Social Action

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

Healthy Baby/Healthy Child, by Dec. 18

Return the unwrapped gifts to FUSN by Sunday, December 18. This program, sponsored by the Boston Public Health Commission, is designed to promote infant survival, positive birth outcomes, health and nutrition, parenting education, legal services and much more. Boston Public Health Nurses, Social Workers, and Community advocates are among those who provide a range of … Continued

Annual Alternative Gift Fair, Dec. 11

Please save the date of Sunday, December 11, at Coffee Hour from 11:30 to 12 noon. When you make a donation toward a specific charitable organization, you receive a card to give to your recipient, which details your gift contribution in their name.  It provides a perfect opportunity to buy for those folks who have what they need. … Continued

Guest at Your Table Boxes to be Collected Dec. 18

UUSC Guest at Your Table boxes will be collected Sunday December 18. This supports the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee which advances human rights worldwide. Contributions of $125 or more are matched by the UU Church in Manhasset, NY.

Jazz Concert Fundraiser for Communities Without Borders, Nov. 18

Communities Without Borders — a significant partner of FUSN’s Social Action Committee — will present a fundraising Jazz Concert at FUSN on November 18 at 7:30PM. All proceeds will benefit CWB, whose mission is to enable a better future for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia through access to education and related care. The concert … Continued

Guest At Your Table Boxes, Nov. 20

UUSC Guest at Your Table boxes will be distributed Sunday November 20 and collected Sunday December 18. This is a fundraiser for UUSC, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee which advances workers’ rights, promotes access to clean water and helps those affected by disasters.  Contributions of $125 or more are matched by the UU church in Manhasset, … Continued

Green Sanctuary – Before the Flood, Nov. 20

Leonardo DiCaprio’s riveting new climate change documentary Before the Flood will be shown Sunday, November 20 at noon in the Children’s Chapel. Professor Eric Olson will lead the discussion following the film. (We suggest you order a sandwich from the choir during coffee hour or contact Mindy Scharlin to order one ahead of time and pick it up … Continued

Cynthia Creem, Guest Speaker, Nov. 22

State Senator Cynthia Creem who represents Newton, Brookline and parts of Wellesley, will be our honored guest speaker on Tuesday evening, November 22, from 7:00-9:00 pm. Senator Creem has been a long-time champion of criminal justice reform. She has been a strong advocate for thoughtful sentencing — most recently with her opposition to mandatory minimum … Continued

Holiday Gift Bags for MCI-Concord Prisoners, Nov. 1-27

Again this year the FUSN community will join with other local houses of worship to provide holiday gift bags to the prisoners at MCI-Concord–we are collecting items in the month of November as the bags are organized and given to the men at the beginning of December MCI has very strict regulations regarding approved gift … Continued