Learn. Act. Reflect. (Repeat)

Social action is the lifeblood of our church. Members express their hope for the world by engaging in justice work in Milwaukee. Our Social Justice Council coordinates Earth Justice, Guest House shelter meals, Black Lives Matter, Immigration Issues and much more. Social justice groups and activities are open to all as we work to grow our souls and help heal the world.

Feel free to join our Social Justice Yahoo group!

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Collaboration with Faith-Based Organizations

First Church collaborates with the following organizations to support their work and increase overall impact:

Common Ground

Common Ground is a non-partisan organization comprised of small businesses, congregations, non-profits, colleges and labor unions. Focused on major issues to improve social conditions in Milwaukee and teach volunteers the basics of organizing.

For more information, contact Jerry Fredrickson bikehead5@yahoo.com

Interchange Food Pantry

Interchange Food Pantry provides nearly 1,000 guests with healthy and nutritious food each month at no cost. Thousands of people depend on Interchange each year for food and personal care needs they otherwise could not meet.

For more information, contact Bryna Goeckner bryna.goeckner@gmail.com

Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee

Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee is an organization of leaders and members of 13 religions. We meet to make friends, educate ourselves and others and work together for social justice. Interfaith supports the CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk, Amazing Faith Dinners, Ground for Hope-Wisconsin, Interfaith Annual Luncheon, Interfaith Day at Miller Park, March Speaker Series and more.

For more information, contact Dianna Dentino dianna@innerwell.com

Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope

Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) is a multi-faith social justice organizing group. We work on major issues to improve the lives of people in Milwaukee, including:

  • Treatment Alternative and Diversion away from poverty-based jailing and discriminatory “mass incarceration”
  • Jobs and Economic Development to enforce minority hiring promises and demand community-enhancing land use and development policy.
  • Immigration Task Force for policies affecting immigrant communities including the DREAM Act, resisting discriminatory law enforcement policies, and “Hands Across the Viaduct” cooperation campaign.
  • Education, working with MPS to explore the Community Schools model.

For more information, contact Pete Koneazny pkoneazny@lasmilwaukee.com