What is Embodiment?


By Julie Bock, President of the Congregation   Per Google (always an authority, right?) the definition of Embodiment is ‘’the representation or expression of something in a tangible or visible form.’’ This time, I believe Google-fu was correct. Synonyms would include personification, representation, and  manifestation. Poetry says: Flowers embody Spring. Art states: He embodies beauty. […]

Board and Nominating Committee Nominees

By Jo Ann Bishop, Nominating Committee Chair   The candidates below will stand for election at the Annual Congregational Meeting on June 4.   Nominees to serve three-year terms on the Board of Trustees: Mark Bishop has been a member of First Church since 2008 and has served on the Finance Committee and as Assistant […]

Words on the Wind: Embodiment


  The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom   Our theme for the month of May is embodiment, which is perfect for the month when things finally begin growing in Wisconsin, when many people are outside, and when we have the opportunity to explore embodying our values as a community. I am excited for this beautiful unfolding into […]

Teach-In May 7


A Message to Parents/ Guardians of Children in our First Church Religious Education Program regarding Sunday, May 7 Service Participation and RE Classes Unitarian Universalists across the globe are participating in an anti-oppression Teach-In on or around April 30 or May 7, 2017. As of this writing there are over 600 congregations participating in the US, […]

Racial Justice Work: What We Risk

Black Lives Matter

By Mary DeVitt  —George Addair Black Lives Matter is a call for us to take risks. This is a central message of Black Lives Matter to Wisconsin UUs (BLM2WUU), our collaborative of 5 Milwaukee UU congregations. Since its beginning, the Collaborative has been working together to demand justice for Dontre Hamilton and Jay Anderson, local […]

Citizens of Milwaukee: A Blog for First Church: 175th Anniversary

First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee Building Front

A Great Influence on the Thought and Life of the People Citizens of Milwaukee: A Blog for First Church: 175th Anniversary Jim Marten Since August we’ve been commemorating, celebrating, and reflecting on our congregation’s 175th anniversary.  Somewhat forgotten is the fact that this spring marks the 125th anniversary of our church building.  Although there have been hard times […]

Transformation Within Ourselves


By Julie Bock, President of the Congregation —Wayne Dyer Throughout our lives, we continually grow, learn, and change. Moving from one pivotal time to another is part of the human condition. While disturbing, exciting, and perhaps anxiety-provoking, change is a normal and expected part of our lives. Alexander Pope states, “The way of the Creative […]