FUUSE 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.
FUUSE Retreat – Join us for a fun and heartwarming weekend.
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.
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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Things 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.
… and while most of the bulbs in my yard are still buried under snow things are popping up all over the place at FUUSE!
What is happening:
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Why Would You Want to Use It?
At 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.
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:
- Download the sermon you want to your phone
- Open the file of the downloaded sermon using the software that plays music on your phone