Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

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 >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind

Personal & Spiritual Development

They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but in this time of coronavirus,… Read More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Pastoral Care Update

Personal & Spiritual Development

From Rev. Dena McPhetres You may have received a “Wellness Check-In” phone call from one of our Pastoral Care Associates… Read More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Pastoral Care Update from Rev. Dena

Personal & Spiritual Development

There is no script for these times. We are all learning as we go—building skills of resilience and letting compassion,… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Wisdom

Personal & Spiritual Development

Sometimes people mistake knowledge for wisdom, but wisdom and knowledge are not the same thing. Knowledge is a piece of… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Resilience

Personal & Spiritual Development

Resilience is defined as a person’s capacity to recover quickly from suffering. The definition for an object with resilience is… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions – Resilience

Personal & Spiritual Development

The staff-led Adult Spiritual Development Team has been hard at work over the last couple of years revisioning our program… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions

Personal & Spiritual Development

Many of you are familiar with the practice of creating covenants for our work together at First Church. A covenant… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Integrity

Personal & Spiritual Development

Amazingly, we are beginning a new decade this month. According to movies from my childhood, this should be the decade… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Awe

Personal & Spiritual Development

What does it mean to be a people of awe? As we enter the winter holiday season, heading towards the… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions – Awe

Personal & Spiritual Development

I resisted traveling to the Grand Canyon for many years — too predictable and touristy. Then I went and discovered… Read More >

Holiday Giving Tree & Mitten Tree Begin Nov. 24

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development, Holiday

Holiday Giving Tree Spread holiday cheer by participating in this year’s Giving Tree program! We are thrilled to be paired… Read More >