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

  • Sunday and Christmas services; Guest at Your Table envelopes; From the Board on the Next Steps Weekend; lunch with Erin and Meghan Dec. 10; Re-Connections on fear of missing out; holiday donations needed; Upcoming music events; FUSN Holiday Fair Dec. 6; Christmas trees for sale; Vespers and Community Breakfast Dec. 14.

  • 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.

  • The annual FUSN Holiday Fair will be held at the First Unitarian Society, 1326 Washington St., West Newton Square, on Saturday December 6, from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

  • FUSN is seeking a director for lifelong religious education and you can help by sharing the job description with likely candidates. For a detailed description of opportunities and responsibities for this congregational leader, download the PDF or send interested candidates to this page. Resumes are due January 23, 2015.

  • The second FUSN Forum of the year will discuss This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. Climate, a new book by Naomi Klein. Come for an open discussion following a short introduction of the issues by co-leaders Geralyn Horton and Mark Leicester. Tea and refreshments begin at 7:15 p.m., discussion 7:30-9:00 p.m., Nov. 20, in the children's chapel.

  • The FUSN Holiday Fair, December 6, needs your help for tasks such as fair set up, working at a table, or cleaning up, as well as making items for sale. Sign up on Sundays, email holidayfair [at] fusn [dot] org, or use iVolunteer. Musicians also needed!

  • 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.

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

November 30, 2014 - 10:15am
December 7, 2014 - 10:15am
Rev. Erin Splaine
December 14, 2014 - 10:15am



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