Annual Events and Retreats

FUUSN community life is enriched by special events throughout the year. These are just some of our annual events and retreats!

Ferry Beach Retreat

One weekend in October, about 100 community members gather at Ferry Beach, a Unitarian Universalist camp and conference center perched on a lovely beach in southern Maine, to enjoy camaraderie and nearby attractions.  The group organizes activities, services, and games, ride bikes or walk in the woods, and may also take advantage of nearby attractions. Some people stay put and enjoy the beach, sports, and crafts; others venture to the Portland Museum, apple picking, or kayaking.

Learn More about this year's retreat.
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Yard Sale – October 28, 2023, 9:30am – 1pm

One of our favorite yearly fundraising events, the Yard Sale is an opportunity to turn your unwanted items into treasures, and to find new treasures as well! At the Yard Sale, you’ll find: toys and games, household items, art, collectibles, kitchen gadgets, electronics, pet items, tools, office supplies, crafts, luggage, frames, baskets, and more! Low prices!

The Yard Sale will be set up on Thursday night and all day FridayOctober 26 and 27. We will open to the public on Saturday, October 28.  We will take donations (no books until the fair) at FUUSN from after service on October 22 through Friday afternoon, October 27. 

View more information about the Yard Sale and Holiday Fair 2023.

Tree Sale

Each year, starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, FUUSN sells Christmas trees as a fundraiser in partnership with a local Boy Scout troop.

Volunteer to help sell trees!
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Community Expo

Once or twice per year, FUUSN holds a Community Expo where people can learn about all the committees, clubs, groups, and teams at FUUSN. This year, it has been scheduled for January 14, 2024. Members of each group will be present to explain what they do, render assistance, help you connect, and provide opportunities to make a difference in the community.

View the 2024 Community Expo Flyer
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The FUUSN Fabulous Services Auction

Annually on the First Saturday in February

The FUUSN Fabulous Services Auction provides FUUSNites the opportunity to bid on services that are mostly donated by FUUSN folks. Dinner is served, and the evening is meant to be a fun community-building event in addition to raising funds to support FUUSN. If you are interested in helping with this event, the Services Auction Committee is always looking for new members who like to have fun and enjoying working with a group.

FUUSN Fabulous Services Auction 2024
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Sandy Island Retreat – Memorial Day Weekend Every Year

Sandy Island, a small isle in Lake Winnepesauke (N.H.), is home to a YMCA camp that we use as a retreat center every year. Our focus here is to reconnect with the natural world and with each other.

Sandy Island Retreat 2023
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