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Join A Group!
The book group is open to everyone who wants to participate on a regular or occasional basis. The group meets in people's homes on the third Thursday of each month yearound at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments are served. Books are selected in June and December for the next six months, and this list is published in the FUSNnews. Notices with the dates, book selections, and contact information for the host are published before each gathering.
Since 2005, FUSN has its own sacred dance company in residence, CREATIONDANCE, which creates meaningful dances contributing to several services, community celebrations, and performances throughout the year. CREATIONDANCE is becoming a graceful ambassador of FUSN by dancing in other churches and venues in New England and in France as well.
Food Matters is a FUSN program inspired by the UUA study-action issue, Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice.
Food Matters began with the Ethical Eating Study Group in 2009, using an anthology that explored such topics as corporate ownership of the food industry, environmental degradation as a result of agro-business, the exploitation of food workers, the impact of genetically modified foods, the importance of family farms and locally grown foods, and the inequitable access to healthy foods.
A number of support groups for men and women exist within the church. Anyone wishing to join such a group should watch the newsletter for notice that a new group is forming or, better yet, notify a lay minister that you are interested. There may be a group attempting to form or the lay minister may be willing to begin the search for other members to join you.
The chair of the Stewardship Campaign (formerly Annual Canvass)is appointed annually by the trustees with advice from the past year’s chair, the chair of the Finance Committee, and the minister. A chair or chairs organize the campaign, usually beginning by setting up the volunteer structure in the fall, firming up the timeline, theme, and lining up the team of canvassers before year’s end. Canvassers form a cohort of members who meet, plan, and train together to achieve an important goal for the Society. Many new friendships are formed during the campaign.