Testimony to Pledge to FUUSE – Jim Webber

Due to popular demand, Jim Webber, put his FUUSE testimonial in written word for you!!

Pledge Testimonial by Jim Webber on March 5, 2017

Title: FUUSE Is Well-Being

In the UU tradition, spiritual growth is an individual matter. To me, spiritual growth can be framed by the notion of well-being, as described by Dr. Daniel Siegel. In his work in interpersonal neurobiology, he sees well-being as made up of 1) emphatic relationships, 2) a healthy mind and 3) an integrated brain. Viewing things this way our church can be seen as a well-being enabler, one that leads to spiritual growth and feeling part of something larger than ourselves. Let me take the three dimensions of well-being and relate it to the FUUSE experience.

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Active Hope Events and Opportunities

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Arm-in-Arm Groups: Support Web

Opportunities to work at your own pace. Single-focus projects or committees like renewable energy or art activism. Visit https://www.exeteruu.org/active-hope/

Voices of Faith

Watch for postings in eFUUSE and Sunday bulletins for proposed legislative actions that need our voices in Concord or postcards sent to Washington.

UNH Earth, Ocean & Space Institute

March 20/22/24; Confirm by calling 603.862.2370
Open house with Cameron Wake and other scientists

Moral Mondays (OccupyNH Seacoast Sponsored)

3/27, 4/24, 5/22, and 6/26, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
FUUSE Parish Hall
See eFUUSE for the week’s special focus.

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Alex McCallum, 1940-2017

Alex McCallum

Alex McCallum died peacefully at home Tuesday morning, March 7. There will be a visitation for Alex McCallum at Brewitt’s Funeral Services, 14 Pine Street in Exeter, from 4 PM to 7 PM Friday, March 10, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, the family request you to send a gift to: FUUSE – The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, 12 Elm Street, Exeter, NH 03833. You can also donate through the form below. The “account” the form mentions is an account you set up with our payment processing partner, mogiv.com.

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Arm in Arm Together

In these times, how can you be of service?

Guided by their faith — and in spite of their fears — the people of FUUSE have come up with many ways to serve humanity in fellowship, right now.

If you didn’t have the opportunity to add your name to any of these projects or groups on signup sheets in the Community Room, you can do so right here. Read about each project, initiative, or group, and click on “Add my name” for those you would like to join.

Project or GroupDescriptionLink to Join the Group
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Sabbatical – Feb. 5 – April 4 2017

Rev. Kendra will be on Sabbatical from Feb. 5, 2017 to April 4, 2017

Sabbatical is a chance for the minister and for the congregation to reflect on how to make the work ahead of us sustainable, how to work hard but pace ourselves.   It is a time for the minister to deepen her work and for the congregation to find our strength and identity; for each to find a fresh perspective.

Keeping Connected

  • There are many ways to stay connected during the sabbatical. Please read the Sunday Insert and the weekly eFUUSE newsletter for more information.
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Stand Together to Support FUUSE and all for which it stands

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Facilities Renovations

The FUUSE Facilities Renovation Committee and the Board of Trustees cordially invites you to a presentation on the comprehensive renovation plans for FUUSE which have been many months in development. There is one more opportunity to provide feedback to the leadership regarding the appropriateness of these plans. Come to one meeting or come to both! The meetings will be held in the Sanctuary:

January 29, 2017, 11:15 – 12:15 following the social hour on Sunday

This is a first step in moving ahead to determine how our facilities support our mission at FUUSE. Child care will be available. Please mark this on your calendar and plan to attend.

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Be a UN observer – letter from Rev. Kendra (written for Thanksgiving but still pertinent)

Chalice PumpkinHow will you respond if you face anxious moments at dinner?

Read Rev. Kendra Ford’s letter, following up on her message from the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

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The Elm and the Children

In 2016 we planted and transplanted an Elm in front of 10 Elm Street.

In 2016 we planted and transplanted an Elm in front of 10 Elm Street.

The Elm and the Children
You may have noticed last year that we planted a little Elm tree in the yard.  And you might have noticed that over the summer, it moved.  I wanted to tell you the story behind the wandering Elm because I think it tells us some important things about community.

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Photo Gallery Relives 2016 Retreat

FUUSE at the retreat2016 Retreat: a Quiet Lake2016 Retreat: a Quiet LakeRelive memories of the 10th annual FUUSE Retreat at Camp Huckins on Lake Ossipee.

FUUSEians of all ages enjoyed a September weekend of fresh air, swimming, boating, yoga, poetry, crafts, music, and study of UU principles.

Dozens of photos from the retreat are shared in the FUUSE Shutterfly gallery at https://fuuse.shutterfly.com/pictures/2579

 

FUUSE at the retreat

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