First Unitarian Society in Newton

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FUSN Celebrates Diverse Holidays

FUSN honors holidays related to the religious traditions that the Unitarian Universalist heritage draws upon, the natural cycles of the year, and FUSN own celebrations.

Traditional Events

Traditionally FUSN celebrates Christmas on the Sunday prior to Dec. 25 and Easter on Easter Sunday. Key teachings from religious holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur may be observed through a sermon, readings, and music in either minister and lay-led services. Community members also lead festival of lights services to mark the winter solstice.

Society Gatherings

FUSN celebrates diverse events in the society's own annual cycle. The first Sunday in September is an In Gathering service when community members share water from summer adventures. A Wheel of Life service affirms the joys and the challenges of life's many stages. A children's procession of lights recreates the Scandinavian feast day of Santa Lucia in early December. The Coming of Age ceremony, when 8th graders are welcomed into the community as young adults, usually falls on Mother's Day.

A list of annual events suggests the framework of celebrations.

Check the calendar for upcoming services and events.


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