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Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

A “To-Be” List instead of “To-Do” List

Personal & Spiritual Development

“Living with Intention” is our theme for January. Not living with intentions plural, which we do all the time, often… More >

Intention During Pandemic – Opening Plans

Personal & Spiritual Development, COVID-19

What does it mean to live with intention? In January of 2022, the question feels like a Zen Buddhist koan,… More >

Joy: Resistance Against Despair

Personal & Spiritual Development

When asked, “What is joy?” Rev. Willie James Jennings of Duke Divinity School responds, “I look at joy as an… More >

Giving Tuesday & Joy

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

First Church will be participating in Giving Tuesday this year to help fund virtual access to our programs even when… More >

Behold Your Joy

Personal & Spiritual Development

It doesn’t seem like joy should be complicated, but sometimes it is. Opening to joy, our theme for December, indicates… More >

Share the Plate November–Law Forward

Personal & Spiritual Development

Law Forward Inc. is our November Share the Plate partner. Law Forward is a nonpartisan, nonprofit impact litigation firm committed… More >

Is a QCD for Me?

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

As we look to the end of 2021 (and hopefully a sense of normalcy), many of us start thinking about… More >

Choosing Your Ancestor Teachers

Personal & Spiritual Development

And here’s a young girl On a kind of a telephone line through time And the voice at the other… More >

Holding Family History

Personal & Spiritual Development

Late in his life, my father played a cassette tape for me in which he interviewed his mother about the… More >

Holding History Joys & Challenges

Personal & Spiritual Development

What are the joys and challenges of holding history? History has many gifts to offer us. It can bring data,… More >

Open Sanctuary at First Church

Personal & Spiritual Development

In November, First Church will have Open Sanctuary hours for anyone who wants to intentionally re-enter our community’s sacred space…. More >

Welcome from Our Board President

Personal & Spiritual Development, Communications

Over summer, I suspect that many of you, like me, eagerly anticipated an in-person Ingathering Sunday. However, as the Delta… More >

Pledges Support Our Mission

Personal & Spiritual Development

The new church year has started with strong support of our congregation’s mission and goals through your pledge payments. Please… More >

Relationships with Intention

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

One of the things I love about the Midwest is our (mostly) decisive seasons. Despite a few welcome wobbling around… More >

Cultivating Relationships

Personal & Spiritual Development

During the first summer of the pandemic, I turned 60 years old. Such a milestone could not go unmarked or… More >

Share the Plate October – UNAGM

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

UN Association of Greater Milwaukee (UNAGM) is our October Share the Plate recipient. The Chapter is dedicated to educating, inspiring… More >