Share The Plate: January Recipient Is Dryhootch by Dawn Blackmore

Dryhootch is our January Share the Plate recipient.  Located on Brady St. on Milwaukee’s East Side, it has been serving veterans and their families for over 8 years.  Guided by their mission, “Helping the veteran and their family who survived the war, survive the peace”, Dryhootch offers a variety of programs and outreach at its East Side location, […]

Stewardship Moment by Tony Panciera

As we enter into a new calendar year and focus on the theme of love, I have found myself personal reflecting on an ongoing challenge: to live a life where my values and ideals are fully reflected in my financial spending. Every dollar each of us spends is both a monetary exchange for a good […]

Dena’s Digressions: January Column From The Rev. Dena McPhetres

Our church sanctuary is sacred space for many of us. What happens there – weddings, memorial services, child dedications, Sunday services — honors, supports and transforms lives. Sunday morning worship services are the lifeblood, the heartbeat, the center of our cherished community. The Order of Service, the “liturgy,” if you will, gives us a place […]

RE-flections: January Column From DRE Beryl Aschenberg

For the past two years, the Children’s Religious Education Committee has quietly been discussing the topic of systemic racism. As a church located in the heart of Milwaukee, it was hard to ignore the fact that our city is now the worst in the nation among major metro areas for Black/White segregation in residential areas.*   […]

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

This is it—we are in the homestretch of your Senior Minister Transition. You are tired and ready to finish this work. The last three miles of any marathon are the hardest, and the most essential. The good news! Your excellent Senior Minister Search Committee has launched their congregational profile and website. They are reviewing applications […]

Off the Wall Art Auction Gala


From Sharon DePue Drumroll, ladies and gentlemen: The first ever First Unitarian Society “Off the Wall Art Auction Gala” will be held May 15, 2016, at the beautiful newly-restored and refurbished Astor Hotel, one of Milwaukee’s grand dames. You’ll shop for works of art offered at an array of prices to fit every pocketbook, while […]

Support Interchange Food Pantry Through Amazon Smile

From Bryna Goeckner Would you like to support Interchange Food Pantry while shopping online? Sign up for Amazon Smile and designate Interchange Inc. as your charity. Every time you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase amount to Interchange. To sign up: Go to to sign into your […]

Friendship Not Fear

From Interim Senior Minister the Rev. Elaine Peresluha and the Wisconson Council of Churches Many of us are appalled at the hateful rhetoric and acts of violence against our Muslim neighbors and friends. We stand with The Wisconsin Council of Churches calling on us all to speak out against Islamophobia and to stand in solidarity, […]