First Unitarian Society in Newton
You are welcome at FUSN

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

  • Christmas Eve services; Newcomer Coffee Hour; Notes from Erin on Christmas Eve; Saying Goodbye to Meghan; Newcomer (blue) cups; RE Connections on the practice of gratitude; Musings on vocal holiday music; Youth Group Update; Fabulous Service Auction Jan 31; Lay ministers list; Guest at your Table due Dec. 21; Both Vespers and Community Breakfast Jan. 11.

  • The First Unitarian Society in Newton (FUSN) seeks a full-time religious educator to lead and inspire our active, diverse Lifespan Religious Education Program. The Director of Lifespan Religious Education will serve as a leader of the congregation. Read the job description to learn about the experiences, credentials, and skills required. Resumes are due January 23, 2015.

  • Nearly 500 people marched from the Myrtle Baptist Church to the First Unitarian Society in Newton on December 7 to protest injustice after the recent deaths in Ferguson MO and Staten Island NY. See several photos of the event. See more on FUSN's Facebook group page.

  • Join fellow community members in dozens of learning opportunities from September through January. New this year: How To Be An Ethical Traveler; FUSN Forum; Race: The Power Of An Illusion; Writers’ Support Group; and Multicultural Ministry. Download the catalog in Word and adjust the type size for your reading pleasure.

  • 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.

  • Is it ever safe to park in the nearby bank lot? Yes, but you have to follow specific restrictions or have an unfortunate encounter with a tow truck. The Operations Council has recently talked to the bank and you can read the new restrictions so you know when and how to park there safely.

  • Use the new Event Outreach Checklist, created by the Communications team, to make sure the congregation knows about your event. Just write a brief description and then click the email links to send it to the FUSN newsletter, order of service, web, FB, and business email. Help with media outreach is also on this page. Learn more on the Event Outreach Checklist online.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Check the updated FUSN Communications page to see FUSNews deadlines, how to get your event on the home page Upcoming Events column, when notices are due for the order of service, and how to update your email address on the group email lists, and more.

  • 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.

Upcoming Services

December 24, 2014 - 5:00pm
December 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
December 24, 2014 - 11:30pm