Our New DRE: Linsey-Jean Francoeur

kids learningFUUSE is pleased to announce that we have hired Linsey-Jean Francoeur as our new Director of Religious Education (DRE).  She will begin in July and work with the RE committee and the minister to put things in place for the fall.

Linsey-Jean brings two kinds of work experience that will support the work of being a DRE.  Linsey-Jean is a NH certified and Highly Qualified Teacher, and has been working in public schools since receiving her certification in 2010.  Linsey-Jean also has extensive experience working for a small business in town, and has worked as a manager and regional manager for this business as well.

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FUUSE Retreat – Register Now!

FUUSE Retreat – Join us for a fun and heartwarming weekend.

FUUSE retreat by lake photo

Come and enjoy a weekend under the pine trees at Camp Huckins with your fellow FUUSE folk. Usually between 60 and 80 of us gather for the weekend. We sleep in cabins with electricity and bunk beds, eat in a dining hall community style, and enjoy the fresh air and water of Freedom NH and Lake Ossipee. You will enjoy workshops such as Yoga, Poetry, Small Group Ministry Topic, challenge course activities, crafts, music, nature activities related to UU principles, or plan a workshop on a topic you love for others to enjoy.

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The Story of the Elm Trees

Dancing the Elm Dance

The Elm Dance with Coleen O’Connell

During worship on April 19 (2015), Coleen O’Connell told us the story of the Elm Dance, and Joanna Macy’s work with the people of Novozybkov, in the aftermath of the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl. Worship continued outdoors, where we learned the dance that Macy used in Novozybkov.

You can read the story. Or listen to Coleen tell the story.

And watch us do the dance.




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Spring and the Leap of Faith

FloThings are popping here at FUUSE this spring!  I can’t keep up with everything that is happening.  Kim Canfield asked if it was like this every spring.  And I had to say, no, not like this.  I speculated that it was long winter rebound.  And then I saw that the great big chalk board had reappeared in the Parish Hall and I thought, I wonder if all this happening is part of the Leap of Faith program playing out in our congregational life.

Posted in Minister's Musings

Spring is here!

… and while most of the bulbs in my yard are still buried under snow things are popping up all over the place at FUUSE!

a sign of springWhat is happening:

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… Fix Calendar with No Events

If the calendar shows no events, your browser may be trying too hard to speed things up for you, and is preventing the display of calendar events. Try to fix this by clearing cached data.

For Apple devices, click here for a link to a page describing how to clear your cache.

IE Browsing HistoryIf you use Internet Explorer, these tips may help:

  1. Click on the Settings “Gear”
  2. Click on “Safety”
  3. Click on “Delete browsing history…”




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When the “Delete Browsing History” dialog appears, be sure the top checkbox (“Preserve Favorites website data”) is not checked.

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Why Would You Want to Use It?

Inline image 1At the bottom right corner of the “front page” at exeteruu.org, there is a section called “UUs on Twitter.” Don’t be afraid of Twitter. Think of it as something like the scroll across the bottom of the news or sports channels on your television. Twitter shows headlines. Its headlines change all the time. In the widget on our front page, you can move the scroll bar down the right side and look back at older ones. Our list shows tweets that are from UU organizations and people.  You do not need to “Sign up for Twitter” to read through Twitter pages and feeds.

Any words in light blue are links that can be clicked. They will take you to more information.

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Soup and Talk

FUUSE Soup and Talk, March, 2015

Talking UU Principles in commitment to justice

On March 8, the Social Justice Committee hosted a Soup and Talk on Unitarian Universalist values in the public square. Many members and friends shared their ways of presenting UU principles in commitment to justice.


Posted in Social Justice, Social Justice Committee

… Hear Sermons on Your Smartphone

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It’s remarkable to see how often people have been downloading sermons from the web page. Several recent sermons have already been downloaded by over a dozen people.
You can catch up on a sermon you missed — or hear it again — by listening to it on your computer while you visit the web page. But you can also listen to a sermon on your smartphone while you go for a walk or are driving in your car.
The basic steps are:
  1. Download the sermon you want to your phone
  2. Open the file of the downloaded sermon using the software that plays music on your phone
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Test Visual Form Builder form

FUUSE News Item Submission

  • Use this form to send a news item to FUUSE, for possible inclusion in the eFUUSE newsletter, worship bulletin inserts, and in other media. News items can be publicity for coming events, details about important family events (joys and sorrows) that you want to share, lost and found reports, volunteer requests, or whatever else you think is appropriate.

    Items must be submitted by Tuesday, 5:00pm, to be included in that Thursday's eFUUSE newsletter.

    Your item will not be sent to FUUSE until you have worked your way to the bottom of the last section, and you press the button labelled "Submit."

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Media Planning

  • Check the boxes below to select appropriate ways to publicize this item. And do some promotion yourself!

    You may already have the ability to post this item on your own Facebook wall, and on either the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter Facebook Page or the FUUSE Private Group on Facebook. (Put your news in the "Write Post" area of FUUSE Private Group.) Like and Share posts by other people to help more people see them.

    The most effective times to post on Facebook are weekdays between 5 and 8 am, or 3 to 7 pm. But post whenever you can!
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