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Becoming Biophiliac

April 18, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

Join Aly Tharp and Rev. Dena for our Earth Day service as we consider becoming biophiliac (a lover of life) on a deeper level. Big systems are changing right now. What is Earth becoming? What is the human relationship to Earth becoming? Unfortunately, we must shift from working to stop climate change to learn how to adapt to climate change. How do we do that well as lovers of life?

Aly Tharp is the Program Director of the Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth (UUMFE), manages the denomination-wide Create Climate Justice initiative, and is a member of the UUA Organizing Strategy Team. Aly lives in Austin, TX, and is a member of the Wildflower UU Church. Aly is also an arts and cultural organizer and food activist, working in her free time as a core volunteer with the Festival Beach Food Forest (an edible and medicinal landscape on public parkland), as Secretary of the Board for the Serefina Food Pantry, and as a cook for the ATX Camp Support coalition.

Worship Team:

Aly Tharp, Pulpit Guest
Rev. Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Nick Hayes, Worship Associate

Earth Day Sunday


Online Only:

All services are livestreamed at 10:00 a.m. for the safety and health of our congregation. To watch Sunday’s service, CLICK HERE.

Join our online coffee and conversation via Zoom at 11:00 am: Meeting ID: 863 9915 2275, Passcode: uumke

On Sunday we offer religious education for children and families of all ages before and after worship. We especially welcome you to join us for Families Together at 11:15 a.m. To learn more, please see our Religious Education Web Pages and sign up to receive our RE Weekly Update.

First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a progressive church for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom. Visitors to First Church are always welcome!


April 18, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Online Only