Christmas Eve Donation Recipients

From Omega Burckhardt One hundred percent of our offering taken during Christmas Eve services will be split among the following local organizations: Interchange food pantry works to tackle hunger issues in Milwaukee’s Lower East Side and Downtown with support from an ecumenical coalition of neighborhood church congregations. The number of pantry guests has risen this […]

Nurture the Spirit: A December of Beginning

From Dale Skaggs, President of the Congregation We usually think of December as a time of endings, of letting go — the days shrink, the last of the leaves fall, and we take stock of our harvest for the year, whatever form that harvest may take. But even now, in this month of dark and […]

Playtime News: December Column From Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode

From Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director   Isabella Lozier is in the “Sparky Cast” of A Charlie Brown Christmas at First Stage Children’s Theater November 27-January 2. Jack Forbes Wilson is the music director. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.firststage.org/Shows–Events/2015-2016-season/A-Charlie-Brown-Christmas/ The First Church Berghaus organ will be featured in concert at First Church December […]

Scholarships Available For Those Planning to Attend Regional And General Assembly

From Bruce Wiggins If you have never attended our inspiring, educational and fun Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) national or regional conferences, you can in 2016 avail yourself of scholarship opportunities. Scholarships will be available for first-time attendees to help you pay the cost. Details of the scholarships, application info and deadlines will be announced in […]

Save the Date: Off the Wall Art Auction Gala in May

From Sharon DePue Lovers of art, food and drink, be prepared for a night of great fun. When? Spring 2016 — May 15 to be exact — promises to cap a very exciting church year with a brand new event, the first ever Off the Wall Art Auction Gala. Please reserve May 15 on your busy calendars because […]

Earth Justice Ministry: A Distant Drum

From Mark Gill As I awaken with the morning sun streaming through my bedroom window, I am grateful for the gift of another day. Yet, as I roll out of my comfortable bed, it’s as if I have been pricked by a thorn which will be with me all my day until I retire.The discomfort […]

Bring Your Mitten Tree Donations on December 13!

Tree close up

From Kristine Hansen and Laura Ehlers of the Children’s Religious Education Committee   Using new or “gently used” hats, scarves, gloves and mittens as “ornaments,” children and youth will decorate the Mitten Tree in the Leenhouts Common Room on December 13 with items we will then give away to people in the Milwaukee community. Adults […]

Elves Needed on Christmas Eve

From Jacki Zandi Every year, there is a wonderful holiday reception after each of our three Christmas Eve services. We need you to help to  spread holiday cheer as you take part in this tradition in one of these three ways: Bake or buy a sweet or savory contribution. Deliver it to  the kitchen BEFORE […]