First Unitarian Society in Newton

New to FUSN / FUSN Sunday Services Honor Many Traditions

FUSN Sunday Services Honor Many Traditions

The format of the Sunday service at FUSN loosely follows the pattern of the Protestant Christian tradition of its founders—a structured service with a sermon and hymns. Since members do not necessarily identify as Christians or subscribe to Christian beliefs, the content of the service is often quite different. The service reflects the congregation’s creedless, nondogmatic approach to spirituality and faith development. During your visits to FUSN, you will hear words or music from many of the world’s religions, as well as the earth-centered traditions and modern-day poets and writers.

After a Service

You will hear music that is vibrant and accessible and preaching that has a clear message that is relevant to members’ lives. The minister, the Rev. Erin Splaine, generally leads the services, although the UU tradition allows for a number of lay-led services during the year.

Each week there will be a greeting and announcements by one of FUSN’s lay ministers, the lighting of a chalice (a symbol of Unitarian Universalism), a brief meditation, a sharing of joys and concerns by members of the congregation, readings, hymns and anthems, and a sermon.

All FUSN services begin and end with music and members of the congregation are justifiably proud of the varied and inclusive music program, which includes an adult choir, a gospel choir, and a children’s choir as well as grand piano and a wonderful Hook & Hastings organ.

Learn more about services—the schedule, read sermons, holiday and personal event gatherings, performances, and Coffee Hour.


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