March 28
10:00 a.m.
Livestream Only

Choosing Love: Commitment to Relationship
The Rev. Dena McPhetres, Associate Minister
The Rev. Kimberlee Tomczak Carlson, Minister of Religious Education
Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director
Jobey Clarke, Worship Associate

Choosing love every day is how we renew our commitment to relationship, even, and especially, through the hard times. Quaran-tiffs will not break our relationships, but not choosing love will. How do we choose love in our friendships, marriages and partnerships? How has pandemic stress affected our personal commitments to relationship? Our commitments grow and change as we do and are always subject to review.


ZOOM COFFEE HOUR AT 11:00. Once you enter the Zoom meeting, Lynne will coordinate smaller groups of five or six for conversation. Members, guests, visitors are all welcome! Bring your own coffee. Link to Join HERE.

SANCTUARY REFLECTIONS AT 11:00. Feel moved by the Sunday worship service? Want to spend time reflecting with others? Come to Sanctuary Reflections every Sunday. We reflect on three questions and share our experiences with each other. Joyful, enriching, connecting. Just drop in. Join on Zoom HERE.

Public Safety, Top Priority, presented by Josh Kaul, Attorney General of Wisconsin.

Josh Kaul’s top priority is public safety. Under his leadership, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has worked to combat the opioid epidemic and the increasing use of meth in Wisconsin. He has also worked to make our schools and communities safer from gun violence, and to pass legislation designed to prevent Wisconsin from having another backlog of untested sexual assault kits. Kaul is also committed to fighting for clean and safe drinking water and against climate change and to protecting the rights of Wisconsinites. On Zoom & YouTube Live HERE
PASTORAL CARE ASSOCIATE INFORMATION SESSIONS. Curious about becoming a Pastoral Care Associate (PCA)? Want to know more about what’s involved? Come to an online Information Session to ask your questions and hear from our current PCAs. Hosted by PCA Co-Trainers Sarah Richards, Dale Skaggs and Rev. Dena on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m. Please register here to receive the Zoom link:
SPRING YOGA CLASSES. Slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons, and fascia with Yin Yoga this spring. Instructor Morgan Engels will continue to offer virtual yoga classes two times per week.
Monday evening class is April 12-June 14, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (no class May 31.) Sign up here for Monday's class:
Wednesday morning class is April 14-June 9, 9:00-10:00 a.m. It includes gentle movement sequences, yogic breath techniques, and guided relaxation. Sign up here for Wednesday class:
Both classes are $67.50 for FUSM members and $81 for non-members.
THINK REPARATIONS BEFORE DONATING YOUR STIMULUS CHECK! Considering donating stimulus money? Please be aware that Black Lives Matter to Wisconsin UUs is partnering with Black Milwaukeeans to learn how we can best begin to make reparations for the harm experienced historically and presently by Black Americans, strengthening our practice of “followership.” If you can, and are so inclined, we invite you to make a tax-deductible contribution to our combined UU fund. Details about how to give are at this web page.
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR CATHEDRAL CENTER. Volunteers are needed to donate money for a dinner at Cathedral Center on Saturday, April 3. We need 20 volunteers to donate $22 each to serve Chipotle dinner to 50 residents. Please contact Andy Sinko at or (802) 999-4473 to pledge a donation. Donations should be sent ASAP and will not be accepted after April. Payment can be made via Paypal to the following email address: or checks can be made out to Andrew Sinko and mailed to 2119 E. Bradford Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211. Thank you in advance.
JOURNEY TO MEMBERSHIP CLASS. Visiting on-line? Whether ready to join, or just trying to learn more about us in this odd world of virtual church, you are welcome to our April Journey to Membership Class. Four Wednesday evenings, April 7 - April 28, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Sign up for this class at
COMMUNICATIONS HOW-TO GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE. Our new Communications How-To Guide is a great overview of how to effectively promote your church program or message to an audience. Step-by-step, the guide leads you through how to work with our new communications staff structure. Detailed Communications Policies are the useful partner to the How-To Guide. You can always find both on our website under the Members tab, “Create accessible, courageous, and innovative welcome to people who might find a sense of belonging and a spiritual home with us.” Congregation End 8.
SUMMER SERVICE PROPOSALS WANTED. Do you have a compelling message for our spiritual community that would nourish, engage, and inspire? During the summer, church members have the opportunity to create a worship service and deliver your own sermon. Worship helps us reflect on the meaning of our lives and how to align our actions with our core values. Rev. Dena works one-on-one with you to develop your sermon. Reach out to Pulpit Guest Team members Kristine Hansen, Kari Gunderson, Maria Dorsey, Keith Anderson and Natalie Quinton with questions. Submit your summer service proposal by May 1, 2021 on the church website at
COVID CANDLE ON SUNDAYS. Because of the ways our lives are touched by loss and grief during the global pandemic, we have a simple ritual during Sunday worship called the “COVID Candle” when it is needed. During this unique time, when people cannot gather with their family and community to mourn, we offer to light the COVID Candle for any death of a loved one of one of our members. If you have had a loved one die from COVID-19, or any other cause of death, and would like the COVID Candle lit in their honor during Sunday worship, please contact one of the Ministers.
  • If you would like to talk to a Pastoral Care Associate, please contact PCA Coordinator Jeri Pearcy at or 414-416-6036. If you’d like to talk to the Ministers, please call our Pastoral Care Emergency line at 414-216-3113.
  • For practical help, grocery shopping and delivery, please contact Jane Dorweiler, Pastoral Care Provider Coordinator at or 414-839-3053.
  • For personal financial assistance, please contact Rev. Jennifer for the Ministers’ Discretionary Fund at
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact Rev. Dena immediately at 414-216-3113, so she can support you and our community.

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