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 […]

Get involved with the election

By Nancy Pajewski, Leader of Escalating Inequality Group   One of the ways to combat increasing inequality in American society is for every citizen to vote. Therefore, the Escalating Inequality Group is focusing on getting more members involved in the conduct of the November 8 election. There are two ways to play an important part […]

Citizens Climate Lobby constituent letters

By Terry Wiggins and Mark Gill, Co-Leaders of Earth Justice Ministry   As supporters of the non-partisan Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), the Earth Justice Ministry (EJM) will make constituent letters available at the Social Justice Table during the month of October. The letters will be photocopied and delivered in person, to our Senators and Representatives […]

Black Lives Still Matter to Wisconsin UUs

By Mary DeVitt, Leader of Black Lives Matter 55 members of 7 area UU congregations, including First Church, gathered at Unitarian Church North in Mequon on Saturday, September 17, for the third in a series of workshops offered by Black Lives Matter to Wisconsin UUs (BLM2WUU). The daylong workshop, entitled Beyond the Banner 2.5 – […]

Feast and Free Film

By Terry Wiggins   Earth Day, April 22, 2016, is a Friday, and the Earth Justice Ministry will show a free film, called “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Common Room.    Called “the film that environmental organizations don’t want you to see,” Cowspiracy reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact that large-scale factory […]

Samaritan Sunday

The Social Justice Council has designated the third Sunday of every month “Samaritan Sunday,” a day for renewing and strengthening our commitment to Milwaukee’s hungry and homeless. As always, donations of non-perishable (and never opened) food will be collected for the Interchange Food Pantry.  Also welcomed are sample sizes of soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, feminine […]

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 […]

Community CHANGE Powered by Common Ground by Rod DePue

Southeastern Wisconsin COMMON GROUND is approaching its 8th anniversary this April and we have seen a lot of changes in our communities which First Church has been a big part of. Stop by the Social Justice table and pick up a pamphlet that tells about our 8 current campaigns of which many of you are involved. If […]