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November 27, 2022 | 9:00 am & 11:00 am


Today’s Topic:

Change often involves moving toward becoming something new by turning away from or losing something old. Sometimes this process is slow, sometimes excruciating fast; sometimes it’s intentional, sometimes completely in the hands of others. Regardless, becoming almost always involves some loss. This morning, we’ll explore unbecoming.

Rev. Karen Armina is a New York native who loves living in the Midwest. She has served as the minister for the James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Madison, Wisconsin since 2014. She comes to ministry with a background in plant ecology, and understands the interconnected web of all existence as both physical and spiritual. Her theology is rooted in the cycles and processes of the natural world and our relationship with it and each other; it manifests as a deep passion for peace and justice. Karen enjoys road trips, coloring books, camping, and cooking, and she parents a teenage human and the best dog in the world.

Worship Team:

Rev. Karen Armina, Pulpit Guest
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education  
Karen Beaumont, guest organist  
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!

We offer religious education for children of all ages at 9:00 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!


November 27, 2022
9:00 am
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