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Sunday Service: INGATHERING: “What Do We Risk To Enter Covenant?”

September 11, 2016


“What Do We Risk To Enter Covenant?”
The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom
Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

In the covenanted community of church, we make promises to each other. This practice has a long history in our tradition, and is why we understand our religion to be freely-chosen.

What risks are we willing to take for this freedom? What must we make vulnerable in ourselves to enter authentically into covenant?

What might we gain?


Ingathering Sunday at First Church on September 11, 2016, is special this year because we’re celebrating our 175th anniversary! Plus, we’re welcoming our new senior minister, the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom. Our congregation voted in the spring to call Rev. Nordstrom to our church, and her arrival will usher in an exciting new era in the long and vibrant heritage of First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee.

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Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom is the new Senior Minister for First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, beginning Fall 2016. A native Wisconsinite, she previously served as minister for Third Unitarian Church in Chicago, Illinois. Rev. Nordstrom received her undergraduate degree from Hunter College of the City College of New York, and her Masters of Divinity degree from the Starr-King School of Ministry in Berkeley, California. Active in issues of peace, climate justice, and racial justice, she is currently co-editing a book on environmental justice and Unitarian Universalism, forthcoming in 2017. She founded Unitarian Universalist Young Adults for Climate Justice in 2013, serves on the Steering Committee of the UU Environmental Justice Collaboratory, and helped organize the UU effort Commit2Respond to climate change.




September 11, 2016
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