News & Views

Two Minutes Smarter On Reparations 

Social Justice

Reparations FAQs, from the BLM2WUU Website   It was so long ago; why do we need to keep bringing up… Read More >

A Statement from Wisconsin Faith Leaders

Social Justice

We, the undersigned Wisconsin faith leaders, are profoundly disturbed by persistent attempts over the last two months to overturn the… Read More >

Improve Zoom Meetings for Those with Hearing Loss


We are pleased to announce that closed captioning is available for First Church Zoom meetings and events! This is part… Read More >

Addressing Climate Change & Equity

Social Justice

Action in our city, in Wisconsin, and our nation is happening! You can participate. You can make a difference. Let’s… Read More >

First Church with Chanticleer

Congregational Survey Highlights


Thank you to everyone who completed our second congregational survey. After several deadline extensions, we received 163 responses, versus 159… Read More >

The Seed of Imagination

Personal & Spiritual Development

Awhile back, my family sat in the back yard with a young adult friend as our the six-year-old ran, leapt,… Read More >

Words on the Wind-Imagination

Personal & Spiritual Development

We made it through 2020! Welcome, 2021, Welcome! I am so grateful the calendar has turned its pages, grateful for… Read More >

Peace Action Wis. – January STP

Social Justice

Peace Action of Wisconsin is our January Share the Plate recipient.  Their mission statement reads: “Peace Action-Wisconsin is a peace… Read More >


Dena’s Digressions – Stillness

Personal & Spiritual Development

One of my favorite InterPlay forms is called Shapes and Stillness. You can do it with one hand or your… Read More >

Pick Up Your Christmas Kits


The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom. We want you to have everything you need on Christmas Eve to celebrate First Church-style during… Read More >

Christmas Eve Offering Recipients

Social Justice, Holiday

Every year, our congregation gives the entire Christmas Eve offering away. This year, we are giving the offering to two… Read More >

First Church stained-glass windows

Words on the Wind – Stillness

Personal & Spiritual Development

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister. What does it mean to be a people of Stillness? Is stillness strongest right before… Read More >

Reparations: Why Wealth Gap Matters

Social Justice, Black Lives Matter

Black Americans experience disproportionately high rates of unemployment, significantly lower income, overrepresentation among essential workers, and health disparities which include… Read More >

Return to Stillness

Personal & Spiritual Development

December stillness conjures images of quiet walks in nature, listening for a bird call, or being in a cloud of… Read More >

Planned Parenthood – Dec. Share the Plate

Social Justice

by Dawn Blackmore, Share the Plate Team. Planned Parenthood Wisconsin is our December Share the Plate recipient. Planned Parenthood has… Read More >

Holiday Community Giving

Social Justice, Religious Education, Holiday

Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson Spread joy this holiday season through giving and community connections! Though we cannot gather in Coffee… Read More >