Events

CLS EVENTS 


LITURGY PLANNING MEETING

The meeting to plan February liturgies will be held on Thursday, January 16, 9:30, at the Riverwalk Community Room. Please join us! It's our combined ideas that create such meaningful liturgies! 

And let Joanne or anyone on the liturgy committee know if you’d like to present a homily.  All in CLS would love to hear your stories, your ideas, or your insights on favorite topics.  Let us know, too, if you have an idea for an guest homilist.


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE


Once Again, A Wonderful CLS Christmas Eve Liturgy!

 

Many thanks to all who helped make our Christmas Eve liturgy a truly beautiful celebration! Thanks to Salem United Methodist Church for once again providing the lovely setting, to Sharon Sullivan for her welcoming words and thoughtful homily, to Bonnie Birk for orchestrating the music, to Meg Kasprowicz for her great work as piano accompanist, and to the talented choir - Meg, Bonnie, Gail Dustin, Bill Schuster, Barb Schuster, Julie Vogelsang, Marge Dabel Bergeon, Laraine O’Brien, Julian Pozniak, Alexandra Pozniak, and Bridget Moran. Very special thanks to Bridget for her fine solo, which added so much to the occasion!

 

Highly appreciated also were the especially well-spoken readers Gail Dustin, Mike Riordan, Barb Schuster, Linda Vincent, and Linda Hansen. Thanks to Linda Vincent, Marilyn Baus, and Joanne Riordan for ensuring that all was organized and running smoothly, and also to Katharyn Kominiarek for succeeding in getting the candles lit! And last but certainly not least thanks to all those who attended the liturgy!  It was so good to see so many friends and family members!!



 

IN MEMORIAM


Three past CLS members have recently died:

 

Marilyn Schmidt  (January 29, 1938 – December 12. 2019)

CLS Choir Director in the 1980s (in gray sweater & slacks)

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Kathie Chandler (October 5, 1942 - December 24, 2019)

Celebrating with CLS at the 40th Anniversary Event (2011)

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Gus Wendt  (March 1, 1941 – December 27, 2019)

With Rita at their beautiful home (2014)

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With the comfort and joy of fond memories

we extend our heartfelt condolences to family and friends.



COMMUNITY WITNESS 


YEARLY DONATIONS TO AREA AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS:

 

Waukesha catholic Worker                                   $300

St Joseph Medical Clinic                                        $600

Hebron House                                                         $600

La Casa de Esperanza                                             $600

SOPHIA                                                                      $700

Hope Center                                                            $1200

The Women’s Center                                             $1200

Food Pantry of Waukesha County                       $1500  

Hmong College Student Book Scholarships:      $2000 to $2500



WAUKESHA COMMUNITY EVENTS



WAUKESHA PUBLIC LIBRARY


Wednesday, January 8, 10:00 AM

Waukesha Public Library

Doughnuts & Documentaries: I AM MLK JR.

The documentary celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and explores his impact on civil rights from the 1950's through today. An informal discussion will follow, with coffee and doughnuts provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

 

WAUKESHA PUBLIC LIBRARY AND PLOWSHARE EVENT

 

Saturday, January 18, 10:30 AM

Waukesha Public Library

Documentary Film & Discussion: Remembering Bronzeville

Join us as we remember the story of Bronzeville, Milwaukee's historic African-American community. The film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and with Clayborn Benson III, the founding Director of Milwaukee's                   Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum.                                                                                            Presented by Waukesha Public Library and Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace. 

 

WAUKESHA PUBLIC LIBRARY AND CARROLL UNIVERSITY EVENT

 

Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 PM

Carroll University, Stackner Ballroom

100 N. East Ave.

Speaker, Reggie Jackson 

The 2.2 Million: The History and Human Cost of Mass Incarceration  

Reggie Jackson will expose the roots of our country's current system of mass

 incarceration, including the laws and policies which have made it possible

to incarcerate over two million Americans. Presented by

Waukesha Public Library and Carroll University.

 

WAUKESHA PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENT

 

Monday, January 27, 6:00 PM

Waukesha Public Library 

Monday Night Movie: BlacKkKlansman

Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. 

The film is based on a true story.


 






© Bonnie Birk 2012