Social Action

FUSN Food Drive by Grades 5-6: Feb. 12, 19 and 26

FUSN 5-6th graders are asking for your help collecting items for the Newton Food Pantry. Collection boxes will be set up at the community breakfast and coffee hour on  February, 12, 19, 26.   The Newton Food Pantry is able to get much of the staple food items for free at the Greater Boston Food … Continued

Youth Coffee House, March 4

Coffee’s Brewing!!! Mark your calendars for the FUSN Youth Coffee House – Saturday March 4 at 7:00 p.m.!  Our youth are hard at work recruiting talent, designing graphics, and planning merchandise sales, budgets, and advertising campaigns for this fantastic event. Tickets go on sale at Coffee Hour on Sunday, February 19. All profits benefit Communities Without Borders. Hold the … Continued

Special Collection for UU Urban Ministry, Feb. 5

The special collection at our February 5 service will be for the UU Urban Ministry.  Headquarted in Roxbury, the UUUM promotes justice and equality and works to create opportunities and instill hope for a brighter future for all. It does this by operating programs that provide education and enrichment programming for children and youth, emergency shelter … Continued

Workshop on the Intersectionality of Oppressions, Feb. 5

Please join us on Sunday, February 5, 12:00 – 3:00 pm for an interactive examination of the intersectionality of oppressions with Rev. Michelle Walsh in the Alliance Room. Michelle, a UU Minister who was ordained at FUSN, teaches on issues of anti-racism and cultural oppression at Boston University’s School of Social Work and is the author … Continued

Benefit Concert for Communities Without Borders, Jan. 29

There will be a benefit concert for Communities Without Borders featuring: Triple Helix Piano Trio, Lois Shapiro, piano, Bayla Keyes, violin, Rhonda Rider, cello Belmont Festival Orchestra, Nathaniel Meyer, conductor playing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and Mendelssohn’s Reformation Symphony on Sunday, January 29, 3 pm, at FUSN. Tickets: Adults $30, Students $15.  For more information and to purchase tickets online: https://www.communitieswithoutborders.org/concerts-2017-01/.  All proceeds will benefit Communities Without Borders, whose … Continued

FUSN Black Lives Matter Meeting, Jan. 19

We invite everyone to the upcoming FUSN Black Lives Matter meeting this Thursday, January 19, 7 p.m. in the Alliance Room.  Our plan is to check in and then spend the main portion of the meeting discussing possible action projects to put our minds and hands to work. Bring your ideas, and we’ll bring the suggestions that … Continued

Volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank, Jan. 21

Our congregation’s next visit to the Greater Boston Food Bank is next Saturday, January 21. We meet up to carpool from the FUSN lot by 9:00 a.m. sharp. Back by 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. at the latest. Anyone 14 and over is welcome. Please let me know if you are planning to come. Eric Haas: … Continued

Newton Dialogues on Peace and War, Feb. 5

The Catholic Church Opts for Nonviolence over War: What Now? Sunday, February 5, 3:00 p.m. Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, professor of theology at Boston College, was one of the leaders of last April’s Vatican 3-day international symposium on Nonviolence and Just Peace. The symposium recommended that the Catholic Church drop its teaching of “Just War … Continued

Guest at Your Table Boxes, Dec 18

UUSC Guest at Your Table boxes will be collected Sunday, December 18 in a box at the front of the Sanctuary. This supports the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee which advances human rights worldwide. Donations of $125 or more matched by the UU church in Manhasset, NY. Volunteers are needed to count donations in the Parish Hall after the … Continued