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“Extending the Bridge”

August 23, 2020 | 9:00 am


Online Only at 9:00 a.m.:

Summer service is livestreamed at 9:00 a.m. for the safety and health of our congregation. To watch Sunday’s service, CLICK HERE.

Today’s Topic:

In his 2015 TED Talk, Johann Hari stated, “the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.” Addiction and mental illness too frequently silently threaten the ones we love. Isolation, disconnection, and shame can get in the way of asking for help.

How can we, as a community, care for one another and ourselves when someone in our midst is struggling? Join me in contemplating how to extend a bridge of connection and caring.

Worship Team:

Amy Wilbourne, Member
Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director
Dale Skaggs, Worship Associate

Amy Wilbourne has been a member of First Church since 2011. She has served as a Pastoral Care Associate, a Worship Associate, on several committees, and attended Midwest Leadership School 2018. She enjoys participating in small group ministry, such as Theme Circle and Geography of Grace.  Amy is a School Counselor in the Milwaukee Public Schools, and loves to spend her free time with her two sons, Preston and Niall, her partner Mark, and her two four-pawed friends.

Join our online coffee and conversation via Zoom at 10:00 a.m.: click  Zoom Coffee Information

Religious Education offers weekly updates on ways to connect with our families, faith, and community. Every Sunday we offer All Ages Religious Education at 10:00 a.m., PreK-Kindergarten at 11:30 a.m., and Youth Group on select dates throughout the summer. Sign up for our RE Weekly News to learn more.

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


August 23, 2020
9:00 am
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Livestream Only