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.

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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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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.


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… 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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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