Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Earth Hands

I am Here 

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I am here because as climate change effects roll out, they are going to hit the most vulnerable among us… Read More >

Milwaukee Wisconsin

Prophesy is Our January theme – Well what does that mean?

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By Julie Bock, President of the Congregation So as a Humanist, the sheer mention of ‘prophesy’ makes me uncomfortable. Is… Read More >

Community Building

Why Do a Community Building Workshop? Dena’s Reflection on Her Experience

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At the invitation of Pastors United, an African-American group of clergy in Milwaukee, I attended my first ever Community Building… Read More >

Night Sky

Words on the Wind

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The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Oh, dear ones. We are entering the holiday season, always complicated, in the midst of post-election… Read More >

Mission trip reflections – By Mary Ann Aiken

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This year I went on my second mission trip. As a youth group, we really put in a lot of… 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… Read More >

Dedication of Parents and Children: November 20, 2016

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A Dedication of Parents and Children is scheduled for our Thanksgiving service. This simple ceremony is the UU version of… Read More >

First Sundays: An R.E. Tradition!

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The first Sunday of each month is a time for our young people in K5-Eighth grades to get to know… 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… Read More >

Mission Trip 2016 reflections by Annalise Lozier, Mission Trip Participant

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This was my first year going on the mission trip, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The… Read More >

Oct. 2016 Membership Moments: Joining First Church

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By Cheri Taylor, Membership Development Coordinator   When you decide to join First Church, it will be a big moment… Read More >

Denominational Connections: The Chalice Lighters Winter Call to Grow UU Congregations From Bruce Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator

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The “Chalice Lighters” program gives you an opportunity to grow Unitarian Universalism in our state and region. It is an… Read More >

Why You Should Take the Time to Reflect on First Church

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If you’ve been a member or pledging friend of First Church for more than one year, you know that this year’s stewardship process is a little different. Yes, we traded the large all-congregation event for small and large group events in members’ homes and in the church! Yes, we are using appreciative inquiry process in these events! Orchestrating ten small to mid-size donor events takes more effort than planning one large donor event, but I have faith it will be successful in deepening personal relationships and networks within the congregation, while creating more opportunities to support the place we love. Your stewardship team believes this trade-off is worth the hard work of the numerous members volunteering as hosts and facilitators.