What’s Next in the Senior Minister Search? by Michelle Boehm

Your Senior Minister Search Committee has been busy evaluating candidates for our Senior Minister position. In January we received materials from 11 interested candidates. The UUA has told us that there are slightly fewer ministers in search and slighting more ministerial openings than usual. First Unitarian Society is the largest UU church in search and […]

Lessons From Listening by Dale Skaggs

Every congregation has a story and every September when we begin writing the next chapter in our story we don’t know how it will go. We hope to connect the threads of love, compassion, and caring community which have stitched together our past chapters, but in most years we don’t know if our new chapter […]

Womanspirit: February Column by Janet Nortrom

All members and friends are invited to spend an evening with 3 phenomenal UU women; a poet, an adventurer on a vision quest and a parasitologist. This Womanspirit program is February 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Max Otto hall featuring Dr. Christine Merritt sharing Myths and Legends of China through her books “Panda Bears […]

Playtime News: February Column From Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode

John Stano and Friends will perform Blues/Folk/Americana and Original music Saturday, February 13th at the The Coffee House on Chestnut and Pine, 429 N. Pine St., Burlington WI 53105 http://www.burlingtoncoffeehouse.com.  John Stano also performs eclectic acoustic music every Friday in February from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at Groppi’s Market/Louie’s Coop Bar, 1441 E. Russell Ave., Milwaukee.  There is […]

Stewardship Moment by Lisa Koneazny

First Church’s theme for February is relationships. On January 10th, Elaine spoke of nurturing the spirit in her “Soul Food” sermon. This is the first piece of our updated mission statement. In some way, each of us gets our spirit nurtured here. It is through the relationships we have with the staff, our friends in […]

In The Middle: January Column From The Rev. Elaine Peresluha

REFLECT! RENEW! REJOICE! This year is a defining moment in First Church’s 175 years of history. Beginning on Sunday February 14 we will engage in a new process of relational and financial stewardship. Reflect! Renew! Rejoice! captures the importance of this year’s stewardship conversations. How we work together this spring will shape the institutional vision, […]