Category: Minister

Summer Schedule for Rev. Parisa

The summer brings a change of pace both for FUUSN services (I hope you have checked out the great lineup Curt Lamb has organized!) and for staff. My summer schedule is as follows:

June 26-30 and July 10-14: In town and available by appointment … read more.

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa

“Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh.”
― W.H. Auden

Vociferous bird song greets me in the morning these days and sunlight emerges in breathtaking pinks … read more.

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa

Stewards of the Why

Last week I attended a seminar for governing boards of theological schools (yes, I know how to have a good time!).  Meadville Lombard Theological School, where I serve as Board Chair,  is part of a ten-school cohort of the Wise Stewards initiative … read more.

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa

The opportunity for renewal (our theme for January) is always before us as the calendar turns and we welcome a new year. This year in particular, we will be engaging as a congregation in some of the practices of renewal that go a little beyond … read more.

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa

Rooted in Faith

According to the World Health Organization, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 25% increase in depression and anxiety worldwide. Even as we think we are emerging from the pandemic, a sense of uncertainty about the unknowable future lingers deep in us. Feeling … read more.

Appreciating FUUSN’s Strengths

As we launch the holiday season, I want to share a note of gratitude for all of the heart and soul that goes into making this congregation a thriving community. In no particular order, and certainly incomplete because I am new around these parts, here … read more.

Meanwhile…from Rev. Parisa

It was a pleasure to see so many of you back at FUUSN last Sunday. Thanks in no small part to the Dinners for Seven on Saturday, it felt like there was a renewed gusto for the community buzzing through the sanctuary on Sunday morning.

During … read more.

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa

We began to explore the theme of reckoning through the month of October, looking at the history of our faith tradition in North America, touching on the origins of this congregation in particular, and the many seasons of our lives. As we move into the … read more.

Meanwhile…from Parisa Parsa

What a joy it has been to meet many of you as the new FUUSN year has begun!

Being new to a congregational system includes all kinds of delightful mysteries (Who makes sure the altar is decorated each week? Where can I find a lightbulb?). It … read more.

Meanwhile… from Rev. Parisa Parsa

You are about to learn that I love corny jokes with a fervor they rarely deserve. Here is one of my favorites:

What did the Buddhist monk order at the hot dog stand?

Make me one with everything!

When his hot dog is presented, he pays with a … read more.