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Every Body Is Sacred

April 30, 2023 | 9:00 am & 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

New Member Ceremony

From “Don’t Say Gay” bills to the swath of laws criminalizing gender affirming and abortion-related care, attacks on bodily autonomy in the US are escalating at an alarming pace. And, this nation has always targeted certain kinds of bodies as less worthy of protection and freedom than others. How can our UU theologies of bodily autonomy and the sacredness of all bodies serve as an antidote? Join us for a conversation about the power and resilience of embodiment, intersectionality, radical spiritual imagination, and the liberation of all our sacred bodies.

The Rev. Ashley Horan (she/her) serves as the Organizing Strategy Director at the UUA, where she leads the team that holds all the outward facing justice work of the Association under the banner of Side With Love and its related campaigns: UU the Vote, Create Climate Justice, Love Resists, and UPLIFT Action for LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice. Prior to her work at the UUA, Ashley was the Executive Director of the MN UU Social Justice Alliance, and the Curriculum Developer for Beloved Conversations. She also served congregations in Joliet, IL and Fond du Lac, WI. She lives in Minneapolis with her partner, the Rev. Karen Hutt, and their two youngest children–Aspen, 8, and Eden, 3.

Worship Team:

Rev. Ashley Horan, Pulpit Guest
Rev. Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister
Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director and the Choir
Laurel Brooks, Worship Associate 

Livestream at 9:00 am:

Join us for the complete service live on our YouTube site at 9:00 am. Find a recording of the service at our YouTube site anytime after 9:00 am.

In-Person at 9:00 & 11:00 am

Masking recommended.

Social Hour:  Join us for coffee or tea in the Leenhouts Common Room after each service to meet friends, old and new.

We offer religious education for children of all ages at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. To learn more, please see our Religious Education Web Pages and sign up to receive our RE Weekly Update.

Parking: Our church has no parking lot. Jewish Family Services lot: JFS welcomes us to use their parking lot on Sundays. It is located 3 blocks west of the church, on Van Buren near Knapp St. Kingshead lot: On Sundays we can also use the gated parking lot on the corner of Van Buren and Knapp Streets. After you park, get a token from an usher in order to exit the lot. We also rely on street parking in our neighborhood. Here is a map with details.

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 30, 2023
9:00 am
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