About Us: First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

About Us: First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

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Discover Your Spiritual Home at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

  • The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a place where freedom, reason, community and social justice come together.
  • Diverse beliefs are respected and celebrated.
  • Spiritual and intellectual growth are encouraged.
  • The interdependent web of life is respected.
  • Children and adults explore all the world’s religions.

Unitarian Universalists search for truth along many paths. Instead of centering our religion on specific beliefs, we gather around shared moral values that include the inherent worth and dignity of every individual.

We’re a congregation of people with many beliefs, religious backgrounds and questions. We’re also a congregation where persons of diverse color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, family configuration, enablement and socioeconomic status worship, work, play, share and learn together.

We invite you to celebrate and grow with us in your own unique way. To learn more, please attend a service, explore our website, or contact: Cheri Taylor, Membership Development Coordinator, 414-273-5257 ext. 205

Find out more about our beliefs and about the Unitarian Universalist denomination!

Want to get in touch? Here’s how you can do just that.

First Unitarian Society Celebrates 175 Years

“Those citizens of Milwaukie, friendly to the organization of a Unitarian congregation of this town, are requested to meet in Roger’s Building on Thursday evening next, at early candlelight.” Such was the call to Milwaukee residents in August of 1841! Find more information about our church's history here.   Timeline of Celebratory Events •    August...

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Dena’s Sabbatical

I am delighted and deeply grateful to announce that the Board of Trustees unanimously approved my request for five months of sabbatical from August through December 2017. This comes at a good time for me, as I complete eight years of service to this congregation August 1 and (amazingly) complete twenty years of ministry. It...

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Contact First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

We are located in downtown Milwaukee at: 1342 N. Astor St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 Our Sunday services are 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. throughout the church year, switching to a single service at 10:00 a.m. during the summer. Get more information about our location and service times here. Looking to contact First Unitarian Society of […]

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Our Unitarian Universalist Beliefs and History

We covenant to affirm and promote: 1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person. 2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations. 3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations. 4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning. 5. The right of conscience and the use of […]

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Dedications and Memorials

Dedication of Children and Parents: This simple ceremony is the Unitarian Universalist version of Christian baptism, though the meanings we attach to it are significantly different. Typically held for children under four years old, the ceremony is a public declaration on the parents’ parts to dedicate themselves to faithfully nurturing and supporting their children. Because...

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About Sundays at Our Unitarian Universalist Church

We are a Unitarian Universalist church in downtown Milwaukee. From Sunday after Labor Day until Sunday after Memorial Day, services are 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. In summer, join us at 10:00 a.m.

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Worship Schedule

Join us for Sunday worship services! From the Sunday after Labor Day until the Sunday after Memorial Day, services are 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. In the summer, we have one service at 10:00 a.m.

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Sunday Forum

Photo: Reminisce Studio by Miranda & Adam   Educate. Elucidate. Excite.   Every Sunday morning, we hold our Sunday Forum, a lecture series that showcases provocative – and sometimes controversial – speakers, discussing topical issues of the day: the arts, politics, the environment, health issues, education and more. The Forum begins at 10:10 a.m. and...

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