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Primer on FUUSN Governance, April 29

Primer on FUUSN’s Governance & the Board’s Role. Join us on Sunday, April 29 in the Children’s Chapel, 11:30 – 12:30, refreshments served. Everyone is welcome to attend the Primer on FUUSN’s Governance & the Board’s Role: For prospective and current leaders For all who are curious about how FUUSN works Followed by Q & A Questions? Contact Barbara … Continued

Board of Trustees: Marbles Matter

If you were in the Parish Hall on Sunday, April 8, for coffee hour you were witness to FUUSN at its finest. Our big room was a cacophony of activity, with barely enough room for all the teams and their tables to set up. Young and old, new members and long-time congregants milled about as … Continued

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A Youth’s Perspective When first hearing that I was nominated for being on the church’s Board of Trustees I was surprised because I still considered myself as “new” even though I started coming to FUUSN in 7th grade. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Amalia Basch and my parents are … Continued

Board of Trustees: Resolving to Listen

‘Tis the season for reflection and resolution. As I look back on 2017, my own experience was one of contradiction. Amid considerable local and global political turmoil, I enjoyed many personal and professional successes, including joining FUUSN’s Board of Trustees last Spring. One of the great joys of this new role is having the opportunity … Continued

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FUUSN is now an official member of the Refugee Immigration Cluster — Congratulations all! On November 14, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously for FUUSN to join the Newton-Brookline Refugee Cluster of the Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM). Six congregations (FUUSN, Grace Episcopal, First Baptist in Newton Centre, Temple Reyim, the Newton Centre Minyan in Newton, … Continued

Refugee Immigration Cluster

FUUSN is now an official member of the Refugee Immigration Cluster. Congratulations all! On November 14 the Board of Trustees voted unanimously for FUUSN to join the Newton-Brookline Refugee Cluster of the Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM). Six congregations (FUUSN, Grace Episcopal, First Baptist in Newton Centre, Temple Reyim, the Newton Centre Minyan in Newton, and … Continued

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Mindful of November’s theme of Truth, I’ve been reflecting on what keeps me connected to FUUSN. For one, I’m thankful for our differences because it has helped me to grow. Some express regret about a lack of diversity in our community. My interest lies in how we respond to differences which already exist, because it’s … Continued

Board of Trustees: Building a Culture of Stewardship

With FUUSN and my kids’ school and sports years in full swing, my sense of gratitude extends wide. One target of my thankfulness is a group of your fellow congregants who held a full-day meeting on Saturday, October 15, to discuss and better our FUUSN financial future. This Financial Summit included representatives from all the … Continued

From the Board: Safe Congregations

FUUSN needs to be safe. For many of us, probably most of us, it feels like a sanctuary from the pressures of daily life, where we feel accepted, where we can express ourselves freely, where we feel sure that our children will be protected and nurtured. But we have long neglected some concrete tasks needed … Continued

Newton Refugee Immigration Ministry

At Sunday’s Special Congregational Meeting, Lynn Holbein and Richard Bail presented an invitation to FUUSN from the Newton Refugee Immigration Ministry to join a cluster of churches and synagogues assisting asylum seekers. The Board is happy to announce that Lynn has received 35 signatures from FUUSN volunteers, including four people who have offered housing. This … Continued