Playtime News: From Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode

From Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director John Stano will perform a special Halloween show Saturday, October 31 from 7:00—9:00 p.m. at The Coffee House on Chestnut and Pine, 429 N. Pine St., Burlington, WI 53105. John Stano also performs every Friday in November from 5:30—7:30 p.m. at Groppi’s Market/Louie’s Coop Bar, 1441 E. Russell Ave., […]

Black Lives Matter in First Church’s Religious Education Program

From Jen Twente and Rollie Hanson, Children’s RE Committee Can UU help us? Please join us for an organizational meeting on Tuesday, November 10 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Children’s Religious Education Committee is working on exciting initiatives to bring awareness of racism and oppression issues to children, youth and families. Since last spring, we’ve held […]

First Church Congregation Chooses Mission Statement

From Stacy Koenen The new First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee mission statement is: Nurture the Spirit Engage the Mind Inspire Action We had a total of 378 votes. Thank you for the wonderful participation. Here are the percentage of votes that each option received. 1. Nurture inspire engage 17% 2. Nurture the spirit engage the […]

Common Ground Fall Delegates’ Assembly Taking Place Nov. 4

From Jerry Fredrickson The Common Ground Fall Delegates’ Assembly is rapidly approaching. We are looking forward to having you join us! If you have not already signed up to attend, please do so by responding to bikehead5[at]yahoo[dot]com or sign up  at the Social Justice Table. SAVE THE DATE! FALL DELEGATES’ ASSEMBLY Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 […]

Black Lives Matter Resources


Be sure to check out our Black Lives Matter page in our Social Justice section for great local resources and updates about upcoming events. And “like” the Black Lives Matter page operated by First Church members to stay up to date on local goings on. And check back here for blog posts like this one: […]

Q&A with First Church Artist Ruth Vonderberg

Ruth Vonderberg

How long have you been a member at First Church? Since 2005. Can you talk about what mediums you work in and why you enjoy them? I primarily use acrylics and various acrylic mediums but have also worked with water-based oils. I enjoy experimenting with and using palette knives, scrapers, inks, paint markers and oil […]