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 […]

Guest House Meal Changes by Nancy Pajewski

Our church will be supplying 7 meals at the Guest House in 2016 instead of the usual 5 or 6. This is a result of greater need at the Guest House, as several organizations have stopped bringing meals. Our 2016 dates—all Saturday nights—are February 20, April 16, June 18, July 16, September 17, October 29, […]

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.

Earth Justice Ministry Takes Stock of Pope’s Positions

From Terry Wiggins and Mark Gill “On Care for Our Common Home” (Laudato Sí), the recent encyclical, is the entreaty from Pope Francis for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. He calls the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on […]

Black Lives Matter Resources


Be sure to check out our Black Lives Matter page in our Social Justice section for great local resources and updates about upcoming events. And “like” the Black Lives Matter page operated by First Church members to stay up to date on local goings on. And check back here for blog posts like this one: […]

Gathered to Watch the Pope’s Address

Sept. 24 2015 pope watching(resized)

On Thursday, September 25, several dozen First Church members and local residents gathered in the Leenhouts Common Room at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee to watch Pope Francis’ historic congressional address. Organized by First Church members active in our social justice organizations, the event proved to be a success — giving people a chance to […]

The One-Year Anniversary of the Shooting of Dontre Hamilton

"An opportunity for a nationwide wake-up call..."

The one-year anniversary of the shooting of Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park is this Thursday, April 30, 2015. [Post by Rev. Elaine Peresluha, Interim Senior Minister, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee ] Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug 9, 2014. Since that death, law enforcement officials in other cities […]