Our Earth Day Commitments

Earth day commitments AD

By Tree Moore After Earth Day Sunday services on April 23, sixty seven congregants made commitments toward healing Earth and its creatures. Food and water – We have 8 new organic gardeners (no pesticides) along with rain barrels and 6 serious composters and worm bin operators, a possible chicken owner, and a dozen folks will boost […]

Is First Church Called to Offer Sanctuary?

Immigration Rights Rally A 1 14 PM Cropped

By Kitty Willkomm, co-chair of Immigration Issues Group Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke to U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Nogales, Arizona. “Be forewarned,” he said. “This is a new era. This is the Trump era,” and announced plans to “fight against evil flooding up from Mexico.” Although Sessions was referring […]

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. Social […]

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 Treasurer since […]

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 warmth, […]

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 […]