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Sunday Service: “Healing Elephants and Us”

July 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

“Healing Elephants and Us”
Speakers: Bruce Wiggins & Mark Gill, Pulpit Guests
Music: Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director


Elephants in their natural habitat are suffering chronic stress and exhibiting violent, abnormal behavior akin to what humans experience with PTSD. Recent research shows that elephants are remarkably similar to humans. Church members and friends who took a recent Adult RE class associated with Northwest Earth Institute will explore elephant and human trauma along with recovery that helps show how to build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

Bruce Wiggins (and his wife Terry) have been members of First Church since 2009, when they moved to Milwaukee from Kansas City, where they were also UU members. Bruce has retired twice, first from a 35-year career in city planning, and most recently as executive director of Milwaukee Urban Gardens, a position he held for five years. He is a graduate of the Chicago Theological Seminary. Bruce and Terry are active in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood activities and environmental causes.

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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a progressive church for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom, active in Milwaukee since 1842.

Visit us for Sunday services, forums, religious education for children & youth, and other programs and social activities. Visitors are welcome!

Parents, feel free to let your children experience our Religious Education classes up to three times without commitment to see if it’s the right fit. Find more about our Religious Education program here.


July 17, 2016
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
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