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First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Cottage Meetings Move Sanctuary Discernment Forward

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice

By Mary Buchel, Sanctuary Discernment Team Our Sanctuary Discernment Team held eight Cottage Meetings from October 1-November 5. We shared what we are learning about sanctuary and asked for your questions, concerns, and opinions…. Read More >

Black Lives Matter

Program the Parks

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter

By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Lives Matter Program the Parks is a grassroots community organization that works with youth and families in the Sherman Park neighborhood. It has been working to provide positive activities for… Read More >

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Holiday Giving Tree & Winter Clothing Drive Begin Nov. 26

Blog, Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

Holiday Giving Tree: This holiday season the Children’s Religious Education program leaders will once again be teaming up with a local organization to provide gifts for families in need. In the past, we have… Read More >

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

Blessings before a Meal – Ideas for UUs and Others

Blog, Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

Grace for Unitarian Universalists. By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. As Thanksgiving approaches, UU families often consider blessings that might be said before a meal. Here are a few of my favorites, including… Read More >

Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator

“All About Youth” for November

Blog, Religious Education

By Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator. (See 2018 Mission Trip deadlines below.) First, congratulations to Ehlona Walker, a sophomore member of our YRUU youth group, who has received recent recognition from the UUA as… Read More >

Lynne Jacoby

When I Think of Abundance . . .

Blog, Personal & Spiritual Development

(Post by Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator.)   When I think of abundance I think of humbleness, generosity, joy, and Joe. Joe was a housemate of mine who would often ask the question, “We’re… Read More >

Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education

REflections for November – Beryl Aschenberg

Blog, Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

REflections.  By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – Meister Eckhart Several years ago, following advice… Read More >

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Words on the Wind: Abundance

Blog, Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom. In our Worship Associate conversation about abundance, our November theme, Robert Szymanski asked the provocative question, “What is ‘enough’?” Since then, I have been thinking about abundance and scarcity,… Read More >

Board Visioning

Our Courageous Future a Testimonial from Robert Szymanski

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Aware that lack of communication always brings separation and suffering, we are committed to training ourselves in the practice of compassionate listening and loving speech.  Knowing that true community is rooted in inclusiveness and… Read More >

Wisconsin UU Action Network Forming

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice

By Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Council Chair Are You Interested in social and political change on the state and local level? Several UU Congregations in our state are beginning to form a state action… Read More >

White Supremacy Teach-in  

Blog, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter, Sunday Sermons

By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Live Matter Committee Leader The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is developing a special service for October 15 devoted to overcoming white supremacy and developing the resources for overcoming racism…. Read More >

Cottage Meetings: Attend and Speak Up So We Can Hear From You!

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice

By Lorraine Jacobs & Kitty Willkomm, Co-Chairs, Immigration Issues Action Group Almost every day this past year the news has reported on issues affecting immigrants. The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee congregation can no… Read More >

It’s That Time Again – Buy Your Fruits and Nuts Now!

Blog, Social Justice

By Bruce Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator Each year the Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations (SEWUUC) sponsors the selling of delicious chocolates, nuts, dried fruits and snacks. It’s been the main vehicle by which we… Read More >

RE-Flections

Blog, Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education I remember my first visit to a Unitarian Universalist church. Just taking the step to walk into a “church” felt courageous to me. I had grown up… Read More >

Membership Musings: Let Them Be Awkward!

Blog, Personal & Spiritual Development

By Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator I didn’t have much to say about courage until I remembered an essay by Marilynne Robinson where she noted that for a culture that reveres physical courage, we… Read More >

Sharing a Part of Yourself

Blog, Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Sara Goodman When I was small my parents divorced, and I learned that it was easier on my family if I was easygoing and agreeable, and I learned that I was… Read More >

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