Category: Minister

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa

Rooted in Faith

According to the World Health Organization, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 25% increase in depression and anxiety worldwide. Even as we think we are emerging from the pandemic, a sense of uncertainty about the unknowable future lingers deep in us. Feeling … read more.

Appreciating FUUSN’s Strengths

As we launch the holiday season, I want to share a note of gratitude for all of the heart and soul that goes into making this congregation a thriving community. In no particular order, and certainly incomplete because I am new around these parts, here … read more.

Meanwhile…from Rev. Parisa

It was a pleasure to see so many of you back at FUUSN last Sunday. Thanks in no small part to the Dinners for Seven on Saturday, it felt like there was a renewed gusto for the community buzzing through the sanctuary on Sunday morning.

During … read more.

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa

We began to explore the theme of reckoning through the month of October, looking at the history of our faith tradition in North America, touching on the origins of this congregation in particular, and the many seasons of our lives. As we move into the … read more.

Meanwhile…from Parisa Parsa

What a joy it has been to meet many of you as the new FUUSN year has begun!

Being new to a congregational system includes all kinds of delightful mysteries (Who makes sure the altar is decorated each week? Where can I find a lightbulb?). It … read more.

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa Parsa

You are about to learn that I love corny jokes with a fervor they rarely deserve. Here is one of my favorites:

What did the Buddhist monk order at the hot dog stand?

Make me one with everything!

When his hot dog is presented, he pays with a … read more.

“Meanwhile…” from Rev. Parisa

“Change is inevitable; growth is optional.”
(Attributed to John C. Maxwell)

One of the memes floating around the internet in the last couple of years has said “I would like to go back to living in precedented times.” The changes wrought in the world with the … read more.

A Note From Erin

“What a difference a year makes! A year ago May we said yes to each other. A year ago May we took the bold and tender step to venture forward together. Our journey started in earnest last September at our Ingathering Service … read more.

A Note From Erin

Greetings All,

As you all know, Jud Leonard and others have been working tirelessly, with great diligence, and persistence to make it possible for us to be spiritually together even when attending our Sunday morning service in different spaces. What you may not know is that … read more.

A Note from Erin

First, let me apologize to Pat Rohan and the Membership Committee for omitting their role and importance on Sunday morning. Pat (and others I think) will be part of the welcome for everyone new and not so new on Sunday morning.

Second, correct – … read more.