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Living Through the Lens of Love

August 14, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

Our Universalist ancestors laid out a spiritual path grounded in love. They challenged us to embody a love that will not let us go, a love that draws a circle so wide that everyone is included, a love that works to end oppression in all its forms. But what does it mean to live a life through the lens of love? This Sunday, as author bell hooks would say in her essential text, it’s all about love. Join us for a book-signing after the service, when Rev. Crow will sell and sign her new book Take What You Need: Life Lessons After Losing Everything.  

Rev. Jen Crow serves as Senior Minister at the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis. She is the founder of Wellspring, a Unitarian Universalist program of spiritual deepening used across the country. Her commitment to recovery, spirituality, transformative love, and authenticity is at the center of her life and work. She lives with her wife and kids in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Book signing with Rev. Jen Crow after the service!

Join us for a book-signing with our Pulpit Guest after the worship service, when Rev. Crow will sell and sign her new book Take What You Need: Life Lessons After Losing Everything. Punctuated by the experience of losing all her possessions in a fire, this survival guide, spiritual companion, and light in the dark offers hope, humor, and real-life spiritual tools to meet the hardest moments of our lives. See this flyer for more about the book.

Worship Team:

Rev. Jen Crow, Pulpit Guest
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Marissa Riepenhoff, Worship Associate 

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!


August 14, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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