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Growing Ourselves From Seed

October 15, 2023 | 9:00 am & 11:00 am


Today’s Topic

As a UU theologian, I am always asking myself what it means to labor for our faith. From our liberation Christian roots, we inherit the idea that faith comes through good works, an idea that we have expanded and refined over time. In these days we come together in the work for justice, and we lend our efforts to the work of the church. Yet it takes more to be shaped in community to become our best selves. What is the everyday work of faithfulness that allows us to grow ourselves from seed?

The Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt is the tenth president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. She was elected in June 2023. As president of the Association, she is responsible for administering staff and programs that serve its more than 1,000 member congregations. She also acts as principal spokesperson and minister-at-large for the UUA. Her academic work focuses on environmental ethics of liberation in a womanist and Latina feminist frame. Betancourt’s ministry centers on work that is empowering and counter-oppressive. 

Also on Sunday, “Meet our 10th Elected UUA President!”  Come meet the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt, on Sunday, October 15th at 1:00 p.m. in Max Otto Hall. Hear Rev. Betancourt’s vision for our faith, and her priorities for our future. Ask her your questions about who we are and where we are going together. Refreshments will be served.

Worship Team:

Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt, UUA President
Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Nancy Spransy, 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.

Social Hour:  Join us for coffee or tea in the Leenhouts Common Room after service to meet friends, old and new.

We offer religious education for children of all ages 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!


October 15, 2023
9:00 am
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