Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

The Seed of Imagination

Personal & Spiritual Development

Awhile back, my family sat in the back yard with a young adult friend as our the six-year-old ran, leapt,… Read More >

Words on the Wind-Imagination

Personal & Spiritual Development

We made it through 2020! Welcome, 2021, Welcome! I am so grateful the calendar has turned its pages, grateful for… Read More >

Tree

Dena’s Digressions – Stillness

Personal & Spiritual Development

One of my favorite InterPlay forms is called Shapes and Stillness. You can do it with one hand or your… Read More >

First Church stained-glass windows

Words on the Wind – Stillness

Personal & Spiritual Development

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister. What does it mean to be a people of Stillness? Is stillness strongest right before… Read More >

Return to Stillness

Personal & Spiritual Development

December stillness conjures images of quiet walks in nature, listening for a bird call, or being in a cloud of… Read More >

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

Words on the Wind–Healing

Personal & Spiritual Development

by Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom The early November winds carry us to a time of transition: one of seasons, one of… Read More >

Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director

Singing as a Healing Modality

Music & Art, Personal & Spiritual Development

Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director. As I consider our November theme of healing, I am reminded of what may arguably… Read More >

Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister

Dena’s Digressions

Personal & Spiritual Development

The Rev. Dena McPhetres. One of the most important things we do as a religious community is create sacred time… Read More >

Art as an Antidote

Music & Art, Personal & Spiritual Development

The Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education. Religious philosopher Henry Wieman asks us that we pay attention to… Read More >

Deep Listening

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom. This October, our community will explore what it means to be a people of deep listening…. Read More >

Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister

Dena’s Digressions

Personal & Spiritual Development

The Rev. Dena McPhetres A wise mentor once told me that when people attend a wedding ceremony, they celebrate the… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions – Character

Personal & Spiritual Development

Our theme this month is Character. What does it mean to be a people of character? I chose this theme… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Character

Personal & Spiritual Development

When I was in the 6th grade, my Mom and I started reading Shakespeare together. I fell in love with… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions – Play

Personal & Spiritual Development

Summer is upon us and we are so ready to be out and about playing under the warm sun! I’m… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Play

Personal & Spiritual Development

I can scarcely believe we are entering June and summer in Wisconsin. It will be quite a different kind of… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions

Personal & Spiritual Development

We are planful people. And we’re good at it. Much of the effectiveness and calm of our congregational life is… Read More >