First Unitarian Society in Newton
You are welcome at FUSN

Expand Your Spiritual Life in an Engaged Community

The First Unitarian Society in Newton, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, is a spiritually nurturing and socially responsive community serving the people of Newton, Massachusetts, and nearby communities.  Learn more about this liberal faith and a community that values spiritual growth, social action, and camaraderie.

News & Notes

  • UUSC Guest at Your Table boxes; Holiday Fair volunteers! Shoppers! Dec. 5-6; New Year’s Eve party; Board of Trustees…lesson on belonging from road racing; Membership news; Youth Activities Broadcast; Musings on concert season; Secret Santa and Alternative Gift Fair; Black Lives Matter and FUSN; Christmas trees arrive Dec. 1, sales start at the Holiday Fair; Evening Song, Jan. 3; and Community Breakfast, Dec. 13.

  • Learn about the seven talks, on topics ranging from parole changes to restorative justice, hosted by the First Unitarian Society, Sept. 15-Dec. 15 on Tuesdays from 7:00–9:00 p.m. at 1326 Washington Street, West Newton. Free and open to the public.

  • Come to the dozens of free Adult Religious Education sessions offered September through January 2016 at the First Unitarian Society in Newton. Download the catalog.

    The offerings fall into four distinct, yet overlapping, categories that capture/reflect FUSN's mission:

    Liberal Religious Traditions

  • A mindfulness meditation group has started meeting again every Monday night from 7:15–8:30 p.m. at FUSN. The group is self-managing and is guided by the teachings and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh. All are welcome. Visit the meditation webpage for more information.

  • Use the new Event Outreach Checklist, created by the Communications team, to make sure the congregation knows about your event. Just write a brief description and then click the email links to send it to the FUSN newsletter, order of service, web, FB, and business email. Help with media outreach is also on this page. Learn more on the Event Outreach Checklist online.

  • Want to usher or greet on Sundays? Or see what other service opportunites you can sign up for? Use FUSN's online tool to sign up. Go to iVolunteer online and choose a date and a role, or you can sign up on the list in the hallway across from the office. To help decorate the chancel, talk Betsy Leavitt.

  • If you missed a FUSN sermon or want a second opportunity to hear it, go to the Sermons web page and listen to the audio file. You will find most (but perhaps not all) of the recent sermons.

  • Check the updated FUSN Communications page to see FUSNews deadlines, how to get your event on the home page Upcoming Events column, when notices are due for the order of service, and how to update your email address on the group email lists, and more.

  • Members of FUSN community care about each other in lots of ways. Many great frienships start at FUSN and provide personal support for a lifetime. You can expand your connections online by connecting with FUSN's two Facebook pages: you can join FUSN's Facebook group (and add your comments) or visit FUSN's official Facebook page to read news.

We come together in an open community that honors freedom of belief, to encourage spiritual growth in ourselves and our children, to share the wisdom of the many religious traditions, with reverence for the earth and in service to humanity.

Upcoming Services

November 29, 2015 - 10:15am
December 6, 2015 - 10:15am
Rev. Erin Splaine
December 13, 2015 - 10:15am
Rev. Rebecca Hinds



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