Category: All News & Views

Battle Creek 2018 Mission Trip with First Church youth group

YRUU Youth Group Does Habitat for Humanity Project in Battle Creek

All News & Views, Social Justice, Religious Education

Ten members of our YRUU Youth Group and three adult advisors recently traveled to Battle Creek, Michigan, to work with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge program. In five days, they built two full ramps… Read More >

Cami Thomas, Religious Education Coordinator

Welcome, Cami Thomas – Religious Education Coordinator

All News & Views, Featured News, Religious Education

We have a new Religious Education Coordinator: Cami Thomas! We are thrilled to welcome Cami to our team. Cami will be running our Religious Education program this year as our community discerns the future… Read More >

Immigrants Rights Group Sues U.S. Government Over Family Separation at the Border

Unitarian Universalists Call for the Abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and more

All News & Views, Social Justice

Unitarian Universalists call for an abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the end of family separation at the border, and other social justice initiatives.   Denomination News: Guest post by Bruce… Read More >

Finally, A Church that Makes Sense – Community Perceptions of First Church

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“Finally, a church that makes sense.” This summer, as your Interim Communications Coordinator, I’ve run a promoted ad on Facebook using that message, along with the question: “Might our church be a good choice… Read More >

hearty meal

Guest House Meal – Volunteer Opportunity on August 18

All News & Views, Featured News, Social Justice

GUEST HOUSE MEAL: AUGUST 18. First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee will be providing and serving food for the evening meal at the Guest House Homeless Shelter for Men on Saturday, August 18. Would you… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom at General Assembly, 2018

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Receives Final Fellowship

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Congratulations to our Senior Minister, The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, on receiving her Final Fellowship status at our Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Kansas City this June. The recognition came at the Service of the… Read More >

Plant and Rain

Finally, Summer!

All News & Views, Personal & Spiritual Development

Finally, summer! Summer is such an easy time to bask in the beauty of the natural world, a season when Milwaukeeans spend as much time as possible outdoors, a time when everyone should be… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Blessings

All News & Views, Personal & Spiritual Development

In Unitarian Universalism, we understand each person is born an original blessing. At the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, when I served as Assistant to the Director of Religious Education, every Sunday the children… Read More >

Ezzard White, One Hope Made Strog

Share the Plate – One Hope Made Strong

All News & Views, Social Justice

One Hope Made Strong (OHMS) is our summer Share the Plate recipient at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee. One Hope Made Strong, run by Ezzard White, is a vocational instruction program that has… Read More >

Membership Musings, by Lynne Jacoby

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“Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.” William Ellery Channing, Unitarian Minister 1780-1842…. Read More >

Dena’s Digressions: Emergence

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On my walk today, I found evidence of spring’s emergence–swelling buds on a magnolia tree, a song sparrow’s voice of celebration, snowdrops blooming, dog poop melting into the garden. Emergence reveals both the beauty… Read More >

Growing Tree

WORDS on the WIND: Emergence

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 What does it mean to be a people of Emergence?   It has been a long and sometimes hard winter. I know our community is especially tender with two recent surprising deaths of prominent… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions: Listening

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The healing power of one-to-one listening simply cannot be over-estimated. To be truly heard by another human being is rare in our fast-paced lives. Those of you who have received the calm presence and… Read More >

WORDS on the WIND: Balance

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March includes Spring Equinox when the hours of dark and light are evenly balanced. It can be a good time to reflect on equanimity. Is balance a state of stillness or dance? In yoga… Read More >

RE-Flections – Black People Matter Curriculum Offered

All News & Views, Religious Education

By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education “Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another.  Ignorance is another. Apathy is another, and so on.  So… Read More >

What is your Intention?

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Intention is one of the most complex, challenging, and ultimately private processes that human beings engage in. Only the person holding the intention really knows what the intention is. Intention plays a critical role… Read More >