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“Surrender, Dorothy!”

September 26, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

This command from the movie The Wizard of Oz always comes to mind when I hear the word “surrender.” As I contemplate an increasingly adaptive future, I imagine the words “Surrender, Dena!” written in the sky by an acrobatic sky-writing airplane. “Surrender, First Church!” because we have to let go of what was that might no longer be real in order to embrace possibilities for the future. Answers won’t come unless we admit that we might be wrong (about anything) and release our control mindset. Surrender has long been part of the spiritual path.

Worship Team:

Rev. Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Paul Kosidowski, 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.

New! Afternoon Zoom Watch Parties: 4:00 p.m. each Sunday. On Zoom.
This new, 30-minute Sunday Service features the sermon and Worship Associate story from that morning and music curated by our music directors. Hosted and interactive, you’ll see and chat with other participants. Stay in the Zoom Room to connect and reflect with others. Recordings available anytime on our YouTube channel. For the secure Zoom link, enter your name and email in this form.

Join our online coffee and conversation via Zoom at 11:00 am: http://bit.ly/UUCoffee Meeting ID: 863 9915 2275, Passcode: uumke

We offer religious education for children and families of all ages before and after worship Sundays. We especially welcome you to join us for Families Together at 11:15 a.m. 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!


September 26, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Online Only