Category: Social Justice

Battle Creek 2018 Mission Trip with First Church youth group

YRUU Youth Group Does Habitat for Humanity Project in Battle Creek

All News & Views, Social Justice, Religious Education

Ten members of our YRUU Youth Group and three adult advisors recently traveled to Battle Creek, Michigan, to work with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge program. In five days, they built two full ramps… Read More >

Immigrants Rights Group Sues U.S. Government Over Family Separation at the Border

Unitarian Universalists Call for the Abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and more

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Unitarian Universalists call for an abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the end of family separation at the border, and other social justice initiatives.   Denomination News: Guest post by Bruce… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Being in the Here and Now

Featured News, Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

Being in the Here and Now is one of meditation’s techniques for calming the mind, centering it in the present moment and away from fears of the future or the past. Of course, when… Read More >

hearty meal

Guest House Meal – Volunteer Opportunity on August 18

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GUEST HOUSE MEAL: AUGUST 18. First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee will be providing and serving food for the evening meal at the Guest House Homeless Shelter for Men on Saturday, August 18. Would you… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Speaks at Poor People's Campaign Event

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Speaks at Poor People’s Campaign Event

Featured News, Social Justice

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, speaks at the Poor People’s Campaign event in Madison on Monday, June 4. “You are the power of the earth and the… Read More >

Ezzard White, One Hope Made Strog

Share the Plate – One Hope Made Strong

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One Hope Made Strong (OHMS) is our summer Share the Plate recipient at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee. One Hope Made Strong, run by Ezzard White, is a vocational instruction program that has… Read More >

First Church members at May Day March in Waukesha

May Day March in Waukesha, May 1, 2018

Featured News, Social Justice

Standing on the side of love! First Church members were among thousands involved in the recent May 1 March in Waukesha, organized by Milwaukee immigration-rights group Voces de la Frontera. The marchers gathered to… Read More >

Maria Hamilton Addressing Dontre Day Vigil

Dontre Hamilton Vigil, April 29, 2018

Featured News, Social Justice

Maria Hamilton, mother of the late Dontre Hamilton, addresses participants at the Dontre Day Vigil at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee.

Money Talks: Invest with your Values

Social Justice

By Terry Wiggins All UUs should know about Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) Socially Responsible Investing Committee (SRIC) tells us, “Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) means making money AND making a… Read More >

Join the UU Love Resists Campaign

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By Bruce Wiggins, Chair, Social Justice Council The Social Justice Council (SJC) encourages all First Church members and friends to join the UUA Love Resists Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to have… Read More >

Common Ground Update: New Initiatives Move Forward

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By Jerry Fredrickson On October 26, Common Ground held an assembly at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, a new Common Ground member. Eight First Church members were in attendance as well as one prior member…. Read More >

First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Cottage Meetings Move Sanctuary Discernment Forward

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By Mary Buchel, Sanctuary Discernment Team Our Sanctuary Discernment Team held eight Cottage Meetings from October 1-November 5. We shared what we are learning about sanctuary and asked for your questions, concerns, and opinions…. Read More >

Black Lives Matter

Program the Parks

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By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Lives Matter Program the Parks is a grassroots community organization that works with youth and families in the Sherman Park neighborhood. It has been working to provide positive activities for… Read More >

Wisconsin UU Action Network Forming

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By Bruce Wiggins, Social Justice Council Chair Are You Interested in social and political change on the state and local level? Several UU Congregations in our state are beginning to form a state action… Read More >

White Supremacy Teach-in  

All News & Views, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter, Sunday Sermons

By Kenyatta Yamel, Black Live Matter Committee Leader The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is developing a special service for October 15 devoted to overcoming white supremacy and developing the resources for overcoming racism…. Read More >

Cottage Meetings: Attend and Speak Up So We Can Hear From You!

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By Lorraine Jacobs & Kitty Willkomm, Co-Chairs, Immigration Issues Action Group Almost every day this past year the news has reported on issues affecting immigrants. The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee congregation can no… Read More >

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