Category: Featured News

Circle of Hands

Coming this Fall – Theme Circles!

Featured News, Personal & Spiritual Development

Many of you participated in Chalice Circles over the last 20-plus years. However, with participation in decline, we have decided it’s time for a change! We’re excited to explore the next step in the… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Speaks at Poor People's Campaign Event

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Speaks at Poor People’s Campaign Event

Featured News, Social Justice

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, speaks at the Poor People’s Campaign event in Madison on Monday, June 4. “You are the power of the earth and the… Read More >

First Church members at May Day March in Waukesha

May Day March in Waukesha, May 1, 2018

Featured News, Social Justice

Standing on the side of love! First Church members were among thousands involved in the recent May 1 March in Waukesha, organized by Milwaukee immigration-rights group Voces de la Frontera. The marchers gathered to… Read More >

Maria Hamilton Addressing Dontre Day Vigil

Dontre Hamilton Vigil, April 29, 2018

Featured News, Social Justice

Maria Hamilton, mother of the late Dontre Hamilton, addresses participants at the Dontre Day Vigil at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee.

Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka, Irma Morter lecture

Irma Morter Lecture, April 28, 2018

Featured News

Arno Michaelis, former skinhead and white-supremacy organizer and Pardeep Kaleka, a voice against hate crime after the 2012 shooting attack at his Oak Creek Sikh Temple, presented a lecture & workshop at the First… Read More >

Featured News

What Are Your Means to Achieve the Board’s Ends? Everyone on a ministry team, both staff-led and member-led, is invited to begin engaging with the question: What ministry Means will your team use to… Read More >

First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Cottage Meetings Move Sanctuary Discernment Forward

All News & Views, 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

All News & Views, 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 >

Wisconsin UU Action Network Forming

All News & Views, 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 >

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

All News & Views, 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 >

Words on the Wind: People of Courage

All News & Views, Featured News

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom October is going to be an exciting and important month for First Church’s future, and an opportune time to explore our October theme of what it means to be… Read More >

An Update From Our Immigration Issues Action Group

All News & Views, Featured News, Social Justice

By Kitty Wilkomm and Lorraine Jacobs, Co-Chairs We offer opportunities to deepen everyone’s understanding regarding immigrant and refugee experiences. Sanctuary Discernment news and schedules are posted on the church bulletin board in the hallway,… Read More >

All About Youth…

All News & Views, Featured News, Religious Education

By Deb Solis, Youth Program Coordinator As T.S. Eliot said, [quote]“Every moment is a fresh beginning,” [/quote] and that is how our YRUU youth group at First Church is starting the new church year…. Read More >

Reflections on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly 2017

All News & Views, Featured News, Social Justice

By Bruce Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator This year, for the first time anyone can remember at First Church, we had a full slate of 16 member delegates to conduct our association’s business at General… Read More >

Feast for Funds

Feast for Funds Is Coming!

All News & Views, Featured News

Feast for Funds is finally here! The bidding has begun.  If you haven’t had a chance to see all the items, follow the directions below to view the array of items.  Search by the… Read More >

Words on the Wind…

All News & Views, Featured News

by the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Welcome in to the 2017-18 church year! In reflecting on “welcome,” I learned the root of the word dates back to Old English words linking “pleasure” and “guest.” It… Read More >