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Category: Personal & Spiritual Development

Membership Musings: Let Them Be Awkward!

Personal & Spiritual Development

By Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator I didn’t have much to say about courage until I remembered an essay by… More >

Sharing a Part of Yourself

Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Sara Goodman When I was small my parents divorced, and I learned that it was easier on… More >

Words on the Wind: People of Courage

Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom October is going to be an exciting and important month for First Church’s future, and… More >

Special Welcome Mats

Personal & Spiritual Development

By Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator Years ago when my parent’s little Congregational church in Vermont was struggling to become… More >

Words on the Wind…

Personal & Spiritual Development

by the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Welcome in to the 2017-18 church year! In reflecting on “welcome,” I learned the root… More >

Meaningful Connections: Literacy Services of Wisconsin

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

By Cheryl Butterfield Two days a week I tutor English as a second language to immigrants at Literacy Services of… More >

Earth Hands

I am Here 

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

I am here because as climate change effects roll out, they are going to hit the most vulnerable among us… More >

Milwaukee Wisconsin

Prophesy is Our January theme – Well what does that mean?

Personal & Spiritual Development

By Julie Bock, President of the Congregation So as a Humanist, the sheer mention of ‘prophesy’ makes me uncomfortable. Is… More >

Community Building

Why Do a Community Building Workshop? Dena’s Reflection on Her Experience

Personal & Spiritual Development

At the invitation of Pastors United, an African-American group of clergy in Milwaukee, I attended my first ever Community Building… More >

Night Sky

Words on the Wind

Personal & Spiritual Development

The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Oh, dear ones. We are entering the holiday season, always complicated, in the midst of post-election… More >

Mission trip reflections – By Mary Ann Aiken

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

This year I went on my second mission trip. As a youth group, we really put in a lot of… More >

Post-Election Processing

Personal & Spiritual Development

By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom I am so grateful to all the members of our congregation and the community who… More >

Dedication of Parents and Children: November 20, 2016

Personal & Spiritual Development

A Dedication of Parents and Children is scheduled for our Thanksgiving service. This simple ceremony is the UU version of… More >

First Sundays: An R.E. Tradition!

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

The first Sunday of each month is a time for our young people in K5-Eighth grades to get to know… More >

A Night Out With the YRUU Teens

Religious Education, Personal & Spiritual Development

A mission trip fundraiser! Saturday, November 12, 6:30-9:00 p.m. $25.00 per adult; $10.00 for children ages 7-15; free for kids… More >

Mission Trip 2016 reflections by Annalise Lozier, Mission Trip Participant

Personal & Spiritual Development

This was my first year going on the mission trip, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The… More >