September through June
Services are at 9:00 am and 11:00 am
with Social Hour between the services
June 2 — One Service and Annual Meeting
We have begun a new practice on Sunday mornings. For just a few minutes, immediately prior to the beginning of each service, a member of the Board of Trustees will welcome the congregation and relate brief announcements not already in the insert to the Order of Service. If you have such a brief announcement, please submit it, in writing, to any member of the Board shortly before the service.
May 19 — Going Upstream — The UpStream Group and Rev. Kendra
We reflect on the question of what do we as a congregation and a culture need to do to keep people from getting so los and disconnected that they commit terrible iolence? Or that we have a society where people can get that lost.
May 26 — Memorial Day — Rev. Kendra
Kendra will reflect on some of the sources of disconnection in our lives and how Memorial Day invites us to reconnect with both our ancestors and the world as it is right now -- in all its confusion and joy.
June 2 — For This We Stand — ONE SERVICE ONLY — 10:00 am
UU musician Jim Scott brings his original composition For This We Stand to FUUSE, sung by our choir. Rev. Kendra weaves in reflections on the seven principles which are the inspiration for the music. Please stay for the annual meeting which follows the service.
The 158th Annual Meeting of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter will follow the service.
(Download the 2013 Annual Report and the Proposed Budget for FY14)
Blue Ocean Society Touch Tank activities
for children during the Annual Meeting
June 9 — It’s not easy being green — Rev. Kendra
We celebrate the fact that we are officially a Green Sanctuary Congregation! It has taken years of hard work and it asks us to stay present to environmental work in our congregation and our lives. And today, we celebrate!
June 16 — Flower service and Father’s Day Celebration
We end our formal Sunday service schedule for the year with our Unitarian ritual of the flower communion, bring a flower to the service and we’ll celebrate the diversity that is our strength and calls us to action. The man who initiated the Flower communion, in then Czechoslovakia, was a father and a lover of life.
The Congregational Church of Exeter has lost their primary food donor (Synergy) for Feed My Lambs (their food pantry) and has asked FUUSE for donations. This is a small pantry which is open Tuesdays from 10 am-1 pm. They serve local residents with small families or single elders.
The Outreach Committee decided to assist the Congregational Church by providing our food donations. We will continue to support the St. Vincent de Paul Community Assistance Center (CAC) and their food pantry through our monetary donations and volunteer support.
The Feed My Lambs food needs are: peanut butter, tuna, canned fruit and fruit juice, toilet paper,tampons, shampoo, and toothpaste. Please put the needs of this pantry on your shopping list. All food donations may be placed in a donation box in the Community Room. Donations may be left in the large, labeled box in the Community Room.