Spring in 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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FUUSE is seeking a Director of Religious Education

(20 hours weekly)

The Director of Religious Education (DRE) will work with the church minister to:

  • Select, implement, and administer programs that nurture the spiritual depth, connections, and UU identity of our congregation.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to lead programming for people under 18 in our congregation. (This includes Sunday morning programming and additional programs for adolescents.)
  • Communicate with families, teachers and the congregation about religious education
Posted in FUUSE Headline News, Religious Education

Climate Justice Month

GlobeApril is Climate Justice Month at FUUSE.  There are study opportunities, panel discussions, rallies, workshops, sermons and songs through the month of April. Mark your calendar with those events at which you can learn and help.

The Work That Re-connects

(A sneak peak!)

Our sacred circle will include discussion of spiritual elements of the “great turning” toward sustainable living. Experiences to help us begin to explore these elements will include gratitude chanting and various creative exercises that allow for self-expression, sharing concerns in community, and the use of moral imagination. If you are an experiential learner, this is a great way to begin your exploration of Joanna Macy’s approach, and prepare to join the larger group at Coleen O’Connell’s April 18 and 19th workshop at FUUSE.
Saturday, March 28
10:30 am -12:00 Noon (Please bring a bag lunch if desired!)
Facilitated by Chris Chance

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Clean Energy Panel – April 12

Lead Us to Clean Energy

PosterParticipate in a public conversion with an expert panel on Sunday, April 12, 11:00am -12:30pm, at First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter. Panelists include:

  • Robert “Renny” Cushing, NH General Court Representative  from Hampton
  • Doug Bogen, of the Atlantic Offshore Wind Campaign, and the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League
  • A solar power expert, to be announced.

Much of the energy policy for New Hampshire is decided at the state level. Join a conversation on the major initiatives regarding development of offshore wind and solar power. Together, we can encourage state leaders to turn away from fossil fuels and support alternative sources. Stand up for our children’s future.

Posted in FUUSE Headline News, Social Justice

Concerned about Climate Change?

Welcome all toGlobe

The Great Turning

and

the Work that Reconnects

This is a workshop for people concerned with and considering taking action to deal with preserving life on the earth. “The Great Turning” is a name for the essential adventure of our time:  shifting from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization. This experiential workshop was designed by Joanna Macy — scholar of Buddhism and general systems theory — to build hope, courage and plans of action to face our greatest challenge.

For more information go to Macy’s website at http://workthatreconnects.org

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Recommended Changes to Bylaws

GavelOn March 11, the Board of Trustees approved recommendations regarding bylaws changes for the Society to vote on at a Special Congregational Meeting on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 11 am, in the Sanctuary.  You can download and read these recommended changes from the Church Documents archive (“Bylaws Report to the Congregation“).   In large part, the recommended changes made in the bylaws bring the bylaws into conformity with current practice and make our work more efficient and effective.

All FUUSE members are invited to meetings for discussion of these changes to be held on Sunday,  March 29 and April 12 at 11 am and Monday April 13 at noon in the Parsonage.

Posted in Board of Trustees, By-laws, FUUSE Headline News, Trustees

… 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.

Posted in FUUSE Headline News, How To ...

Twitter?

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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Where Do *You* Find Hope?

photoWhere do *you* find hope?

Where do you find hope? I’ve found it in my new shoes, in the bottom of a bag of salt and vinegar chips and even under my car seat. I’ve found it on my bed pillow at the end of a very long day, and in my make-up case early one morning when I needed it most.

And then one morning, hope appeared on my chalkboard tray at school and it made me laugh out loud- which meant that I had to share this story of hope with my second graders:

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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