Money Talks: Invest with your Values

By Terry Wiggins All UUs should know about Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) Socially Responsible Investing Committee (SRIC) tells us, “Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) means making money AND making a difference.” The SRI movement has been instrumental in achieving positive change at countless companies since it first emerged as a significant […]

Join the UU Love Resists Campaign

By Bruce Wiggins, Chair, Social Justice Council The Social Justice Council (SJC) encourages all First Church members and friends to join the UUA Love Resists Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to have congregations and individuals take a stand on important social issues we face as a society. At the recommendation of the SJC, […]

Cottage Meetings Move Sanctuary Discernment Forward

First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

By Mary Buchel, Sanctuary Discernment Team Our Sanctuary Discernment Team held eight Cottage Meetings from October 1-November 5. We shared what we are learning about sanctuary and asked for your questions, concerns, and opinions. Thank you for participating. Based on our discernment process and your thoughts, we will make a recommendation to our Board of […]

Program the Parks

Black Lives Matter

By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Lives Matter Program the Parks is a grassroots community organization that works with youth and families in the Sherman Park neighborhood. It has been working to provide positive activities for the residents of the neighborhood including a Haunted House party, a junior golf program, and a Community Empowerment and Solutions Center-ITAV. […]

Wisconsin UU Action Network Forming

By Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Council Chair Are You Interested in social and political change on the state and local level? Several UU Congregations in our state are beginning to form a state action network like our neighboring states already have. Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, and Minnesota all have action networks with UUs banding together to […]

White Supremacy Teach-in  

MLK Jr non-violence CC0

By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Live Matter Committee Leader The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is developing a special service for October 15 devoted to overcoming white supremacy and developing the resources for overcoming racism. This is a follow-up to the May 7 event at the church, which was a direct responds to the call of […]

Cottage Meetings: Attend and Speak Up So We Can Hear From You!

Immigrant Makes CC0

By Lorraine Jacobs & Kitty Willkomm, Co-Chairs, Immigration Issues Action Group Almost every day this past year the news has reported on issues affecting immigrants. The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee congregation can no longer wait to speak publicly on immigration, including deportation and providing sanctuary. We must take our stand on the support of […]

It’s That Time Again – Buy Your Fruits and Nuts Now!

By Bruce Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator Each year the Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations (SEWUUC) sponsors the selling of delicious chocolates, nuts, dried fruits and snacks. It’s been the main vehicle by which we raise funds to purchase spots on local Public Radio stations. These ads direct listeners to the SEWUUC website which in turn […]

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 […]