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Buck It

February 20, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

The Rev. Dr. Florence Buck was a suffragist, Unitarian minister, educator, advocate for the poor, and director of religious education for the American Unitarian Association (AUA). Rev. Buck progressed in her field despite gender discrimination as one of the first women ministers in America. She had the high honor of being the first woman to preach at Kings Chapel in Boston and was awarded an honorary doctorate at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Her accomplishments would be impressive for any person and considering she did this in a time before women could vote in America and that she navigated it all as a woman – a queer woman at that—is remarkable. Join us as we learn from this important leader’s legacy and explore how her lessons apply to today’s issues.

Rev. Denise Cawley currently serves as Minister at Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School, has served congregations in Oregon and Wisconsin, and provided chaplaincy at Planned Parenthood. She worked in non-profit management for more than 20 years and has been a pivotal player in diversity, inclusion, marriage equality, and voting rights. Rev. Cawley also brings drawing, painting and fiber arts into her ministry.

Worship Team:

Rev. Denise Cawley, Pulpit Guest
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Patrick Mulvey, Worship Associate

Online Only:

For the safety and health of our congregation we currently livestream services only.

10:00 a.m. Join us for our 60-minute livestream services. To watch this Sunday morning’s service, CLICK HERE.

4:00 p.m. Join us for a 30-minute version of Sunday Service featuring the sermon and Worship Associate story from that morning, and music curated by our music directors. To watch this version of Sunday Service, go to our YouTube site at 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Join our online coffee and conversation via Zoom at 11:00 am: http://bit.ly/UUCoffee Meeting ID: 863 9915 2275, Passcode: uumke

We offer religious education for children and families of all ages on Sundays. 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!


February 20, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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