First Unitarian Society in Newton
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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

  • Come rock the house with the engaging and amazing Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Dana Hicks, director of music at Boston’s Tremont Temple. Register for the workshop on Saturday, Sept 26, 10:00 a.m.−2:30 p.m. Come enjoy the fruits of the workshop at the Sunday service, Sept. 17. Download the flyer for more information including costs and registration.

  • Summer services; Ferry Beach weekend, October 16-18; From the Board update from the co-chairs; RE Connections on professional education; Musings on upcoming music for the year; Chime concert Aug. 28; Multicultural ministry on fall discussion groups; staff summer schedule; Community Breakfast Sept. 13.

  • The First Unitarian Society in Newton is searching for a Coordinator of Member Support and Communications. The full job description can be found here.

  • FUSN's delegation attended General Assembly early this summer. The FUSN GA delegation includes Karen Burns, Jud Leonard, Rosie McInnes, Naomi Olson, Jacki Rohan, Pat Rohan, Mindy Scharlin, Bobbie Sproat, Erin Splaine, and Rowan Van Ness. Kate Mason is chair of theDenominational Affairs Committee. Find out more on the UUA General Assembly website

  • Nearly 500 people marched from the Myrtle Baptist Church to the First Unitarian Society in Newton on December 7 to protest injustice after the recent deaths in Ferguson MO and Staten Island NY. See several photos of the event. 

  • 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.



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