As we prioritize the health and well-being of our community, worship services and children’s religious education continue online. In-person programs and gatherings are suspended until the public health crisis lifts. See "Featured News" for more details.

Our Unitarian Universalist Beliefs

As Unitarian Universalists, we believe in and encourage a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.


First Church is a welcoming congregation, and all who wish to explore what it means to be human are invited to join us!

Sunday Services

April 5, 2020  9:00 am & 11:00 am

“Sticky Justice”

Online only at 9:00 & 11:00 am: . Today’s Topic: In her book On the Mystery, Catherine Keller develops a concept she calls “sticky…

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Sunday Forum

April 5, 2020  10:10 am

Postponed – “Coalition On Lead Emergency (COLE)”

Presenter: Rev. Dennis Jacobsen, Chairperson-COLE Organizing Committee, founding pastor of MICAH, and Deanna Branch, mother of a lead-poisoned child and a leader in COLE. Photo:…

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Children & Youth

Religious Education

For Unitarian Universalists, religious education includes all of the ways that children, teens and adults grow toward their potential as compassionate, ethical and fulfilled human beings. Our Religious Education program offers weekly updates on ways to connect with our families, faith, and community. Sign up for our RE Weekly News! 

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Upcoming Events

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March 30, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Postponed: Monday Evening Yoga: March – May

Relax and invigorate your body through yoga class with instructor Morgan Engels. On Monday evenings, Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space… Get Details >

March 31, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Postponed: “The Reluctant Radical” Is Coming

Film and discussion sponsored by Earth Justice Ministry. This powerful film leads us to ask questions, which we’ll discuss with Rev. Jennifer and recent nonviolent… Get Details >

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Rev. Dena McPhetres

Pastoral Care Update from Rev. Dena

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There is no script for these times. We are all learning as we go—building skills of resilience and letting compassion, connection, and ministry be our… Read More >

Coronavirus March 13 Update – This Sunday Moves Online

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Hello Again Dear First Church Members and Friends, Based on today’s news of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Milwaukee, we are moving Sunday March… Read More >

Response to COVID-19 – March 12

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Dear Ones, We write to you in the anxious and ambiguous times of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As is always true, our goal as a… Read More >