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 170th 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 […]

Words on the Wind: Transformation


The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Our April theme of Transformation is particularly apt for a month that includes my Installation as your Senior Minister; a Breaking (Cookies), Building Community event about living our mission as a large congregation; and, Gaia-willing, the coming of spring. An Installation is a tradition in our faith whereby a congregation ceremonially […]