Category: First Church News

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Guess who was Featured in Milwaukee Magazine…

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Our very own Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom was featured in this month’s Milwaukee Magazine! She had a vibrant discussion with The Rev. Jason Butler about how to create the world we dream about here on earth…. Read More >

Nov. 2016 – Earth Justice News

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EJM Electronic Communications The Environmental Committee (our previous name) started a Yahoo Group many years ago, and is now transitioning to a Google Group “FUSMEarthJustice.” If you were part of the Yahoo group and… Read More >

Nov. 2016 Membership Moments Leaving Our Front Door Open While Closing the Back Door!

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By Cheri Taylor, Membership Development Coordinator   In October we kicked off our Fall Journey to Membership Class with 25 registrations! This is a very exciting time as we engage with folks who are… Read More >

12th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar

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Sunday, November 27 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Social Justice Council is hosting the twelfth annual Fair Trade Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 27 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving), with proceeds benefitting The Purpose Driven Purse,… Read More >

Post-Election Processing

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By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom I am so grateful to all the members of our congregation and the community who joined us for the post-election ritual and processing on Wednesday, Nov 9. It was… Read More >

Listening Sessions Series

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Sunday, November 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday, November 29, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “Sharing Our First Church Stories, Hopes, and Dreams”   The Senior Minister’s listening sessions series, begun at the… Read More >

Nov. 2016 What Stories Do You Tell Yourself? – By Julie Bock, President of the Congregation

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When I was a little girl I’d weave story after story about the fantastical life I’d live if I were not chained to living in my hometown and being forced to go to school:… 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 >

A Night Out With the YRUU Teens

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A mission trip fundraiser! Saturday, November 12, 6:30-9:00 p.m. $25.00 per adult; $10.00 for children ages 7-15; free for kids under 7 years  The YRUU youth group is hosting a talent show for church… Read More >

Nov. 2016 Share The Plate: Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC)

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Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is our November Share the Plate recipient.  Located in downtown Milwaukee, it has been serving community members in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties since 1977. MMFHC is guided… Read More >

It’s that time again – buy your FrUUits and NUUts in October

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The Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations (SEWUUC) is again sponsoring the selling of delicious chocolates, nuts, dried fruits and snacks. It’s been the main vehicle by which we raise funds to purchase spots on… Read More >

Get involved with the election

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By Nancy Pajewski, Leader of Escalating Inequality Group   One of the ways to combat increasing inequality in American society is for every citizen to vote. Therefore, the Escalating Inequality Group is focusing on… Read More >

Citizens Climate Lobby constituent letters

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By Terry Wiggins and Mark Gill, Co-Leaders of Earth Justice Ministry   As supporters of the non-partisan Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), the Earth Justice Ministry (EJM) will make constituent letters available at the Social… 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 >

Black Lives Still Matter to Wisconsin UUs

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By Mary DeVitt, Leader of Black Lives Matter 55 members of 7 area UU congregations, including First Church, gathered at Unitarian Church North in Mequon on Saturday, September 17, for the third in a… Read More >