Religous Education

Coming of Age Frozen Food Sale, Jan. 29

The Coming of Age class of 2017 will be selling ready-to-heat frozen food after services on Sunday, January 29.  Proceeds will benefit the Newton Food Pantry as part of our growing partnership with them.  Let Matt Cuddy ( know if you have questions.

R.E. Connections: Parent Meetings and Traveling Chalice

When our country is in as divisive of a place as it is, it feels like religious community is more important than ever. For some, beliefs about the nature of the world and the universe may be shaken. For others, having a community of people with shared values feels especially important, both for raising children … Continued

FUSN Guidelines for Playing in the Head Start Room

Families have been asking for a dedicated play space during coffee hour, for when it’s not nice enough to go outside on the playground. The FUSN Operations Council is making the Head Start Room upstairs available for play. Here are some guidelines on how we can make that space–and coffee hour–safe and welcoming for families … Continued

Thoughts of Support for Wayland Mosque

In response to the hateful note sent to our neighbors at the Wayland Mosque, we would like to send our thoughts of support and friendship. As Unitarian Universalists, we believe in religious tolerance and in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We are making cards after the December 18 service and encourage both adults … Continued

RE Connections: Rituals of the Season

We are entering another season filled with rituals, many of which revolve around bringing light into times of darkness–Hanukkah, Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa. At FUSN, we are pulling together our annual Christmas Pageant which will be happening at the 5pm service on Christmas Eve. We also have our annual Holiday Fair and many opportunities for giving … Continued


I recently returned from the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Fall Conference, in which we dove into the spiritual issues pertaining to several “tough” topics: money, death, race, and sex.  We explored our own perspectives on these topics, along with their spiritual dimensions and we can (and are) bringing these topics into our conversations and … Continued

FUSN Adult Faith Development Task Force, Nov. 6 (and more)

Mission: Rev. Erin Splaine and DRE Rowan Van Ness convened our task force and charged us to: Explore the diverse ways that FUSN helps congregants develop all that is spiritual, meaningful, sacred, and religious; Examine ways that FUSN can, outside of weekly services, improve on its mission to develop all that is spiritual, meaningful, sacred, … Continued

RE Notes: FUSN Traveling Chalice Kit

Have you heard about the FUSN Traveling Chalice? Different families, couples, and individuals sign up each week (on the bulletin board across from our administrator ’s office) to borrow the kit for a week. You can enjoy the goodies in this box for the week, however you would like. Light the chalice at family dinner. Spend a quiet moment with the chalice … Continued