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February 2018

Good Neighbor Bag Assembly

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Join us after services today in the Common Room to help assemble bags of toiletry items and other basic needs to give away to our neighbors on the streets of Milwaukee. Bags will be available until they run out for $2 to help defray costs of materials.

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Faith in the Unfolding

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 “Faith in the Unfolding” The Reverend Dena McPhetres Diane Horne, Worship Associate Karen Beaumont, Guest Organist Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education   What happens when we don't know what's coming next? Which is pretty much true all the time, though we pretend it's not. How do we step up to our fear of the unknown and trust the unfolding future? Perhaps faith can help us do that and thereby open us to more imagination and creativity…

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Milwaukee Soldier’s Home: Declining Milwaukee Treasure

February 25 @ 10:10 am - 10:50 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Milwaukee

February 25 “Milwaukee Soldier’s Home: Declining Milwaukee Treasure” Peter Zanghi, President, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance are raising awareness of the serious structural decline of Milwaukee Soldier’s Home.   Founded in 1864, designated a Landmark, placed on the National Park Service “11 Most Endangered” list, in 2012 declared a “National Treasure,” the Soldiers Home originated with women raising funds to assist returning Civil War soldiers.  With this long history of commitment to serving…

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Monday Night Yoga

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 2, 2018
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Yoga Class

Instructor: Morgan Engels. 8 classes: February 5–April 2 (no class on March 5). Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m. Cost: $80 members/$96 non-members. Class minimum: 9 participants. Join us for gentle yoga classes, offered Monday evenings (and Wednesday mornings). This Iyengar-inspired class encourages proper body alignment and brings balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. The use of props makes this practice accessible to everyone and allows students to work at their own level; all are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and…

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“Redlining, Racism and Reflection” (Session 3 of 3)

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee

“Redlining, Racism and Reflection” – A Three-Part Series. February 13, 20, and 27. Held at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. 1360 N Prospect Ave (2 blocks east of the church). Series Cost for First Church Members/Friends: $15.00. Registration Deadline: February 6, 2018. SESSION THREE: “Where from Here?” – Panel Discussion. Tuesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. Marc Levine from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s Center for Economic Development will address growth of entrenched segregation and racial inequality in Milwaukee since the 1970s. Margaret…

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Wednesday Morning Yoga

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until March 28, 2018
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Yoga Class

Wednesday Morning Yoga. Instructor: Morgan Engels. 10 classes: January 17 – March 28 (no class on March 7). Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m. Cost: $100 members/$120 non-members. Class minimum: 6 participants. Join us for gentle yoga classes, offered at two different times for your convenience. This Iyengar-inspired class encourages proper body alignment and brings balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. The use of props makes this practice accessible to everyone and allows students to work at their own level; all are welcome.…

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March 2018

First Friday Films: “We Are Superman”

March 2 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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“We Are Superman: The Transformation of 31st and Troost” (80 Minutes.) Sponsor: Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Committee Chair and former city planner in Kansas City. A dividing line in a very segregated Kansas City, the corner of 31st Street and Troost Avenue is an epicenter of poverty, violence, and racism. It's also where several individuals and organizations, along with this community’s forgotten citizens, fight every day to bring positive change others ignore. We Are Superman is a moving film showing…

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“Everyday G.R.A.C.E.”

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Instructor: Becky Spice. Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $25 members; $35 non-members (lunch included). Whether religiously devout, agnostic or atheist, we all can experience healing grace every day. Grace can be actively cultivated through awareness and committed practice. This class will explore five principles of living a grace-filled life: Gratitude, Resilience, Acceptance, Compassion, and Equilibrium. We will look at how to recognize the shadow side of each of these virtues, as well as the rich benefits of incorporating our…

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Sunday Forum: “The Iditarod – Alaska’s Famous Dog Sled Race”

March 4 @ 10:10 am - 10:50 am
Max Otto Hall, 1342 N. Astor St.
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Presenter: Mary Beth Peterson, World Traveler, Public Speaker. Everyone has heard of the Iditarod, but few are aware of the logistics for this thousand-mile annual event known as “The Last Great Race On Earth." World traveler Mary Beth Petersen’s slide program documents every aspect of this great wilderness race, typically run in minus 20–40 degree Fahrenheit weather. Dog lovers and endurance sport enthusiasts will especially enjoy this program. Host: Christian Becker. Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at…

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Seasoned Women Are Naturally Social – S.W.A.N.S. Group

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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S.W.A.N.S. Group (Seasoned Women Are Naturally Social) First Sunday of the month we go out for lunch after the second service. Next lunch is July 2 Join us once a month for lunch after church and other social events. Newcomers are always welcome! For more information about SWANS, contact Barbara Collignon or Jeanne Durnford.  

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