Younger people are increasingly taking a pass on church attendance. Tandi Rogers, a UU minister who leads the spiritual direction program at Meadville Lombard Theological School, is an expert observer of this development. In this service, she will help us understand where young people might be going instead to find what they are searching for. […]
In observance of the Labor Day weekend, there will be no service on September 3, 2023.
We resume Sunday Services in the sanctuary with our annual ritual of ingathering. All are invited to bring a small amount of water from your summer journeys, near or far, to symbolize what has given us life and nourished us in our time apart. Rev. Parisa Parsa, Devin Shmueli, Anne Watson Born, Carson Cooman and […]
Rev. Parisa Parsa Today's world desperately needs the message of our Universalist heritage: the bold claim that all are saved and that we must tune ourselves to the love of God present in us, among us, and beyond us. Continuing our theme of Heritage, we will explore some of the radical thinkers who kept this […]
On October 24, 1868, a group of leaders in education, agriculture and politics officially founded a new Unitarian congregation in West Newton. Among them were luminaries we still celebrate: Horace Mann, Nathaniel Allen, as well as lesser-known folks whose decisions and foresight have made possible what this congregation is today. We'll join in story, song […]
Rev. Parisa Parsa, Anne Watson Born & Devin Shmueli We honor our ancient heritage from Judaism with reflections on Rosh Hashanah, and the ways we are called to live and renew our commitments to justice, to one another, and to the divine. We invite you to consider how the practice of offering and receiving welcome […]
Rev. Parisa Parsa Diving deep into the Christian Testament parable of the Prodigal Son, this morning we explore the spiritual invitation to return. What does welcome look like and how do we open our arms and our hearts when we have been hurt? How can we learn to see and understand one another anew?
You are invited to bring your favorite furry, hairy, feathered, scaly, or shelled pet to the Sunday morning service at FUUSN. We will celebrate our kinship with all living creatures in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi and share one of his iconic stories of compassion. This will be a service for all generations, […]
Rev. Phyllis O'Connell Preaching
We usher in our month exploring the gift of gratitude by reflecting on the power of giving thanks - before sharing a meal, while gazing upon a tree ablaze with fall color, when receiving unexpected good news, and when dealing with life's disappointments. How can we enrich our lives by tune ourselves to the key […]
The First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton will mark Veterans Day with a Music Sunday service on Sunday, November 12, at 10:15am. The service will feature works by Vaughan Williams, Crosby Stills & Nash, Debussy, and more. Pianist Lois Shapiro and guitarist Bob MacWilliams will play, and the choir will sing excerpts from Vaughan Williams’ Dona […]
Rev. Parisa Parsa The mystery of the unknown depths inside us inspires poetry, song, and art across the centuries. How can we find time and space to enter into contemplation of our own hearts as we meet this holy season?