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Everyday Poetry: Why poetry? Why now?

July 23, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic

Poetry can be terrifying for some, boring for others. Paul Kosidowski and Sally Lewis offer a service that celebrates the spiritual practice of reading poetry, even in today’s internet age of speed and instant emoji’s. Poetry is slow. It demands that we consider it thoughtfully and rewards us for that attention: with insight, with beauty, with the music of language, and with questions that might remain unanswered.

Paul Kosidowski is a free-lance arts writer who has been a member of First Church since 2008.

Sally Lewis’ love of poetry began when her Dad read poems to her as a little girl.  She’s been a First Church member since 2005 and is thrilled to belong to a church where poetry is valued.

Worship Team:

Paul Kosidowski & Sally Lewis, members
Teresa Drews, Collaborative Pianist
Laurel Brooks, Worship Associate

Livestream at 10:00 am:

Join us for the complete service live on our YouTube site at 10:00 am. Find a recording of the service at our YouTube site anytime after 10:00 am.

In-Person 10:00 am

Masking recommended.

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

We offer religious education for children of all ages 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!


July 23, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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