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Widening the Circle, Centering the Margins 

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


Today’s Topic:

“The centre cannot hold,” William Butler Yeats wrote in his famous 1919 dystopian lament following the first World War. Sometimes it feels like the world is spinning in ever-widening chaos, and yet our faith calls us to embrace a widening circle. How do we balance our values of inclusion, centering the margins, when the world feels off-kilter? Join us for this Martin Luther King Day service where we bring the universe’s propensity to orbit as a balm to the ever-widening gyre of the world, and weave practicing our values with soothing our weary souls.

Worship Team:

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister
Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director and the Chancel Choir
Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Patrick Mulvey, 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!


January 15, 2023
9:00 am
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