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January 2018

“Returning Home”

January 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister

The Reverend Dena McPhetres. Alexis Fielek, Worship Associate. Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. I look forward to returning home to First Church after five months away. My sabbatical journeys took me many places, both externally and internally. Returning home to my soul was most important, and returning home to my house most sweet. Yet I recognize home is complicated for many folks – veterans, immigrants, refugees, ex-offenders,…

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“Promise and Practice, Intention and Impact”

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. What would it be like if our Unitarian Universalist worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? In the commitment to embrace the presence and leadership of people of color, Unitarian Universalists are learning to decenter whiteness, so that people of color are brought from the margins to the center. Join us as we practice that work and…

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“On the Road Between Hope and Commitment”

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Amanda Panciera, Worship Associate. Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Intention lies somewhere on the road between hope and commitment. How do intentions function in our lives? How do they function in our community? Join us for this service that will investigate the stretching prayer of intentions. Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom is the Senior Minister for First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, beginning Fall 2016. A native…

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“Sanctuary Reflections: Stillness, Awe, and Belonging”

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 15, 2018
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

10:00–10:30 a.m. and 12:00–12:30 p.m. (Immediately following the 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Sunday Services). Do you long for a deeper exploration of the Service/Sermon themes as they resonate with your life experiences? Once per month, we will be gathering at the back of the sanctuary for a guided discussion of just that! Depending on the size of the group, Reflectors may be partnered with another person, or a small group or whole group discussion could ensue. Please join us!…

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“O Ye of Little Faith?”

January 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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The Reverend Tony Larson, Pulpit Guest. Bob Porter, Worship Associate. Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Here's the idea: Oftentimes people look at Unitarian Universalist churches and think of us as places of little faith. I would argue that we have as much as any other religion, but it may be faith in different things than people are used to hearing. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen has been the…

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Live the Questions Now

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Hope Dispair

  TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M.   The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode Worship Associate Robert Syzmanski Unitarian Universalists sometimes take pride in our questions, doubt, and seeking. What if, instead of being opposites, faith and doubt are siblings, circling into one another, playing off one another’s refrains? What if these two relatives are creased and connected by mystery, by multiplicity, by transcendence? Join us for this service that includes a New Member Ceremony…

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February 2018

Joy and Woe Woven Fine in the Fabric of the Universe

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Earth Hands

TWO SERVICES & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 9:00 & 11:00 A.M.   The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Artist in Residence Jack Forbes Wilson Worship Associate Bob Porter Director of Religious Education Beryl Aschenberg Theodicy, the challenge of reconciling a loving universe with the reality of suffering and evil, can be one of the greatest difficulties in faith. How can one trust in a larger love holding us when human cruelty abounds? What does it mean to have faith in the face of real…

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Live the Questions Now

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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9:00 & 11:00 A.M. This month’s theme: “Faith”   The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Lead Music Director Alissa Rhode Worship Associate Robert Syzmanski   Unitarian Universalists sometimes take pride in our questions, doubt, and seeking. What if, instead of being opposites, faith and doubt are siblings, circling into one another, playing off one another’s refrains? What if these two relatives are creased and connected by mystery, by multiplicity, by transcendence? Join us for this service that includes a New Member Ceremony…

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Faith is Relational

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Choir Director Tristan Strelitzer Worship Associate Denise Cawley   Faith is not only an individual orientation, it is also a collaborative creation and a collective experience. Faith moves in the space between us; it is something we create in a relationship. Join us for this service that includes a covenant with our Pledge Drive Team and explores how loving relationships of trust and truth allow individuals and communities to flourish. The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom is…

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“Sanctuary Reflections: Stillness, Awe, and Belonging”

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 15, 2018
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

10:00–10:30 a.m. and 12:00–12:30 p.m. (Immediately following the 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Sunday Services). Do you long for a deeper exploration of the Service/Sermon themes as they resonate with your life experiences? Once per month, we will be gathering at the back of the sanctuary for a guided discussion of just that! Depending on the size of the group, Reflectors may be partnered with another person, or a small group or whole group discussion could ensue. Please join us!…

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