Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Behold Your Joy

Personal & Spiritual Development

It doesn’t seem like joy should be complicated, but sometimes it is. Opening to joy, our theme for December, indicates… More >

Share the Plate November–Law Forward

Personal & Spiritual Development

Law Forward Inc. is our November Share the Plate partner. Law Forward is a nonpartisan, nonprofit impact litigation firm committed… More >

Is a QCD for Me?

Membership, Personal & Spiritual Development

As we look to the end of 2021 (and hopefully a sense of normalcy), many of us start thinking about… More >

Choosing Your Ancestor Teachers

Personal & Spiritual Development

And here’s a young girl On a kind of a telephone line through time And the voice at the other… More >

Holding Family History

Personal & Spiritual Development

Late in his life, my father played a cassette tape for me in which he interviewed his mother about the… More >

Holding History Joys & Challenges

Personal & Spiritual Development

What are the joys and challenges of holding history? History has many gifts to offer us. It can bring data,… More >

Open Sanctuary at First Church

Personal & Spiritual Development

In November, First Church will have Open Sanctuary hours for anyone who wants to intentionally re-enter our community’s sacred space…. More >

Welcome from Our Board President

Communications, Personal & Spiritual Development

Over summer, I suspect that many of you, like me, eagerly anticipated an in-person Ingathering Sunday. However, as the Delta… More >

Pledges Support Our Mission

Personal & Spiritual Development

The new church year has started with strong support of our congregation’s mission and goals through your pledge payments. Please… More >

Relationships with Intention

Personal & Spiritual Development, Religious Education

One of the things I love about the Midwest is our (mostly) decisive seasons. Despite a few welcome wobbling around… More >

Cultivating Relationships

Personal & Spiritual Development

During the first summer of the pandemic, I turned 60 years old. Such a milestone could not go unmarked or… More >

Share the Plate October – UNAGM

Personal & Spiritual Development, Social Justice

UN Association of Greater Milwaukee (UNAGM) is our October Share the Plate recipient. The Chapter is dedicated to educating, inspiring… More >

Nourishing Relationships

Personal & Spiritual Development

Relationships have been fundamentally affected by the last year and a half of pandemic. We have changed, and are changing,… More >

What is a Theme Circle?

Personal & Spiritual Development

Theme circles are monthly small groups that deepen and support the spiritual journeys of participants in community with each other… More >

Stretching Toward Possibility

Personal & Spiritual Development

Ok, I’ll admit it: I’m tired of change. Anyone else? I recently became aware that pandemic fatigue includes change fatigue…. More >

Loving Your Neighbors in COVID-19

Personal & Spiritual Development, COVID-19

I write to you in the midst of the Delta surge of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Wisconsin and around… More >