Category: All News & Views

fruit and nuts, First Church fundraiser

Buy your Fruits and Nuts in October

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Buy your Fruits and Nuts this Month! by Bruce Wiggins Each year the Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations (SEWUUC) sells delicious chocolates, nuts, dried fruits and snacks. It’s been the main vehicle they use… Read More >

pork ramen broth

Let’s Party! A First Church Feast for Funds Story

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Susie & Laura’s Feast for Funds Story by Susie Siedelman and Laura Maker We both love having people over and entertaining, so Feast for Funds was a really enjoyable way to help out First… Read More >

Karen Williams-Brusbardis exhibit

Karen Williams-Brusubardis Exhibit Opens in Leenhouts Gallery

All News & Views, Featured News, Music & Art

Welcome to a new exhibit of work by Milwaukee artist Karen Williams-Brusubardis, opening September 8, 2018, in the Leenhouts Gallery at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee. The show will continue through November 3. Artist… Read More >

veggie casserole

It’s Time to Sign Up for Circle Suppers!

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Circle Suppers are a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and deepen existing friendships in a relaxed setting. The small-group dinners are held in participants’ homes, with everyone bringing an assigned element of the… Read More >

Bay View Farmers Market

C’Mon Home To Eat in September!

All News & Views, Social Justice

You are what you eat! Sign up now for a September “eat local challenge.” Our Earth Justice Ministry challenges all First Church members and friends to eat food that comes from within a 100-mile… Read More >

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 >