Category: Social Justice

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

Blog, Social Justice

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 >

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

Blog, Social Justice

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

Blog, Social Justice

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

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice

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

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice, Black Lives Matter

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

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice

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  

Blog, 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!

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice

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 >

It’s That Time Again – Buy Your Fruits and Nuts Now!

Blog, Social Justice

By Bruce Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator Each year the Southeast Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Congregations (SEWUUC) sponsors the selling of delicious chocolates, nuts, dried fruits and snacks. It’s been the main vehicle by which we… Read More >

An Update From Our Immigration Issues Action Group

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice

By Kitty Wilkomm and Lorraine Jacobs, Co-Chairs We offer opportunities to deepen everyone’s understanding regarding immigrant and refugee experiences. Sanctuary Discernment news and schedules are posted on the church bulletin board in the hallway,… Read More >

Reflections on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly 2017

Blog, Featured News, Social Justice

By Bruce Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator This year, for the first time anyone can remember at First Church, we had a full slate of 16 member delegates to conduct our association’s business at General… Read More >


UU Latinx DACA statement

Blog, Social Justice

To our Unitarian Universalist siblings,                                                         Sept. 6, 2017 Spirit of Life, Love and Justice… Read More >

Meaningful Connections: Literacy Services of Wisconsin

Blog, 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 Wisconsin. It has possibly been the most rewarding experience of my life. The students… Read More >

Our Sanctuary Discernment Continues

Blog, Social Justice

By Patricia Geenen, Immigration Issues Action Group By sharing knowledge and experiences at Sanctuary Sunday gatherings (the second Sunday of each month) and through ongoing research with relevant experts and stakeholders, the Sanctuary Discernment… Read More >