Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions – Simplicity

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We have a joke around the office, “It’s First Church: it’s complicated!” I used to marvel at how many layers,… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Simplicity

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The Shaker song tells us “Tis a gift to be simple, ‘tis a gift to be free,” and liberty-loving complexity-filled… Read More >

2019 MidAmerica Regional Assembly

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What a joy to spend time with our minister, Rev. Jennnifer Nordstrom, plus Rollie Hansen, Bruce and Terry Wiggins, Omega… Read More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions – Curiosity

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When I was in school, I had a reputation for being a walking encyclopedia of questions. When I encountered traditional… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Curiosity

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Curiosity can be a powerful tool for learning and transformation. In our Unitarian Universalist congregations, we often use critique as… Read More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions

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Grieving sucks. I’m just sayin’. It’s hard. We don’t get over a deep loss. We go through it, each in… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind

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What does it mean to be a people of wholeness in the midst of all this grief, and spring also… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Watch Sunday Services Online and Share with Your Friends!

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We know you all want to be in church on Sundays, to connect with and support your community, to feel… Read More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions: People of Trust

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When I was a child, I loved watching the movie Sound of Music. My parents bought the album and we… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind: Fractals and Possibilities

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Fractals are self-similar patterns repeating at different scales. They pattern our lungs, tree branches and leaves, snowflakes and river routes…. Read More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions: Possibilities

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Simply by calling something new, we invite possibilities. The New Year, whenever we observe it, marks a beginning, a fresh… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

The Dark Can Be Luminous, and It Can Be Lonely

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When the earth turns away from the sun and the land grows colder and darker, people huddle around fires and… Read More >

Blue Candles

The Winter Holidays and “Awe-robics”

Personal & Spiritual Development

The winter holidays are a mixed bag: stressful, sad, lonely, yet also magical with moments of love and forgiveness that… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Being in the Here and Now

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Being in the Here and Now is one of meditation’s techniques for calming the mind, centering it in the present… Read More >

Circle of Hands

Coming this Fall – Theme Circles!

Personal & Spiritual Development

Many of you participated in Chalice Circles over the last 20-plus years. However, with participation in decline, we have decided… Read More >

Plant and Rain

Finally, Summer!

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Finally, summer! Summer is such an easy time to bask in the beauty of the natural world, a season when… Read More >