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, […]

“Discovery In Groups” First Church Common Ground

Discovery in Groups (DIG) Sessions identify local Milwaukee neighborhood issues. These small group sessions are being held from December, 2015 – January 2016. SAVE-THE-DATE PLATFORM CONVENTION Tuesday, January 26th 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Tripoli Shrine Center 3000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee Together with our leaders, DIG participants and community members we will vote on our MKE Neighborhoods Now […]

Q&A With Artist Mary Ellen Mueller

What medium or mediums do you work with? I work in multiple mediums: pen and ink with watercolor for my architectural renderings, hand colored etchings, monoprints, and oil on canvas or board for plein air painting.   Who or what serves as inspiration for your work? I am inspired by the wonderful nature that surrounds […]