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Growing Ourselves from Seed

September 5, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

As a UU theologian, I am always asking myself what it means to labor for our faith. From our liberation Christian roots, we inherit the idea that faith comes through good works, an idea that we have expanded and refined over time. In these days we come together in the work for justice, and we lend our efforts to the work of the church. Yet it takes more to be shaped in community to become our best selves. What is the everyday work of faithfulness that allows us to grow ourselves from seed?

The Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt serves as Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Drew University Theological School. She holds a PhD in religious ethics and African American Studies from Yale University. Her academic work focuses on environmental ethics of liberation in a womanist and Latina feminist frame. She served for four years as the Director of Racial and Ethnic Concerns of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and briefly as its Interim Co-President. Betancourt’s ministry centers on work that is empowering and counter-oppressive.

Worship Team:

Rev. Sofia Betancourt, Pulpit Guest
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Jeff Pearcy, Worship Associate

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: http://bit.ly/UUCoffee 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!


September 5, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Online Only