Love Makes Us Brave
February 26, 2023 | 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Poets from antiquity to today have lifted up the risks inherent in loving anything mortal, and remind us that such love can be rewarding and even holy. Join us for Rev. Jim’s first sermon with us as he explores how we can grow when we take a chance on love, and the ways that love can outlive our lives.
Rev. Jim Foti is a freelance UU minister based in Minnesota and Wisconsin. A Milwaukee native, he received his B.A. from UW-Madison and his Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. From 2014 to 2022, he served as an assistant minister at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis and recently served as sabbatical minister at United UU Congregation in Waukesha. Prior to seminary, Jim had a 20-year career as a newspaper journalist, including three years at the Milwaukee Journal. Jim discovered Unitarian Universalism at First Church in the early 1990s and looks forward to helping serve the congregation over the next five months.
Rev. Jim Foti, Assistant Sabbatical Minister
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director and the Chancel Choir
Laurel Brooks, Worship Associate
Livestream at 9:00 am:
Join us for the complete service live on our YouTube site at 9:00 am. Find a recording of the service at our YouTube site anytime after 9:00 am.
In-Person at 9:00 & 11:00 am – COVID Safety:
Vaccination or Negative Test: All people entering the building must be vaccinated or have had a negative PCR test within 72 hours.
Masking with KN95 masks required at worship for all over age 5. Highly recommended for all other church activities.
Distancing 6 feet between households recommended.
Social Hour: Join us in the Leenhouts Common Room after each service to meet friends, old and new. Coffee and tea now being served!
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!