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June 2017

Getting to Joy

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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SUNDAY, JUNE 11  “Getting to Joy” The Rev. Dena McPhetres Jack Forbes Wilson,  Artist in Residence Joy seems so simple, then turns out to be complicated. What are the obstacles to feeling joy and living joyful lives? What are the problems that get in the way of a community sourcing itself with joy? The Protestant work ethic and the tendency to take ourselves too seriously are part of the equation. Sometimes we need to make choices to reclaim joy, especially after…

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Parenting the UU Way

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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SUNDAY, JUNE 18 "Parenting the UU Way" The Rev. Joyce Palmer Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director We look at the core values of Unitarian Universalism and how they apply to parenting. How do we create an environment in our homes and families that reflects our theology and vision? The Rev. Joyce Palmer began working as Assistant Minister for Membership and Congregational Engagement at Unitarian Universalist Church West in 2015. Prior to joining the UUCW staff team, Rev. Palmer served as…

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Surrendering to Joy

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Body

SUNDAY, JUNE 25 "Surrendering to Joy “ The Rev. Dena McPhetres Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director Chasing joy, controlling joy or demanding joy do not work. Joy requires surrender, spontaneity, letting go and going with. What are some of the things we need to surrender to experience joy? Guilt, judgment, expectations, inhibitions, and substances. Relying on substances and addictions does not in the end bring true joy. Service Audio  

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July 2017

Sunday Services: The Second Coming of Athena. Mentorship in Times of Age and Gender Flux

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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SUNDAY, JULY 2 "The Second Coming of Athena. Mentorship in Times of Age and Gender Flux" Nick Hayes, member Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Nostalgians long wistfully for a time when wise old men would guide chosen male apprentices toward character, logic, and life skills. But mentoring (and apprenticeship) has never been, and is not now, exclusive to men and boys, nor does it depend on traditional generational boundaries. At a time when this ancient art of teaching leadership appears…

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Sunday Services: Bread for the Journey

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Bread

SUNDAY, JULY 9 “Bread for the Journey” The Rev. Dena McPhetres Jack Forbes Wilson, Resident Artist When embarking on a significant journey, what do we need to take with us? Spiritually, physically, emotionally – what sustenance do we need and where do we find it? Can we give each other bread for the journey? We often speak about the journey of life and our spiritual journey. Let’s dig into the metaphor and see what we find. Service Audio  …

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Sunday Services: Do Not Toil in Vain: Spirituality at Work

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Church Door

SUNDAY, JULY 16 “Do Not Toil in Vain: Spirituality at Work” Sarah Fowles, member Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Many of us check our spirituality at the door at work. How can we bring our whole selves to work? How can being Unitarian Universalist help us when we're interacting with colleagues, management, customers, patients, volunteers, or students? Can we build the Beloved Community at work? Sarah Fowles is an attorney and consultant providing employer-focused guidance on human resource matters and…

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Sunday Services: Sabbath as a Form of Resistance

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Clouds

SUNDAY, JULY 23 “Sabbath as a Form of Resistance” The Rev. Dena McPhetres Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director Taking a full day of rest each week is counter-cultural; some might even say it is subversive. Yet practicing Sabbath is an ancient tradition in several religions. How does rest, reflection, and renewal serve as a form of resistance to the destructive forces in society? Please join me for my last sermon before I leave for a five-month sabbatical and you are welcome…

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Sunday Services: What Science Tells Us about Lives That Are Also Religious

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Night Sky

SUNDAY, JULY 30 “What Science Tells Us about Lives That Are Also Religious” The Rev. Scott Prinster Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director In the weeks following the March for Science, Americans are right to ask ourselves, "What exactly is scientific knowledge good for?" It’s clear that science and technology have brought about enormous changes in our lives, especially in terms of medicine, communications, and transportation. However, it’s not as clear how science contributes to the meaning of our lives --…

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August 2017

Sunday Services: Asking for Help

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Cat

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6  “Asking for Help” The Rev. Sara Goodman Jack Forbes Wilson, Resident Artist The idea that we have to ‘go it alone’, to be strong and silent about our troubles, hurts us as individuals and as a culture. The Rev. Sara Goodman, our new Assistant Sabbatical Minister, will share how we can learn from her cat Chase about how to ask for help. The Rev. Goodman is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist raised in San Diego California, has a…

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Sunday Services: Deeper Spirituality through Illness and Pain

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Denise Cawley

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 "Deeper Spirituality through Illness and Pain" Denise Cawley, member Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director No one asks to become seriously ill or to go through a physical, mental or emotional crisis, but these things happen to us and to our loved ones. As we sit with the trauma, how do we move through anger, and despair and find the best of the situation, or better yet take advantage of pain and tragedy and make it your teacher? Denise…

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