A Note From Erin

FUUSN continues to be blessed with a hard-working and committed staff — Fran Clancy, Anne Watson Born, Amanda Graff, Beth Walton, Dani Patrick, Jaelynn Linares, Carson Cooman and Akela Franklin. This congregation, and its programs, would not be possible without them. It is a joy and an honor to be a part of such a collaborative, talented and dedicated team. Sadly, this summer we will bid farewell to three members of our staff: Beth Walton, Dani Patrick, and Jaelynn Linares.

’s Religious Education Program with love, kindness and organization. Our loss is the First Parish in Framingham’s gain. Beth’s retirement means that she will once again be able to be one of the lay-leaders of that very lucky UU congregation.

Dani Patrick has been our Youth Programs Coordinator for the last two years. Dani has done remarkable work deepening the connection our youth have with FUUSN. They have created a bond of meaning and dedication with our youth which will live on in the years to come. We all wish Dani well as they continue their graduate school work next year.

Although, Jaelynn Linares has only been with us since January of this year, her impact has been great. She has done invaluable work getting us secure in our new database and on-line directory. We will miss Jaelynn’s warm and friendly presence in the Narthex on Sunday morning.

As this, our ninth year together comes to a close, I remain grateful to be with you — to be one small part of such an amazingly caring, kind, engaged and otherwise remarkable group of people. Thank you for the many ways you share your hearts, spirits, gifts, time and selves to make FUUSN the special place that it is.      -Erin