Living by Love An Interfaith Worship Service of Unity and a Citywide Celebration of Peace and Unity.
Rev. Erin Splaine and Rev. R. Crowley from Myrtle Baptist Church have initiated an interfaith service. The service and celebration are being planned in conjunction with Mayor Setti Warren and the Newton Chief of Police, David McDonald. Our combined choirs will be involved and the wider Newton public is enthusiastically invited to the service and festivities.
Schedule: 9:30 - 10:30 - Meet and Greet time for both congregations. Coffee and pastries provided.
They say “travel broadens one.” Whether it’s the pleasure of sharing insights with a new friend from another culture, the exasperation of trying to communicate with no language in common, or the sheer adventure of travel, it deepens us. Come hear - and share - your own stories of travels which affected you deeply.
If you had been a fly on the wall at the Northeastern Correctional Center any Thursday night over the last 15 years, you would have seen FUSN volunteers and incarcerated men busy with pieces of paper, colored pencils, stencils and glitter glue. Come to share some of the men's art and find out what it's like to enter a different world where people aren't so different.
What can we learn from artists about how to create a fulfilling life, and how to find hope in our darkest moments? Three FUSN artists - a painter, a musician and a sculptor - will describe the nature of art and what it brings to their lives. Come and consider the artistic facets of your life, and indeed, explore the possibility that our own lives ARE our our ART!
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.
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.