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Poetry and the Art of Living

August 15, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

“Poetry is a life-cherishing force. And it requires a vision—a faith, to use an old-fashion term. Yes indeed. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”     Mary Oliver, A Poetry Handbook

First Church member Katy Philips and First Church staff Lynne Jacoby explore how poetry can open us to possibility and help a group of First Church’ers support one another in a pandemic.  How can intentionality transform engagement with a favorite art-form into spiritual practice?

Lynne Jacoby is the Membership Development Coordinator of First Church, a twenty-five year UU, and a transplant from New England. She is happy reading poetry, watching the Packers, and walking her dog Pozey, though not all at once!

Kathleen (Katy) Phillips has been a member of First Church for 10 years. After years of searching, she is now home.  It took her awhile to find poetry too. Busy as wife, mother grandmother and teacher, writing poetry came as a surprise later in life, and has been a joy ever since!

Worship Team:

Katy Phillips, Member & Lynne Jacoby, Membership Development Coordinator
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Paul Geenen, 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

Summer children’s religious education: We welcome children ages 4-8 years old for mindfulness, games, stories, and songs, each Sunday before worship, 9:15-9:45. For older children, we offer monthly virtual summer games for the whole family. 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!


August 15, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Online Only