Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Where Do You Find Delight?

Personal & Spiritual Development

As someone who finds comfort, spiritual connection, and inspiration in nature, there is always delight to be found outdoors. But… More >

New Worship Associates 2023

Personal & Spiritual Development

New Worship Associate Cohort Named! We are excited to announce the names of the members who will be serving our… More >

Creativity as Your Playful Companion

Personal & Spiritual Development

I spent fifteen years as an art teacher, instructing children, youth and adults how to express themselves using clay, a… More >

Our Big Art of Life

Personal & Spiritual Development

At what age did your creativity come the easiest? During childhood, I remember finger painting as a preschooler, designing and… More >

Sabbatical Pulpit Guest Rev. Ashley Horan

Personal & Spiritual Development

Everyone wants to be active in Social Justice work and we are so proud of our UU organized approach to… More >

Summer Service Proposals Wanted

Personal & Spiritual Development

Do you have a compelling message for our First Church community that would nourish, engage, and inspire? During the summer,… More >

No One Needs to Resist Alone

Personal & Spiritual Development

In the Soul Matters packet for this month’s theme of Resistance, Rev. Scott Tayler wrote, “None of us resist alone…. More >

Parents as Resisitors

Personal & Spiritual Development, Religious Education

It is the nature of children to push boundaries every day, and all the time. Growing humans learn by testing… More >

Sabbatical Pulpit Guest Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt Rescheduled

Personal & Spiritual Development

Unfortunately, due to a recent COVID exposure, Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt will not be able to visit us in Milwaukee… More >

First Sabbatical Pulpit Guest, Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan

Personal & Spiritual Development

After so much Sabbatical committee planning these last few months, we are excited to hear from our first Sabbatical pulpit… More >

Want to Become a Worship Associate? Apply by March 31!

Personal & Spiritual Development

Worship Associates (WA) help lead our Sunday worship services, collaborating with the ministers to reflect on meaning, purpose, and the… More >

Risk Being Fully Known

Personal & Spiritual Development, Religious Education

“Church is a place where you get to practice what it means to be human.” — James Luther Adams, Unitarian… More >

Practice Vulnerability in a Place of Trust

Personal & Spiritual Development

When we are acting competent, we may look calm and capable on the surface, while underneath we are paddling frantically… More >

Join First Church’s Own Buddhist Group

Personal & Spiritual Development

I joined the First Church “sangha” about 15 years ago. I had been thinking about it but was a bit… More >

Meet Assistant Sabbatical Minister Rev. Jim Foti

Personal & Spiritual Development, Sunday Sermons, Social Justice

First Church has hired Rev. Jim Foti, a mid-career minister with 10 years of experience in a large Midwestern congregation,… More >

Loving Gift of Sabbatical

Personal & Spiritual Development

It is a gift of love for a congregation to send a minister on sabbatical and it is a gift… More >