Reflections on the 2017 Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly

By Bruce Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator This year, for the first time anyone can remember at First Church, we had a full slate of 16 member delegates to conduct our association’s business. A total of 11 attended General Assembly (GA) in New Orleans, two attended remotely via computer, and three who attended our Regional Assembly […]

Institutional White Supremacy

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By Celie Koneazny, YRUU youth member White Supremacy is the belief that white people are superior to those of other racial backgrounds and should therefore be in control of everything politically, economically, and socially. But what is white supremacy to the teenagers of today? So far, it has been something to talk about and analyze […]

Positive Engery

Lemon Zest

By Julie Bock, President of the Congregation, 2016-2017 As we move from our ‘traditional’ church year into our summer services, with our beautiful Flower Communion on June 4, I reflect on all the anticipation, excitement, and activity of this past year. First Church has been filled with zest this year. We leaned in to welcome our new […]

Meet Our New Assistant Sabbatical Minister!

the Rev. Sara Goodman

Hello! I am so excited to join the team here at First Unitarian Society Milwaukee in August and meet all of you! My role as Assistant Sabbatical Minister will hopefully give me the opportunity to get to know many of you, as I offer pastoral care while the Rev. Dena is on Sabbatical from August through […]

RE-flections

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By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education When my daughter Chelsea was born, I was given a poem written by Dorothy Law Nolte entitled “Children Learn What They Live.” Perhaps you have seen this one. It begins,  A quick look on the internet found that it has been quoted (and frequently adapted) in a multitude of […]

Board and Nominating Committee Nominees

By Jo Ann Bishop, Nominating Committee Chair The candidates below will stand for election at the Annual Congregational Meeting on June 4. Nominees to serve three-year terms on the Board of Trustees: Mark Bishop has been a member of First Church since 2008 and has served on the Finance Committee and as Assistant Treasurer since […]

Guess who was Featured in Milwaukee Magazine…

Jennifer and Jason Butler

Our very own Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom was featured in this month’s Milwaukee Magazine! She had a vibrant discussion with The Rev. Jason Butler about how to create the world we dream about here on earth. Jennifer Nordstrom is the first woman to serve as a “settled senior minister” at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, a 175-year-old […]

Nov. 2016 – Earth Justice News

EJM Electronic Communications The Environmental Committee (our previous name) started a Yahoo Group many years ago, and is now transitioning to a Google Group “FUSMEarthJustice.” If you were part of the Yahoo group and wish to remain part of EJM communications, please sign up at the Social Justice table or email terry.wiggins50[at]gmail[dot]com.   Follow-Up to […]

12th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar

Sunday, November 27 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Social Justice Council is hosting the twelfth annual Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 27 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving), with proceeds benefitting The Purpose Driven Purse, a program of Fresh Start Learning, Inc. This program provides purses filled with personal care items and a handwritten note of […]