plight of the world’s women, but to help to transform their oppression into opportunity. Our future is in the hands of women, everywhere.

UU Growth Consultant Here in May
Mark Ewert, a Wash. DC-based consultant specializing in growing UU congregations, will be here May 18-20 focusing intensively on our congregation’s approach to growth and development. On Sat., May 19, he will meet with as many of us as possible. Save that date– find more info in our April Newsletter.

General Assembly Delegates
Consider going to General Assembly (GA) this year in Kansas City | June 20-24th
GA is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Our Fellowship pays the registration for two delegates every year, all other expenses are your responsibility. Contact Ingrid iiverson@uwlax.edu, before April 26, if you are interested in being a delegate.

Fellowship Updates Collection Box Needs
Our fellowship regularly collects items for local homeless centers and shelters, including New Horizons women and children’s shelter and the Franciscan Hospitality House. For the past month, in response to an emergency need, we have concentrated on personal care items for teens at Longfellow Middle School in La Crosse. Sunday, April 29, marks the last day of the Longfellow collections, and we’ll return to collecting things for New Horizons and the hospitality house.
Current needs for New Horizons and the hospitality house: Women’s and men’s underwear (new, please!) *  men’s and women’s socks, especially crew socks * deodorant, razors, shaving cream in cans, feminine hygiene products * washcloths (gently used OK), bug repellent, sunscreen * full-size containers of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion * snacks, easy-to-heat food.  Questions? Contact Ellen Severson at EllenQofSheba@gmail.com.

Youth RE needs Volunteers
The RE team is looking for volunteers to help teach the youth of our fellowship! You can be just a helping hand, or teach a whole age group. Ages range from Pre-K and up. Commit twice a year or many times a year. Contact Tiffany Brubaker at tiffany.brubaker@gmail.com for details.

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. The caregiver for April is Carla Pena. You may reach her at ctheworldpena@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 Sept.-May, and at 8:45a on Sundays the choir sings.
Email choir@uulacrosse.org for more information.

Upcoming Services

April 29
On Solidarity, Survival, and Salvation    Rev. Ashley Horan
Over the past several years, the American political landscape has been transformed by the powerful organizing of the Movement for Black Lives and its calls for us to address white supremacy in our nation. Likewise, Unitarian Universalism itself has been undergoing a massive upheaval as we confront the legacy of racism in our congregations, our institutions, and ourselves. What are we called to do–physically, spiritually, politically–during this transformational time?  

Rev. Ashley Horan is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, and serves as the Executive Director of MUUSJA – The Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance. Her call to ministry centers on nurturing spiritual grounding in political communities, and political grounding in spiritual communities. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner, the Rev. Karen Hutt, and their two children, Zi (17) and Aspen (3).

May 6
Houses for Hope    Kristin Mitchell from UW-L’s Habitat for Humanity

 

 

If you have an item to add to the weekly e-news or to Sunday bulletins, please email Emmy Carlson, Office Administrator at coordinator@uulacrosse.org by 8 a.m. Monday mornings unless otherwise noted.

Please check the weekly enews and website for confirmation and more information! If you can’t make it on any given Sundaythe UUA’s Church of the Larger Fellowship offers live-streaming Sunday services also. Check it out!

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