Category: 175th Anniversary

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Citizens of Milwaukee: A Blog for First Church: 175th Anniversary

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A Great Influence on the Thought and Life of the People Citizens of Milwaukee: A Blog for First Church: 175th Anniversary Jim Marten Since August we’ve been commemorating, celebrating, and reflecting on our congregation’s 175th anniversary. … Read More >

Odds and Ends from Box 1: Citizens of Milwaukee: A Blog for First Church: 175th Anniversary

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By Jim Marten In 1868, when a number of First Church members left the congregation, the annual meeting notes referred to a “serious loss of members who have gone after strange gods.” This happened… Read More >

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The Day My Life Changed Forever…

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  By Kim Schutte Holbrook On a beautiful summer day in 2015, here in the Twin Cities, while sitting at my kitchen table I picked up my latest copy of the Wisconsin Magazine of History… Read More >

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“The Troubles of His Country Were His Own”: Rev. N. A. Staples

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Jim Marten, Professor of History and Department Chair at Marquette University and a member of First Church, wrote a blog from a historical perspective celebrating the life and contributions of the Rev. N. A…. Read More >

175th Anniversary Campaign Announced! By Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom

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This year, our congregation is celebrating our 175th anniversary. For 175 years, our church has been a beacon of liberal religion in Milwaukee, providing a haven of spirituality, religious freedom, and reason while at… Read More >

Citizens of Milwaukee: Starting Over, Again

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By Jim Marten, 175th Anniversary Team Member and Chair of Marquette University’s History Department Megan Marshall began last month’s Morter Lecture with reflections on Margaret Fuller’s journey to the Great Lakes in 1843.  The… Read More >

Oct. 2016 Stewardship Moment

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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… Read More >

2016 Annual Irma Morter Lecture: October 9 In Celebration of our 175th Anniversary

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Annual Irma Morter Lecture “Fullness of Being: Margaret Fuller & Transcendental ‘Self-Dependence’” 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9 Join us to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Megan Marshall, author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life. Ms…. Read More >

Citizens of Milwaukee: Pleasant People Drawn Together

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By Jim Marten   In 1843, the radical Unitarian reformer, activist, and writer Margaret Fuller took a summer vacation to the Great Lakes. This was unusual in and of itself—Wisconsin was not yet a… Read More >

Citizens of Milwaukee: Our Duty to Apply Ourselves With Increased Zeal

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By Jim Marten, 175th Anniversary Team Member and Chair of Marquette University’s History Department   “Does not the past speak to our condition today? Is it not our duty to apply ourselves with increased… Read More >

Citizens of Milwaukee: Introducing Our 175th Anniversary

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By Jim Marten, 175th Anniversary Team Member and Chair of Marquette University’s History Department   Milwaukie Courier, August 18, 1841: “Those citizens of Milwaukie friendly to the organization of a Unitarian congregation . …. Read More >