Social Action

Second Workshop on White Supremacy, Oct. 22

A second workshop on the concept of white supremacy culture will be led by Bill Holland and Barbara Deck on Sunday, October 22, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Children’s Chapel. Please join us and find out: Why have black UU’s asked us to adopt a white supremacy culture analytical “lens”  as a way to address … Continued

Newton Refugee Immigration Ministry

At Sunday’s Special Congregational Meeting, Lynn Holbein and Richard Bail presented an invitation to FUSN 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 FUSN volunteers, including four people who have offered housing. This … Continued

Should FUSN sponsor a refugee family seeking to settle in the Boston area?

At the Oct. 1 Congregational Meeting we will discuss an invitation to join a “Newton Refugee Cluster” including two churches (First Baptist and Grace Episcopal) and three synagogues (Newton Centre Minyan, Temple Reyim, Temple Beth Zion), which during the last year have sponsored three mothers and their children fleeing Uganda, Ecuador and Cameroon. There is … Continued

Children’s Service Project this Sunday: Helping Animals in Need

In keeping with our September theme of stewardship, as well as the seventh UU principle of the interdependent web of existence of which we are all a part, the children of FUSN are invited to help animals in need here at home and around the country! On Sunday, Sept. 17, after service, there will be … Continued

Activists Ending Racism Support Group

We still have a few spots open in our Activists Ending Racism Support Group, which holds its first meeting from 12:00-2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept 24. How do you know if you are an Activist Ending Racism? Are you expanding your awareness of differences and making efforts to be ever more inclusive of difference in … Continued

Should FUSN Sponsor a Family of Refugees Seeking Asylum in the Newton Area?

Please come explore this question on Sunday, Sept. 17, at noon in the Alliance Room. After the election, lots of FUSNites were upset about persecution of immigrants. We began conversations with the Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) to see how we could help. Meanwhile, five congregations (Grace Episcopal Church, Newton Centre Minyan, First Baptist Church of Newton, Temple … Continued

FUSN at the Boston Pride Parade, June 10

Planning to attend the Boston Pride Parade on Saturday? Want to march with fellow FUSNites and with other UUs in the Boston area? Meet at the Arlington Street Church, where Rev. Kim will lead their annual pre-parade Service in Celebration of Pride at 11:00 a.m., featuring a live band. “Join in as we proclaim who we are, … Continued

Upstander/Bystander Workshop, May 23

Upstander/ Bystander Workshop with True Story Theater – sponsored by Black Lives Matter at FUSN Tuesday, May 23, 6-8:30pm   –  Parish Hall @  FUSN   Learn how to support people targeted by bigotry. Workshop includes dramatically exploring the challenges of intervening, short presentations and handouts, and role plays.   Refreshments & childcare provided. Free and open to … Continued

Results of the 5th-6th Grade Food Drive

The 5th and 6th graders wish to thank everyone who donated items to the food drive in February. This year’s food drive has been a great success and there is now a mountain of canned foods and other necessaries awaiting delivery to the Newton Food Bank!