By Lisa Koneazny, Stewardship Team Member
New beginnings, and celebrations of our 175th anniversary, are already filling this church year with excitement. The vesper service in late August marked the first gathering of Milwaukeeans interested in starting our church. Their desire to act and the commitment of the many church members that followed, has kept this community strong and available to so many who have found a home here. We appreciate those who gathered at “first candlelight” 175 years ago and provided for a community that fostered freedom of religious paths. Like them, we must be mindful of those that will seek a community like ours in the years to come.
Stewardship Council will support the Heritage Society Committee in promoting a variety of options for securing future financial support of First Church. Possibilities include directly naming First Church as part of planned giving along with some investment activities through the UUA that will also directly benefit our community. I encourage you to watch for news throughout the year that will educate and assist us in making sound choices that will echo those made by the Milwaukeeans who gathered in August of 1841.
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a home for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom, active in Milwaukee since 1842. Unitarian Universalism is an inclusive denomination; core principles include recognition of the worth and dignity of every person; respect for the interdependent web of existence; and the goal of world peace, liberty and justice.