Minister

A Note from Erin

Greetings All, Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year – creating many opportunities to worship together. We will gather in the morning for an informal service and then again, later in the day, for our usual three Christmas Eve services. While each service will be crafted with a slightly different tone and tenor everyone, … Continued

A Note From Erin

  As a long-time news and political junkie — ignoring the refresh button on my computer and phone is no easy task. Yet, being away with family this past weekend gave me the opportunity to shun the 24-hour news cycle that often has more of my attention than I dare admit.   On a brisk … Continued

Pizza & the Principles: Lunch Event with Rev. Erin This Sunday, Nov. 5

Join us for lunch, games, and discussion after coffee hour this Sunday. Pizza & the Principles will be led by Rev. Erin, and will feature some funky art, created by you! We’ll make a collage and a sculpture together, in a spirit of collaboration, fellowship, and fun. Bring your creativity, your curiosity, and your appetites! Don’t … Continued

Memorial Service for Marion Bullitt

The FUSN community offers their sympathy to Julian Bullitt on the death of Marion Bullitt. A memorial service will be held at FUSN on February 17.

Water Sunday: Bring Your Water!

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS! We are looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday, Sept. 10, at FUSN for our first Community Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. followed by our Annual Ingathering Water Sunday service at 10:15 a.m. Our Ingathering Water Sunday is made all the more poignant this year as we are holding our neighbors in Bangladesh, … Continued

From John Nichols

Friends, February 19 will be my last day with you, and your minister will be back with you the following week. I’ve spent a very pleasant half-year in your company. You are, as I have always thought, an active and fascinating congregation with human resources that many other congregations would love to have. I will … Continued

From the Minister: An Unwritten Covenant

In my first congregation, Pledge Sunday came and went in a day, and I didn’t even know it was happening. The wealthier members of the church had been told to be there with their checkbooks on a particular March Sunday. I noticed an unusually busy coffee hour after which the budget, for all intents and … Continued

Ministerial Musings

There is an old saying that “The perfect is the enemy of the good” or “of the good enough.” It applies particularly to groups of high achievers who expect a great deal of themselves and of others. Such people – and a lot of UUs fall into this category – are relentlessly critical of themselves, … Continued

From the Minister: Clarification

Friends, There seems to be some confusion about how long I will be with you. Since the end of that time period is coming sooner than some of you think, I should clarify the situation. The letter of agreement stipulates a part time ministry. Part time is described as twenty-five hours. It began on September … Continued

Minister’s Discretionary Fund

The Minister’s Discretionary Fund exists at the heart of our common ministry. It is used throughout the year to help members of our community, both here at FUSN and the larger community of which we are a part, find a way through difficult times. If this is a year that finds you feeling comfortable with … Continued