Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

What Do You Need to Flourish?

Personal & Spiritual Development

It generally takes me a long time to wake up each day. I’m not a pop out of bed type… More >

Awakening Our Spirits

Personal & Spiritual Development

A congregant recently told me she is burnt out at work and in life. When she made a list of… More >

UUA Regional Assembly in April

Personal & Spiritual Development, Social Justice

April 30, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. First Church encourages participation and can pay registration. This regional conference of our… More >

Summer Service Proposals Wanted

Communications, Personal & Spiritual Development

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

Pledge Drive 2022

Membership, Personal & Spiritual Development

Remember, Rekindle, Renew  The Pledge Team is asking members and friends to reflect on your own response to the words… More >

Returning to Our Physical Sacred Space

Personal & Spiritual Development

This may be too strong of a metaphor, but I often wonder if the physical separation from each other and… More >

We Gather to Renew Our Faith

Personal & Spiritual Development

I cannot imagine a better way to renew my faith than to gather with you in person in our sanctuary… More >

Want to Become a Worship Associate?

Personal & Spiritual Development

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

GA 2021 “in Milwaukee” Videos

Personal & Spiritual Development, Social Justice

General Assembly (GA) is the annual national gathering of UUs and also the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association… More >

Sanctuary Re-Entry Ritual

Personal & Spiritual Development

Returning to in-person worship in March will be a sacred and emotional experience. We invite your intentionality in this moment,… More >

Widen the Circle of Love

Personal & Spiritual Development, Religious Education

At first, I attended church the way you might visit Urgent Care. When my heart ached, my spirit was tangled… More >

Soon, and Very Soon

Personal & Spiritual Development

It was only a plan, but a plan we counted on, to be able to open for in-person Sunday worship… More >

A “To-Be” List instead of “To-Do” List

Personal & Spiritual Development

“Living with Intention” is our theme for January. Not living with intentions plural, which we do all the time, often… More >

Intention During Pandemic – Opening Plans

COVID-19, Personal & Spiritual Development

What does it mean to live with intention? In January of 2022, the question feels like a Zen Buddhist koan,… More >

Joy: Resistance Against Despair

Personal & Spiritual Development

When asked, “What is joy?” Rev. Willie James Jennings of Duke Divinity School responds, “I look at joy as an… More >

Giving Tuesday & Joy

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

First Church will be participating in Giving Tuesday this year to help fund virtual access to our programs even when… More >