Oct. 2016: RE-flections from Beryl Aschenberg

By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education   I remember being pinned with a two-inch scrap of black ribbon at my grandmother’s funeral. One of the traditional Jewish acts of mourning is the tearing of our clothes — the act called kri’a — literally “tear” in Hebrew. By ripping the fabric of a lapel, a […]

Sunday, March 6: “First Sunday” Gathering: YOGA!

K5-Fourth Grade classes at 9:00 a.m. and K5-Fifth Grade classes 11:00 a.m.   First Sundays connect kids of different ages as we explore some BIG UU themes! Children will meet in their classrooms, check-in, and then move to the Young Room for Children’s Chapel and group activities.  Our theme this month is “Spiritual Practices” and […]

Black People Matter in Children’s RE

By Jen Twente, Children’s RE Chair and Parent Boy, did we enjoy the conversation in the car on the way home from Black People Matter in RE that Sunday!  It was probably the most details we’ve ever heard about what happened during the class.  We heard all about “the stars”, how the kids did not […]

Spoken Word Poetry Performance at Sunday Service

If you missed the January 31 Sunday Service, you missed hearing the word wizardry of Chris Fears and Thomas Leonard as they performed inspiring spoken word poetry. We’re happy to share their piece, “Systems Error,” which was presented in conjunction with our Children’s Religious Education “Black People Matter” program.

RE-flections: January Column From DRE Beryl Aschenberg

For the past two years, the Children’s Religious Education Committee has quietly been discussing the topic of systemic racism. As a church located in the heart of Milwaukee, it was hard to ignore the fact that our city is now the worst in the nation among major metro areas for Black/White segregation in residential areas.*   […]