First Unitarian Society in Newton
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Expand Your Spiritual Life in an Engaged Community

The First Unitarian Society in Newton, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, is a spiritually nurturing and socially responsive community serving the people of Newton, Massachusetts, and nearby communities.  Learn more about this liberal faith and a community that values spiritual growth, social action, and camaraderie.

News & Notes

  • FUSN is searching for a Congregational Engagement Coordinator!

  • Columbus Day weekend at Ferry Beach is the best start for the FUSN year! Meet new friends, reconnect with old friends, and get into the spirit of the new FUSN year! Learn about the activities, the place, and the good times to be had. Download the PDF for more information.

  • September-October services; Note from Erin on sabbatical minister John Nichols; Upcoming event—Aligning Our Being with Our Doing; Decorate the chancel; From the Board on Erin’s sabbatical; Re-Connections on starting the new year; Upcoming events; Musings on Oktoberfest dinner and the intergenerational band; Community Breakfast Sept 11; Evening Song Oct. 2. Time to register for the Ferry Beach retreat over Columbus Day weekend.

  • Want to know what happened at the General Assembly? You can watch videos online of Sunday service and other UAA gatherings. Nancy McDonald Ladd's sermon and the music were fantastic, Erin Splaine says.

  • If you suspect you’re embarking on the best years of your life in spite of rumors to the contrary…Consider joining a group for men and women over 60 to provide a friendly and supportive space for sharing information, inspiration and ideas about really important aspects and challenges in this phase of life. A small group of ten will meet biweekly this summer as a six-session pilot starting June 15. More groups will be started in the fall if there is interest. wrennnancy [at] gmail [dot] com (Email Nancy Wrenn) if you would like to join.

  • FUSN’s spring Criminal Justice speaker series invites academics, advocates, and program directors to address key issues, May 11-June 28. The series, which runs Tuesday evenings, 7–9 p.m. in the chapel, is free and open to the public. Click the headline for speaker details.

  • Want to usher or greet on Sundays? Or see what other service opportunites you can sign up for? Use FUSN's online tool to sign up. Go to iVolunteer online and choose a date and a role, or you can sign up on the list in the hallway across from the office. To help decorate the chancel, talk Betsy Leavitt.

  • A mindfulness meditation group has started meeting again every Monday night from 7:15–8:30 p.m. at FUSN. The group is self-managing and is guided by the teachings and practice of Thich Nhat Hanh. All are welcome. Visit the meditation webpage for more information.

  • If you missed a FUSN sermon or want a second opportunity to hear it, go to the Sermons web page and listen to the audio file. You will find most (but perhaps not all) of the recent sermons.

  • Members of FUSN community care about each other in lots of ways. Many great frienships start at FUSN and provide personal support for a lifetime. You can expand your connections online by connecting with FUSN's two Facebook pages: you can join FUSN's Facebook group (and add your comments) or visit FUSN's official Facebook page to read news.

We come together in an open community that honors freedom of belief, to encourage spiritual growth in ourselves and our children, to share the wisdom of the many religious traditions, with reverence for the earth and in service to humanity.


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