Cottage Meetings Move Sanctuary Discernment Forward

First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

By Mary Buchel, Sanctuary Discernment Team Our Sanctuary Discernment Team held eight Cottage Meetings from October 1-November 5. We shared what we are learning about sanctuary and asked for your questions, concerns, and opinions. Thank you for participating. Based on our discernment process and your thoughts, we will make a recommendation to our Board of […]

Program the Parks

Black Lives Matter

By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Lives Matter Program the Parks is a grassroots community organization that works with youth and families in the Sherman Park neighborhood. It has been working to provide positive activities for the residents of the neighborhood including a Haunted House party, a junior golf program, and a Community Empowerment and Solutions Center-ITAV. […]

“All About Youth” for November

Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator

By Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator. (See 2018 Mission Trip deadlines below.) First, congratulations to Ehlona Walker, a sophomore member of our YRUU youth group, who has received recent recognition from the UUA as a Luminary Leader. The Luminary Leaders program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in Unitarian Universalist communities. Recognized […]

When I Think of Abundance . . .

Lynne Jacoby

(Post by Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator.)   When I think of abundance I think of humbleness, generosity, joy, and Joe. Joe was a housemate of mine who would often ask the question, “We’re lucky, aren’t we?” — out of the blue if the conversation had gone quiet around the dinner table, walking our way […]

REflections for November – Beryl Aschenberg

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

REflections.  By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart Several years ago, following advice found in Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book, Simple Abundance, I started to keep a gratitude journal. Each night I write down five […]

Words on the Wind: Abundance

Body

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom. In our Worship Associate conversation about abundance, our November theme, Robert Szymanski asked the provocative question, “What is ‘enough’?” Since then, I have been thinking about abundance and scarcity, in the context of enough. There are the basic needs baselines of enough: clean water, healthy food, shelter, heat, and medical […]

Our Courageous Future a Testimonial from Robert Szymanski

Board Visioning

Aware that lack of communication always brings separation and suffering, we are committed to training ourselves in the practice of compassionate listening and loving speech.  Knowing that true community is rooted in inclusiveness and in the concrete practice of harmony of views, thinking and speech, we will practice to share our understanding and experiences with […]

Wisconsin UU Action Network Forming

By Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Council Chair Are You Interested in social and political change on the state and local level? Several UU Congregations in our state are beginning to form a state action network like our neighboring states already have. Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota all have action networks with UUs banding together to […]