The 160th Annual Meeting of First Unitarian Universalist Society Of Exeter will take place in the sanctuary at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Please plan to attend. Members and friends are all welcome. Only members may vote at the Annual Meeting.
Reports from all staff, the Board of Trustees, and our committees is now available on the FUUSE website, and you may view it by clicking the links below:
1. Annual Report for Church year July 2014-June 2015
2. Budget Overview for July 2015 - June 2016
3. Budget Detail for July 2015 - June 2016
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.
At the Congregational meeting on March 22 ideas were put forward regarding some renovations to our building. The majority of the people are in
agreement that renovations need to happen. From the positive feedback and great suggestions the Building Task Force along with the Facility Committee have begun the work of fine tuning the preliminary layout, talking with professionals, the building inspector and the fire department and working on a really rough estimate of costs. From that meeting the renovations would consist of:
- Installing a subfloor, fixing the heating and making the classrooms a much better place
… 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:
(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
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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.
Where 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: