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Coming this Fall – Theme Circles!

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Many of you participated in Chalice Circles over the last 20-plus years. However, with participation in decline, we have decided it’s time for a change! We’re excited to explore the next step in the… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom at General Assembly, 2018

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Receives Final Fellowship

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Congratulations to our Senior Minister, The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, on receiving her Final Fellowship status at our Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Kansas City this June. The recognition came at the Service of the… Read More >

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Finally, Summer!

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Finally, summer! Summer is such an easy time to bask in the beauty of the natural world, a season when Milwaukeeans spend as much time as possible outdoors, a time when everyone should be… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Speaks at Poor People's Campaign Event

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Speaks at Poor People’s Campaign Event

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Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, speaks at the Poor People’s Campaign event in Madison on Monday, June 4. “You are the power of the earth and the… Read More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Blessings

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In Unitarian Universalism, we understand each person is born an original blessing. At the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, when I served as Assistant to the Director of Religious Education, every Sunday the children… Read More >

Ezzard White, One Hope Made Strog

Share the Plate – One Hope Made Strong

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One Hope Made Strong (OHMS) is our summer Share the Plate recipient at the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee. One Hope Made Strong, run by Ezzard White, is a vocational instruction program that has… Read More >

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Paid Internship – Tenor Choral Scholar Position


Tenor Choral Scholar Position – OPENING Available for 2018–19 The First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is currently accepting applications for a Tenor Choral Scholar position in our church. This paid internship commences mid-August 2018… Read More >

First Church members at May Day March in Waukesha

May Day March in Waukesha, May 1, 2018

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Standing on the side of love! First Church members were among thousands involved in the recent May 1 March in Waukesha, organized by Milwaukee immigration-rights group Voces de la Frontera. The marchers gathered to… Read More >

Maria Hamilton Addressing Dontre Day Vigil

Dontre Hamilton Vigil, April 29, 2018

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Maria Hamilton, mother of the late Dontre Hamilton, addresses participants at the Dontre Day Vigil at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee.

Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Kaleka, Irma Morter lecture

Irma Morter Lecture, April 28, 2018

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Arno Michaelis, former skinhead and white-supremacy organizer and Pardeep Kaleka, a voice against hate crime after the 2012 shooting attack at his Oak Creek Sikh Temple, presented a lecture & workshop at the First… Read More >

Membership Musings, by Lynne Jacoby

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“Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do.” William Ellery Channing, Unitarian Minister 1780-1842…. Read More >

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What Are Your Means to Achieve the Board’s Ends? Everyone on a ministry team, both staff-led and member-led, is invited to begin engaging with the question: What ministry Means will your team use to… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions: Emergence

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On my walk today, I found evidence of spring’s emergence–swelling buds on a magnolia tree, a song sparrow’s voice of celebration, snowdrops blooming, dog poop melting into the garden. Emergence reveals both the beauty… Read More >

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WORDS on the WIND: Emergence

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 What does it mean to be a people of Emergence?   It has been a long and sometimes hard winter. I know our community is especially tender with two recent surprising deaths of prominent… Read More >

Dena’s Digressions: Listening

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The healing power of one-to-one listening simply cannot be over-estimated. To be truly heard by another human being is rare in our fast-paced lives. Those of you who have received the calm presence and… Read More >

WORDS on the WIND: Balance

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March includes Spring Equinox when the hours of dark and light are evenly balanced. It can be a good time to reflect on equanimity. Is balance a state of stillness or dance? In yoga… Read More >