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Kool Aid Mustache & Tears

September 3, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic

Laughter and Joy in Hard Times.

In times of grief and sadness, joy can feel out of reach, muted, or even inappropriate. Allowing laughter or joy can open us to unexpected opportunities for healing and a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us.

Amanda Smidt Panciera has been an active member of First Church for 9 years. A proud AmeriCorps Alum, she has spent her career working in nonprofits and is the Director of People of Culture at the Urban Ecology Center. A twice-inducted member of the Dead Moms Club, of which no one wants to be part, she is prepared to welcome new members with tissues, a listening ear, and companionship without platitudes. She is a Milwaukee enthusiast, a wife, a mom, and most importantly, a human just trying to figure this whole thing out.

Worship Team:

Amanda Panciera, member
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Dave Umhoefer, 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.

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!


September 3, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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