Category: Minister

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 … read more.

Water Sunday: Bring Your Water!


We are looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday, Sept. 10, at FUUSN 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 … read more.

From John Nichols


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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

From the Minister: Clarification


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 … read more.

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 FUUSN and the larger community of which we are a part, find a way through difficult times. If … read more.

From the Minister: In the Interim

I hope that you had the holiday you needed to have, but I am willing to bet that it was less than perfect. It may even have fallen far short of what you wanted. You may not have been given something you really hoped (and … read more.