Who We Are

SEWUUC is part of the MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The Board of SEWUUC includes representatives from the nine UU congregations and fellowships in the southeast corner of the state. Originally formed as a means to participate in the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee , we now have a broader mission.
The SEWUUC Board meets regularly to maintain relationships among the congregations and support ongoing activities.

Unitarian Universalism

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

Our Member Congregations

Offering community, small group ministry, social action, Religious Education for youth and adults, the UU congregations of SE Wisconsin welcome you to join them for faith and fellowship.

UU Church West , Brookfield | UU Church of the Lakes , Elkhorn | Lake Country UU Church , Hartland
Bradford Community Church UU , Kenosha | Unitarian Church North , Mequon
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
| Unitarian Fellowship of Milwaukee
United Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Waukesha | Olympia Brown UU Church , Racine

Presentation of the Unsung UU Award
The Unsung UU Award was presented to John Schmidt of the Olympia Brown church for his years of selfless service to his congregation and the wider denomination. A framed certificate was presented to a very surprised John by Lois Wesener, SEWUUC Chairperson. A lovely reception was held at the Olympia Brown Church after the concert. SEWUUC thanks everyone who helped make this a successful and lovely event in February 2012.

In addition to Sunday services, many SE Wisconsin UU groups gather for regular meetings like Third Tuesday Tea, the Socrates Cafe, Buddhist study groups, Fourth Friday Films, book discussions, potlucks, silent retreats, and forums, as well as special events such as documentary screenings and special holiday services. There are also opportunities to share fellowship while sledding, biking, walking a labyrinth, dining in and out, attending cultural events, knitting, quilting, and building houses in Nicaragua. The UUA has certifications for Green Sanctuaries and Welcoming Congregations, designations held by some SEWUUC congregations.
Please confirm service times and events when visiting a congregation near you.

 

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