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August 2017

UU Parenting Group

August 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Family

UU Parenting Group Second Sunday of the month 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. We are a group of First Church parents that share helpful parenting resources, do fun family activities together, and discuss a variety of topics including positive discipline, creating healthy habits, and the unique challenges of raising UU children. For more information contact Stacey Thieme and Sarah Richards.  

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Monday Night Yoga

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 14, 2017
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Yoga Class

Monday evenings, June 26-August 14; no class on July 3 due to the holiday. (6 classes)   $60 members/ $72 non-members Instructor: Morgan Engels Join us for a practice of alignment based and joint health yoga.  We start the class using props (blocks, chairs, straps) to find structural integrity in our poses. We will then shift to a more passive practice, tending to our joints and restoring our nervous system. All levels welcome!  Sign up ONLINE

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Buddhist Study Group (Gathering Waters Sangha)

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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1342 N. Astor Street

Milwaukee, 53202 United States
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We share interesting and friendly explorations of Buddhist teachings and ideas, followed by a period of meditation. Enjoy tea, cookies and fellowship after. All are welcome. Contact Steve and Jeanne Lowry. We are currently reading and discussing Pema Chodron's No Time to Lose. Copies are available at Book Sales during Coffee Hour. If you have not had a chance to read the book, the discussion is still worthwhile! Meditation instruction is available if requested. Meets first and third Wednesday of the…

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Summer Cleaning Work Party

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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For many summers we’ve rallied a group of folks to give the Sanctuary a deep cleaning so it is sparkling clean for Ingathering Sunday. Led by our new Facilities Manager, Tom Schroeder, we’ll knock down dust and cob webs on high sills and moldings, the large pendant light fixtures, and beautifully arched beams. For those who like to keep their feet on the ground, we’ll clean the pews, baseboards, pulpit rail, and other woodwork. Of course we’ll also socialize over…

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Sunday Services: Our Principles Through a Lens: Inspiring Action with Photography.

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Jeff Pearcy

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 “Our Principles Through a Lens: Inspiring Action with Photography.” Jeff Pearcy, member Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Our principles must not be static; they must become the inspiration to action in our daily lives. That inspiration has taken me around the world in work with people who have been marginalized. Our challenge is to constantly renew our commitment to these principles. Without a dogmatic creed, it is our spiritual responsibility to define how we act on our…

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Shawl Ministry-Not Meeting Over Summer

August 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Knitting

Imagine you had a chronic illness or were grieving the death of a loved one. Perhaps you are receiving chemotherapy treatments or just came home from surgery. Would it be lovely to receive a soft shawl or lap robe from your congregation that was hand-made by one of our members? Would it feel comforting to wrap yourself in the gentle love from your community in this tangible manner? We invite members and friends of First Church who like to knit,…

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Summer Choir Rehearsal

August 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Come Sing with the Choir! By Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director Join our Summer Choir to sing for the July 23rd service at 10:00 a.m. Rehearsals will be on the following dates and times: July 13: 7:15-9:00 p.m. July 16: 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 20: 7:15-9:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who want to try out choir or who can't make the full church year commitment to Chancel Choir but love to sing! If you are interested in…

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UU+ Study Group

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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UU+ Study Group Fourth Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Next meeting is March 28 We gather to deepen our understanding of Unitarian Universalism and our continuing spiritual journeys through reading and discussion, exploring UU theology and diverse spiritual paths. Please join us! For more information contact Nancy Pajewski.  

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Picket at Prison (as part of the Black Lives Matter Collaborative)

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Monthly on the same day
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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Prison

BLACK LIVES MATTER COLLABORATIVE, which includes First Church, recently, joined the Close the MSDF Coalition. The Coalition will be picketing regularly on the 23rd of the month beginning Sunday, July 23, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the prison located at 1015 N. 10th St. We need to reinvest the excessive corrections spending to help make the formerly incarcerated more employable, to focus on keeping communities together, to find alternatives to locking people up for months at a time due to minor rule…

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Mandatory OWL Parent Orientation Meeting

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, 1342 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI
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If you are member at First Church and you are a parent of a youth who will be in eighth grade in the fall of 2017 please consider having them joining our Our Whole Lives (OWL) program. All interested parents must attend one of 2 offered parent orientations before their youth will be permitted to participate in this comprehensive and highly acclaimed, age appropriate, sexuality education program. For more information please contact Youth Program Coordinator, Deb Solis at deb.solis@uumilwaukee.org. The second…

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