Board of Trustees

What Is FUSN’s Core Purpose?

In this tumultuous time in our country, it’s important to know and say who we are as a congregation and where we are going. John Nichols, in our February Board meeting used the metaphor of a wheel to define “core purpose” or “mission.” The spokes are our vibrant committees and activities, while the hub, which … Continued

Sign Up for a Pledge Party

  Showing their leadership and commitment to FUSN, our entire Board of Trustees has already made their financial pledges. Now you, too, can do your part, but instead of doing it at a board meeting, you get to do it at a party! Sign up for a pledge party at coffee hour or online. Find … Continued

A New Name for FUSN?

Should FUSN change its name to the “First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton”? In the fall we’ll vote on this but for now we need to hear each other’s thoughts. So come after the service on March 26 at 11:45 a.m. in the Children’s Chapel to find out how we think and feel about this … Continued

From the Board: Facing a Brave New Year

I’ve often wondered why it is easy for me to bring my Unitarian Universalist beliefs into casual conversation with others. As a former (recovering) Catholic, the idea of proselytization was, by choice, to be avoided at all costs, whether it was on the giving or receiving end of the equation. So what is it that … Continued

Board of Trustees: What Do We Mean by Multicultural?

What do we mean by “Multicultural”…? What would it mean to be a multicultural congregation? While our current racial justice work is vitally important, the process of becoming multicultural goes beyond that of becoming more inclusive of members of racially and ethnically diverse groups. A multicultural organization acts on a commitment to “eradicate social oppression … Continued

Board of Trustees: Welcome to Welcoming!

In a vote taken at the Annual Meeting in June 2015, FUSN committed to engage in the process of renewing our status as a congregation recognized as Welcoming. Many hoped that this would be a step toward salving bad feelings and mending rifts in our community created by the tumult during the previous winter. A … Continued

From the Board: Aligning Our Being with Our Doing

As Erin enters her sabbatical, she will be reflecting on what makes FUSN a spiritual community, and we will be doing the same. Erin’s sabbatical theme, “Aligning our being with our doing” may seem a little mysterious or opaque. What does it mean, exactly? I think of it as a stepping back and looking at the larger picture – allowing our … Continued