Ferry Beach Retreat

Reconnecting Ourselves to the Big Work of our Times

Ferry BeachDrawing on deep ecology & spiritual traditions, we will learn how we can redesign our human cultures to value preservation of beauty and diversity in earth’s natural systems. Take part in an experiential weekend based on Joanna Macy’s model for “The Work That Reconnects.”  We will explore both the beauty and the despair that exist in our world. We will ask what we can do and how we can do it by reconnecting with our own souls, with each other and with our earth home. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the larger challenges confronting the global community, or if you simply want to experience compassion from another perspective, this workshop is for you!

Posted in RE: Adults, Social Justice

UU Common Read: Paul Rasor

Join a Conversation!

Reclaiming Prophetic Witness Book CoverThe FUUSE Social Justice Committee invites you to share in a conversation on the prospect of adding more of our UU voice in the public square. UU theologian Paul Rasor in his book Reclaiming Prophetic Witness asks us liberal religious folks to embrace our heritage and bring our convictions to bear on the issues of our time. Here’s how to join the conversation:

  1. Select one of these dates to join us:
    • Wednesday, January 21 at 6:45 PM
Sunday, January 25 at 11 AM
    • Sunday, February 1 at 11AM
Posted in Social Justice, Social Justice Committee

January Worship: The Great Turning

wtr-mandala1For the four sundays in January we will be reflecting on Joanna Macy’s The Work that Reconnects. Macy has been thinking and working for decades on the questions about how humanity has gotten disconnected from the planet, from each other, from our own souls and selves. And she is full, to brimming, with stories and possibilities about how we reconnect.  Her work is about every social justice issue you can name and is also about how humans make deep, profound connections with each other, in our families and across nations. Come, reconnect.
The four services are based on her ideas about how we need to do our work for the Great Turning (an essential change in perspective and actions that will change our culture and economy) .
January 4:  Start from Gratitude 
January 11: Honor Our Pain for the World 
January 18: Seeing with New Eyes 
January 25: Going Forth
Here are some links to more related resources:
Posted in Minister's Musings

Young Church Information

Information for parents of children in RE at FUUSE

The Play: “The Right Way to Right Speech”

After only a few weeks of practice, the play is just not ready. We will continue to work on it and present “The Right Way to Right Speech” in January.

Parents whose children signed up to be involved have been notified.

Our Next Service:

This Sunday, November 23, will be a multi-generational service. This means that children will remain in the sanctuary for the entire service. Nursery care will be provided from 9:15AM-11AM.

Posted in RE: Children and Youth, Religious Education, Religious Education Committee

Letter from the DRE

Letter from Kim Canfield, Director of Religious Education for FUUSE

October 20, 2014

Dear Friends,
Change is in the works and we are poised for great things here at FUUSE. Before I detail the changes in the Religious Education program, it’s important to understand why enrollment has declined and volunteers are hard to find. It’s not just FUUSE. It’s in all aspects of our culture. Over the past twenty years, society as a whole has changed and Sunday morning does not hold the same sacred place on our calendar as it once did. Many families find it difficult to carve out the time to attend Sunday morning service regularly due to busy schedules: sports, activities and even work requirements. Volunteer driven programs are finding it increasingly challenging to survive and thrive if Sunday morning is the *one* unstructured morning of a family’s week.

Posted in Religious Education, Religious Education Committee, Uncategorized

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Posted in Uncategorized

Crop Walk 2014

CROP Walk is this Sunday, Oct 19, and these boots are made for walking.

Join us at Christ Church on Pine Street at 1:30 (registration at 12:30) and let’s demonstrate that we are concerned about hunger in our community and the world. Twenty-five percent  of donations support local food pantries.

These boots can walk one mile around the Exeter Inn, or four miles to Swasey Park and back. It will be good family fun and support a good cause.

“Give-It-Away” this Sunday will be for CROP. You can make your checks out to CWS/CROP.  Or you can still pledge online at cropwalkonline.org/exeternh and select our FUUSE Team.

Posted in Uncategorized

ExeterUU.org email Usage Survey

By taking this quick survey, you can help us collect information that will enable us to prepare carefully for the transition of FUUSE email server hosting from one hosting company to another.
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Worship Services

Sundays at 9:30am

FUUSE has a single morning service on Sundays at 9:30am. Religious education for children runs at the same time. This gives us the opportunity to offer a variety of programming for adults and mixed generations after the service and social hour time. Look for all manner of things happening at FUUSE at 11 on Sundays – visitor coffee, “New to UU” classes, yoga and meditation classes, art and cooking. Sunday mornings are full of life and connection.

Posted in Worship

Letter from Kendra: 2014 Startup

Dear FUUSE Members –

I am savoring the cricket song and tomatoes of late summer and planning for an exciting year at FUUSE.  Much has happened over the summer, starting at the annual meeting in June.  I want you know about the changes that are coming for this church year.  First you need to know we will be having one service at 9:30am. This will be a year of trying new things and taking time to sit down together to talk about what’s working and what’s not.  It’s also a year when we will have more opportunity for conversation about the big questions about life itself.

Posted in Minister's Musings