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Half-empty or Half-full


By Julie Bock “Hope will never be silent.” – Harvey Milk Last month I spoke of my choice to see… Read More >

Dr. Guy McPherson Challenged, Angered and Cheered Audience


By Terry Wiggins On July 12, First Church hosted nearly 150 people to listen to Dr. Guy McPherson talk about… Read More >

First Church Receives the 2017 United Nations Blue Ribbon Award!


By Janet Nortrom I was honored to receive the United Nations Blue Ribbon Award on behalf of the First Unitarian… Read More >

Membership Musings on Moving and Belonging


By Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator Last week I was driving into Milwaukee with my nephew in a U-Haul and… Read More >

A Summer Update


Not to sound mean but… don’t sit inside and read this silly column in the Chanticleer! Go outside. Enjoy the… Read More >

The Rev. Sara Goodman

Sara’s Good Tidings


I am so excited to join the team here at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee and meet all of… Read More >

hands and feet

RE-Flections: Life’s Spirit


By Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education We were standing in the Sanctuary, nearly two hundred of us, singing Spirit… Read More >

Rest, Reflect, Renew

Dena’s Digressions: Rest, Reflect, Renew


By the Rev. Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister The countdown has begun! These weeks are full of preparations to depart for… Read More >


Words on the Wind: Growing Deep


By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Time has a strange warp with place, pace, and memory. I can hardly believe how… Read More >

Blue Ribbon Congregation


By Janet Nortrom Our First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee church will be honored at the General Assembly in June as… Read More >

Saddness on the lakefront

Saddened by Racial Shooting 


My people, I write to you in love and grief at another moment of violence in our Milwaukee community. On… Read More >


Dena’s Digressions: Joy


By the Rev. Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister Well, this is an easy one. What does it mean to be a… Read More >

Life is Beautiful

Words on the Wind: Joy


By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom As the days grow longer and warmer, the pulse quickens a bit, especially in Milwaukee,… Read More >

What is Embodiment?


By Julie Bock, President of the Congregation Per Google (always an authority, right?) the definition of Embodiment is ‘’the representation… Read More >

Words on the Wind: Embodiment


  The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Our theme for the month of May is embodiment, which is perfect for the month… Read More >

Community Building

A Call for Spiritual Resilience and Strength in UU Hiring


By the Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister Over the course of the past month, our denomination has been in a… Read More >