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 […]

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.