Later end time for Young Church
Along with the exciting change of having children and youth in the first part of the worship service every Sunday, there's been another change. Young Church now goes until 11:45. We decided to do this so that in addition to experiencing part of the worship service in "Big Church," our children would continue to have their own worship circle in Young Church before beginning their other activities. Read more...
Beyond Categorical Thinking
On the weekend of October 14-15, the First Religious Society will participate in the "Beyond Categorical Thinking" workshop offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association for congregations involved in the search for a new minister. The Ministerial Search Committee invites all congregational leaders, members, and friends to participate in this workshop.
The Beyond Categorical Thinking program is designed to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent unfair discrimination in the search process for a new minister. This program includes a three-hour BCT workshop and a Sunday morning service with facilitators trained by the UUA. Read more and sign up...
Realm is now FRS Connect
We have a new name for our online membership directory/database: FRS Connect. Come to a sign-up event after church on October 15 or 29. Then you'll be able to search the directory, check your giving, communicate with your groups, and more. Already have a login? Go to frsuu.org and click on the "FRS Connect Login" button.
Group Spiritual Direction to start in November
Spiritual direction is the practice of going deep beneath the surface of one's daily, doing existence to discern the soul's calling and yearning. It is a practice of deepening one's relationship with what one considers the sacred. Practiced in the context of a group, spiritual direction also involves companioning with others as they, too, seek a deeper meaning to life's questions. Read more...
Youth Group collecting hoodies for people in need
As a continuation of last year's service project on homelessness, this fall Senior Youth Group is collecting new, extra or extra-large hoodie sweatshirts to deliver to an organization in Boston before winter starts. Bring your donation on Sunday morning beginning October 8.
Volunteer on Soup Sundays
The Hospitality Committee is looking for volunteers to help put on our monthly Soup Sundays, which run from October to April (except December). Help set up or tear down. Provide soup, cornbread, desserts, etc. Help one time or many. Contact Susan Clark
Strong collection for islands hit by Hurricane Irma
The Justice Action Ministry, Climate Action Project, and Community Human Services would like to thank everyone who donated to disaster relief on Sunday, October 1. We raised over $1200
for United for Puerto Rico and the Community Foundation for the Virgin Islands Relief Fund.
Rummage Sale coming soon
As cool days return, remember to put aside all your clothing and accessories donations for the Fall Rummage Sale. Bring donations starting October 30 to the church vestibule. Volunteer to sort, hang, and price the donations on Thursday, November 2, 12-5, and Friday, November 3, 12-5. Rummage Sale dates are Friday November 3, 6-7:30 and Saturday November 4, 9-11:30. All proceeds go to the Steeple Fund.
Wilson Music Series 2018, mark your calendars!
All concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 4pm in the Sanctuary.
January 7, Vox Lucens (led by Jay Lane)
January 28, Akropolis Reed Quintet
February 11, Del Sol String Quartet
March 25, Concerto Incognito (led by Dana Maiben)
Ministerial search timeline: Four phases of finding and calling a minister
Timing: May 2017 through September 2017
Purpose: To discover who we are now and, thus, what sort of minister we need.
Tools: Transition Team Report; Strategic Interviews with staff members, leaders, and parishioners; congregational survey; this forum
Have a question about our ministerial search process?
Here are four simple ways to get an answer:
- Visit the Ministerial Transition FAQ Page. If you don't see your question there, submit a new one via the form on the page.
- Email your questions to transitionFAQ@frsuu.org
- Put your questions in the black suggestion boxes in the church vestibule or near the conference room.
- Ask someone. If you prefer the personal approach or want to engage one of our church leaders in discussion, please approach them on Sundays or during office hours.
Donate flowers or steeple lighting
Dates are available for Steeple Lightings and providing flowers for Sunday service. To sign up for a date, contact Nicole Salemi, (email preferred,
or X401). Steeple Lighting is $75. Flowers either you provide or the church orders a standard arrangement ($35 plus tax) and florist bills you. Read more...