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News & Views

Meet Assistant Sabbatical Minister Rev. Jim Foti

Social Justice, Sunday Sermons, Personal & Spiritual Development

First Church has hired Rev. Jim Foti, a mid-career minister with 10 years of experience in a large Midwestern congregation,… More >

Staff Roles During Sabbatical


Rev. Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister We have a good plan to cover Rev. Jennifer’s responsibilities while she is on sabbatical…. More >

Our Heritage Centers Love

Religious Education

Over the past two months, our middle schoolers have been exploring the topic of Christianity in our “Crossing Paths with… More >

Endowment Task Force Appointed

Forge Our Future

The Board developed a Forge Our Future Endowment Fund Policy Task Force, and voted on the charge and members at… More >

Loving Gift of Sabbatical

Personal & Spiritual Development

It is a gift of love for a congregation to send a minister on sabbatical and it is a gift… More >

Joyful Gratitude!

Forge Our Future

Thank you to our members and friends! In this new year, we are full of joy and gratitude for the… More >

Hearts on Fire 2023

Religious Education

Hearts on Fire is a faith development opportunity for high school seniors to meet with Rev. Kimberlee and church staff… More >

Love Is the Ground of Our Faith

Personal & Spiritual Development

Dear First Church,  Love is the ground of our faith as Unitarian Universalists: it is who we are at our… More >

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Conflict Is Human, Resolving It Is Spiritual Practice


Transparent communication is at the heart of good relationships. In First Church, we promote open, direct and honest communications and… More >

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We Want to Hear from You


We Want to Hear from You on this Year’s Congregational Survey! The time is here! The Board of Trustees’ annual… More >

Confronting the Challenges of Plastic

Social Justice

First Church Earth Justice Ministry is a coalition member of Plastic-Free MKE. We invite you to join us in 2023… More >

Exciting Sabbatical Pulpit Guests Coming!

Personal & Spiritual Development

During Rev. Jennifer’s February – July sabbatical, we have an exciting line-up of pulpit guests offering new perspectives and wisdom… More >

Finding Our Center, Being Still

Personal & Spiritual Development

Our theme for January, Finding Our Center, makes me think of dance. Dance was the best teacher for me in… More >

Centering the Clay

Personal & Spiritual Development

Finding your center is our theme this first month of the 2023 new year. I am a potter, so my… More >

Journey to Membership Begins Soon


Register now for class beginning January 11. Led by our ministers, staff and lay-leaders, this series explores Unitarian Universalist theology,… More >

Happy New Year! Forge Our Future Visits Continue

Forge Our Future

As we enter the new year, we are full of joy and gratitude for the generous spirit of our First… More >