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February 2017

What Makes Me an ‘I’?

February 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom and Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Tristan Strelitzer, Choir Director accompanied by Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director  How are each of us constituted? What makes us who we are? How much of our personality, decisions, and life can we claim as self-directed? What, indeed, is the self? This service will explore what makes our individual identities and what it means to claim them. Service Audio   [easy_media_download color="grey_light" target="_blank" force_dl="1"…

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A UU Youth’s Guide to the Media: Annual Youth Service

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 Annual Youth Service Music: Jack Forbes Wilson, Resident Artist This year our annual youth service will include songs, testimonials, readings, and integration of technology to follow our theme. Modern media come in many different formats including print (books, magazines and newspapers), television, movies, video games, music, cell phones, various kinds of software, and the internet. Each type of media involve both content and a device or object through which that content is delivered. With this service our youth…

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March 2017

Risking Vulnerability

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Life is Beautiful

The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Choosing risk means choosing to be vulnerable. But what if vulnerability is the human condition? In this service we will explore how we face vulnerability, loss, and how we can learn to live with courage. SUNDAY, MARCH 5 TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. Service Audio  

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Leap of Faith

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Christina Leone-Tracy

The Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy, Pulpit Guest Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director We often hear about how the changing religious landscape of America means uncertainty for the future of our faith. What might we do, as we enter that uncertainty? How do we conquer our fear and leap into the unknown? Join our pulpit guest this morning to explore the lessons learned from flying trapeze school, and what we might learn in our faith communities from the circus. The Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy…

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Risk as a Growth Practice

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Growing Tree

The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Tristan Strelitzer, Choir Director, accompanied by Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence Growth requires the risk of change. However, in a rapidly changing world, stasis is also a risk. How can risk be part of a healthy spiritual practice of learning? Also, we will be having our Celebratory Sunday ritual of pledge commitments during both services. SUNDAY, MARCH 19 “Risk as a Growth Practice” Service Audio

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The Risk of Faith

March 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Hope Dispair

SUNDAY, MARCH 26 “The Risk of Faith” The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence What does it mean to have faith in a world that includes cruelty, disease, and death? What does faith mean if you don’t believe in an omnipotent god, or don’t believe in god at all? How can we cultivate an authentic Unitarian Universalist faith that gives us courage for living in dangerous times? TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. Service…

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April 2017

The Beautiful Not Yet: Allowing Transformation

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. This month’s theme: What does it mean to be a community of “Transformation?”   SUNDAY, APRIL 2 "The Beautiful Not Yet: Allowing Transformation" The Rev. Dena McPhetres Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director   The quickening of early spring tantalizes with the promise of warmth and blossoming. How do we handle our restlessness, impatience, eagerness for change before it comes? Transformation requires patience, creating space for seeds to sprout, making room for…

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Sailing Through the Air: Transformation’s Loss and Freedom

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. This month’s theme: What does it mean to be a community of “Transformation?”   SUNDAY, APRIL 9  "Sailing Through the Air: Transformation's Loss and Freedom" The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Tristan Strelitzer, Choir Director accompanied by Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence   Every transformation involves the loss of what was, even as something new becomes. How do we honor our love for our old selves…

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There Is Simply to Begin: The Life That is Becoming

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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COMING ON SUNDAY! TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M.   This month’s theme: What does it mean to be a community of “Transformation?”   SUNDAY, April 16 "There Is Simply to Begin: The Life That is Becoming" The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence   In every moment, we have the opportunity to choose our next best self, the person we will become as result of our choices…

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Can We Bee the Change

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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COMING ON SUNDAY! TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. This month’s theme: What does it mean to be a community of “Transformation?”   SUNDAY, April 23 "Can We Bee the Change?" Earth Day Sunday The Rev. Dena McPhetres Karen Beaumont, guest organist   Alarming rates of bee colony collapse threaten the survival of bees. Urban beekeeping might save the bees and therefore save us because humans rely on bees to pollinate our food. Bees pollinate some $30…

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