Seasonal Worship Services
At the Ingathering Service, members bring small amounts of water from their summer travels and pour them into a single vessel. Later, the water is sterilized and used in baby dedications or other rituals.
The Wheel of Life service is an annual tradition at FUUSN, put together by the Lay Ministers with the help of FUUSN musicians. This service considers the changes we all experience throughout our lives, from birth to death. We share our milestones and accomplishments, and we remember and celebrate those members who have died in the past year.
Pictured here: The FUUSN Band plays at the Wheel of Life service, October 29, 2023. Photo by Neil Klinman
Each November, we have a Thanksgiving service and a Vigil on or near the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
We also hold one of two annual Music Sundays.
Pictured here: A man lights a chalice as Rev. Parisa Parsa looks on at the Transgender Day of Rembrance Vigil, November 19, 2023
It’s a busy time for FUUSN. Aside from the Holiday Fair, Tree Sale, and Hanukkah Party, we have several special services this month.
Winter Solstice: Longest Night Celebration. In 2023, this service falls on Thursday, December 21st.
On the Sunday before or on Christmas Eve, we hold a Children’s Pageant and the annual Carol Sing Service. Holiday services are offered on Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. for traditional stories, carols, and chimes for each baby born that year; and at 10 p.m. for less traditional readings and music. As Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday in 2023, ALL THREE SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON DEC. 24TH. The evening’s offerings are the primary source for the Minister’s Discretionary Fund.
On the final Sunday of the year, we have a Quaker Service. In 2023, this falls on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31st
The celebration of Easter, which this year falls on March 31, 2023, includes the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the younger children in the RE program.
The Youth Service, a lively and original annual event, is planned and presented by the youth group.
The Folk Music service takes place this year on April 21, 2023.
In May, the congregation celebrates the graduation of the Coming Of Age candidates in a special service where candidates share their personal credos.
In 2023, RE Sunday will also be held in May.
We celebrate Flower Sunday where congregants share flowers with one another, as well as what they are grateful for during our celebratory service. Important society decisions and elections are then held at our Annual Meeting.
FUUSN Summer Services run from the third Sunday in June through the Sunday before Labor day. These informal and lively lay-led services begin earlier—at 9:30 a.m.—in the Parish Hall.
Pictured here: Jazz Summer Service, July 9, 2023. Photo by Neil Klinman