This is a directory of all First Church groups, from social and spiritually nurturing groups to teams that conduct the business of the church, with current contact information.
Whether engaging with Social Justice initiatives, serving on a church committee, volunteering at Sunday Services, or socializing with fellow members, there’s a group for just about every level of interest.
Adult Spiritual Development programs at First Unitarian Society provide information and support to challenge and inspire adult learners along their path. Join this team to help bring these programs to First Church. Learn More
The Audio Team supports the technical aspects of monitoring and mixing live audio during Sunday services. Training is provided, and team members are scheduled for Sunday audio duty based on their availability.
Black Lives Matter is a movement in response to a legacy of slavery, racism and oppression in the U.S. To say that “black lives matter” doesn’t mean that all lives don’t matter. But the systemic devaluing of Black lives calls us to bear witness at this time. Learn More
We are a group of interested First Church members who wished to explore Buddhist teachings and meditation. We focus on a study of the Buddhist teachings of the three major traditions, Theravada, Zen and Tibetan, as presented by leading western teachers. Learn More
First Church provides meals at the Cathedral Center for women and families. Look for announcements of times when First Church members will be providing and serving food at the Cathedral Center.
The Chancel Choir sings during the Sunday services approximately once per month. Weekly rehearsals on Thursdays, 7:15–9:00 p.m. from late August to beginning of June. Membership is open to all First Church members and friends, high school age and up. Previous musical experience is helpful but not needed to join. Learn More
First Church is a member of Common Ground, an organization of nonpartisan, proactive, everyday citizens dedicated to identifying pressing social problems facing our community and bringing about solutions together. Learn More
Our democracy needs defense, nurturing and protection. Join us to learn about our power and responsibility as citizens as we work to counter voter suppression and achieve fair maps in Wisconsin. Learn More
Help organize First Church’s annual silent auction, usually held in the fall, where members bid on in-home feasts, events, one of a kind items, gift certificates, theme baskets, getaways, wine, and a 50-50 raffle. Learn More
In compliance with Board policies, the Finance Team oversees the financial condition of the church by: monitoring and managing financial performance of investments, analyzing financial data and developing alternatives and strategies when necessary, preparing the budget for each new fiscal year, and serving as a resource for teams, ministries, and the Board concerning financial matters. Learn More
MICAH (Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope) is a multi-racial interfaith social justice organization. First Church members are welcome to get involved in MICAH by participating in committees focused on criminal justice racial disparity and “mass incarceration,” education equality, immigration justice, and jobs and economic development. Learn More
Believing in the necessity of people taking responsibility for their communities and working together, Irma Morter made a bequest to First Church in support of a lecture series on topics related to “Individual Responsibility”. Learn More
Coordinates Pastoral Care Associates, members of our congregation whose talents, experience, and special training enable them to offer a listening ear to fellow members going through difficult times. Learn More
Volunteers give rides or bring meals to other church members in need. For instance, when someone needs a helping hand if they have a new baby and need a meal or they break a leg and need a ride to the doctor. Learn More
Since 2011, our Share the Plate program has provided an opportunity for church members to make contributions to important social programs that embody our Unitarian Universalist values in the wider community. Recipients are selected by our Share the Plate team from nominations submitted by our members. Learn More
Serves as an umbrella organization of lay leaders who engage our congregation in member-led ministries of service, learning and action, addressing many compelling and urgent justice needs in our city and the world, while building relationships in the community. Learn More
These small groups gather to focus on the monthly worship theme, exploring guided questions, and spiritual exercises.
Led by a trained facilitator, circle members engage deep questions of spirituality, with time for reflection and sharing. Learn More
A group of members that work to learn about the UUA Article II initiative and what the Study Commission is doing, and communicate with our members about what this means and why it matters to our congregation. Learn More
Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist Statewide Action Network (WUUSAN) was formed in 2017 to strengthen the web of 27 Wisconsin UU congregations and fellowships, build strong relationships with our allies, and thereby continue to uphold the dignity and worth of every person.
WUUSAN joins together and enhances the energy of all Wisconsin congregations, fellowships, and their allies to bring about systems of social justice. Assistance in the form of guidance, volunteers, and resources are available to widen the scope of each individual congregation's social action activity to include other UU communities. By collaborating with statewide allies, WUUSAN also develops campaigns to advocate for specific social changes and organizes events to educate UUs on specific issues. Visit us at wuusan.org. Learn More
WUUSAN joins together and enhances the energy of all 27 Wisconsin UU congregations, fellowships, and their allies to build strong relationships with our allies, and thereby continue to uphold the dignity and worth of every person. Learn More