An Update From Our Immigration Issues Action Group

By Kitty Wilkomm and Lorraine Jacobs, Co-Chairs We offer opportunities to deepen everyone’s understanding regarding immigrant and refugee experiences. Sanctuary Discernment news and schedules are posted on the church bulletin board in the hallway, under the “Sanctuary Discernment at First Church” section, posted on an easel display, and at the Social Justice Table during coffee […]

All About Youth…

By Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator As T.S. Eliot said, and that is how our YRUU youth group at First Church is starting the new church year. In August, eight of us gathered for our annual Youth Steering Committee retreat and some exciting ideas and opportunities surfaced in our discussions. Our youth will definitely be […]

Reflections on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly 2017

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 at General Assembly (GA). Eleven attended GA in New Orleans while five were off-site delegates. Janet Nortrom, who attended in person, shares her […]

Feast for Funds Is Coming!

Feast for Funds

By Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator The fundraiser in which First Church members welcome each other into their homes, interests, or passions is just around the corner. We asked Debra Pyne and Merci Duffy for their story on hosting an ‘Art Dinner’ and here’s Debra’s take.  “Merci came up with creating a dinner party with […]

Words on the Wind…

by the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Welcome in to the 2017-18 church year! In reflecting on “welcome,” I learned the root of the word dates back to Old English words linking “pleasure” and “guest.” It originally meant “to receive someone with pleasure.” I like thinking about welcome as an expression of pleasure at another’s presence, so […]

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 […]