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Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

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… 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,… 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… 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,… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… More >

Being an Agent of Change During the Season of Change

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

by Cesar Cornier, Social Justice Coordinator. As we approach this transition into fall, I always look forward to seeing the… More >

Share The Plate – Believe in Students FAST Fund

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

by Dawn Blackmore. “Believe in Students FAST Fund” is our November Share the Plate recipient. This is a fund to… More >

Dena’s Digressions – Attention

Personal & Spiritual Development

Barbara Brown Taylor wrote in her book, An Altar in the World, “Paying attention requires no equipment, no special clothes,… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Attention

Personal & Spiritual Development

Permaculture techniques include moving through the world with wide, loose attention to be aware of as much as possible. The… More >