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Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions – Curiosity

Personal & Spiritual Development

When I was in school, I had a reputation for being a walking encyclopedia of questions. When I encountered traditional… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Curiosity

Personal & Spiritual Development

Curiosity can be a powerful tool for learning and transformation. In our Unitarian Universalist congregations, we often use critique as… More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions

Personal & Spiritual Development

Grieving sucks. I’m just sayin’. It’s hard. We don’t get over a deep loss. We go through it, each in… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind

Personal & Spiritual Development

What does it mean to be a people of wholeness in the midst of all this grief, and spring also… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Watch Sunday Services Online and Share with Your Friends!

Personal & Spiritual Development

We know you all want to be in church on Sundays, to connect with and support your community, to feel… More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions: People of Trust

Personal & Spiritual Development

When I was a child, I loved watching the movie Sound of Music. My parents bought the album and we… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind: Fractals and Possibilities

Personal & Spiritual Development

Fractals are self-similar patterns repeating at different scales. They pattern our lungs, tree branches and leaves, snowflakes and river routes…. More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions: Possibilities

Personal & Spiritual Development

Simply by calling something new, we invite possibilities. The New Year, whenever we observe it, marks a beginning, a fresh… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

The Dark Can Be Luminous, and It Can Be Lonely

Personal & Spiritual Development

When the earth turns away from the sun and the land grows colder and darker, people huddle around fires and… More >

Blue Candles

The Winter Holidays and “Awe-robics”

Personal & Spiritual Development, Holiday

The winter holidays are a mixed bag: stressful, sad, lonely, yet also magical with moments of love and forgiveness that… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Being in the Here and Now

Personal & Spiritual Development

Being in the Here and Now is one of meditation’s techniques for calming the mind, centering it in the present… More >

Circle of Hands

Coming this Fall – Theme Circles!

Personal & Spiritual Development

Many of you participated in Chalice Circles over the last 20-plus years. However, with participation in decline, we have decided… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom at General Assembly, 2018

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Receives Final Fellowship

Personal & Spiritual Development

Congratulations to our Senior Minister, The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, on receiving her Final Fellowship status at our Unitarian Universalist General… More >

Plant and Rain

Finally, Summer!

Personal & Spiritual Development

Finally, summer! Summer is such an easy time to bask in the beauty of the natural world, a season when… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Blessings

Personal & Spiritual Development

In Unitarian Universalism, we understand each person is born an original blessing. At the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, when… More >

Dena’s Digressions: Emergence

Personal & Spiritual Development

On my walk today, I found evidence of spring’s emergence–swelling buds on a magnolia tree, a song sparrow’s voice of… More >