First Unitarian Society in Newton

FUSN event

FUSN event


Self-actualization in Beethoven

Aug 21 2016 - 9:30am

Many consider Beethoven one of the visionaries who significantly shaped our sense of ourselves as “Human” - beings, endowed with a rich and complex inner life, capable of reflection as well as action in the world. In learning about, and listening to one of Beethoven's last piano sonatas, his Op. 110, we will look at the nature of a musical process that rises to a metaphor for our own consciousness. 

Sermon title: 
Self-actualization in Beethoven
Preacher (other): 
Lois Shapiro

Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice

Aug 14 2016 - 9:30am

Studies show that people who practice gratitude enjoy greater happiness, improved ability to deal with adversity and stronger relationships. Come to hear friends’ stories of thankfulness and ideas for building more gratitude into your life. 

Sermon title: 
Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice
Preacher (other): 
Betsy Leavitt,

Thoughts on humor and humanity

Aug 7 2016 - 9:30am

Jimmy Tingle renowned Boston comedian, will share thoughts on humor and humanity. 

Sermon title: 
Thoughts on humor and humanity
Preacher (other): 
Jimmy Tingle

Experiencing Our Older Selves

Jul 31 2016 - 9:30am

What is it like to feel old? What mix of joy, sorrow, worry, relief, awareness, loss and such do we newly feel as we near the end of life? Through words, poetry, and music we’ll look inside ourselves. Time will be set aside for congregant sharing.

Sermon title: 
Experiencing Our Older Selves
Preacher (other): 
Allan Hartman

Multifaith Relationships

Jul 24 2016 - 9:30am

Most FUSN families have diverse religious backgrounds. What passions are generated by the religions we grew up with? How do we create vibrant  families that honor diverse passions? Em Mueller, a rabbi who has conducted many interfaith marriages, will discuss the enthusiasms of Judaism and her experience with interfaith relationships. Bring thoughts about multifaith reckonings in your own life.

Sermon title: 
Multifaith Relationships
Preacher (other): 
Em Mueller, Curt Lamb

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