First Unitarian Society in Newton

About Us

Learn about This Liberal Spiritual Community

The First Unitarian Society of Newton (FUSN) is a lively, liberal congregation of about 350 adult members and 200 children. The society, as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUAC), strives to build a community that is spiritually nurturing, culturally diverse, and socially responsible.

FUSN Media

Community members keep up with one another and society business through a newsletter, the Web site, email lists, and social media.


Find FUSN at 1326 Washington Street, West Newton, MA 02465 either by Google Map or a PDF of West Newton Square. 5.3

How FUSN Works

FUSN, an independent congregation aligned with the UUAC, is governed by its members, board of trustees, relevant subcommittees, and society bylaws. 5.4

History & Building

FUSN, founded in 1848 by educator Horace Mann and abolitionist Nathaniel Allen, is housed in a historic stone building graced with artful stained glass windows. 5.5

Liberal Faith

Unitarian Universalism, drawing on diverse religious and humanist teachings, affirms individual worth, justice, and a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Unitarian Universalist principles guide FUSN life.

Ministers & Staff

The ministers, RE leaders, and administrative staff are in charge of key features of community life from sermon topics to building rentals.

Rental Information

Spaces in the FUSN building and grounds are available for rental. FUSN has hosted many weddings, parties, and other special events.

Who We Are

FUSN, a lively, liberal congregation of about 600 adults and children, is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.


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