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

  • Welcoming Congregation Assessment Team; UU Cantata on Music Sunday and Gospel Music Workshop; From the Board on the New Year Conversation with the Board and Minister; 2015 Youth Retreat; Importance of Human Diversity-A MultiGenerational Evening Oct. 2; Project Zambia special collection; Social Action table Oct. 25; Community Breakfast Oct. 4.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • It’s time for FUSN’s annual Weekend at Ferry Beach in Saco, Maine. Please note the retreat is the weekend after Columbus Day. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; please check before inviting guests. If you are new or would like more information, call Vernon Ellis at 617-686-9123 or email at vellis [at] ellisdesign [dot] net. Download the information and registration information.

  • 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

  • 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

October 4, 2015 - 10:15am
Rev. Erin Splaine
October 11, 2015 - 10:15am
Rev. Erin Splaine
October 18, 2015 - 10:15am
Rev. John Gibb-Millspaugh


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