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Knowing How to Play

July 3, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

At some point in our lives, many of us stop playing–taking time out to move, have fun, and be silly for no reasons related to competition, returns on investment, or compensation. We stop dancing, we stop skipping, we infrequently let our hair down just because. We set our creativity aside in the name of more productive, focused, measurable ventures. Why?  What happens when we adults choose to create time for play again and not just with our kids, but with other adults in our social groups, neighborhoods, and natural spaces? In this sermon, Annie Wegner LeFort (trained chef, certified yoga teacher, dancer, acroyogini, and Health Coach in-training) shares her journey of rediscovering the importance of play in her life to regain physical health, connect with friends and strangers, expand of her movement skills, and invite mental and emotional healing into her life. She is eager to share the new “alive!” she gained on this path.

Musical Guests Samba da Vida MKE is an all-ages Brazilian Samba troupe playing music from Rio, Sao Paulo and Salvador, Bahia. They are featured in parades and performances throughout Greater Milwaukee.

Worship Team:

Annie Wegner LeFort, Pulpit Guest
Anne Hefter, Worship Associate
Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director
Musical Guests:  Samba da Vida MKE, Bony Plog-Benavides, director

Online at 10:00 am:

Join us for a 30-minute version of this Sunday Service featuring the sermon and Worship Associate story, and music curated by our music directors. To watch this version of Sunday Service, go to our YouTube site at 10:00 am.

In-Person COVID Safety:

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test: All people entering the building are required to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours at the door.

Masking with Kn95 masks required for all over age 5.

Distancing 6 feet between households highly recommended.

No reservations required.

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

We offer religious education for children of all ages at 10:00 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!


July 3, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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