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 […]

Post-Election Processing

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom I am so grateful to all the members of our congregation and the community who joined us for the post-election ritual and processing on Wednesday, Nov 9. It was an important night for us to gather together. We were in different stages of grief: some folks were in shock; some […]

Listening Sessions Series

Sunday, November 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “Sharing Our First Church Stories, Hopes, and Dreams”   The Senior Minister’s listening sessions series, begun at the Breaking Bread, Building Community event last month, continues this month with two smaller listening sessions. These sessions are open to all […]

Citizens of Milwaukee: Starting Over, Again


By Jim Marten, 175th Anniversary Team Member and Chair of Marquette University’s History Department Megan Marshall began last month’s Morter Lecture with reflections on Margaret Fuller’s journey to the Great Lakes in 1843.  The West, including Milwaukee, inspired Fuller to think about herself in new ways, to better understand certain things about herself.  Perhaps it […]