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Sustaining our Community, Our Values, Our Souls

Personal & Spiritual Development, Membership

“Democratic citizenship may be an art we are forgetting how to practice…” notes author Marilynne Robinson in a Guardian opinion… More >

Rev. Dena McPhetres

Dena’s Digressions-Pastoral Care Ministry

Personal & Spiritual Development

I recall with deep gratitude the first few times that a friend truly listened to me. Those experiences made me… More >

Criminal Justice Data Legislation

Social Justice

In an attempt to encourage bipartisan support for criminal justice reform, members of First Church Circles of Support are meeting… More >

Record-Breaking First Church Christmas Eve Sharing & Generosity!

Social Justice

On Christmas Eve, our First Church members and friends were incredibly generous. We have had over 2,300 views of our… More >

For Us to Repair

Personal & Spiritual Development

Tikkun Olam represents a distinctive Jewish concept towards life that Unitarian Universalist share: The world can be made better by… More >

Starr King School for Ministry – February STP

Personal & Spiritual Development

Starr King School for the Ministry is our February Share the Plate recipient. Operating as a school for the ministry… More >

Uproot Racism in Beloved Conversations

Social Justice

Racism and white supremacy have continued to plague our country throughout the fall, culminating in the awful display we saw… More >

Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

Words on the Wind – Beloved Community

Social Justice, Personal & Spiritual Development

Beloved Community has never been a more important concept. We are entering the height of the coronavirus pandemic, even as… More >

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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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,… 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… 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… More >